For eighty years, a story has remained buried under the tales of the great men of Kansas City jazz, from Count Basie to Charlie Parker. Living and playing alongside them was another legend, pianist Margaret “Countess” Johnson, one of the first women to lead a career as a jazz musician in Kansas City. Unfortunately, Johnson’s… Continue reading Why Margaret ‘Countess’ Johnson is a forgotten pioneer of Kansas City jazz.
Rhonda LeValdo travels from Lawrence to Kansas City for every Chiefs home game, but she’s never actually been inside Arrowhead Stadium. Instead, she stands by a bus stop at the corner of Red Coat Lane and Blue Ridge Cutoff. Her team is a group of Native Americans. Their field is the grassy corner by the… Continue reading Why Native American activists have ramped up protests outside Chiefs games
KC Night Market V2 | Thursday, December 2 Crossroads Hotel is hosting a curated nightlife shopping experience and cultural showcase. The event will feature more than fifty regional makers and vendors with clothing, candles, ceramics, art, treats and more. This will be a cool way to support small businesses while chipping away at your holiday… Continue reading 7 Things To Do In KC This Weekend: December 2–5, 2021