West Bottoms http://kcur.org en TIMELINE: A Look Back At 40 Years Of Kansas City's Kemper Arena http://kcur.org/post/timeline-look-back-40-years-kansas-citys-kemper-arena <p>It's easy to forget about Kemper Arena.</p><p>Nestled down in the south end of the West Bottoms in Kansas City, Mo., the aging arena has seen better days. Since 2007, the Sprint Center has hosted virtually all the big-name events coming through town, leaving Kemper&nbsp;nearly inactive for long periods of time.</p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 20:11:19 +0000 Cody Newill 58751 at http://kcur.org TIMELINE: A Look Back At 40 Years Of Kansas City's Kemper Arena Kansas City Gay Pride Festival Relocates To West Bottoms http://kcur.org/post/kansas-city-gay-pride-festival-relocates-west-bottoms <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The three-day <a href="http://www.gaypridekc.org/">Gay Pride Festival</a> opens Friday at 6 p.m. in Kansas City, Mo., this year in a new location — the West Bottoms.</p><p>Rick Bumgardner, who is the festival’s event co-coordinator, said relocating in the field near Kemper Arena offers ample parking, a trendy and up-and-coming location and a potential home for Pride in the future.</p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 18:37:36 +0000 Cara McClain 57658 at http://kcur.org Kansas City Gay Pride Festival Relocates To West Bottoms How Haunted Houses Helped Develop The West Bottoms http://kcur.org/post/how-haunted-houses-helped-develop-west-bottoms <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Each year the haunted houses in the West Bottoms open for the season during the months of September and October. Thousands of people flock to these enormous haunted attractions, which are some of the oldest and most successful haunted houses in the country.</span></p> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 21:00:31 +0000 Esther Honig 46109 at http://kcur.org How Haunted Houses Helped Develop The West Bottoms What Should The West Bottoms Look Like? http://kcur.org/post/what-should-west-bottoms-look <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The West Bottoms is an industrial area directly west of downtown Kansas City, located at the confluence of the Kansas and Missouri Rivers. &nbsp;It is one of the oldest areas of the city, and the original home of two of the region's key industries: beef and railroads.</span></p> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 00:25:56 +0000 Sylvia Maria Gross, Matthew Long-Middleton & Esther Honig 46058 at http://kcur.org What Should The West Bottoms Look Like? 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 Travel Fuels Inspiration For David Ford's 'I Like African Chicken' http://kcur.org/post/travel-fuels-inspiration-david-fords-i-african-chicken <p><a href="http://www.davidfordart.com/" target="_blank">David Ford</a> is a painter, performance artist and provocateur. Ford also travels the world - to Mexico, Morocco, Guatemala, Cuba, and Turkey - for &quot;on-site cultural studies.&quot;</p><p> Thu, 26 Apr 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Laura Spencer 16514 at http://kcur.org Travel Fuels Inspiration For David Ford's 'I Like African Chicken' Wilbur Niewald: Painting What He Sees http://kcur.org/post/wilbur-niewald-painting-what-he-sees <p>Artist <a href="http://www.wilburniewald.com/">Wilbur Niewald</a>, professor emeritus of painting at the <a href="http://www.kcai.edu/">Kansas City Art Institute</a>, draws and paints from direct observation &ndash; what he sees around him.</p><p> Fri, 20 Jan 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Laura Spencer 11093 at http://kcur.org Wilbur Niewald: Painting What He Sees Archie Scott Gobber's "SUPER POWER" http://kcur.org/post/archie-scott-gobbers-super-power <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d7d5f9981eb-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d7d5f9981eb-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d7d5f9981eb-"></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-938242.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 – Archie Scott Gobber's work engages viewers as a partner in an ongoing dialogue. "Super Power" marks Gobber's first solo at the Dolphin since the gallery moved from the Crossroads to the West Bottoms.</p> Fri, 03 Dec 2010 18:14:00 +0000 Laura Spencer 2029 at http://kcur.org Archie Scott Gobber's "SUPER POWER"