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A Conversation with the Mayor
Interview with Kansas City Mayor Kay Barnes on the occasion of the passage of the "arena tax" in August, 2004. The campaign for passage of the tax was one of the most grueling, and rewarding, of Barnes'...
A Little TIF Here, A Little TIF There
March 1, 2002
Article criticizing recent uses of tax increment financing (TIF), a program designed to attract developers to the urban core. The law firm of Blackwell, Sanders, Peper, Martin seeks TIF financing to build...
A Window on the World
Photographs and article about the rural home near Kearney, Missouri, of Dutch artist Marjolein Bastin, who has been associated with Hallmark Cards since 1991. Called ''Blue Skies,'' the prairie-style home...
Bring on the Lightning
Article discusses public perceptions of art in response to Kansas City's "One Percent for Art" Program. The program commissions artists for public art in Kansas City.
Bye-Bye Jazz and Blues Fest
Article lamenting the loss of the Kansas City Blues and Jazz Festival. Reasons for the festival being cancelled in 2002 are described.
Article describing the efforts of Mayor Kay Barnes and others to revitalize the Downtown area of Kansas City, Missouri.
Historic Preservation Comes of Age
Comprehensive study of different types of historic preservation of buildings and neighborhoods of the city's built environment.
Kansas City Schools Need the Community Back Again
Article describing changes on the Kansas City Board of Education that will allow members to "actually work together in a professional manner", namely the April 2002 election of David Smith, Ingrid Burnett,...
Kansas City's Entrepreneurial Legends
Article describes a 2003 town hall meeting, "Entrepreneurs' Experiences", which brought together 11 of Kansas City's "Entrepreneurial Masters" to speak and give advice to up-and-coming Kansas City business...
KC's Hallowed Ground Endangered
Article describes the past and current state of Elmwood Cemetery, the historic resting place of many notable figures of the city's past. The cemetery's inactive board of directors has recently been reinvigorated...
Keeping FOCUS in Focus
Aricle about the City Plan Commission's plan standing for "Forging Our Comprehensive Urban Strategy," with "rules of engagement on seven fronts: the urban core, the Northland, neighborhoods, infrastructure,...
Let Icons Be Icons
Article describes plans for a development on the West Edge of the Country Club Plaza that will be home to both Bernstein-Rein Advertising and the Museum of Advertising Icons. The 2.4 acre site along 48th...
Let's Build a New Downtown Arena
Editorial supporting the idea that a new arena downtown would be beneficial to Kansas City.
Looking Back to Move Ahead
Article describing efforts to link contemporary land development to the historic overland trails passing through the Kansas City area. The concept of transforming Bannister Mall into "the Three Trails...
Love Art? Let's Review
Article profiles Review magazine, described as a "labor of love" dedicated to the Kansas City arts community. The first issue of Review appeared in 1998.
On the Cusp of Greatness
Profiles of local Olympic gymnasts Courtney McCool and Terin Humphrey, as well as their coach, Al Fong. Fong founded the Great American Gymnastic Express in Blue Springs, Missouri.
One Hundred Years on the Hoof
The American Royal is here to stay, with photographs of the Royal.
Over Around and Through: The Blue River and its Crossings
Article discusses the history and importance of the Blue River which often goes unnoticed. It includes references to floods, bridges and the difficulty of crossing the river in the early years of settlement....
Performance Paradigm Shift
Commentary regarding the plan proposed in 2005 to establish the Metropolitan Kansas City Performing Arts Center in the Lyric Theater Building, at 222 W. 11th St.
Author shares his negative impressions of the renovations to the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, under construction and not yet completed or landscaped at the time of the article's publication.
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