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University of Kansas film professor Kevin Willmott is getting Oscar buzz for his screenplay for "BlacKkKlansman." His play "Becoming Martin," about young Martin Luther King... [Read More]
Toto guitarist Steve Lukather says Weezer's cover of "Africa" was an unexpected win for both bands. Lukather will play twice in Kansas City: at Crossroads... [Read More]
Overland Park filmmaker Sharon Liese is the co-creator of "Pink Collar Crimes," premiering at 7 p.m. July 28 on CBS. It focuses on absurd crimes... [Read More]
Paul Rudd talks about Marvel's "Ant-Man and the Wasp," his hometown co-hosts at Big Slick Celebrity Weekend, Worlds of Fun, his seeming eternal youth and... [Read More]
Stan Herd's China project represents the most ambitious addition to the series of crop artworks on young indigenous women that the Kansas native launched in... [Read More]
Mike Stoller, one half of the iconic songwriting team Leiber and Stoller, will be honored at June 2, 2018, at the American Jazz Walk of... [Read More]
Ten years after winning "American Idol" in 2008, David Cook of Blue Springs is keeping busy. This year he starred in "Kinky Boots" on Broadway,... [Read More]
"BlacKkKlansman," from Spike Lee and KU professor Kevin Willmott, won the Grand Prix award at Cannes Film Festival. It tells the true story of a... [Read More]
Heidi Gardner, who grew up in Kansas City and is a graduate of Notre Dame de Sion in Kansas City, has made an immediate impact... [Read More]
The 22nd annual Kansas City FilmFest April 11-15 at the Cinemark on the Plaza is a competition that showcases more than 100 regional, national and... [Read More]
In the new film "12 Strong," Chris Hemsworth portrays Kansan Mark Nutsch, a veteran Green Beret officer who led a special forces team into Afghanistan.... [Read More]
Peter Spears, a Shawnee Mission South graduate, is an actor-turned-producer who first became interested in adapting the story in 2007. [Read More]
Thundergong! is a comedy and music event in Kansas City Nov. 11 to raise money for Steps of Faith, which helps people pay for prosthetic... [Read More]
Shawnee Mission South grad David Dastmalchian appears in "Blade Runner 2049," "Twin Peaks," Big Slick and Paul Rudd's upcoming "Ant-Man and the Wasp." [Read More]
Kansas City Repertory Theatre presents the world premiere of Jodi Picoult's "Between the Lines." The musical runs September 8 to October 1. [Read More]
Bruce Campbell of "Evil Dead" will come to Alamo Drafthouse on September 9 to promote his memoir "Hail to the Chin" and host "Last Fan... [Read More]
Movie review: Horror film "Annabelle: Creation," the third sequel to "The Conjuring," looks good, but the story is irritating. [Read More]
"Audrie & Daisy," "Matchbreaker" "Trust Fund" and other movies either shot in the Kansas City area or made by KC-based filmmakers can now be streamed. [Read More]
Review: Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler and other stars of the original "Wet Hot American Summer" movie return for the Netflix silly sequel, "Ten Years Later." [Read More]
Movie review: Christopher Nolan's "Dunkirk" admirably takes to land, sea and air, but some dialogue and characters are hard to distinguish. [Read More]
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