Kansas City informally called "KC," is the largest city in the U.S. state of Missouri and is the anchor city of the Kansas City Metropolitan Area. The city is well known for its contributions to the musical styles of jazz and blues as well as to cuisine (Kansas City-style barbecue). The population was estimated to be 482,299.
Since its inception in 1857, the City Market has been one of the largest and most enduring public farmers' markets in the midwest, linking growers and small businesses to the Kansas City community. In addition, more than 30 full-time merchants are open year-round and offer specialty foods, fresh meats and seafood, restaurants and cafes, floral, home accessories and much more.
Kansas City jazz in the 1930s marked the transition from big bands to the bebop influence of the 1940s. In the 1970s, Kansas City attempted to resurrect the glory of the jazz era in a sanitized family friendly atmosphere. In the 1970s, an effort to open jazz clubs in the River Quay area of City Market along the Missouri ended in a gangland war in which three of the new clubs were blown up in what ultimately resulted in the removal of Kansas City mob influence in the Las Vegas casinos. The annual "Kansas City Blues and Jazz Festival", which attracts top jazz stars nationwide and large out-of-town audiences, has been rated Kansas City's "best festival." by pitch.com.
Live music venues can be found throughout the city, with the highest concentration in the Westport entertainment district centered on Broadway and Westport Road near the Country Club Plaza, as well as the 18th & Vine area (jazz music). A variety of music genres can be heard and have originated in Kansas City metro area, including: Rap groups Tech N9ne, Krizz Kaliko, Kutt Calhoun, Skatterman & Snug Brim, Mac Lethal, and SolŤ.
Kansas City is most famous for its steak and barbecue. The most famous of the steakhouses is the Golden Ox in the Kansas City Live Stock Exchange in the stockyards in the West Bottoms. Along with Texas, Memphis & North Carolina, Kansas City is a "world capital of barbecue." There are more than 90 barbecue restaurants.
Weekly newspapers include The Call, which is focused toward Kansas City's African-American community.
The climate that can, depending on the criteria used, be classified as a humid continental climate, with moderate precipitation and extremes of hot and cold. Summers can be very humid, with daytime highs reaching into the triple digits, doing so on an average of about 5 days per year.
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- Gem of the Ocean by August Wilson
February 23-March 11 -
"Slow-burning, powerfully spiritual drama." Variety
Set in 1904, August Wilson's Gem of the Ocean begins on the eve of Aunt Esther's 287th birthday. When Citizen Barlow comes to her Pittsburgh's Hill District home seeking asylum, she sets him off on a spiritual journey to find a city in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. Gem of the Ocean is the ninth work in Wilson's ten-play cycle that has recorded the American Black experience and helped to define generations. Other plays in the American Century Cycle that have been produced by MET include Fences, Jitney, and Piano Lesson.
Granvile O'Neal- Solly Two Kings
Sherri Roulette-Mosley- Aunt Esther
George Forbes- Rutherford Selig
Shawna Pe'a-Downing- Black Mary
Jerron O'Neal-Caesar Wilkes
Lewis J. Morrow- Citizen Barlow
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Demographics of Kansas City, Missouri
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Artistic View Beauty Salon - Category: Black Hair Salons - 1417 E. 55th Street Kansas City, MO (816) 444-6551
Anna's Designs Of Hollywood - Category: Black Hair Salons - 7500 Hollywood Lane (816) 446-5399
Beautiful Madame's Naturals - Category: Black Hair Salons 5923 Troost Avenue - Kansas City, MO (816) 442-7537
Beauty Quest - Category: Black Hair Salons 319 NE Vivion Rd - Kansas City, MO (913) 302 3815
BestTresses - Category: Black Hair Salons 1656 E. 63rd Street (816) 500-0740 - (visit website)
Hair Spray Cafe - Category: Black Hair Salons 412 C Delaware St (816) 442-8086 - (visit website)
Healthy Hair Stylist - Category: Hair Salons Karla specialty is healthy hair. With Karla there is no waiting! Karla has been in the industry since 1997 Karla is license in three states Ks, Tx, Mo - 404 E Gregory Blvd, ( Waldo Area) Kansas City, MO (816) 714-6152 - (visit website)
Into Hair Naturally - Category: Black Hair Salons 7637 Troost Avenue - Kansas City, MO (816) 523-0073
Joes 63rd Street Barbershop - Category: Black Hair Salons 1656 E. 63rd Street - Kansas City, MO 64110 (816) 444-0429
Karla's Salon - Category: Hair Salon - Karla is a stylist who cares about the health of her customer hair, Karla books one customer at a time!! Karla is certified in Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy by Coppola, Keratin Complex Express Blow Out, Certified in cinderella Fusion Extension, Cinderella Micro Links Extension, cinderella seamles extension, Relaxers, Hair Color, Highlites and Lowlites, Hair Cuts, razor Cuts, Black Stylist, Ethnic Stylist, Healthy Hair, Multi Cultral Stylist. - 404 E Gregory Blvd. Kansas City Missiouri 64131 (816) 714-6152 - (visit website)
