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Amidst the festive spirit of St. Patricks Day, the iconic symbol of luck, the clover, reminds us of the rich traditions and celebrations honoring Irish heritage.
Exploring St. Patrick's Day Alternatives in Kansas City
Aydan Stigler and Grace BeshoreMarch 14, 2024

  The annual St. Patrick's Day celebration is just around the corner, and with celebration comes large crowds.    The annual city parade...

Visit the City Market to explore local vendors.
Smart Saving Strategies for a Wallet-Friendly Spring Break
Emily Wheeler, Staff Writer • March 14, 2024

  UMKC students are ready for the upcoming week-long spring break, but are their wallets?   From travel adventures to staycations, spring...

Earth Mother by Sheron Smith
Her Art/Their Art Explores the Female Experience in the 21st Century
Elyse Bredfeldt, Staff Writer • March 12, 2024

  Her Art/Their Art is a collection that aims to answer the question: “What does it mean to identify, live, navigate, or be perceived by society...

Nina Simone: Four Women” playbook.
The KC Rep’s “Nina Simone: Four Women” is both timeless and poignant.
Maisy Blanton, Staff Writer • March 5, 2024

  The Kansas City Repertory Theater (KCRep) recently performed “Nina Simone: Four Women.” The show follows musician Nina Simone as she...

Around 1 million people were estimated to be in attendance at the parade.
One Dead, Several Injured During Chiefs Parade
Zach Gunter and Jazlyn SummersFebruary 14, 2024

Update:   As of 2:30 p.m. Thursday afternoon, the number of those injured at the Union Station shooting after the Chiefs Super Bowl parade...

November albums to keep an ear out for


FKA twigs — “MAGDALENE” ​(Nov. 8)

U.K. pop surrealist FKA twigs will release her second studio album, ​”MAGDALENE​,” next month, following her 2015 debut album, ​”LP1.”​ FKA twigs creates a uniquely-haunting and minimalist sound on “Cellophane,” one of the album’s singles, a​ccompanied by a cinematic and glossy music video. In an interview with i-D Magazine, the artist detailed the album as having production work by Jack Antonoff and Skrillex, as well as a feature from hip-hop and rap artist, Future.

Hannah Diamond — “​Reflections”​ (Nov. 22)

London-based singer and visual artist Hannah Diamond is set to release her debut pop album, “Reflections,” ​on Nov. 22. ​”Reflections” ​comes after the release of nine singles by Diamond, the earliest from 2013. The latest single, “​Invisible,” is a twinkling, electronic song with 80’s inspired synths, produced by frequent Charli XCX collaborator, A.G. Cook. In a press release, Diamond describes her forthcoming sound as representing a “hyper-real reflection of real life.”

Doja Cat — “​Hot Pink” ​(Nov. 7)

Doja Cat, the rap artist behind viral hits like “​MOOO!”​ and ​”Tia Tamera”(featuring Rico Nasty)​, will release her sophomore album, “​Hot Pink” ​next month. With an ear for an infectious hook and an eye for bright and unique music videos, she is a rising star in the current class of female rappers. Details on ​”Hot Pink” ​are currently few, but her recent singles being so different in sound and visuals indicate it will be a unique and unconventional record.

HOLYCHILD — “The Theatrical Death of Julie Delicious”​ (Nov. 8)

Los Angeles synth-pop duo HOLYCHILD’s sophomore studio album, “​The Theatrical Death of Julie Delicious​,” is set to be released Nov. 8. It follows its 2015 debut LP, “​The Shape of Brat Pop to Come,”​ and will feature the duo’s most recent single, “​Raining Romance​.” The upbeat track features echoing vocals, reverbing drums and a pulsing synth beat.

Aphex Twin — ​“Peel Session 2”​ (Nov. 14)

The latest in a series of EP releases over the years, ​“Peel Session 2”​ by British electronic artist Aphex Twin will be released this month. This established artist began making music in the early 90s and is regarded as one of the most influential artists in electronic music. “Peel Session 2”​ will contain four songs, according to Twin’s label, including one called “​Pancake Lizard.”

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