Pirates http://kcur.org en Real Pirates Commandeer Kansas City's Union Station http://kcur.org/post/real-pirates-commandeer-kansas-citys-union-station <p></p><p>Blackbeard. Jack Sparrow. Captain Hook. We’ve seen the ships, peg legs, skulls and crossbones. They cross the turbulent high seas on the big screen, in books and in our imaginations. <strong>But who were pirates, really?</strong></p><p>This Saturday, <strong>Union Station</strong> opens the doors to its <strong>“Real Pirates” </strong>exhibit. Local actors and actresses bring to life more than 200 artifacts unearthed from the Whydah , a slave ship hijacked by pirates that sunk during a violent storm in 1717. It’s the first real pirate ship to be found off the coast of the U.S.</p> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 15:08:29 +0000 Stephen Steigman & Steve Kraske 38918 at http://kcur.org Real Pirates Commandeer Kansas City's Union Station Local Actors Heighten The Authenticity Of 'Real Pirates' http://kcur.org/post/local-actors-heighten-authenticity-real-pirates <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The remains of a sunken pirate ship found off of Cape Cod, Mass. in 1984 form the ballast of the traveling National Geographic exhibit</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Real Pirates</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, opening June 22 at Union Station. Fri, 21 Jun 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Steve Walker 38765 at http://kcur.org Local Actors Heighten The Authenticity Of 'Real Pirates'