Kansas City Pool: Folk Alliance, Holy Land Fighting & Iran Cash Back

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Folk For Kansas City

Folk Alliance International to return to Kansas City in Feb. 2024

Amy Lavere Official Showcase. // Photo by Katie Rich The 36th annual Folk Alliance International returns to Kansas City for its 10th year in 2024. Their goal is to unite the folk music industry and community, crossing a diverse array of genres including Appalachian, Americana, Blues, Bluegrass, Celtic, Cajun, Global Roots, Hip-Hop, Old-Time, Singer-Songwriter, Spoken Word, Traditional, Zydeco, and various...

Building Back Golden Ghetto

Johnson County apartments under construction re-branding in homage to former Mission Bowl

The apartment complex is being built on the site of the former Mission Bowl bowling alley which caught fire in 2015.

Help For Locals Who Need It

988 lifeline billboards put up around KC-metro, spreading awareness

The 988 lifeline went live last year, since the launch it has helped 5.5 million people, billboards are being put up in KC for awareness.

Take Care Of Kegger

Chiefs keeping eye on Travis Kelce's ankle with Broncos up Thursday night

The Kansas City Chiefs have a short week to get tight end Travis Kelce healthy before they face the Denver Broncos on Thursday night.

For The Culture . . . 

Hispanic, Latino culture on display as Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art showcases Kansas City-area artists

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art will display a new exhibit called "A Layered Presence or Una Presencia Estraficada," highlighting 22 Latin-American artists in the Kansas City area.

Actually, Sommer Kept Most Of Her Clothes On Rather Than Make A Quick Buck

Instagram Model Sommer Ray Turned Down $40 Million By Refusing To Join OnlyFans

Instagram model Sommer Ray is not interested in the potential of earning millions of dollars by joining the OnlyFans money train.

Prez Talks Holy Land Fate

Biden set to deliver remarks Tuesday on Hamas attack in Israel

President Joe Biden will deliver remarks from the White House on Tuesday afternoon following an unprecedented attack from Hamas on Israel, according to a White House official.

Former Prez Pouts

Trump rips Forbes after removal from wealthiest Americans list

Former President Trump tore into Forbes Magazine after it again dropped him from its annual list of the wealthiest Americans. The former president ripped the magazine in a Truth Social post on Monday, calling it "very badly failing" and asserting it "lost most of its relevance long ago."

Progressive Leaders Keep Quiet For Once

Bill Clinton, Barack Obama stay silent on Hamas' rampage in Israel

Former Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama have been mum about Hamas' bloody blitz on Israel some three and a half days since it began.

Israel's War Ramps Up

Israel intensifies Gaza bombardment, battles to dislodge Hamas fighters from its territory

Israel has intensified its bombardment of the Gaza Strip after declaring war and vowing to destroy the "military and governing capabilities" of the enclave's Hamas rulers.

GOP Demands Cash Consequences For Middle-East

McCarthy calls on Biden to refreeze $6B in Iranian funds

Former Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) is calling on President Biden to refreeze $6 billion in Iranian funds in the wake of the recent attacks on Israel by Hamas. In a lengthy address laying out a five-step plan to address the escalating conflict in Israel, McCarthy took aim at the Biden administration for its prisoner swap with Iran...

Newspaper Advocates Shame?!?

Commentary: A Democratic candidate performed sex online. How is that not disqualifying?

Let's suppose a porn-fueled campaign coffer and potential illegality don't sway a voter. Susanna Gibson's behavior speaks to poor moral character and little integrity. Her actions, which must consider her husband's verbal reticence to share his wife in these videos, show a lack of respect for her own family or the institution of marriage.

EXCELLENT Old School Reporting

Kansas Citian David Von Drehle reconstructs the life of his centenarian neighbor in The Book of Charlie

Kansas Citian David Von Drehle, who's currently a columnist and deputy opinion editor at the Washington Post, wrote The Book of Charlie.

Forecast For Now . . . 

Clear and cool tonight, storms possible this week

Clear skies and cool conditions are in store for the Kansas City tonight, with lows expected to settle in the low to mid-40s.

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