University of Missouri-Kansas City

Missouri Senate Approves State Funding For UMKC Conservatory's Downtown Arts Campus

The Missouri Senate has voted to approve $48 million in funding for a new downtown campus for the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance. The $96 million project, which would relocate the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance to the block immediately south of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts , is seeking $48 million in state bond funding to match private and city contributions already lined up.

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Memories Of Your First Concert

For some folks, that first live show can be formative. For others, it's a little hazy. From Duke Ellington to Elton John, we ask listeners which performers piqued their earliest musical interests.

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Kansas Lawmakers Consider Overriding Brownback’s Veto Pen

Gov. Sam Brownback kicked off the Kansas legislative session by drawing lines in the sand on taxes, spending and Medicaid expansion, and he has defended those positions with his veto pen. The question when lawmakers return Monday to Topeka is whether those vetoes will hold up.

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Wichita State University Professor Rediscovers Native American Settlement

It was home to over 20,000 people on the plains. But, for centuries, there was only spotty evidence that it even existed. How a professor stumbled upon the long-lost city of Etzanoa.

KANSAS CITY – Fitch reduces Aquila bond status to "junk." Kansas Attorney General to challenge Wyandotte County and Edwardsville Sunday liquor sales. Judge lets libel convictions stand for publishers who alleged Mayor Carol Marinovich did not live in Wyandotte County.

KANSAS CITY – Aquila bond rating dropped to "junk." Attorney General to challenge Wyandotte County and Edwardsville Sunday liquor sales. Judge lets libel convictions stand for publisher and editor who alleged carol Marinovich did not live in Wyandotte County.

KANSAS CITY – Phill Kline declares victory in Kansas Attorney General race.

A bit of Broadway's history arrived in Kansas City recently with Barbara Cook's one-woman show at the Folly Theater.

Kansas City, MO – The concert, part of the Harriman Arts Program of William Jewell College, featured several Stephen Sondheim tunes, as well as a few he wished he'd written. At the master class Cook conducted the next day, she passed on to local singers a few lessons from her 50 year career. KCUR's Steve Walker reports.

Kansas City – Johnson County delays count of provisional ballots in Kline-Biggs race for Attorney General. Kansas City Missouri budget cuts will be somewhat offset by G.O. bonds passed Tuesday... but bigger cuts must come next year.

Kansas City, MO – Kline vs. Biggs race depends on provisional ballot count. Democrats lose control of Missouri House. Holden won't delay seating of Talent in U.S. Senate.

Kansas City, MO – Voter turnout may exceed expectations. No problems reported yet in closely-watched St. Louis precincts. Graves may make more Kansas Budget cuts before January. Kansas City Missouri Parks reported littered with restrooms in disrepair.

KANSAS CITY – Races tighten as election nears. Missouri Lt. Governor calls for changes in seniors' prescription drug law. Kansas Citian Berkibile to Missouri Energy Policy Commission. Robinson's fate in jury's hands. Thornburgh predicts average election turnout.

Kansas City, MO – Jurors in the John Robinson trial enter into the penalty phase, and the Kansas City region is attracting some high profile guests as election day approaches.

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