Crossroads http://kcur.org en New Kansas City Store Serves Up Midwestern Pride http://kcur.org/post/new-kansas-city-store-serves-midwestern-pride <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It’s not hard to find stores catering to people proud of their schools or sports teams, but a shop opening this week in Kansas City, Mo., called Raygun, is all about a perennial underdog: the Midwest.</span></p><p>Owner&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Mike Draper&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">is from Iowa, and this will be his first store outside his home state. </span></p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 10:26:00 +0000 Frank Morris 53497 at http://kcur.org New Kansas City Store Serves Up Midwestern Pride KC Streetcar Tax Challenge In Judges' Hands http://kcur.org/post/kc-streetcar-tax-challenge-judges-hands <p></p><p>The Kansas City Court of Appeals has taken testimony to help judges decide factors that will affect timely construction of a new downtown streetcar.&nbsp;</p><p>The case centers on protests of taxes to support building and operating the line.</p><p></p><p>On one hand, City Hall argues the cutoff date to contest the vote on a taxing district is long past.</p><p>On the other, lawyers for two property owners think opponents of the 1 cent sales tax and a property tax increase had proper time to object.&nbsp; That’s the heart of it.</p> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 21:26:46 +0000 Dan Verbeck 40316 at http://kcur.org KC Streetcar Tax Challenge In Judges' Hands Collector And Gallerist Byron Cohen Dies At 72 http://kcur.org/post/collector-and-gallerist-byron-cohen-dies-72 <p>Kansas City gallery owner, art consultant and collector Byron C. Cohen died Friday morning. He was 72. Fri, 10 May 2013 18:49:52 +0000 Laura Spencer 36537 at http://kcur.org Collector And Gallerist Byron Cohen Dies At 72 Dolphin Closes In The West Bottoms, 'Body Blow' To Art World http://kcur.org/post/dolphin-closes-west-bottoms-body-blow-art-world <p><a href="http://www.thedolphingallery.com/index.html">Dolphin Gallery</a>'s John O'Brien had hinted about a change for months. But, now, it's official. Dolphin, the exhibition space and framing business in the West Bottoms, will close after its last show (slated to open May 17). Fri, 03 May 2013 13:51:54 +0000 Laura Spencer 36132 at http://kcur.org Dolphin Closes In The West Bottoms, 'Body Blow' To Art World Inside Jim Leedy's Art Studio http://kcur.org/post/inside-jim-leedys-art-studio <p>The legendary artist Jim Leedy gives this piece of advice to any budding artist: always be conscious of where you've been when heading in a new direction. Jim Leedy’s known for his many journey's and new directions, now documented in an upcoming film.</p><p> Thu, 30 Aug 2012 14:42:40 +0000 Andrea Silenzi, Tomeka Weatherspoon & Jabulani Leffall 23663 at http://kcur.org Inside Jim Leedy's Art Studio Remember Mott-ly http://kcur.org/post/remember-mott-ly <p>For the second half of this Thursday&#39;s <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/centralstandard"><em>Central Standard</em></a>, a new tribute to local legend <a href="http://www.mottly.com/">Mott-ly</a>.</p><p> Wed, 30 May 2012 20:06:54 +0000 Andrea Silenzi & Jabulani Leffall 18540 at http://kcur.org Remember Mott-ly Resolution Between Crossroads And MLB http://kcur.org/post/resolution-between-crossroads-and-mlb <p>A conflict with Major League Baseball that could have disrupted two successive &ldquo;First Friday&rdquo; events in the Crossroads Arts District has been resolved.</p><p> Fri, 16 Mar 2012 14:24:38 +0000 Steve Bell 14324 at http://kcur.org Resolution Between Crossroads And MLB Lawrence Lithography: Creating An Image From Stone http://kcur.org/post/lawrence-lithography-creating-image-stone <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53be6a7a734db-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53be6a7a734db-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53be6a7a734db-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-988958.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Kansas City, Mo. – Mike Sims was first introduced to lithography, described as the closest of all printing processes to pure drawing, as a student in the late 1960s. And Sims was hooked.</p> Tue, 04 Oct 2011 14:18:00 +0000 Laura Spencer 2312 at http://kcur.org Lawrence Lithography: Creating An Image From Stone Crossroads Renovations Uncover Pendergast's Secrets http://kcur.org/post/crossroads-renovations-uncover-pendergasts-secrets <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53be79a9da323-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53be79a9da323-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53be79a9da323-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-900934.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Kansas City, Mo. – New renovations and development in the Crossroads have recently revealed another clue to understanding the man who's been called the Al Capone of the Plains.</p> Mon, 10 May 2010 16:51:40 +0000 Alex Smith 6605 at http://kcur.org Crossroads Renovations Uncover Pendergast's Secrets Kemper At The Crossroads Opens November 7 http://kcur.org/post/kemper-crossroads-opens-november-7 <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53be6e21f067c-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53be6e21f067c-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53be6e21f067c-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-737998.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Kansas City, MO – The <a href="http://www.kemperart.org/"> Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art</a> has two locations near the Kansas City Art Institute and plans to open a third downtown, in the <a href="http://www.kccrossroads.org/"> Crossroads Arts District</a>, in November.</p> Thu, 31 Jul 2008 15:50:31 +0000 Laura Spencer 4387 at http://kcur.org Kemper At The Crossroads Opens November 7 Political Art at the Dolphin http://kcur.org/post/political-art-dolphin <p>Kansas City, Missouri – During this year's bitter and at times vitriolic election campaigns, political artwork has been on the rise across the nation. Two new politically charged exhibits at the <a href="http://www.dolphinfineart.com/about_us.htm">Dolphin Gallery</a> in the Crossroads Art District...use humor and satire to deflect some of the negativity.</p> Tue, 02 Nov 2004 20:13:00 +0000 671 at http://kcur.org Political Art at the Dolphin