This video extra from the Independent Lens documentary The New Black gives us an intimate look at how singer Tonéx, a.k.a. B.Slade, shifted gears in his life as a successful gospel artist when he revealed he was gay. The news set off a storm of controversy within the gospel music world and the church, but ...Continue Reading
The Grammy-winning bassist Israel “Cachao” López died in Coral Gables, Florida in March 2008, almost 90-years old. A maestro of legendary status on the world stage and ultimately considered one of the greatest Afro-Cuban musicians of all time, he had made his home in the United States for the past four decades. Coming from a ...Continue Reading
Native Kansas Citians Danielle and Nick Schnebelen are siblings. They’re both left-handed, and they both make know how to make the blues come alive. Add in a pair of roots music veterans, Jan Faircloth and “Shinetop, Jr.” and the quartet you get is currently in heavy rotation at blues clubs and festivals all over the ...Continue Reading
Make your own ice bowls to serve this beautiful, seasonal treat. You don’t even need an ice cream maker to prepare it.
The Mid-America Regional Council presented a sobering assessment of the Kansas City area economy Thursday, one showing the metro is having trouble bouncing back from the recession. The report, called “Prosperity at the Crossroads,” says that fewer than half of the 100 largest metropolitan areas, including the greater Kansas City region, had recovered all the ...Continue Reading
Knight Training is an NPR Digital Services program that helps public media news outlets achieve identity, impact and reach on digital platforms. Kim Perry, manager for Digital News Training at NPR and Eric Athas, a digital news specialist at NPR Digital Services, have spent this week working with journalists at the Hale Center for Journalism ...Continue Reading