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‘Elvis’ looks at faith and foibles at root of cultural icon

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Before he was the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley was a young boy getting his musical beginnings in the small rural town of Tupelo, Mississippi. When he was 13, he ...

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Health conference challenges students, medical professionals to serve hurting world

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As the world seemingly descends into greater chaos, the need for compassionate response teams is growing exponentially and an international health conference in Kansas City hopes to be the answer. From Russia’s ...

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MAYA: The Great Jaguar Rises to open at Union Station

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The record-breaking Auschwitz exhibition at Kansas City’s Union Station closed in March  to record crowds. Now, the next major exhibition, MAYA: The Great Jaguar Rises, will open July 13. (Editor’s note: this article ...

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Churches attacked by pro-abortion protesters

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A major religious liberty organization will sue pro-abortion protesters who are invading and defacing churches across the nation.  The announcement comes after hundreds of protesters harassed churches to protest a possible Supreme ...

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‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ is a cinematic bullet train

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A Shinkansen is an extremely fast bullet train spread all over Japan. They reach high speeds and don’t really stop until they get to their destination. Much like my esoteric statement, Sam ...

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“The Northman” is a sweeping Norse saga

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“The Northman” is a sprawling Viking revenge epic in the way of Terrence Malick‘s “The New World”. It is grand in its scale and beautiful its in scenery. Robert Eggers’ usual penchant ...

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After attacking Jews, Christians on Easter, Palestinians fight police

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Israeli police continue to deal with Palestinians on Jerusalem’s Temple Mount after Muslims attacked worshippers on Passover and Easter Sunday. The violence comes after Islamic Imams preached in advance of Ramadan, that ...

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REVIEW: In Cyrano, love is a verb

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In Joe Wright’s 2022 musical version of the 1897 play Cyrano de Bergerac, Peter Dinklage plays the titular character, trading witty barbs, lovely poems, and rapier thrusts with the rest of the characters ...

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Union Station Auschwitz exhibition ticket sales top 300,000

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Time is running out to visit the Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away. exhibition at Kansas City’s Union Station. There will not be another extension according to Union Station officials, because the tour ...

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Everyone has heard a Wicked song, but have you seen the musical?

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Have you heard this one? “…Everyone deserves a chance to fly!” “Popular, you’re gonna be Popular! “I’ve heard it said that people come into our lives for a reason bringing something we ...

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Faith-based ‘American Underdog’ movie performs well in theaters

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“American Underdog,” the new faith-based film about football star Kurt Warner, had a strong opening weekend and despite a strong “Spiderman” and other holiday movies. It opened in the top 10 at ...

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Kansas, Missouri brace for major winter storm

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Kansas and Missouri are set to begin the New Year with a winter storm bringing ice and up to a foot of snow. Across the Kansas City 12-country region, the storm will ...

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Noon Year’s Eve at Union Station offers daylong activities on December 31

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For people who have trouble staying up until midnight to ring in the New Year, Kansas City’s Union Station is offering daytime alternatives this Friday. Science City’s annual New Year’s event, Noon ...

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12 Christmas movies to watch before New Years

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It’s the Christmas holiday, which for many means more free time, lots of travel and the desire to curl up with hot chocolate and a good movie. There are hundreds of Christmas ...

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Samaritan’s Purse among those deploying to tornado ravaged areas

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Christian relief agencies are pouring into six states devastated by a historic tornado outbreak that hit Friday night into Saturday morning. Samaritan’s Purse is already on the ground with relief trucks and volunteers. ...

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Our Top 10 Thanksgiving movies

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Can’t “movie” from all the turkey and pumpkin pie? Sit back and enjoy one of our favorite Thanksgiving-themed movies. We’ve included a clip or the original movie trailer to check them out. ...

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‘Tootsie’ marks Broadway’s return to Kansas City

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We all need to laugh. And you will laugh with, and at, Tootsie. The latest iteration of the 1982 film starring Dustin Hoffman, will be presented by Broadway Across America and the ...

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‘Cry Macho’ misses mark at being a great movie

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They say that cowboys are a breed tougher than nails and as strong as steel but in Clint Eastwood‘s “Cry Macho,” he recasts the myth. For a huge portion of his past, ...

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Hurricane Ida damage likely to result in higher gas prices for Labor Day weekend

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Anyone planning to travel for Labor Day weekend can expect to pay more for gasoline. On top of Biden administration policies that have caused gas costs to rise, Hurricane Ida has shut ...

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Singing in church prepared Jennifer Hudson to play Aretha Franklin

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Jennifer Hudson says her own connection to Gospel music helped her fill the role of Aretha Franklin in the upcoming biopic RESPECT. Hudson may not have taken on the “Queen of Soul” ...

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Empires at War: National WWI Museum adds powerful new exhibit

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The newest exhibition from the National WWI Museum and Memorial opens Friday, Aug. 27.  Empires at War: Austria and Russia explores aspects of the war often less surveyed: the Eastern Front and ...

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National Churchill Museum in Fulton reopens after pandemic

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Area families looking for a getaway before school starts have a new option. The National Churchill Museum in Fulton, Mo., is reopening this weekend after being closed during the pandemic. The museum ...

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Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, Kan. returns for 49th year

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The popular Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, Kan. will take place Sept. 15-19 with organizers releasing talent line-up. This year’s event will be the 49th annual and the public, eager for a ...

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‘Summer of Soul’ and “Mysterious Benedict Society’ lead July streaming

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A wide variety of entertainment options for July include Gladys Knight and the Pips in Summer of Soul to The Mysterious Benedict Society. It’s not easy finding a television series the whole ...

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Help homeless veterans on Independence Day

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No veteran should have to suffer homelessness, but the good news is that the number of veterans experiencing homelessness is declining. A point-in-time survey by the Department of Veterans Affairs reports that ...

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