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Paul Wilson: Ferguson Will Not Go Gentlly into That Good Night

The Michael Brown autopsy is out… And of all the pertinent facts regarding the young man shot by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson last August, the most damning is that Brown suffered a close range wound to his hand. In other words, he wasn’t mowed … Continue reading

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Paul Wilson: Ebola Czar Has No Clothes

I can’t get the Faux-Ebola panic off my mind… Fortunately more Americans have been married to Kim Kardashian than have died of Ebola. And frankly, I’m not sure which would be more painful, but that’s another story for another time. Ebola Czar … Continue reading

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Hearne: Midland Uses World Series as Excuse to Dump Ducats

Let’s see, you’re sitting on a you-know-what load of soft ticket shows and you want to save face – what to do? Well, there’s always the option of “papering the arena” as they say. Concert biz insiders are all too familiar with that … Continue reading

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Paul Wilson: Happy Columbus Day! Ripped Anybody Off Yet?

An unexpected trip to the bank this morning reminded me that it’s Columbus Day… Upon landing on these shores, Columbus journaled, “The Indians are so naive and so free with their possessions that no one who has not witnessed them … Continue reading

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Hearne: About This Year’s Royals-Cards World Series Matchup

It’s way too early to contemplate a Cardinals-Royals rematch… Or is it? Because aside from fears of jinxing things, it’s a reasonable possibility that this year’s Kansas City Royals could end up playing the St. Louis Cardinals in the World Series. You know, shades … Continue reading

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Stomper: The Glory Days of Professional Wrestling in Kansas City

Drift back with me now to the fall of 1964 in Kansas City…  The country was slowly recovering from the assassination of John F. Kennedy. We were well into the presidential campaign between Lyndon Baines Johnson and conservative stalwart Barry Goldwater. Ilus … Continue reading

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Sounds Good: War on Drugs @ Granada, Seinfeld @ Midland, Big Gigantic @ Crossroads KC

Saturday, October 11th The War on Drugs at the Granada in Lawrence This Philadelphia band has put out a couple of damn good albums over the last few years.  2011’s Slave Ambient was a lush take on droney, psychadelic rock. … 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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Leftridge: Next Stop for Royals, Baltimore

When the dust settled, the unlikeliest thief was standing at second with a goofy, childlike grin… Not only had he stolen a base, he’d also scored from first on a triple earlier in the game. It was just that kind … Continue reading

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Hearne: Advertiser Calls Out 96.5 The Buzz Hosts as ‘Player Haters’

Out of the mouths of babes… In the wake of revelations about rampant on-air raunchiness at radio station 96.5 The Buzz and the million dollar message delivered last week by a jury to its parent company and hosts Afentra and Danny … Continue reading

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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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