Via The Pitch KC
Our Pitch readers must trust us… because, once again, they let us guide them along for an adventure of riddles and challenges that sent them from Olathe to Raytown, then Crossroads to Strawberry Hill, and everything in between.
A total of 49 teams joined the Kansas City exploration. We have photographic evidence of each team’s KC expertise, but Pinkies and the Brain took the top prize of $500 and a prize pack from our sponsors! Their tie-breaker submission sealed the deal. KC Pitch Poodles came in a super-close second by showing their personality and Pitch-spirit at every stop. Third place went to a returning team: It’s Always Saucy in Kansas City.
Via KC Independent
The Kansas City Rainbow Tour is a self-guided, app-narrated history of Kansas City’s rich LGBTQ+ past. The driving tour is the creation of Joel Barrett and is presented by Joel Speaks Out. A launch party was held on June 3rd at the Kansas City Museum. The Tour takes approximately one hour. It begins near the University of Missouri–Kansas City and ends at the Kansas City Museum. Along the way are more than 20 stops at places such as Womontown, Liberty Memorial, the Jazz District, and many more, including some well-remembered gay bars. The Tour received a Rocket Grant made possible by the Charlotte Street Foundation, the Spencer Museum of Art, and the Andy Warhol Foundation for Visual Arts. Thanks to generous donors, the Tour is free to users. Learn more at KCRainbowTour.com.
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Tyler joined the local arts scene more than 20 years ago, and worked to form links between artists and the organizations supporting them. The Kansas City arts community he helped build is now mourning his death.
Paul Tyler, a tireless supporter of artists in Kansas City, died last week at the age of 68.
For more than two decades, Tyler helped artists and arts organizations in the region thrive and flourish by providing financial support, information, guidance and coaching. Tyler believed a thriving arts community benefits everyone, and he worked to form links between artists and the organizations supporting them.