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Best of 2016 - KC on KC: City of Fountains
"The City of Fountains” isn’t just a cool nickname for KC. It’s one that we've earned. Discover some of the most iconic fountains found throughout Kansas City, all set to the tune of the Kansas City Symphony.

This film was created in collaboration with KJO Media. Learn more at http://kjomedia.com.

#kansascityfountains #cityoffountainskansascity

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Offbeat Guide to Kansas City, Missouri's Weirdest Stuff
Hair museums, hacker houses, and the world's largest ball of videotape are just a few things waiting for you on this ultimate offbeat guide to Kansas City.

Kansas City is known for its incredible barbecue, stellar jazz scene, and.. hair museums? Believe it or not, there's a very strange side to the City of Fountains, and if you're up for an adventure, it's not hard to add some offbeat fun to any trip through KC.

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Open Spaces Kansas City: Call for Artists and Arts Organizations
Deadline for submissions: 31/01/2018 - City: Kansas City, MO, Country: United States

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Do you have an artistic concept to share with the world? A new, in-progress, or recent creation, or maybe a dream collaboration? If so, OPEN SPACES might be the perfect platform for you. OPEN SPACES is a city-wide arts initiative in partnership with the City of Kansas City, local philanthropic leaders, and Kansas City Creates. OPEN SPACES Artistic Director Dan Cameron welcomes practitioners in all artistic disciplines to submit proposals for the nine-week event.

Picture a diverse and imaginative spectrum of human creativity spread across Kansas City, in spaces new and old, in parks, empty urban lots, museums, galleries, performance halls and outdoor stages. That’s the template for OPEN SPACES, a two-month-long celebration of the contemporary visual and performing arts in Kansas City, from August 25, 2018 through October 28, 2018.

With the rolling expanse of Swope Park as its anchor, this multi-disciplinary art experience will commence on August 25, 2018 in a custom-built arts village in the park, and at multiple site-specific locations around the city.

OPEN SPACES will feature commissions, collaborations, and recent work from more than 80 international, national, and local visual and performing artists. The exhibition of visual artists will be on view through the full 9 weeks, will anchor the ongoing performance schedule, all culminating in a weekend musical event on October 12-14 in Swope Park.

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Open Spaces - Kansas City Art Experience
Open Spaces is Kansas City’s debut onto the 21st century world stage of culture, mixed-media installation and cutting-edge performance. Bringing more than one hundred renowned visual and performing artists together over the course of two months, Open Spaces celebrates artistic excellence in K.C.’s most iconic areas. We’re putting the world on notice that Kansas City is a center for artistic excellence.

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Open Spaces: Call for Artists
Do you have an artistic concept to share with the world? A new, in-progress, or recent creation, or maybe a dream collaboration? If so, OPEN SPACES might be the perfect platform for you. OPEN SPACES is a city-wide arts initiative in partnership with the City of Kansas City, local philanthropic leaders, and Kansas City Creates. OPEN SPACES Artistic Director Dan Cameron welcomes practitioners in all artistic disciplines to submit proposals for the nine-week event.

Picture a diverse and imaginative spectrum of human creativity spread across Kansas City, in spaces new and old, in parks, empty urban lots, museums, galleries, performance halls and outdoor stages. That’s the template for OPEN SPACES, a two-month-long celebration of the contemporary visual and performing arts in Kansas City, from August 25, 2018 through October 28, 2018.

With the rolling expanse of Swope Park as its anchor, this multi-disciplinary art experience will commence on August 25, 2018 in a custom-built arts village in the park, and at multiple site-specific locations around the city.

OPEN SPACES will feature commissions, collaborations, and recent work from more than 80 international, national, and local visual and performing artists. The exhibition of visual artists will be on view through the full 9 weeks, will anchor the ongoing performance schedule, all culminating in a weekend musical event on October 12-14 in Swope Park.

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THE KANSAS CITY PLAZA LIGHTS 2017
A local tradition for 88 years, Plaza Lights is a 15-block holiday spectacle on the famed Country Club Plaza, featuring thousands of glimmering, jewel-colored lights that accentuate every dome, tower and window of the Spanish-inspired shopping district.