Lewis McDaniel - Category: Barber Shop- 10413 Blue Ridge Blvd. (816) 589-1464
RoSalon - Category: Black Hair Salons 10009 Banister, Ste. A (816) 765-4530
Blue Symphony - Web Design Services - Blue Symphony is the home of the Custom Internet Destination - 520 W. 103rd St #176 (816) -260-8385 - Kansas City, MO. - (visit website)
Get Engaged Marketing Services - Category: Marketing Services - We offer a variety of services focused on assisting small business owner be as competitive as their "big name" counterparts at a much more fees able pricing structure. We specialize in Web Creation and Content Management- Brand Marketing strategy- Digital Marketing, printing solutions and small business planning. - 751 East 63rd Street Kansas City, MO. (816) 529-6212 - (visit website)
Ghettostone Publications Company - Publishing Services (Comics) - "The hippest, hypest, baddest, authentic Black!" - 6807 Fairlane Drive Studio #100
Kansas City, MO. 64137 - (visit website)
Hendrick Buick GMC Cadillac - Category: Auto - Hendrick Cadillac Buick GMC can get you into a new GMC Acadia in Kansas City. Take advantage of our Kansas City GMC specials and financing options. - Hendrick Buick GMC Cadillac Kansas City, MO. (866) 255-4588 - (visit website)
Higher Ground Entertainment - Marketing Services - H.G.E provides Event planning, Program Development and On-site coordination - 520 W. 103rd #176 (816) 246-5286 - Kansas City, MO. - (visit website)
Jamtel Music Group - Category: Music Production - Music production / song writing / engineering and master music along with national marketing and promotions. Also Photography - 1735 E. 63rd St. Suite 604 Kansas City, MO (816) 813-4261 - (visit website)
Midwest Afro-American - Category: Genealogical Interest Coalition - - PO Box 300972 Kansas City, MO 64130-0972 - (visit website)
Robert L. Brooks Agency, Inc. - Insurance Services - "Whatever the insurance need or whenever you have questions, just call or stop by." - 10901 Hickman Mills Dr., Ste. B - Kansas City Missouri (816) 737-8425
Bethel AME Church - 2329 Flora Avenue, Kansas City, MO (816) 231-3555
Ebenezer AME Church - 3808 E Emanuel Cleaver II Blvd, Kansas City, MO (816) 861-6614
Gregg Tabernacle AME Church - 1812 East 37th Street, Kansas City, MO (816) 921-6300
Mariah Walker AME Church - 2704 East Linwood Boulevard, Kansas City, MO (816) 861-7652
Metropolitan AME Zion Church - 2828 Prospect Avenue, Kansas City, MO (816) 923-8947
St Matthew's AME Zion Church - 4400 East Linwood Boulevard, Kansas City, MO (816) 861-2457
St John Ame Church - 3501 East Meyer Boulevard, Kansas City, MO (816) 361-0852
THE CHRISTIAN CLUB - The Christian Club is a place designed for the praise and worship of God.
A place believer's cans fellowship together while enjoying a relaxed atmosphere. The Well has the extravagant ability to combine a vast mixer of tasteful beverages; which will excite everyone taste buds regardless of their taste, age, or diet.
Providing nonalcoholic frozen or on the rocks drinks such as mochas, lattes, margaritas, daiquiri's, ice teas, etc. with a simple line of appetizers to keep the energy flowing. 3317 E 12th STREET Kansas City, MO (816) 521-1069
Victorious Life Church - 3400 Paseo, Kansas City, MO (816) 561-3619
ComedyCity - ComedyCity is home to Kansas City's original improvisational comedy show - 817 Westport Road, Kansas City Missouri (816) 842-2744
Funky Town - Category: Night Club - 8300 E State Route 350, Kansas City Missouri (816) 737-3865
Kabal Restaurant and Nightclub - Upscale restaurant. Active dance floor which hosts hip hop, jazz, reggae. - 503 Walnut St, Kansas City Missouri (816) 471-0017
Kansas City Improv - Premier Funnybone and Improv comedy club/restaurant with nationally touring comics. - 7260 NW 87th Street, Kansas City, Missouri (816) 759-5233
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K C Coolers - Line Dance Team - 3200 Wayne, Kansas City Missouri (816) 446-0169
Mac's So KC Jazz & Blues - Category: Night Club - 11816 Blue Ridge Blvd, Kansas City Missouri (816) 763-9400
Mint Ultra Lounge - Category: Night Club - 334 E 31st St, Kansas City Missouri (816) 561-2640
Phoenix Jazz Club - 302 W 8th St, Kansas City, Missouri (816) 221-5299 - (visit website)
Red Nightclub - Category: Night club - 316 Ne 72nd St, Kansas City, Missouri (816) 569-2227
Kansas City Blues & Jazz Festival - (September) at the Woodlands (I-435 and Leavenworth Rd, KCK) - (visit website)
With over 25 acts in two days, the Blues and Jazz Fest is worth heading out to the Woodlands to see.
KC Ethnic Enrichment Festival - (August) at Swope Park - (816) 333-1124 for info.
Amazing array of international cuisines, traditional costumes, song, dance and crafts.
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