How to rock your KC rehearsal dinner

In the wedding planning game, most of the attention is heaped on the ceremony and reception. But a recent photo shoot at Loose Mansion shows that rehearsal dinners are worth celebrating, too.

Blake Shelton to play free pop-up concert tonight in Grain Valley

The country star, and a judge on “The Voice,” will be at Whiskey Tango Shelton is in town to promote his Smithworks Vodka brand

Behind the proposal: KC couple gets engaged at Comic-Con

Chris Love popped the question to his girlfriend Kara during a taping of the Comedy Central show @midnight — and host Chris Hardwick was there to snap a selfie.

Huge Sprint Center crowd joyously rocks and raps to Drake’s Summer Sixteen spectacle

Canadian rapper/singer draws a sold-out crowd to first Kansas City show since 2013 Rapper Future also performed solo and with Drake The show included a variety of spectacular visuals

‘If/Then’ Broadway tour brings Overland Park native Janine DiVita to Starlight Theatre

Janine DiVita graduated from Aquinas and attended Miller Marley She says the contemporary musical is a nice change from the classics she usually plays in “If/Then” will play at Starlight Theatre July 26-31

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

The unexpected brunch: six KC spots you’d never think of for my favorite meal

Sushi? Barbecue? Oysters? Yup, it all works surprisingly well I found great weekend morning meals at places I’d been to only for dinner or happy hour Jax Fish House, RA Sushi, Top Golf and more are serving it up

If you want to ‘get fat,’ you’ll have more fun in Missouri than Kansas, says Thrillist

Thrillist recently posted: “Ranking all 50 states by how fun they are to get fat in” Missouri was lauded for frozen custard; Kansas was dinged for lack of White Castles

Lawrence cook wins national culinary competition

After winning a national cooking competition, the 21-year-old lead cook at Limestone Pizza in Lawrence is heading to The Culinary Institute of America with a full-ride scholarship.

Ink is on the lookout for KC singles

Ink is looking for young, local singles to feature in a recurring dating feature. Want to be considered? Drop us a line at

The Big Show: Umphrey’s McGee @ Crossroads KC

Umphrey’s McGee, which might be the world’s most interesting jam band, unleashes its muscular prog rock in Kansas City on Wednesday.

Werner’s Fine Sausages rolls out food truck; Haha’s Pizza coming to midtown

Werner’s Fine Sausages in Mission has a new food truck Haha’s Pizza Hub plans to open next week at 3834 Main St.

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

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

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.

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.