Over Labor Day weekend, my younger brother Steve and his friend Justin came to visit, and since Steve is a pretty high energy, thrill-seeking kind of kid, so I thought an amusement park would be a good way to spend the day. Good thing we have such a nice one in the area!
There's no thrill quite like getting a ball at a baseball game. Unfortunately, the woman at a Kansas City Royals game in this video doesn't get to experience that, thanks to the pint-sized goofus who hijacks her moment.
Sgt. 1st Class Trenton L. Rhea, 33, of Kansas City, Mo., died May 15 in Kandahar, Afghanistan. He was a member of the 603rd Military Police Company, in Belton, Mo. He deployed under Operation Enduring Freedom.
The St. Louis Cardinals and Kansas City Royals are doing well in the beginning of their season, but another team in the area is just starting their season. The Kansas City T-Bones will be taking on the Lee's Summit Monarchs today (May 6) at Community America Ballpark in Kansas City in an exhibition game.
The Marshall Philharmonic has been around for 50 years. They're celebrating this with a collaboration with the Kansas City Symphony on Wednesday, April 10 at the Harold L. Lickey Auditorium of the Bueker Middle School, starting at 7:00 p.m. The KC Symphony rarely travels, so this is a big deal that they're coming to Marshall. And it's a big deal that the Marshall Philharmonic has gone 50 years now, making excellent music year after year.
The City of Kansas City, Mo., will celebrate the year of its 160th birthday today (Mar. 28) from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the City Hall Rotunda, 414 E. 12th St. Remarks from Mayor Sly James, City Manager Troy Schulte and members of the City Council will begin at noon.
Keith Urban has announced the second leg of his 2013 Light the Fuse Tour via a fun collection of live video clips. You get a real sense of what life is like on the road with the singer, guitarist and 'American Idol' judge, thanks to this two-minute series which features plenty of moments of both backstage and onstage revelry.
A new country music and camping festival is coming to Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kansas this September. The first annual Flatlands Country Music Festival will take place from September 12-14 with a total capacity of 24,000. Luke Bryan and Toby Keith will headline the festival.
I took the kids to see the Harlem Globetrotters at the Sprint Center in Kansas City. I grew up watching Meadowlark Lemon, Curly Neil and Goose on TV. The spirit of the team lives on with new players and the show was fantastic. The trick plays were timed perfectly and they do amazing things with a basketball. The announcer added excitement to the "championship game" by pointing out how close it was. Of course, the Globetrotters were victorious. Here's a few photos from the event.
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