Kansas City Sunday Night: Will Smith Slaps Chris Rock & More!!!

Right now we take a quick peek at a few news links on our mind for the late night and HOPE that we don't keep this post up on the blog until noon Monday . . . Accordingly, check our TKC gathering of pop culture, community news and top headlines . . .

Faith Community Matters . . . 

Kansas City Area is Blessed with Intentional Communities

When Michael Stringer and Jason Milbrandt bought the iconic St. Francis apartment building at 300 Gladstone Blvd., around the corner from the Kansas City Museum, they saved it from demolition just one year before it would have turned 100 years old in 2012. Eleven years and much reconstruction later, the work isn't quite finished.

Local Good Deeds Worth Another Look . . . 

COMMUNITY DAY: Urban Ranger Corps

community day: urban ranger corps For brothers Luke and Jacob Johnson, serving others has served their sense of purpose."It makes me feel like I've done something or that I've contributed to making the community better," says Jacob. Luke and Jacob, now in high school, have been part of the Urban Ranger Corps since middle school.

Local Dance Tradition

Folklórico dance helped Kansas City women escape a rut. Now they're aiming for the 'big leagues'

A year ago, Grupo Folklórico Izcalli consisted of a few friends dancing in a park to lift the haze of new motherhood. After an impressive first season - including a halftime show at Arrowhead Stadium - they vow to keep doing it for fun, but also to keep getting bigger.

Show-Me Inspiration

Missouri man loses 160 pounds by making small changes with big results

ST. LOUIS ( KTVI) - A Missouri man lost 160 pounds in under a year with help from a "transformation coach." Tim Gabbert, 48, started his weight loss journey on March 17, 2021, at a starting weight of 380 pounds. The father of three is now just under 220 pounds.

Kansas Search For Intelligent Live Persists . . . 

This town says 'space ships welcome' with hopes of becoming the UFO capital of Kansas

GENESEO - In the Rice County town of Geneseo, population 200, there is a sign at the entrance of the city museum beckoning visitors. All kinds of visitors. "Space Ships Welcome." Welcome to Geneseo, where a movement is underway to name the town the UFO Capital of Kansas and perhaps even host a special global event on July 2 - World UFO day.

Skivvies Are A Big Deal

Victoria's Secret Takes Minority Stake in Frankies Bikinis

The lingerie giant invested $18 million for an undisclosed minority interest in the LA-based swimwear brand, Victoria's Secret announced on Friday. Frankies Bikinis was founded 10 years ago by mother-daughter duo Mimi and Francesca Aiello.


Ukraine: No Russia regime change plans, says Blinken

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has denied that the United States has any plans to bring about regime change in Russia or anywhere else. Mr Blinken's comments come a day after President Joe Biden said his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, should not be allowed to remain in power.

Russian Toward Deal?!?

Ukraine prepared to discuss neutrality status, Zelenskiy tells Russian journalists

Ukraine is prepared to discuss adopting a neutral status as part of a peace deal with Russia but it would have to be guaranteed by third parties and put to a referendum, President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said in remarks aired on Sunday.

COVID Lockdown Worsens

China's Shanghai split in two for COVID lockdown as asymptomatic cases surge

SHANGHAI, March 28 (Reuters) - China's financial hub of Shanghai launched a planned two-stage lockdown of the city of 26 million people on Monday, closing bridges and tunnels, and restricting highway traffic in a scramble to contain surging local COVID-19 cases.

Keyboard Angst Against Ur Boss Might Be Getting Out Of Hand

What the Anti-work Discourse Gets Wrong

Lately, we've seen a proliferation of discussions about the end of work as we know it. In this third year of the coronavirus pandemic, Americans are burned out, quitting their jobs in record numbers, and reconsidering the place of work in their lives.


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Did They Finally Come Up With A Publicity Stunt To Make People Care About Hollywood Awards?!?

Will Smith Smacks Chris Rock on Oscar Stage After Jada Pinkett Smith Joke

Chris Rock and Will Smith had an altercation during the 2022 Oscar telecast. Rock appeared on stage to present the Oscar for documentary feature and made a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith being in "G.I. Jane" because of her shaved head. Smith then took the stage to punch Rock.

Rock Chalk Party Time

Jayhawk fans celebrate men's basketball team's Elite Eight win

Crimson and blue flooded downtown Lawrence on Sunday. "It's safe, everyone is having a great time - from the cops to the kids, families - I mean all around, everyone is just having an amazing time," said Ehab Chahine, a Jayhawk fan celebrating on Massachusetts Street Sunday.

Looking Over Kansas City History

The Scout in Penn Valley Park stands as a symbol on Kansas City's skyline

Kansas City has landmarks we love, but what is recognizable to those who don't live here? In more recent years, while presidents and politicians display the American flag on their lapel, Kansas City's mayor has opted for the Charlie Hustle "heart KC" pin- a personal favorite logo of mine that has morphed into a full public arts campaign with 100 unique KC hearts on display throughout our city.

Maybe Snow?!?!

Another taste of winter to sweep across Rockies, central U.S.

Just as communities across the central United States were starting to feel like spring, another dose of winter is expected to sweep through the region this week. The warmth that began across much of the Rockies and Plains on Sunday is expected to spill over into Monday.

And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now.