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.Read More
Residents of Lee’s Summit and the surrounding area will have the opportunity to create new holiday memories and traditions at Summit Ice, the new outdoor ice rink located at Lea McKeighan Park.Read More
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...Read More
The countdown to Lee’s Summit Chamber’s Oktoberfest begins! Transport yourself to the heart of Munich with all the excitement of this wundervoll fall festival in Downtown Lee’s Summit.Read More
It’s been almost forty years since a Lee’s Summit High School orchestra teacher noticed a Raytown student with extraordinary musical talent, and a “mutual admiration society” between Russ Berlin and Kirt Mosier has only grown stronger.Read More
Broadway songs performed by the opposite gender will be the calling card of a local theater troupe’s upcoming trivia night.Read More
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.Read More
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.
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.Read More
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.
“Shrek the Musical” runs Aug. 10-11 at 7:30 p.m. and Aug. 12 at 2:30 p.m. at Lee's Summit West High School. Tickets are...Read More
Andy Lock, Domhnall Molloy and Po Wang officially open new seafood-focused restaurant, Pearl Tavern, in Lee’s Summit on July 11 at 3 p.m. Opening in the former 810 Zone Building in Lee’s Summit, Pearl Tavern is a casual, seafood-driven restaurant, also serving classic American fare.Read More
More than a few people told Andy Lock and Domhnall Molloy not go anywhere near 1672 NE Chipman Road in Lee’s Summit. The location of past failed restaurants at Summit Woods — 810 Zone and The Peachtree Restaurant among them — didn’t seem to bode well for a new concept.Read More
Summit Theatre Group has teamed up with Lee’s Summit West High School and MCC College for Kids to present Disney’s ‘The Lion King, Jr.’ — a musical that concludes the two-week theater camp put on by the groups.
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.
Sky Zone has teamed up with Hope Kids Kansas City to provide a free hour of jumping for everyone, noon-4 p.m., Monday, June 25. Check out their new Ninja Warrior Course, Warped Wall and Free Climb all while jumping for a great cause.
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.”Read More
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.Read More
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.
“Next to Normal” is an award-winning musical brought to life by the Summit Theatre Group. A winner of three 2009 Tony Awards – as well as a 2010 Pulitzer Prize – critics from around the country, from the New York Times to Rolling Stone, called this performance the year’s top 10 shows to see.Read More