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These new murals honoring KC are destined for your Instagram

Kansas City has long been known as the City of Fountains, but it’s quickly becoming the City of Murals. Several new large-scale commissioned paintings are going up around the metro, … Click to Continue »

No joke: TV host Letterman honored with Mark Twain Prize

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David Letterman was celebrated at the Kennedy Center Sunday night for his record run on late-night TV, innovative comedy routines and for helping the nation start to heal by reassuring … Click to Continue »

‘Disgraced’ speaks volumes about culture identity and the American dream

Most plays are of the moment. A few are forever. Ayad Akhtar’s “Disgraced” is certainly of the moment. It speaks volumes about the racial/ethnic/religious conflicts that are a hallmark of … Click to Continue »

Monumental character of American theater takes stage at Kansas City Repertory Theatre

In classical tragedy a hero’s downfall is usually triggered by a grievous character flaw — pride, say, or greed. In similar fashion, August Wilson’s “Fences” finds tragedy in the personality … Click to Continue »

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Trump defends call to fallen soldier's widow

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President Donald Trump is defending his call to a fallen soldier's widow, saying he was "respectful" and did not forget the slain soldier's name. Trump addressed the call on Twitter … Click to Continue »

Fallen soldier's widow: 'Nothing to say' to Trump

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The pregnant widow of a fallen U.S. soldier on Monday contradicted President Donald Trump's account of his phone call about her husband's death and said what he told her "made … Click to Continue »

Former Romanian princess and humanitarian Sturdza dies at 73

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Marina Sturdza, a former Romanian princess who returned from exile to Romania after communism ended to become one of the country's leading humanitarians, has died at age 73, a children's … Click to Continue »

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Giorgio Armani outlines succession plan to keep house intact

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Giorgio Armani says he has devised a succession plan that will prevent his fashion empire from being split up into pieces. The 83-year-old Armani is one of the founding designers … Click to Continue »

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Corey Feldman charged with pot possession in Louisiana

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Police in Louisiana say actor and musician Corey Feldman has been charged with misdemeanor marijuana possession and driving with a suspended license after his tour bus was pulled over for … Click to Continue »

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Politics on display as Letterman receives Mark Twain Prize

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David Letterman was never known as a particularly political comedian, preferring a detached irony-drenched tone that favored the surreal and silly over topical humor. But there was an unmistakable political … Click to Continue »

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Satirical 'Ask A Mexican' column to end after 11 years

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The "Ask A Mexican" column, a satirical weekly installment about U.S. Latinos that once ran in more than three dozen alternative weekly newspapers across the country, is coming to an … Click to Continue »

Al Hurricane, 'Godfather of New Mexico music,' dies

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Al Hurricane, known as the "Godfather of New Mexico music" for developing a distinct sound bridging the state's unique Hispanic traditions with country and rock, died Sunday. His son, Al … Click to Continue »

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38 accuse writer/director James Toback of sexual harassment

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Writer and director James Toback, who received an Oscar nomination for writing "Bugsy," has been accused of sexual harassment by 38 women in a report published Sunday in The Los … Click to Continue »

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Horoscopes for Sunday, October 22, 2017

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Aries March 21-April 19 If you must travel for business or if you want to travel for pleasure, now is the time for the Ram to hit the road. Be … Click to Continue »

Loretta Lynn returns after stroke to honor Alan Jackson

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Country star Alan Jackson, the late guitarist and singer Jerry Reed and songwriter Don Schlitz were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame on Sunday. Country icon Loretta Lynn … Click to Continue »

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Suns guard Eric Bledsoe: "I Dont wanna be here."

