Summit Theatre takes rare dive into Shakespeare in ‘Measure’

In what is considered Shakespeare’s most urban play, “Measure for Measure” features a cast that are of the city, dealing with many issues topical to today’s American culture, including elected power, injustice and sexual harassment. The play tackles morality, ethics, mercy, justice and all the gray areas in between.

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What’s the latest with the downtown performance space?

What’s the latest with the downtown performance space? That’s a question that has been looming for far too long in Lee’s Summit. And while we can argue – on the surface, perhaps – the merits of a multi-million-dollar downtown performance space vs. other projects that need funding vs. raises for city employees, the fact remains that the voters approved a plan in April of 2013...

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Arts + Education = Educational excellence

This week has been designated by Congressional resolution as Arts In Education Week. For these seven days we will celebrate the powerful influences of dance, music, theatre, and visual art in the lives of students, as well as their larger communities. The good news is, there is a lot to celebrate.

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Lee's Summit CARES gearing up for two Community of Character events

Dan Meers will provide the keynote address for Lee's Summit CARES' annual Kick Off to Character event. This year’s event will be hosted by Summit Bank of Kansas City on September 14th, 2018 at 7:30am and includes a light breakfast. All Lee’s Summit businesses, entrepreneurs and community leaders are invited to attend.


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Grabbing a bigger slice of the market

By their own accounts, the owners of downtown Lee’s Summit’s Main Slice have had a “crazy” last two years. Traffic is not only exponentially up in the entire business district, but the New York-style pizza joint has seen record numbers at 235 SE Main Street — a spot where literally thousands of pizzas go into the oven every single week.

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Parks & Rec department offers Ageless Grace seminar & certification

Lee’s Summit Parks and Recreation is partnering with Ageless Grace, a cutting-edge brain fitness program, to provide an Ageless Grace Seminar and Educator Certification training on Sept. 18 and 19 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Gamber Community Center.


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Downtown Main Street Inc. honors volunteers & businesses at annual dinner

Volunteers, community members and local business owners were honored during the Downtown Lee’s Summit Main Street Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner, June 26 at The Aspen Room at the Stanley.

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Marvel(lous) literary criticism amid the broken limbs

Hi, everyone. I made the mistake of offering to write some columns for Nick. Now he has made the mistake of accepting the offer. So, I thought I’d start with something I actually know a little about — constructing a plot to tell a story. So, I might as well cause a kerfluffle right off the bat to tell you that the Marvel universe of movies is beginning to irritate me, and most especially the latest installment, “Infinity War.”

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1,000 crayons? Local business aims to arm Coldwater with supplies

Kids and families in need will be the recipients of vital school supplies to start the 2018-19 school year thanks to a partnership between Budget Blinds of Lee’s Summit and Coldwater of Lee’s Summit.

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A 'Royal' wedding in Lee’s Summit

A faded wedding announcement from November of 1888 tells the story of this important wedding. The wedding was the biggest event this city has ever seen. It was the marriage of William B. Howard's daughter, Maria, to John R. Ranson of Kansas City whose family originally came from this area. The ceremony took place at St. Paul’s Methodist Episcopal Church South which was located on Douglas next to where the Vogue Theatre used to be. The church was demolished years ago.


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