Kansas City Turnabout: Living History & MAGA Renaissance

For close #TBT readers we take a bit of inspiration from classic beauty, biz lady, fashion leader and angel Elsa as we take a quick look at pop culture, community news and top headlines.

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Battlefront Prayers Remembered

New Kansas City exhibit is an intimate look at chaplains and faith on the WWI battlefield

Compelled by their faith, military chaplains served unarmed in the trenches of battle during World War I. As Memorial Day approaches, a new exhibit at the National World War I Museum and Memorial provides an intimate look at the role of chaplains during the Great War.

More Deets On Shut Down

Function Junction closes its Crown Center brick-and-mortar, celebrating 47 years of service with a fire sale

Beloved Kansas City kitchenware business, Function Junction, will be closing its Crown Center location permanently on June 30, 2024.

Cowtown Consumer Relief

Kansas City shoppers pleased Target, Aldi are cutting cost of summer staples

Stores like Aldi and Target recently announced their efforts to lessen the strain of inflation on their customers.

Content Creators Locked In

Investor plans to make old Cass County jail a motion picture studio

From Hollywood to Harrisonville, the vision behind an old county jail is that it becomes the next location for a movie or a show.

Traffic Jam Sneak Peak

Travelers gear up for busy Memorial Day weekend at KCI

This Memorial Day weekend, airports across the country are bracing for a surge in travelers eager to kick off the summer season.

More Trash Talk Today

City, state leaders demand changes for trash haulers spilling debris on highways

MoDOT recently sent letters to every trash hauler in KC, warning about upcoming saturation patrol

Classic Hip-Hop Comeback

Kansas City Royals announce Diesel/Shaquille O'Neal concert at Kauffman Stadium

The Kansas City Royals announce that Diesel/Shaquille O'Neal will perform a post-game concert Friday, August 9.

Angel Sneak Peek Tonight

Elsa Hosk, 35, makes a very suggestive pose in a green bikini

Victoria's Secret veteran Elsa Hosk made a very suggestive pose while in a car in new images shared to Instagram. Also this week she slayed at the Cannes Film Festival.

New York Loves MAGA?!?

Trump vows to 'save' deep-blue New York City in massive, historic Bronx rally

Thousands of people rallied for former President Donald Trump in the Bronx's Crotona Park, one of New York City's deepest-blue areas.

Prez Fights For Election Survival

DeWine calls for special session to get Biden on Ohio ballot

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine (R) announced on Thursday that he would call the GOP-controlled state legislature into a special session next week to discuss getting both President Biden and Donald Trump on the state's fall ballot. Democrats have been unable to certify Biden as their nominee in the state - a largely procedural issue where both parties...

Serious Topics For Funny Man

Comedian Dave Chappelle calls Israel-Hamas war a 'genocide,' urges Americans to fight antisemitism

American comedian Dave Chappelle has called the Israeli war on Hamas in Gaza a "genocide" to cheers while performing in the capital of the United Arab Emirates.

Vlad Has Problems Of His Own

Russian army's deputy chief of General Staff arrested as military corruption probe widens

The deputy head of the Russian army's General Staff has been arrested after being accused of taking a large bribe, Russian media reported on Thursday, the latest in a slew of high-profile cases of alleged corruption to shake the military's top brass.

Far East Flex Cont'd

China launches 'punishment' war games around Taiwan

China launched "punishment" drills around Taiwan on Thursday in what it said was a response to "separatist acts", sending up heavily armed warplanes and staging mock attacks as state media denounced newly inaugurated President Lai Ching-te.

Champ Indulges Old Habits

Mike Tyson Returns To His Trash-Talking Days With Wild 'Erection' Comments Aimed At Jake Paul

Mike Tyson trash-talked Jake Paul ahead of their fight, and he dropped some wild erection-related comments.

Mansion Rises From Grave In The Dotte

After years of disrepair, Sauer Castle in Kansas City, Kansas will soon be restored

Sauer Castle's iconic tower was on the brink of collapse when Mike Heitmann bought it last year. Now, the building is stabilized and waterproof, and restorations are expected to be complete in about two years.

Cowtown Calendar Emerges

Here are dozens of free and cheap shows happening around Kansas City this summer

From classical music and cover bands to outdoor movies, you've got a lot of options for a night outside for less than $10.

Forecast For Now . . . 

Storms possible across Memorial Day Weekend

Scattered and some potentially severe storms may impact every day across Memorial Day Weekend this year in Kansas City

And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now.