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McTavish: Ring Around the Revenue at Arrowhead

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McTavish Weekend: Are You Ready to Oink?

You can ham it up or pig out this weekend. Wait a sec. Why not both?

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McTavish: Blago stoops to con at Comic Con

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McTavish: Wainwright is Woeful and Wonderful

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McTavish Weekend: 13 is Only a Number, Only a Number, Only a Number

Another Friday, another excuse for my senses of wanderlust and wonder to explore the possibilities of go and do in Kansas City.

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McTavish: Browne and Lindley Trump Summer Temps with Poetry and Playing

Heat and humidity were no matches for sincerity and showmanship at Jackson Browne Continue reading

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McTavish: Dylan’s Work Ethic Feels Like Toil at Starlight

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McTavish Weekend: Dylan to slap or tickle at Starlight?

How does it f-e-e-e-e-e-l to be Bob Dylan? Like a rolling stone, of course, and not just figuratively.

The totally unpredictable, phenomenally rule-changing, absolutely one and only, incredibly influential Robert Zimmerman may be more tangled up in blue than forever young these days. But he just keeps rollin Continue reading

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McTavish Weekend: Hairy Comedy, Fringe Fever, Lovett or Leave It

Tickets cost $55 to see bigwig comic Bill Maher at 8 tonight at Ameristar Casino (quick, you can still make it!), but it Continue reading

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McTavish: McCartney Magic Fills Sprint Center

Paul McCartney did what only he could do on Saturday night at Sprint Center: Be Paul McCartney.

The master tunesmith, remarkable performer and living legend led a nearly three-hour, 38-song epic of retro hits and hero worship that went down as an immediate classic.

If you happened to be part of the near-capacity throng that hung onto virtually every note, joyfully sang along and cheered in awe, this momentous gig constituted a cherished memory guaranteed to raise a smile for years to come.

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McTavish Weekend: Back in The Star (sort of) for Paul’s Sake

Paul McCartney last performed in Kansas City on Memorial Day in 1993 at Arrowhead Stadium.

I saw the show, which was great, and wrote about it in The Kansas City Star, which this week quoted a small piece from my review in its Preview cover story devoted to fan memories of McCartney.

Allow me to thank my ex-employer for the nostalgic exposure. Further allow me to share the same tidbit, but with a quote from McCartney that didn Continue reading

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McTavish: Why McCartney Still Matters or ‘To Sir Paul with Love’

A good number of unsold tickets remain to behold Paul McCartney and his mostly baby boomer fans recalling when they were young courtesy of the septuagenarian ex-Beatle Continue reading

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McTavish: Gaslight Anthem Burns Monotonously

The guys in Gaslight Anthem are too young to remember the heyday of the retro touchstones that roll around their music like vintage marbles stored in a mayonnaise jar.

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McTavish Weekend: Reviving Jazz, Punking the Boss, Giving a Whoop

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McTavish Weekend: Burlesque, Benatar & Kid Tryouts for ‘Christmas Carol’

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McTavish Weekend: Red, White, Blue and ‘Pink’

There should be no lack of places to lay down a blanket and be dazzled by fireworks this Fourth of July weekend, but only one Continue reading

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McTavish: Roger Daltrey Triumphs, Taps Rock Fountain of Youth with Fans

Roger Daltrey sang powerfully, reminisced considerably and even swung his microphone in the air like old times for some 700 cheering fans Saturday night at the Uptown Theater.

Despite the audience being on the small side, its appreciation was appropriately immense for one of rock Continue reading

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McTavish Weekend: Back to back (to back) concerts at Sprint Center

The Sprint Center still needs a major professional sports franchise to call it home, but concert-wise the nearly three-year-old arena in the heart of KC Continue reading

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McTavish: Maye finds more than one way to entertain at Jardine’s

Marilyn Maye does this thing while singing that happens so fast yet seems to last forever: Her pupils playfully dart to the upper corners of her eyes and hold there for what seems like a permanent instant.

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McTavish Weekend: Maye you not miss Marilyn

Think of it as an appointment with your own enjoyment: Legendary singer and longtime Kansas City area resident Marilyn Maye begins a five-night engagement on Sunday at Jardine Continue reading

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