KC Fringe Festival brings abundance of art for 11 days of performances

The KC Fringe Festival features dance, film, spoken word and theater artists Most of them are local emerging talents testing their new works It runs from July 21-31

Dr. Dog unleashes a warm tide of sounds and styles at Crossroads KC show

They opened with “The Way the Lazy Do.” If there’s a standard Dr. Dog sound, it lies in songs like this: tuneful, organic, soulful Dr. Dog is touring on “The Psychedelic Swamp,” a revamped and remodeled version of the debut album they decided not to release more than 15 years ago

Young artists create a ‘hot mess’ of a comedy for Fringe Fest

Crumblecake, a Kansas City production company made up of 12 young actors, writers and techies, took a collaborative approach in crafting “The House of the Devil Is a Hot Mess,” a dark comedy about a news station that stops at nothing to draw in viewers.

Liberty-based photographers unplug in a $300 vintage Shasta trailer

Jeremy and Ashley Parsons make their living as international wedding photographers. But when they’re home in Liberty, you can find them juggling work and family life in their century-old Liberty home, complete with a renovated Shasta trailer in the yard.

Nine Kansas City-centric social media follows

Ink’s social media intern shares nine local accounts that help you virtually explore KC using Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat.

‘Catching Kelce,’ dating show starring Chiefs tight end, will hit the airwaves Oct. 5

Chiefs tight end is the center of a dating show to be broadcast on the E! Network Debut day and more on format of the show are released on Monday

#InkTakeover with Shea Sylvia Carter

For her #InkTakeover week, Shea Sylvia Carter (@sheasylvia) covered all the Instagram bases: dogs, KC landmarks, and mouthwatering restaurant plates. Lola and Oliver the pugs won our hearts, and a cold plate of oysters got us sweating. Thanks for sharing, Shea! Don’t forget to follow her.

Menu Debuts: poptails at Hotel Sorella, Egg White Grill at Chick-fil-A and more

Rosso at Hotel Sorella offers frozen cocktail flavours on sticks called poptails Chick-fil-A introduces Egg White Grill, its first new breakfast entree in a decade Freddy’s brings back its Funnel Cake Sundae and Cicis offers its first sharable dessert, the S’Mores Dessert Dip

Meatball District adds Sunday brunch; Crossroads to gain a restaurant, lose a building

Meatball District Kitchen + Bar will offer Sunday brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Ryan Brazeal bought two Crossroads buildings a year ago. He’ll put a restaurant and office in one, but now has to demolish the other building

First Mother Earth Coffee franchise will open in new International apartments on Armour

The coffee shop plans an October opening in the building at 301 E. Armour Blvd. Two more Mother Earth Coffee shops are scheduled to open in the next year The International, the former Gillham Plaza office building, will have its grand opening Thursday

The Big Show: Drake @ the Sprint Center

Kansas City’s most momentous hip-hop concert of the summer features Drake, Future, Roy Woods and Dvsn. The show is sold out.

Ink Instagram takeover: Rose McManus

Rose McManus managed to make the Nelson-Atkins’ famous Shuttlecocks look fresh during her week as Ink’s guest Instagrammer.

Leavenworth cyclist raising money for salad bars in schools

Ryan Willcott, a 27-year-old vegetable project specialist for a North Kansas City greenhouse company, is on a mission to make school lunches healthier. Willcott will ride in the upcoming Tour de Fresh, a California bike race that will raise money for Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools.

Nomadic chef Michael Corvino preps for his next adventure

Corvino, whose three-year stint at The American Restaurant comes to a close in August, will appear at the Chipotle Cultivate Festival on July 23.

Tom’s Town Distilling expands distribution in Kansas, Missouri

Tom’s Town currently has three premium spirits It is now in about 50 liquor stores and 20 restaurants in Johnson County, Lawrence and Wichita

Chip and Joanna Gaines will not return for 2017 Home Show; enter another HGTV duo

The couple behind HGTV’s “Fixer Upper” attracted thousands to Bartle Hall Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City has asked “Property Brothers” to come instead

Could Westport champagne bar Ça Va lose its liquor license?

The city’s Regulated Industries Division said Ça Va did not meet its minimum food sales requirement for a restaurant-bar license It could apply for a tavern license but Regulated Industries said Westport already has too many tavern licenses Ça Va opened in March 2014, specializing in champagne cocktails, along with boutique wines from France, Italy, Spain and the U.S.

Arthur Bryant’s, Gates, Jack Stack, Joe’s Kansas City & Q39 make national ‘must-try’ lists

The Daily Meal recognizes four area barbecue restaurants in its “America’s 35 Best Ribs 2016” list Joe’s Kansas City Bar-B-Que is on Thrillist’s “The Great American Bucket List: 50 restaurants to Try Before You Die” Business Insider puts Joe’s and Q39 on its “The 50 best barbecue joints in America, ranked”

Ginuwine show at VooDoo Lounge is postponed

July 15 show has been moved to December at VooDoo Lounge

First Watch, Tuesday Morning set for Village at Shoal Creek

First Watch hopes to open in the center, at Missouri 152 and Booth Avenue, in early 2017 Tuesday Morning also will relocate its Liberty Corners location to the Village at Shoal Creek in early October