Arts & Entertainment

SM North to present teen-focused musical
March 26, 2015
A coming-of-age musical will have its Shawnee Mission school district debut tonight, with performances also scheduled this weekend.
Retiring theater teacher had decades-long career at SM North
March 17, 2015
At the end of this school year, a fixture at Shawnee Mission North will say goodbye to the building in which she has spent a large portion of the past 30 years.
SM Northwest to stage ‘You Can’t Take It With You’
February 11, 2015
Shawnee Mission Northwest’s theater department will present “You Can’t Take it With You” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
SM North to stage ‘Oliver!’
January 27, 2015
Shawnee Mission North’s theater and music departments will present the musical “Oliver!” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, with an additional 2 p.m.
Shawnee school set to take on ‘Guys and Dolls’
November 3, 2014
The setting may be 1950s New York, but the experience of bringing the characters of “Guys and Dolls” to life next week will be all new for Mill Valley High School students.
Shawnee area schools to offer Halloween-appropriate theatrical entertainment
October 21, 2014
Two area schools will help bring those eerier aspects of Halloween alive with some onstage entertainment.
Shawnee arts, crafts fair attractions included yard decor, old fashioned ice cream
September 23, 2014
“Wonderful,” was how Lylah Linard of Butler, Mo., described the cup of combination chocolate and vanilla ice cream she enjoyed Saturday at the 39th annual Friends of Shawnee Town Arts & Crafts Fair & Fall Festival.
Bacon tasting new feature of KC Renaissance Festival
August 27, 2014
The Kansas City Renaissance Festival opens its 2014 season this weekend at its grounds in Bonner Springs.
Face to Face: Experienced performer
July 30, 2014
Tim Bair is artistic director of Theatre in the Park.
Kansas City Connection: A legendary burger
June 8, 2014
The other day on my lunch break, I was craving a cheeseburger but was a bit dismayed about my options. Without a car, I was limited to Burger King (no thanks!) or one of several places that would likely cost upward of $15 — not unreasonable on occasion, but a bit of a waste when dining solo. As I walked aimlessly south through downtown Kansas City into the Crossroads, I came across the iconic signage of a building I’ve seen hundreds of times but never actually visited: Town Topic.
Shawnee’s Theatre in the Park season to include story of pirates, ‘Guys & Dolls’
June 6, 2014
Well-known and large-scale musicals in an enjoyable, park setting will once again be available this summer, beginning tonight with Theatre in the Park’s production of “The Pirates of Penzance.”
Kansas City Connection: Broadway Butcher Shop’s magnificent meat
June 1, 2014
Having fresh, high-quality ingredients is essential in the food business, but it takes a flair for creative combinations to really make a place stand out. At the Broadway Butcher Shop on 3828 Broadway, manager Stuart Aldridge has done just that, taking a fairly standard meat counter and turning it into a showcase for a wide variety of meat dishes, sandwiches and salads that customers can enjoy at home or on site.
Kansas City Connection: Looking ahead to summer’s big events
May 25, 2014
A few suggestions from someone new to Kansas City, and a look at summer events in KC.
Shawnee Mission Northwest to stage ‘Dames at Sea’ before Broadway debut
March 27, 2014
A musical spoofing the extravagant Hollywood musicals of the 1930s will open at Shawnee Mission Northwest next week, prior to its Broadway debut.
Shawnee student artists to be recognized at Shooting Stars Gala
March 27, 2014
Three Mill Valley High School students will be among 10 students in the De Soto school district to be honored at the Shooting Stars Gala this weekend.