The KCP&L Plaza Lights shine daily from 5 p.m. to 3 a.m., Thanksgiving through mid-January. All Plaza parking garages will be open and accessible throughout the KCP&L Plaza Lights season.
While enjoying the lights, shoppers can peruse the detailed window displays and take in the sounds of the season, from the clip-clop of horse drawn carriages to the holiday songs of carolers.
EARLY HOLIDAY BEGINNINGS
What started with a single strand of Christmas lights strung over a store entrance in 1925 has become a living legend as the most spectacular holiday lighting display in the nation. The first Plaza Lighting Ceremony took place in 1930.
Putting up the lights is no small task. Starting after Labor Day each year, a crew of four electricians from Capital Electric begins stringing the lights while the weather is still warm.
Special trucks with lifts let workmen reach tall places. To ascend the domes and towers, workers use ropes and shoes just like mountain climbers to keep their footing.

As Thanksgiving approaches, midnight “light runs” test the lights to guarantee they all simultaneously switch on. During the holiday season, workmen are kept busy replacing the many thousand bulbs that burn out. Removal of the lights begins right after the holiday season ends, this season on Jan. 13.
All lights are down by March and taken into the shop where they are checked, coiled, tied, wrapped and cataloged for storage until the next year’s event.

FUN PLAZA LIGHTS FACTS
*Tower lights are always one color. For example, The Time *Tower, at Broadway and Ward Parkway, is always red.
*The lights don’t stay up all year long. The hard-working crew from Capital Electric begin hanging the lights in *August and take them back down starting in mid-January through the beginning of March.
*The big switch on the stage at the Plaza Lighting Ceremony really does turn on all the lights.
*The child selected to help turn on the lights from the audience is always chosen at random.
*A lights test occurs on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving from 2 a.m. to 6 a.m.
*The only time that the Plaza lights were not in operation occurred in 1973 when President Nixon called upon all *Americans to curtail the use of Christmas lights to reduce dependence on foreign oil imports.
*Guests who have been invited to turn on the Plaza Lights include: George Brett, Trent Green, Kate Spade, "Fastest Man in the World" Maurice Green, Paul Rudd, Jason Sudeikis, Eric Stonestreet, Walter Cronkite, Derrick Thomas, Marcus Allen, Buck O’Neil and Oleta Adams.
*All of the Plaza’s parking garages are free and open to the public.
*Best viewing options for the Plaza Lights include Halls rooftop, which would allow you to see the actual ceremony. Other rooftops with good views during the season of lights include McCormick & Schmick’s, The InterContinental Kansas City Hotel and the second floor of Barnes & Noble.
*The Plaza’s shops have extended hours during the holiday season.
*The best time to take a carriage ride on the Plaza is during the holiday season. Two carriage companies operate all-year, Surrey’s Carriage Company at 816-531-2673 and Pride of Kansas City at 816-531-1999.

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Christmas Time in Kansas City
Part video collage, part music video, and part Kansas City promotional video. With music by Robert Shaw & the Robert Shaw Chamber Singers from the album, "Songs Of Angels: Christmas Hymns And Carols" on Telarc records. Music used for non-commercial purposes only - no copyright infringement intended! All videos taken by myself in December 2015, using my cell phone camera. Enjoy!

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In 2017 Worlds of fun is home to WinterFest

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Video Interview - 'Stranger Things' Character Wears Shirt from Mo. Orthodontist'

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KOLR) -- If you're a fan of the classics, or you just really like binge-worthy TV, you've likely invested at least some amount of time in Netflix's Stranger Things.

Season two of the show Netflix calls it's love letter to the 80s was released on the streaming service just before Halloween.

But while lots of people devoured all nine episodes that weekend, Orthodontist Wes Allai was busy watching a different series.

"Well I was watching the world series," Allai laughs.

Well, that is until he got a Facebook message from a former patient.

"She was watching Stranger Things on Netflix, and the shirt I gave her 25 years ago was on Dustin," he says.

In a photo sent to KOLR10 by Netflix, Dustin, one of the main characters in the show, can be seen wearing a bright yellow shirt, reading "Brace Yourself for the Future".

It's the same shirt Allai says he designed in 1982 when he first started in orthodontics.

"We don't know how it made it to L.A. But it made it," he says.

He says every orthodontic patient he's had in 35 years has left with one.

When asked how many people have told him about the shirt, the doctor said, "probably 2-300. Something like that in about a week."

And now the man who's passed out these tees for years is looking to get his hands on one of his own.

"I'd like to meet him or talk to him,” Allai says. “I'd really like to get a signed tee shirt from him. That'd be really great."

http://www.nwahomepage.com/news/stranger-things-character-wears-shirt-from-mo-orthodontist/854489648

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How to avoid a serious accident if you hit a deer

The greatest number of car/deer crashes happen in November, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol. If you do hit a deer, the KHP has a few tips for you.
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