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Butcher Babies and Anti-Mortem – Merriam, KS

Anti-Mortem   Butcher Babies

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You have to be smarter than your gear

You have to be smarter than your camera. This is one of the most important lessons for a photographer to learn. Sure, there are plenty of auto modes on the camera that can choose “close enough” exposure values for most ...

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Rockstar Uproar Festival 2014 – Kansas City

Summertime means concerts, and concert festivals especially; and as the season winds down, Rockstar pulled out all the stops to produce a fantastic festival, that was in Kansas City on Friday, September 5th. As is the case with most festivals, multiple ...

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Yes 2014 World Tour – Kansas City

Having just finished a tour, and cruise, in 2013, Yes wasted no time in hitting the road again, and was back in Kansas City, playing at the same theater they were 18 months ago. Many people in attendance were at ...

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Old Crow Medicine Show – Kansas City

Few genres of music are more American than folk and, well, Americana. On Thursday night, two of the countries most popular bands, of this genre, performed to a sold out crowd at the Uptown Theater on Thursday night. The Carolina ...

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Night of the Proms – Kansas City

What do you get when you cross Kenny Loggins, John Miles, Michael McDonald, Nile Rogers & Chic, John Miles, the Pointer Sisters, and soprano Natalie Choquette with classical music orchestra, Il Novecento? America’s first iteration of Night of the Proms. Having ...

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Queen It’s a Kinda Magic – Press Release

QUEEN IT’S A KINDA MAGIC The long-running tribute show and full concert experience Queen – It’s A Kinda Magic will tour with its new cast through Western USA this Spring. The show recreates Queen’s 1986 World Tour concert, featuring over ...

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Frank Turner and the John Butler Trio – Crossroads

Normally, when multiple acts are on the bill, the opening act suffers a little from lack of audience.  This was not the case with Frank Turner, who has a sizable cult following, and can easily fill the Crossroads, and most ...

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Infected Mushroom – Crossroads Kansas City

As a psychedelic/electronica  band, Infected Mushroom really cannot be described in words, or even photos. Without hearing them, it’s really hard to truly understand what to expect from their show; in fact, much of the spectacle comes from the audience, ...

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The Monkees – Uptown Theater – Kansas City

When four young men were cast in the television roles of a struggling rock band inspired by The Beatles’ A Hard Day’s Night, few could have predicted the impact The Monkees would make on music and pop culture at large, ...

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