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Down the Aisle: Rap, ‘Star Wars’ made this KC wedding special

Kersee and Drew Meyer of Roeland Park are passionate about “Star Wars,” rap and each other. They celebrated their love with a nerd-approved Kansas City wedding in June.

Milk Carton Kids deliver high-octane folk with plenty of humor

At Sunday night’s Liberty hall show in Lawrence, duo’s harmonies and the guitar play were both noteworthy. Over Joey Ryan’s rhythms, Kenneth Pattengale laid down plenty of scintillating leads, some in high-speed bluegrass mode, others in jazzier and funkier or more soulful flavors.

The Dixie Chicks hatch a sold-out Sprint Center show

After avoiding the spotlight for much of the last 10 years, the Dixie Chicks are back with a North American tour that stops at the Sprint Center on Tuesday, Aug. 30.

The Conquerors tap into the psych-pop, rock sounds of another era

Six-piece band to celebrate the release of ‘Wild Time,” a collection of rock songs bearing a variety of 1960s influences

Got #RallyMantis fever? Show it with these quirky accessories

We give you six ways to show your #RallyMantis love, including two Kansas entrepreneurs who have jumped on the trend. Because, at this point, the Royals need all the luck they can get.

Office space: Season + Square sells handmade goods in Brookside

Two years ago, Andrea Joseph followed her dream by opening Season + Square at 6205 Oak St. The shop sells quality handmade goods such as soaps, salts, chocolates, jewelry, fragrances and more.

Fall events: KC’s guide to festivals, concerts, games and more

From the Renaissance Festival, to the American Royal World Series of Barbecue, to the Plaza Art Fair, to Amy Schumer and Hannibal Buress, here’s a rundown things to see and do in Kansas City this fall.

Manual Harvey feels ‘Lukky’ to build bridges with dance

Lukky Harvey’s iPush workshop series will celebrating its fifth anniversary in September with three performances. Other fall dance highlights: Owen/Cox celebrates its 10th anniversary, Wylliams/Henry celebrates its 25th, Harriman-Jewell features Jessica Lang and the KC Ballet opens its season with “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”

Milk Carton Kids bring their sweet harmonies to Liberty Hall

The acoustic musical duo Milk Carton Kids of Joey Ryan and Kenneth Pattengale performs Sunday, Aug. 28, at Liberty Hall in Lawrence.

Royals tattoo and film now shooting in KC prove star’s hometown pride

David Dastmalchian, who co-starred in “Ant-Man” and the upcoming “Blade Runner” and “Twin Peaks,” is back in Kansas City to film his indie drama “All Creatures Here Below” and to reconnect with his roots.

Standard Style’s sales director shares fall fashion tips

Joni Johnson, director of sales and service for Standard Style, is all about fall fashion. On her hot list: flats, off-the-shoulder tops, cropped sweaters, flowy pants, ankle-length dresses and over-the-knee boots.

The Big Show: Mad Decent Block Party at KC Live

6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 4, at KC Live

Happy Gillis’ new sous chef believes in food and family

Anakaren Ibarra grew up in a Mexican family that loved to cook. Now the self-trained chef is bringing people together over delicious meals at Happy Gillis Cafe & Hangout in Columbus Park.

El Tenedor’s new truck to debut at The Star’s Food Truck Friday

Chef Carmen Cabia of El Tenedor gets a shiny, new and much bigger truck. The reconverted 24-foot Barth Mobile Command Vehicle will make its debut at The Star’s Food Truck Friday on Sept. 2.

KC Symphony to play with ‘once-in-a-generation’ Russian pianist

Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov, 25, was a child prodigy. He will play his own concerto with the Kansas City Symphony on Nov. 18-20. Also on tap for the fall: Mozart’s Requiem, Renée Fleming and “Hansel and Gretel.”

Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom opening in Independence, closing in Overland Park

Old Chicago plans a mid-to-late October opening at 4661 S. Cochise Court in Independence. Its Overland Park location at 11721 Metcalf Ave. is scheduled to close on Oct. 7.

Five essential gourmet burgers in the Kansas City area

You don’t always want an upscale burger, but when you do these five beef-on-bun masterpieces in Kansas City and Lawrence will not disappoint.

Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers opens in Belton

The Wichita-based Freddy’s serves lean ground beer steakburgers, Vienna beef hot dogs, shoestring fries and frozen custard desserts. The company has 210 restaurants in 30 states.

Q39’s bar manager talks barbecue, Bloody Marys, Paris of the Plains festival

Jenn Tosatto is a very busy bartender. Between working on her first cocktail menu for Q39, she’s planning to participate in several events at this weekend’s Paris of the Plains cocktail festival.

UMKC student is all about that KC jazz

Macy Layne volunteers to do social media for KC Jazz Alive, a nonprofit that promotes and supports the local jazz community. Her latest project: getting the word out about the third annual Charlie Parker Celebration.