Life in KC

New Nelson exhibit uses song to inspire hope in uncertain times

“Janet Cardiff: Forty-Part Motet,” by Canadian-born artist Janet Cardiff, is the latest special exhibit at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Visitors stand inside an oval of 40 speakers, each emitting the voice of one singer.

Advice from minimalist design disciples: Own less stuff

A Brookside couple find that living small means less to clean and more to experience. Their advice? Own less stuff. Plus, holiday gift ideas for the simple minded.

Chris Hazelton and his Boogaloo 7 release live Kansas City jazz album

Home to live jazz in Kansas City seven days a week, the Green Lady Lounge is the inspiration behind the first full-length record from Chris Hazelton’s Boogaloo 7.

KC-area native Jermel Nakia guest stars on hit TV show ‘This is Us’

Actor Jermel Nakia has a recurring role on the NBC family drama “This is Us.” The former student at Lee’s Summit High School moved to L.A. in the mid-1990s. His mobile phone number is still affixed with the 816 area code.

Fine art meets tattoos in this handcrafted jewelry

Cheryl Eve Acosta’s handmade metal pieces stick to the skin with makeup adhesive, mimicking a tattoo, but removable. The Kansas City metalsmith’s Tattuage line of jewelry — on display this First Friday — was inspired by her time working in the deserts of New Mexico.

Sara Watkins isn’t afraid of challenging comfort, and her new album shows it

Sara Watkins, formerly of Nickel Creek, will play Friday at Knuckleheads. She’ll perform as part of a trio that also includes David Garza and Michael Libramento.

Discover your personal style type — it’s not just about fashion

Molly Bingaman and Rachel Doescher have opened a new Kansas City business, Ladybird Styling in the Crossroads Arts District.

Who’s in KC this weekend? Trans-Siberian Orchestra, David Cook and more

Next week: Wood Brothers at Knuckleheads and Josh Ward at PBR Big Sky

More residential options are on the way for Kansas City’s riverfront

Luxury apartments and retail space aim for mid-2018 occupancy in Berkley Riverfront Park.

Hometown celeb and TV soundtrack mainstay join forces to support KC charity at free concert

The free Rock the Red Kettle concert at the Power & Light District benefits the Salvation Army’s charitable efforts and features performances by the Fray and David Cook.

Main Street apartment building will be unlike any other in Kansas City

Delivery is expected in December of factory-built apartment units that will be stacked to become a five-story building at 3435 Main St. in midtown Kansas City.

Updated KC holiday event guide: The lights, the music, the celebrations

A guide to holiday events, concerts, theater and more in Kansas City: the Plaza Lighting Ceremony, TubaChristmas, “A Christmas Carol,” “The Nutcracker,” “The Messiah,” home tours and more.

Which records should you buy on Black Friday? Experts’ favorites and predictions

What will sell the best? What is most collectible? We asked local record store employees to share their opinions.

Black Friday brings exclusive releases to local record stores

Just about every Kansas City record store is carrying exclusive Black Friday releases, with some featuring live, in-store performances.

New ugly Christmas sweatshirts pay homage to Harambe, the Royals, Trump and Obama

Fresh Brewed Tees just released a collection of ugly holiday sweatshirts paying homage to sports and pop culture figures — and a few showcase some of Kansas City’s baseball heroes.

An Instagram master has the most Kansas City week ever

Want to see Kansas City through someone else’s eyes? Take a look at what Ink’s guest Instagrammer Megan Lewis wanted to share.

Preview: Mac Miller to seek ‘Divine Feminine’ at KC’s Uptown Theater

Cheerful hip-hop artist Mac Miller mocks himself in a new skit for the comedy site Funny or Die. The fun-loving rapper, who is Ariana Grande’s boyfriend, comes to Kansas City’s Uptown Theater on Tuesday.

Growing amenities draw more dwellers downtown

They’re choosing life in downtown Kansas City to be near its growing arts community, creative venues and great restaurants. It is a style of living attracting native Kansas Citians, who grew up in the suburbs but like urban living. It is also provides a spot for transplants who have lived in big cities around the world, to feel at home.

These seven artists just might take KC’s hip-hop scene to the next level

Seven artists who represent the incredible dexterity of the Kansas City rap scene: Rory Fresco, Zarin Micheal, Dettsa, CaviArt, AyEl, Aaron Alexander.

KC native Nathan Darrow of ‘Gotham,’ ‘House of Cards’ returning home to star in Shakespeare Fest’s ‘Hamlet’

Nathan Darrow, a graduate of Shawnee Mission North High School, will star in “Hamlet” for the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival from June 13 to July 2, 2017, in Kansas City’s Southmoreland Park.