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Donnelly: Sporting Limping Towards Finish, Playoffs Not Clinched

They desperately needed to pick up some points with only a handful of games left in the MLS regular season… Yet Sporting Kansas City couldn’t get out of its own way Friday against the visiting New England Revolution, losing 3-2.  The loss … Continue reading

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Hearne: New Halls on Grand a Grand Slam But Can It Overcome Its Location?

Location, location, location… Make no mistake, the glitzy new Halls on Grand is a splendid proposition. One that would no doubt make Adele Hall – the deceased civic leader and wife of Hallmark chairman Don Hall – quite proud. “It’s a lot nicer than … Continue reading

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Hearne: Are The Flaming Lips Flaming Out?

Talk about a band at the crossroads… Word on the street that tonight’s Flaming Lips show in the Crossroads is an epic disaster in terms of ticket sales raises serious questions about the band’s future. The combination of Father Time, a … Continue reading

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Lefsetz: ‘U2’s Manager Responds to Backlash: If You Don’t Like This Gift, Delete It’ 

Speaking of tone deaf scumbags… The spam problem is all over the news – I have to delete hundreds of messages a day – but when U2 does it it’s legitimate. Ugh. It’s almost like the band doesn’t live in the … Continue reading

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Calvin Sense: Fundamental Politics & Ferguson, Mo.

Class is in session… The President has delayed issuing executive orders concerning the immigration issue, stating he needs more time to figure out what to do. Obviously the real reason is President Obama doesn’t want the Democrats to suffer in the … Continue reading

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Calvin Sense: Stop the Insanity

Hard choices remain in the Middle East as to who Americans should ally themselves with in the fight against ISIS… Sometimes in life there are no good choices, consequently, a practical choice based on the situation in the current time … Continue reading

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Sounds Good: Washed Out @ Granada, Buzz Beach Ball @ Sporting Park

New album you should listen to: Delta Spirit  – Into the Wide It drops on September 9th.  If you are unfamiliar with this San Diego – now NYC – band, check out 2010’s excellent History From Below.  Lead singer Matthew Vasquez‘s distinctive … Continue reading

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Calvin Sense: “Let’s Bomb Everything & Let God Sort it Out”

General Curtis LeMay had the right idea during the Vietnam War… And in my opinion, LeMay’s thoughts on bombing enemies are applicable today where ISIS is concerned. There’s just no justification by anybody with any Common Sense for not bombing ISIS, a group … Continue reading

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Calvin Sense: Contrary to Popular Opinion California Gov. Jerry Brown Cares Not for Working Americans

Unbelievable!  California Governor Jerry Brown said Thursday that illegal aliens are welcome in California and he’s going to extend state benefits, financial aid, and facilitate getting drivers licenses to help them. California is already a sanctuary state and Brown is taking this concept … Continue reading

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Glazer: A Salute to Chelsea Handler as She Hangs it Up on the E-Channel

I know, I know many of you don’t like Chelsea Handler… She’s a little slutty and brash – drunk and high at times – but always a winner. Last night Chelsea said goodbye to her long running television series, CHELSEA … Continue reading

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Donnelly: DC Hands Sporting Worst Loss Ever at Sporting Park

The American flag at the northeast corner of Sporting Park was lifeless and limp as the National Anthem filled the stadium.  On the pitch the temperature was over 100 degrees. Halfway through the tune, several of the customary pre-game fireworks appeared … Continue reading

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Sounds Good: Lawrence Busker Fest, Fiddling & Picking Championships, The Sluts @ Liberty Hall

Looks like Lawrence is the place to be this weekend… Especially if you want to see a guy in a top hat shoot ping pong balls out of his …..  mouth.  Sorry.  Apparently he can throw a dime in the … Continue reading

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Paul Wilson: Abraham, Martin & John Meet Trayvon, Michael & Jesse

What we’ve seen this past week in Ferguson, Missouri is becoming an all too frequent event… With Trayvon Martin fresh in our minds, Michael Brown, an unarmed teen, was shot and killed by Ferguson police. However, “unarmed” does not always equate … Continue reading

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Hearne: The Empire Strikes Back — Entercom Ignites, Wilks Wilts

Think historic… A changing of the guard was in play in the July 2014 radio ratings as the once almighty Entercom became once again almighty. In a nutshell, Entercom’s The Point beat Mix 93.3, The Wolf beat KFKF and Q104 and The Rock and The … Continue reading

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Hearne: Are ‘Storm Chasers’ Just Money Grubbing Morons?

The answer to the above question: yes and no… It’s one I had to ask myself for like the zillionth time after reviewing that new twister flick that opens today, Into the Storm. I’ll get to the movie review a little later. … Continue reading

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Donnelly: Turnpike Troubadours @ Crossroads KC, 8/1/14

It was packed in the Crossroads Arts District Friday night… The weather was perfect, it was First Friday and all sorts of folks were out wandering around, grabbing a drink or two and just taking in one of the more eclectic experiences … Continue reading

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Sounds Good: Survivorman @ Czar, Turnpike Troubadours @ Crossroads KC

Holy shit, Motley Crue is at the Sprint Center this weekend?  Sorry, I’m too lazy to find the umlauts. Anyway, the only silver lining is that after this tour, they have promised to stop.  That’s right, this is a “farewell … Continue reading

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Stomper: Blame it on Mom – Keeping the Rock Em, Sock Em Out of Youth Sports

Our esteemed administrator has been on me to offer another piece and I fear that my obsession with politics is painting me into a corner so… Time to branch out. And while I’m confident Chuck will take issue with this, I try to … Continue reading

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Donnelly: Sporting KC Blaze Trail to Keep Top American Talent at Home

Sporting Kansas City took a big swing recently by signing both Matt Besler and Graham Zusi to long-term, Designated Player contracts. DP contracts are the ones that pay the big money, and up until now had been utilized mainly to … Continue reading

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Hearne: Lefsetz Checks In As Winter Checks Out

I got into Johnny Winter before he went mainstream… To the extent that he ever really was mainstream, that is. My roommate in high school (from Saudia Arabia) turned me on to Winter’s first album, The Progressive Blues Experiment and I fell in love with … Continue reading

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