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Phoenix Suns guard Eric Bledsoe vented his frustration with the struggling team on social media Sunday as the news of coach Earl Watson's firing surfaced. "I Dont wanna be here," … Click to Continue »

Justin Timberlake invited back to Super Bowl halftime show

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Justin Timberlake has finally been invited back to the Super Bowl halftime show, 14 years after the "wardrobe malfunction" with Janet Jackson caused a national controversy. The NFL announced Sunday … Click to Continue »

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The Latest: Kimmel says Letterman helped nation after 9/11

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The Latest on David Letterman receiving the prestigious Mark Twain Prize for American Humor (all times local): 9:05 p.m. Fellow comedian Jimmy Kimmel is honoring David Letterman by recalling the … Click to Continue »

Sunday, Oct 22

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Former presidents call for unity at hurricane aid concert

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The five living former presidents put aside politics and appeared together for the first time since 2013 at a concert on Saturday to raise money for victims of devastating hurricanes … Click to Continue »

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The Latest: Appeal backed by former presidents raises $31M

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The Latest on the hurricane relief concert attended by a five living ex-presidents (all times local): 8:35 p.m. Four of the five living former presidents have made brief remarks at … Click to Continue »

Fox renewed O'Reilly contract despite knowing of allegations

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The parent company of the Fox News Channel says it knew a news analyst planned to file a sexual harassment lawsuit against Bill O'Reilly when it renewed the popular personality's … Click to Continue »

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Directors guild files disciplinary charges against Weinstein

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The Directors Guild of America announced Saturday it has filed disciplinary charges against disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein. The group said it filed the charges on Oct. 13. Weinstein has … Click to Continue »

Saturday, Oct 21

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Jazz guitarist Lee Ritenour brings breezy calm to Folly Theater

The world may be raging around us, but the sound of Lee Ritenour’s guitar is unflappably cool. Ritenour, who comes to the Folly Theater on Saturday, Oct. 28, seems to … Click to Continue »

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Horoscopes for Saturday, October 21, 2017

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Aries March 21-April 19 Passions are ignited by the combination of lusty Mars and the emotional Moon, so spend time with your partner if you don't want to invite trouble … Click to Continue »

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Bogart festival marks 75th anniversary of 'Casablanca'

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About 500 Humphrey Bogart aficionados are in the Florida Keys marking the 75th anniversary of the legendary actor's "Casablanca" and other film noir classics. Hosted by Bogart's son Stephen Bogart, … Click to Continue »

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Friday's Sports in Brief

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PRO FOOTBALL NEW YORK (AP) — Oakland running back Marshawn Lynch was suspended for one game without pay by the NFL for shoving a game official during the Raiders' victory … Click to Continue »

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New film claims to have solved Jim Thompson mystery

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A new documentary is set to stir fresh debate over one of Asia's most enduring mysteries: What happened to Jim Thompson, Thailand's legendary silk king. The former American intelligence officer … Click to Continue »

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Family believes body is that of missing Argentine protester

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The brother of an Argentine protester whose disappearance prompted nationwide demonstrations said Friday that the family believes a body found in a river is that of activist Santiago Maldonado. The … Click to Continue »

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Want to be an entrepreneur? Karrie started by getting laid off

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Karrie Dean’s entrepreneur story actually begins with being laid off from Barkley in 2009. But if you ask her about it, she doesn’t seem bitter. In fact, she’s nothing but … Click to Continue »

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A new season dawns for ‘Walking Dead’ on Oct. 22

For seven seasons, AMC’s “The Walking Dead” has explored a world where the dead roam the earth while the living seek safety — from other humans as much as from … Click to Continue »

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‘You should have been there.’ The 10 most epic Midland concerts of all time

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“This place, I’ve never played any place this beautiful before,” Mitski said Sunday night. Her opening slot for the Pixies fell nearly 90 years after the Midland first opened it’s … Click to Continue »

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Janet Jackson delivers a dazzling, provocative show at Sprint Center

Moments before she took the Sprint Center stage on Thursday night, Janet Jackson made certain her crowd of nearly 9.000 knew this show and her State of the World Tour … Click to Continue »

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Museum has database of 19th century White Mountain artists

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The Museum of the White Mountains at Plymouth State University has started an online database of 19th century artists who were drawn to the scenic beauty of the New Hampshire … Click to Continue »

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The Latest: Trump calls Florida Rep. Wilson 'wacky'

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The Latest on President Donald Trump and honoring the nation's fallen (all times EDT): 11 p.m. President Donald Trump is attacking a Democratic congresswoman who accused him of being insensitive … Click to Continue »