Life in KC

The Big Show: Public Enemy at the Lawrence Arts Center

Yeah, boy: Legendary hip-hop group Public Enemy is headlining a free show at Lawrence’s Free State Festival on Saturday.

#InkTakeover with Ashley Dowgwillo

The social media maven behind @motmfest shares her best music fest tips from Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Del.

KCK librarian connects the community with ‘Stories on the Bus’

KCK librarian Louisa Whitfield Smith conceived a monthlong program that uses public transportation and surprise stories to connect the community.

#InkTakeover with Ruby Montoya

Ruby Montoya, AKA @rubym23, shared how she sees KC during her week running Ink’s Instagram account.

Free app offers Kansas City-themed emojis

The Emoji My City app includes pictures of iconic Kansas City landmarks and themes Early data show Royals artwork to be most popular Other cities with dedicated emoji apps include New York, Chicago and New Orleans

Easy, Tiger adds retail space in the West Bottoms

Easy, Tiger, a Kansas City design studio that makes stationery, glassware and T-shirts, has opened a retail space with an industrial, vintage vibe in the West Bottoms.

Home-based KC Shave offers its own line of shaving products

KC Shave Co. was founded in late 2015 to offer shaving equipment and supplies from small-batch vendors in upscale cigar boxes About four months ago it started its own line, including beard balm, shave soap and beard oil

Leawood mom may get her own home renovation reality show

Tamara Day stars in the pilot episodes of “Little Money Mansions,” airing Wednesday on the DIY Network They show her fixing up an 1896 home south of downtown KC If these shows prove popular, she’ll appear in 12 more episodes around KC

Ziggy Marley keeps crowd dancing to his songs of love

Sunday’s Crossroads KC concert drew heavily from his latest self-titled album New songs were some of the show’s highlights

Rocket Grant winner Melaney Mitchell wants to bring informality to art

Her goal is to make the arts approachable, like the “Daily Show” did for politics Her Guerrilla Docents project takes First Friday attendees on impromptu gallery tours The Roof Chill project will videotape rooftop chats about art

California girl finds West Coast vibe in Drummond home

Gina Holmberg feels at home in her midcentury modern Leawood house She and her husband, Jared, embraced minimalism “It’s a reflection of who my husband and I are.”

Before a big Starlight Theatre crowd, show by the Cure felt just like heaven

Three-hour concert was filled with hits, favorites and deep album cuts The show was about as perfect as a show can get Frontman Robert Smith and the rest of the band were in fine form all night

#InkTakeover with Kate Sweeten

Kate Sweeten used her Ink Instagram takeover as an excuse to get out and explore Kansas City.

Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce tackles reality TV

Kelce, one of the richest tight ends in the National Football League, will star in an upcoming dating competition series on the E! Network called “Catching Kelce.”

The Big Show: A$AP Ferg at the Midland

Hip-hop hero A$AP Ferg brings his volcanic mix of bangers, motivational pop and silky R&B to the Midland on Sunday.

Money challenge: When you buy a house, you own its problems

Derek and Carrie Olsen have some words of advice for prospective homebuyers: Know the true costs of homeownership before you sign on the dotted line.

Slip-and-slide hopes to make a splash in downtown Kansas City

Slide the City seeks to bring its traveling slip-and-slide to Pershing Road near Crown Center on Aug. 6 The company has yet to secure the necessary permits But it says KC gave it the go-ahead to open registration and sell tickets

Keith Urban unleashes a bounty of music flavors for a big Bonner Springs crowd

Country star delivers songs with rock, pop, soul and country accents More than 15,000 fans attended the show at Providence Medical Center Amphitheater

Gotta have soles: Meet the shoe collectors behind KC SneakFest

For members of KC Sole, the group of sneakerheads behind KC SneakFest on Saturday, passion for shoes goes way deeper than leather and laces.

On My Mind: KC veteran finds her roller derby tribe

Staff Sgt. Elizabeth Hash, a recruiter for the Kansas National Guard, found community in the Kansas City Roller Warriors after returning from deployment. Her story is part of the PBS digital series “Veterans Coming Home.”