Arts & Entertainment

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.
Shawnee Mission North to present ‘Seussical’
March 5, 2014
The Shawnee Mission North theater and music departments will present “Seussical,” a musical featuring many of Dr. Seuss’ beloved characters, Friday and Saturday.
Shawnee’s Theatre in the Park auditions set for Saturday, Sunday
February 24, 2014
Auditions are set for the 2014 season of Theatre in the Park.
SM North to host art gala
12:10 p.m., December 3, 2013 Updated 12:00 a.m.
Students in K-12 at Shawnee Mission North and area schools will have their artwork featured Thursday during SM North’s Winter Art Gala.
SM Northwest to stage popular musical ‘Anything Goes’ this weekend
03:56 p.m., November 5, 2013 Updated 12:00 a.m.
Parents and community members who choose to attend a production of “Anything Goes” this weekend at Shawnee Mission Northwest can expect a highly entertaining diversion from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Four-year-old Shawnee youth returns home after role in Broadway musical
12:12 p.m., October 17, 2013 Updated 12:14 p.m.
Daphne Valenta of Shawnee is back home this week after completing a month-long stint performing in a professional, traveling tour of the Tony award-winning musical, “Miss Saigon.”
Oktoberfest polka concert coming to Shawnee on Sept. 29
September 26, 2013
The Don Lipovac Polka Band will present an Oktoberfest concert this Sunday.
Johnson County Community College to host hip-hop fundraiser
September 25, 2013
Upperclass will meet underground next week at Johnson County Community College.
Shawnee properties featured in Fall Parade of Homes
September 24, 2013
When the Greater Kansas City Fall Parade of Homes kicks off Saturday, Greg Prieb Jr. of Prieb Homes Inc. will have seven properties on the list, two of them in Shawnee.
Good Shepherd fall festival set for Sept. 28 in Shawnee
September 23, 2013
Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 12800 W. 75th St., will get wild Saturday with a jungle-themed fall festival.

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