KC Mardi Gras News Night: Boulevardia & Buzzard Beach Party Ahead Of WWIII

Before we give up for the evening we pay tribute to the enduring hotness of Alessandra as we take a peek at pop culture, community news and top headlines.

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Aging Hipsters Announce Plans

Kansas City's Boulevardia festival releases concert lineup

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Boulevardia returns for an eighth year of music, food, and fun, bringing dozens of artists to Kansas City this summer. Boulevardia released the festival lineup Tuesday morning. Headliners include Jason Isbell, Surfaces, The War and Treaty, Grandson, K. Flay, and Big Freedia.

Golden Ghetto Gets Nicer

Overland Park council advances design plans for new downtown Overland Park Farmers' Market

City of Overland Park SOURCE: City of Overland Park The Overland Park City Council on Monday night voted 11-1 to approve an agreement with a Kansas City real estate firm to finalize design plans for the new Overland Park Farmers' Market.The market will be located along Marty Street between West 79th and West 80th Streets.

Local Haunt Returns

Buzzard Beach in Westport to reopen after fire

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -A popular bar in Westport is set to reopen after closing its doors last year due to a fire. Buzzard Beach, located at 4110 Pennsylvania Avenue, has been closed for nearly nine months after a fire broke out on the second floor of the business last spring.

Super Bowl Arsty Aftermath

Nelson-Atkins wins painting on loan from Philadelphia for winning Super Bowl wager

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A classic work of art will be temporarily on display at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art this spring, and it's all thanks to the Kansas City Chiefs. Nelson-Atkins backed the Chiefs in Museum Bowl 2023 - a Super Bowl LVII wager against the Philadelphia Museum of Art (PMA), which bet on its hometown team to take home the Vince Lombardi Trophy.

Lucky Lady Wins On Nice Side Of Bridge

Woman lets clerk at Parkville QuikTrip pick out scratchers, wins $100K

PARKVILLE, Mo. - One Missouri Lottery player is paying off some debt after winning $100,000 from a scratchers ticket. The woman said she was at the QuikTrip off NW 45 Highway in Parkville and asked for a $5 scratchers ticket. She left it up to the clerk to decide which game she played.

Fashion Diva Stays Winning

Alessandra Ambrosio rocks a colorful look at Carnival in Rio

Alessandra Ambrosio continues the party at Carnival on Monday, taking in The Parades of the Samba Schools on Monday. The 41-year-old Brazilian beauty - who grew in up in the southern Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul - returned home for what's considered the world's largest party when it kicked off on Friday.

GOP Against White House & Worsening Nuke Threat War

Republicans criticize Biden's trip to Kyiv as Putin withdraws from nuclear treaty

For Joe Biden to safely visit Ukraine, the White House spirited him out of the country in the middle of the night and made reporters traveling with him swear a temporary oath of secrecy - none of which could protect the president from attacks by Republicans.

Not So Loyal Opposition Uptick

Proud Boys saw surge in membership after Trump's debate message, former member testifies

Former Proud Boys official Jeremy Bertino -- who last year pleaded guilty to seditious conspiracy related to Jan. 6 -- took the witness stand in Washington on Tuesday in the seditious conspiracy trial of the far-right group's principal leadership.

Vlad Suffers Tech Trouble?!?

US believes Russia had failed intercontinental ballistic missile test while Biden was in Ukraine | CNN Politics

Russia carried out a test of an intercontinental ballistic missile that appears to have failed while President Joe Biden was in Ukraine on Monday, according to two US officials familiar with the matter.

Cruella Doesn't Feel The Bern

Nikki Haley: Bernie Sanders is 'exactly the reason' mental competency tests are needed

MARION, Iowa - Presidential candidate Nikki Haley defended her proposal for mental competency tests here on Tuesday - in startlingly personal terms. Haley said that one critic of the proposal, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), was "exactly the reason we need it." Sanders, 81, had told Stephen Colbert of CBS's "Late Show" Monday that Haley's plan...

Because Office Drones Pretending To Work Until Lunch On Friday Is Far Too Much

We're talking about the 4-day workweek - again. It is a mirage or reality?

Welcome to a new NPR series where we spotlight the people and things making headlines - and the stories behind them. It just keeps coming up, doesn't it? The concept of a perma-long weekend with no reduction in pay. It's so attractive in theory that we as a society refuse to let it go.

COVID Recovery Hasn't Yet Materialized

Stock Futures Fall on Interest-Rate Concerns

U.S. stock futures and government bond prices fell to kick off a new trading week, dragged down by growing concerns that the Federal Reserve will keep interest rates higher for longer. Futures tied to the S&P 500 lost 0.7% Tuesday, while those tied to the Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 0.7%.

Euro War Cont'd

After dueling speeches, the war's focus will return to the battlefield for a decisive year

Ukraine, readying a potential push to retake territory in the east and south, has spent the winter months training its fast-growing military on advanced weaponry and preparing for deliveries of even more lethal arms. In Germany, U.S.

Meet The New Axis

Why Americans should care about a hostile Russia and China

It's scary and easy to tune out. Russia is leaving a key nuclear weapons treaty and making apocalyptic threats. China may be planning to leave the sidelines and start backing Russia's war in Ukraine. This comes as US-China relations are deteriorating and China's militancy is generating a US-led military buildup in Asia.

American Law Against Custom

Seattle becomes first US city to ban caste-based discrimination

Seattle has become the first city in the US to ban caste-based discrimination, after council members voted on Tuesday to add the provision to the city's anti-bias laws. Calls to outlaw discrimination based on caste, a division of people based on birth or descent, have grown louder among South Asian diaspora communities.

Helping Parents Understand Pandemic Postscript Impact

The other long Covid: The damage done to a generation of schoolchildren

Vox's home for ambitious stories that explain our world. It began on February 27, 2020. That day Bothell High School in Washington - the state where the first confirmed US cases of the novel coronavirus had occurred - announced it would close down temporarily after a staffer's relative became ill after traveling internationally, prompting fears about what we were coming to understand was Covid-19.

El Papa Smacks Down Traditionalist Sect Again

Pope intervenes again to restrict celebration of Latin Mass

Pope Francis has intervened for the third time to crack down on the celebration of the old Latin Mass, a sign of continued friction with Catholic traditionalists. Francis reasserted in a new legal decree published Tuesday that the Holy See must approve new celebrations of the old rite by signing off on bishops' decisions to designate additional parish churches for the Latin Mass or to let newly ordained priests celebrate it.

Mardi Gras Is For Flipping Out

POINTING THE FINGER: New Orleans mayor caught making obscene gesture during pre-Mardi Gras parade

New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell, a Democrat, was caught making an obscene hand gesture during a parade event in the city on Saturday ahead of this week's Lundi Gras and Mardi Gras celebrations.

Translation: Hookup Culture Just Means Worrying A LOT About STDS

What does 'casual dating' mean these days?

When it comes to dating in 2023: it's complicated. There's a whole host of terms used to describe the nature of sexual and romantic relationships , from situationships , to friends with benefits, and "talking stages." But even with an entirely new vocabulary to define dating interactions and intentions, there's one description that still reigns supreme: "casual."

New Brew For Hipsters

Sweet and fuzzy peach cider is the standout at the new Brick River cidery in the west Crossroads

Sweet and fuzzy peach cider is the standout at the new Brick River cidery in the west Crossroads.

Forecast Before Party Night

Widespread rain and a few storms are on the way


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