Beyoncé & Bevy Of Kansas City Links: Feds Search Prez Biden Home & MAGA Deposed

More than a few quick hit news items for the midday that are still worth a peek . . . As pop diva goodness reignites our interest in current affairs . . .

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Diva Destined To Cowtown

Beyoncé's Renaissance Tour coming to KC Sept. 18

Beyoncé embarks on first solo tour since 2016. Beyoncé confirmed the highly speculated Renaissance World Tour on Instagram today. Will Ticketmaster be able to handle this one? View this post on Instagram A post shared by Beyoncé (@beyonce) It will be a 47-date tour beginning in Europe in May, then coming to North America July 8.

Calculating New KCI 

Kansas City's long-awaited new airport is about to open-here are the numbers to know

Kansas City's long-awaited new airport is about to open-here are the numbers to know.

Struggle Is Real

2023 Black History Month theme celebrates Black Resistance

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Each year the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) selects a theme for Black History Month. The Black Resistance highlights the "institutions and affiliations [that] have lobbied, litigated, legislated, protested and achieved success." To resist means to refuse to comply, to challenge the system.

Super Bowl Party Time Planned

Super Bowl parade would be Feb. 15 with rally ending at Union Station: city committee

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - As the Chiefs season approaches its end at the Super Bowl, city leaders have begun preparations for a potential celebration. During a Transportation, Infrastructure and Operations Committee meeting Wednesday morning, city leaders stated that should the Kansas City Chiefs win, the plan is for a parade to take place Wednesday, Feb.

Sound Of Success

Hot 103 Jamz! America's longest-running Black-owned radio station

Kansas City radio pioneer Andrew Skip Carter started the nation's first Black-owned and operated station west of the Mississippi River, KPRS AM. Now the company he founded, Carter Broadcast Group, is looking back at 72 years of growth and contemplating a robust future.

More Diva Deets

Beyonce Announces 2023 Renaissance World Tour

Saddle up because Beyonce is kicking off Black History Month with a bang. Queen Bey took to Instagram early Wednesday morning (Feb. 1) to announce that her long-awaited Renaissance World Tour 2023 will officially kick off this year.

Prez Biden Beach House Busted

FBI searches Biden's Delaware beach home in classified papers investigation

Joe Biden's personal lawyer said on Wednesday the FBI was conducting a planned search of the president's home in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, as part of its investigation potential mishandling of classified information. "Today, with the president's full support and cooperation, the Department of Justice is conducting a planned search of his home in Rehoboth, Delaware," the lawyer, Bob Bauer, said in a statement.

MAGA Takes 5th

Video of Trump deposition in New York fraud probe shows former president taking the Fifth, repeating "same answer"

Newly released video obtained by CBS News provides the first look at former President Donald Trump's deposition last summer in the New York attorney general's civil fraud investigation. Trump sat for questioning under oath on Aug. 10, and the video shows him politely answering the opening questions from state Attorney General Letitia James.

Florida Teachable Moment

After DeSantis criticism, College Board unveils updated framework for AP African American studies

The College Board on Wednesday released curriculum for its new Advanced Placement African American Studies course, excluding some of the content that infuriated Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R). Why it matters: The outrage over the curriculum underscores the ongoing battles against critical race theory - a topic that is often conflated with teachings on systemic racism.

Vlad Attack Underway

Ukraine Braces for Major Russian Offensive

Russia is preparing to launch a major new offensive against Ukraine in the coming weeks, a top Ukrainian security official said, adding to mounting concerns in Kyiv and the West that the Kremlin is preparing a renewed push to seize large areas of the country.

Plague Protection Updated

The next generation of coronavirus vaccines: a graphical guide

Vaccines against the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 have been given to billions of people to protect them from COVID-19, and have saved more than 20 million lives. But viral variants can evade some of the immunity provided by the original vaccines.

Scully Seeks Sexy Deets

Gillian Anderson wants to know your wildest sex fantasies: 'Tell me'

She wants people to send her their seX-files. Ever dream of telling an A-lister your dirtiest secrets? Maybe not but here's your chance anyway. Gillian Anderson is inviting people to write letters detailing their wildest sexual fantasies for her new book on the female sexual experience.

Another Pandemic Postscript

Honoring Those Taken by AIDS, and Those Who Stepped Forward to Help

On the last Sunday of February 1989, I was home eating a pre-church breakfast and giving the morning newspaper a quick read. I was startled to discover the news that my friend Ted Warmbold had died. We were students together at the University of Missouri School of Journalism and I later worked with him on the Gannett newspapers in Rochester, New York.

Winter Warmup Redux

FORECAST: Wednesday highs in the 30s, but warmer weather is coming

Coats and sweaters are still necessary Wednesday, but by this weekend, we may be whipping out spring dresses and t-shirts due to warmer weather. High pressure today is still our dominant feature, even though it's beginning to transfer to the Tennessee River Valley. Expect mainly-clear skies, with a southerly flow developing through the day.

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