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Hearne: KC Opera Singer Slips, Wins Bet & Chevy Dealer Jinxes Royals

Kansas City’s biggest non baseball World Series slip-up? Call it a tie, between opera singer Joyce DiDonato – who warbled out the National Anthem opera style before Game 7 – and Molle Chevrolet in Blue Springs – that laid a pre … Continue reading

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Hearne: Four Thumbs Up for Spirit Airlines

Allow me to stick it to Man Jack for just a minute…. You know, KCC’s resident movie, travel and sex-for-hire expert. That’s because I had the pleasure of flying Spirit Airlines to Chicago last week and in spite of the gentle German’s … Continue reading

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Paul Wilson: Pope 1, Fundamental Literalist Christians Zip

Pope Francis made a big bang in the news this week by conceding that evolution most certainly did happen, but at God’s impetus… The Pope told the Vatican’s Pontifical Academy for Sciences that the “Big Bang” – which today we hold to … Continue reading

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Hearne: Frisco Follies Unfold Following ‘Royal Stomping’

I’ll let you in on a little secret… San Franciscans hate people referring to their town as Frisco. “Nicknames are supposed to embody some overall characteristic, not just act as a lazy surgery of the city’s name,” according to an online SF-based magazine. “There’s … Continue reading

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Hearne: Facing Up to the Bitter Realities of Royals Baseball

In the end, didn’t we all know better? Coming back after a Rip Van Winkle coma is no small thing, and even people like me who had moved on with their lives leaving Major League Baseball in the distant rearview mirror were charmed by … Continue reading

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Hearne: World Series Grab Bag – Everything You Need to Know & More

Maybe you’ve got hours to kill running down anything and everything Royals… I’m betting though that you don’t – even if you have World Series fever – and who doesn’t these days? – you’ve still got a life, right? Example: I totally … Continue reading

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Hearne: AMC Puts Kibosh on Cinetopia World Series Promotion

Talk about getting ratted out… For three weeks the new Cinetopia Overland Park 18 has been hosting free watch parties for Kansas City Royals baseball games during the team’s playoffs run. It started with KC’s wildcard win over the Oakland A’s October 1st … Continue reading

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Hearne: ‘Losers’ @ Sports Illustrated Forecast Royals Rumble

Does Sports Illustrated still matter? A handful of years back the editor at the Kansas City Star told me in no uncertain terms that it did not. It was a joke, the dying embers of an outdated dream. Seems SI had … Continue reading

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Sounds Good: Ryan Adams @ Uptown

Monday, October 20th Ryan Adams at the Uptown Theater in KC Once the darling of the alt-country rock craze, for about the last decade Ryan Adams has been putting out decent records that never could quite live up to Heartbreaker, or … Continue reading

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Hearne: Much Ado About Nothing, Baltimore Media Manufactures Controversy

It was bound to happen… After days of smashing pies in one another’s faces and chanting and waving signs reading, “We Won’t Stop,” the Baltimore media and to an arguably lesser extent its fans are starting to devolve into nitpickers and sore losers. Case … Continue reading

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Hearne: Star vs. Star & The Winner Is…

It’s really quite surreal watching playoff baseball and seeing dudes with the words “Kansas City” etched across their chests…. I can’t think of any sport – with the possible exception of curling or log rolling – I’ve watched less of … Continue reading

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Hearne: Baltimore Orioles Jinxed by Fans, Celebs – Don’t Let it Happen Here

Forget about not changing your socks… If you really want the Kansas City Royals to prevail over the Baltimore Orioles and go on to win the World Series, read my lips: t’s not about the good luck charms or ritualistic … Continue reading

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Glazer: Royals Eclipse NFL, Chiefs Off, This Week’s Picks

What a week… The Chiefs are off this week. The Royals are undefeated with four of five post season games going into extra innings – they seem to be unbeatable – team of destiny, America’s darlings. Who knew? Missouri catches … Continue reading

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Hearne: Brownback Rides Davis’ Stripper Bust Campaign into 1st Place

“I checked some of the polls this morning and, as of today, most polls show Davis is up by three to five points. The ‘What’s the Matter with Kansas?’ crowd are the base voters for Brownback. His campaign might believe … Continue reading

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Hearne: Entercom’s ‘The Point’ & ‘610 Sports’ Continue Climb, KCFX Continues to Slip & KFKF Tops September Radio Rankings

Here we go again with the September 2014 Kansas City radio ratings. Nothing particularly dramatic this month, other than Entercom’s The Point 99.7 FM continued climb as it passes longtime urban powerhouse KPRS FM for the No. 3 slot in … Continue reading

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Hearne: Dissecting Bob Lefsetz on the Concept of ‘Too Much’

I’m not sure what, Too much of nothing really means… Other than being the lyrics to a Bob Dylan song that a lot of people – me included – used to think were “manna from heaven” back in the 1970s and … Continue reading

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Hearne: Have Tony, Will Travel—Jersey Boy-Turned-Midtown Man—Has Prismatic Past

Not many Broadway shows  and starshave groupies… Jersey Boys does, it’s even got its own Facebook page.  So who knows? Things could get interesting Thursday night at The Lied Center of Kansas in Lawrence when The Midtown Men take the stage. That’s … Continue reading

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Hearne: Democrat Paul Davis Strip Club Misadventure May Be Fatal

Never been much for strip clubs myself… Don’t get me wrong, I’ve attended my share, but for writing stories in recent years. Long ago though I went with friends – first out of curiosity – later with married pals from Pembroke Hill…while I was still single, … Continue reading

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Hearne: ‘Midtown Men’ to Take Lied Center by Storm Thursday

One of the hottest tickets going goes down Thursday night in Lawrence… That’s when the Baby Boom’s answer to boy band One Direction – The Midtown Men – take the stage at the Lied Center of Kansas for a 7:30 p.m. two hour concert. … Continue reading

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Hearne: Tiananmen Square Revisted, Tunnel Vision & Ebola

As Motown great Marvin Gaye sang in, “What’s Going On?” – I’m commenting about current events using common sense  or Calvin Sense, if you will…  For example, will the situation in Hong Kong become today’s Tiananmen Square? Perhaps not, because the Chinese have developed new strategies for dealing with dissonance; now … Continue reading

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