A constantly evolving Overland Park home

A vintage-obsessed home interior blogger follows a strict rule: “I have to love something to bring it in, but not so much that I can’t get rid of it.”

A streetcar-inspired survey of Kansas City dining

Welcome to Five Ways, a monthly column celebrating one Kansas City culinary event, five different ways. This month, to celebrate the opening of the KC Streetcar, we explore food and drink along the line.

Meet the Middlers: Cold War Kids, Manchester Orchestra, Vince Staples and more

Nearly 10 dozen artists will perform at Ink’s Middle of the Map Fest, the four-day festival to be held in Westport and the Crossroads Arts District. Deciding whom to see can be a daunting task. Here are some recommendations by The Star’s Timothy Finn. Go forth and explore.

#InkTakeover explores KC’s gritty beauty

Ink’s Guest Instagram hits the gym, Fred Armisen’s appearance and the Lean Lab. Next up: Mitch Hewlett goes inside Middle of the Map Fest.

The Big Show: Zhu, Vince Staples and more at the Midland

The Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland hosts an evening of state-of-the-art beat-oriented music for Ink’s Middle of the Map Fest.

Hundreds flock to grand opening of Kansas City’s first food truck hub

Called Little Piggy, the hub launched on Sunday About 1,000 people visited five food trucks The food truck hub is in a former used car lot at 3014 Southwest Blvd.

Large-scale portraits at center of Pure Pursuit First Friday show

Show pairs two young artists Owen Jennings, 24, is a KCAI grad from Oklahoma Ryan Wilks, 28, is a self-taught artist

Shiv’on Bullock: Teen self-esteem is just a step away

Shiv’on Bullock is the founder of Show Me Shoes, an organization that uses shoes to build confidence among teen girls.

Datelines: Traveling hairstylist knows what she wants

Kansas City’s Heather Beaver, 31, is “chronically single” and ready to mingle.

R. Kelly takes KC crowd on a weird and meandering tour of his hit-studded career

His two-hour-plus show was filled with medleys It also featured several video interludes

Ink’s Middle of the Map Fest: Day One provides something for everyone

More than two dozen bands perform at five Westport venues Music includes progressive rock, free-form jazz, alternative folk and electro-pop Four-day festival continues through Saturday

Raising Cane’s chicken opens in Lawrence; new Grandview restaurant’s specialty is wings

Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers is now open in Lawrence, soon to open in Blue Springs, Westport Wingz & More has opened at 11902 S. Blue Ridge Blvd., Suite C, in Grandview

One Day University offers a college experience without the homework, tests and stress

The event is scheduled to be held in Kansas City for the first time on May 21 Participants can listen to four lectures by professors known for entertaining teaching styles

Concert tickets on sale: Garbage, Culture Club, Martin Lawrence, Luke Bryan with Little Big Town

Also on the way: Shawn Colvin and Steve Earle, Los Tigres del Norte and Miike Snow

Middle of the Map music acts complete list, venues

Ink’s Middle of Map music fest kicks off May 6 Dozens of acts are playing at various venues, here’s the full list

Kitchen Convo: Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Ivan Macias

The server at a El Patrón Cocina & Bar loves his work.

Bristol Seafood Grill, Webster House on OpenTable’s ‘best brunch’ list

OpenTable, a leading online reservation service, named the 100 Best Brunch Restaurants in America It selected restaurants in 26 states and Washington, D.C. Area restaurants on the list: The Bristol Seafood Grill in Leawood and the Power & Light District, Webster House

Miike Snow tour to descend upon Kansas City this summer

Electronic-pop trio is touring on “iii,” its latest full length, released in March They’ll perform at the Midland in July Tickets go on sale Friday, May 6

Rock Island purchase moves KC closer to connecting with Katy Trail

A ceremony Monday will mark the Rock Island corridor transfer Jackson County’s purchase of the inactive rail bed took years to complete A new hiking and biking trail could be open in 2018

Ride the KC streetcar to these festivities May 6-7

Grand opening events include carnival, fireworks at Union Station You can take in plays or hit First Friday events along the route