Negro Leagues Baseball Museum http://kcur.org en Paseo YMCA Takes One Step Closer To Reopening http://kcur.org/post/paseo-ymca-takes-one-step-closer-reopening <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For years, the old YMCA building was an eyesore at the entrance of the </span>18<sup>th</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and Vine District. But over the last few years, the </span>façade<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has been restored and the windows replaced. And, on the south wall, a giant mural has gone up of the legendary baseball player, coach and keeper of the Negro Leagues flame Buck O’Neil.&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 31 Jul 2013 21:25:09 +0000 Sylvia Maria Gross 41184 at http://kcur.org Paseo YMCA Takes One Step Closer To Reopening 'Kansas City Swing' http://kcur.org/post/kansas-city-swing <p>Kansas City's role in the integration of baseball is a popular subject these days. The recent release of&nbsp;<em>42,&nbsp;</em>the movie about Jackie Robinson's integration into Major League Baseball premiered in Kansas City, home of the <a href="http://www.nlbm.com/">Negro Leagues Baseball Museum</a>, this month. <a href="http://www.umkctheatre.org/current_season.html">UMKC Theatre</a> is also tackling the subject with the debut of its play&nbsp;<em>Kansas City Swing.</em></p><p></p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&amp;v=zyS-mw8J3Ys</p> Tue, 23 Apr 2013 14:54:34 +0000 Bill Anderson, Matthew Long-Middleton & Claire McInerny 35539 at http://kcur.org 'Kansas City Swing' [VIDEO] In This Scene...A Storm Is Brewing In Baseball http://kcur.org/post/video-scenea-storm-brewing-baseball <p>The play<em> Kansas City Swing</em> is set in Kansas City in 1947 when the nation was on the cusp of great change. Wed, 17 Apr 2013 21:06:43 +0000 Julie Denesha 35138 at http://kcur.org [VIDEO] In This Scene...A Storm Is Brewing In Baseball Red Carpet Conversations About '42' http://kcur.org/post/red-carpet-conversations-about-42 <p>The movie “42” tells a story of baseball Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson, who once played for the Kansas City Monarchs.&nbsp; He broke the color barrier with his entry into Major League Baseball.&nbsp; A recent sneak preview of the movie in Kansas City featured an appearance by iconic actor Harrison Ford and a handful of his co-stars. Mon, 15 Apr 2013 14:27:44 +0000 Greg Echlin 35104 at http://kcur.org Red Carpet Conversations About '42' '42' Screened In Kansas City http://kcur.org/post/42-screened-kansas-city <p>As a benefit for the <a href="http://www.nlbm.com/">Negro Leagues Baseball Museum</a> and the <a href="http://www.sportkc.org/">Kansas City Sports Commission</a>, the movie "<a href="http://www.42kansascity.com/">42</a>" was shown on Thursday night at the AMC theaters on Barry Road.&nbsp; The chilly temperatures didn't stop those who gathered near the red carpet to get a glimpse of an A-list actor. Fri, 12 Apr 2013 14:03:24 +0000 Greg Echlin 34985 at http://kcur.org '42' Screened In Kansas City Actor Harrison Ford And '42' In Kansas City http://kcur.org/post/actor-harrison-ford-and-42-kansas-city <p>Actor Harrison Ford plays Branch Rickey in "42," the movie on baseball Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson to be released next month. &nbsp;Rickey is the former general manager who signed Robinson to break the color line in Major League Baseball. &nbsp;Ford will be in Kansas City next month for a special screening. Thu, 21 Mar 2013 14:53:41 +0000 Greg Echlin 33820 at http://kcur.org Actor Harrison Ford And '42' In Kansas City Project Fly-Threads Inspired By History http://kcur.org/post/project-fly-threads-inspired-history <p><span style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 15.600000381469727px;">The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum has teamed up with the KC&nbsp;</span>clothing boutique Method to <font face="Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif"><span style="line-height: 15.600000381469727px;">provide young men with a smart "fly" dress shirt as they embark on interviews that can transform their lives.</span></font></p><p><font face="Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif">&nbsp;&nbsp;</font></p><p> Wed, 05 Dec 2012 23:28:22 +0000 Matthew Long-Middleton & Jabulani Leffall 28591 at http://kcur.org Project Fly-Threads Inspired By History House Rejects Senate Budget Bills http://kcur.org/post/house-rejects-senate-budget-bills <p>The Missouri House rejected most of the budget bills passed last week by the Senate.&nbsp; The move was part of the normal procedure for preparing for final budget negotiations.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 01 May 2012 12:26:49 +0000 Marshall Griffin 16881 at http://kcur.org Bob Kendrick Leaves The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum http://kcur.org/post/bob-kendrick-leaves-negro-leagues-baseball-museum <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53c0ac88e5e9a-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53c0ac88e5e9a-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53c0ac88e5e9a-"></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-886816.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 Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City has seen a lot of transition over the past few years, and is coming off a difficult fiscal year in 2009.</p> Mon, 22 Feb 2010 14:36:51 +0000 Susan B. Wilson 6345 at http://kcur.org Bob Kendrick Leaves The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum