Memphis is a musical by David Bryan (music and lyrics) and Joe DiPietro (lyrics and book). It is loosely based on Memphis disc jockey Dewey Phillips, one of the first white DJs to play black music in the 1950s. It played on Broadway from October 19, 2009, to August 5, 2012. The production won four 2010 Tony Awards, including Best Musical.
This musical looks at a time when the music business had drawn the line between Music and Race!
Organic Soul KC will be at 5908 Prospect, Black Wall Street serving up some of our delicious plant-based Soul Food. Of course we’ll have the Fried Chictan, KC BBQ Jackfruit and our newest item KC BBQ unRib. Well also have our favorite sides mixed greens, Mac & Cheese, Red beans & rice and more.
First Fridays are a cultural experience of music, art, food, and shopping on every First Friday year round. Shop local artists and a diverse array of food trucks - all here on the Vine. All of the neighbors in the Historic 18th & Vine Jazz District present lively entertainment! Stop in to the American Jazz Museum and Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, check out live music at the Juke House, Blue Room, Mutual Musicians Foundation, Vine Street Studio, and dance at Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey.
The 2nd Annual SwaveKC Streetwear Expo will have special guest and Internet personality ItsRacks from NYC & Vintage Connoisseur Slobby Robby from Phoenix, AZ. Both have recently been added to The Complex team. Be sure to check out there shows!
Our brunch is a fun way to meet other queer and trans folk of color (of Arab, African, Asian, Indigenous, Latinx decent). We will discuss some exciting upcoming events, talk about the future of Brown Voices / Brown Pulse and what's been happening in our fabulous community.
The fourth annual Bow Ties and Ties Youth Leadership Conference will be held on June 2, 2018. This annual event continues a tradition of providing meaningful information and skills for youth and their families. H. David Whalen beliefs are, “That if you look good, you’ll feel good and if you feel good you’ll probably do good!”
Retired Lt. General Russel Honore, who successfully commanded the joint Task Force on Katrina in New Orleans in 2005 and appointed by former President George W. Bush and leadership expert is our keynote speaker.
Join the Black Classics Book Club for a discussion of "The Fire This Time," a reevaluation of the issues raised by James Baldwin in "The Fire Next Time," now over 50 years old. Copies of the book can be got at the Bluford Library.
Showcasing high-level technology in an environment that encourages participation, exploration and learning. Find out about the future of drones and watch pros soar the skies as they compete in the DRONE AGILITY COURSE. Down at EV ALLEY, you can check out the latest in electric vehicle technology. And our kid-friendly STEM-ZONE offers hands-on activities that gives everyone a chance to invent, create and play!
Join us in propelling Kansas City’s students towards the brilliant future of technology.
Dollar & A Dream & GenoBreez aka Mr. Security of Da Creator brings you this exclusive one of a kind event. Kickback Comedy, two levels, one event come enjoy some great comedy and positive vibez all night long.
To celebrate the summer, we decided - for the 1st time in our history - to host a jazz kickback! Not just any jazz night though...we will be joined by the world renowned keyboard-master himself, Max Groove!!! Former radio personality and dj, Max has been instrumental (see what we did there!) in the bringing to life the music of the Four Tops, Chaka Khan, Count Basie, Dave Koz, The Temptations, and many others he has worked with and played alongside throughout the years!
We present to you The Creative Kickback, where you will experience an oppourtunity to network and mingle with creatives and young professionals of color. Also featuring a panel of distingushed cultivators of the culture discussing their journeys so far in their careers.
Join us for Urbana KC, a FREE downtown street scene happening June 3rd in the Power & Light District neighborhood. Fan of rosé? Purchase a Rosé All Day Tour and experience eats and drinks on an Urbana Taste Tour. The Rosé All Day Taste Tour gives you a variety of food and rosé samples from participating venues including Bristol Seafood Grill-Downtown KC, KC Garment Collective and more! Must be 21+ to participate in the Urbana Taste Tour.
Rhythm N Brunch is throwing it back to the best years of SUMMER FUN, because EVERYBODY LOVES THE 90s! There will be a specialty brunch menu and a bottomless mimosas option available at the Jukehouse just for RnB attendees.
Each year, MORE2 holds a celebration banquet to acknowledge the successes of the past year and look into the future. It serves as a fundraising event, where member faith communities, businesses, and supporters can come together to speak about the issues at hand and be inspired for the work yet to be done.
In order to be the best business owner or professional, you need time for self-care. Come in comfortable clothes and take a moment out your day for mindful and moving meditation with Perfect Peace Tai Chi.
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