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Van Halen's Hard Rock Party Is Not to Be Outdone

Van Halen, helmed by a vivacious David Lee Roth and a steady Eddie Van Halen, put on a fine, festive old-school hard rock party not to be outdone. The good times have not gone anywhere!

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Chrissie Hynde: Kansas City - 16 November 2014

Chrissie Hynde’s stout-hearted, superb Kansas City show made a Sunday feel like a wild Saturday night. It’s no mystery as to why Chrissie Hynde still has skin in this rock and roll game.

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311: 3 July 2014 - Kansas City, MO (Photos)

311 most definitely underscored its cannabis-friendly, mellow, laid-back facet, as more intense tracks were largely set aside. Yet again, though, 311 put on a top-notch, electric live show that few bands could touch.

Events

Bill Maher: 13 April 2014 - Kansas City, Missouri

Doubtless, Bill Maher’s stand-up concert was mordant, hard-hitting, and spectacular, and yes, subsequent to the dreadful -- but comic gold -- Bush years.

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Aerosmith: 14 November 2012 - Kansas City, MO

Aerosmith was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001, but its members have absolutely no plan to rest on its laurels.

Film

Led Zeppelin's Reunion Concert in Theaters Soon

For those few fans who weren't able to attend Led Zeppelin's 2007 reunion show in London, there is indeed good news. Celebration Day, a film of the concert, will hit various cinemas soon. Check dates at your local theatre.

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Shakespeare's Globe Plays at Cinemas

Three noteworthy dramas will be shown in certain cinemas.

Film

Queen's '86 Hungarian Concert in Theaters

A seminal concert from the influential glam-band Queen will hit the silver screen for the first time.

Politics

For Gore Vidal, Such, Such Fun

Gore Vidal, 1925-2012. A great man of letters, Gore Vidal has died. Mr. Vidal was a public figure a la Truman Capote and Norman Mailer, and perhaps Christopher Hitchens. Moreover, he wrote about 25 novels. Nonetheless, he was truly remembered for calling William F. Buckley Jr. a "crypto-Nazi" during a 1968 televised debate.

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Alice Cooper: 15 June 2012 - Kansas City, MO

A pioneer of heavy metal, a master of the macabre -- Alice Cooper remains inimitable.

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Marilyn Manson: 16 May 2012 - Kansas City, MO

“Slo-Mo-Tion” was the subtle, cerebral motif of the night, and it was cheered, albeit prematurely, by the fans.

Music

Marilyn Manson Announces US Tour Dates

Marilyn Manson releases his eighth full-length studio LP, Born Villain, on 1 May in the United States. Manson will promote the album by playing shows mainly in the East and Midwest, but also three dates in Texas. In addition, a blood-soaked, Titus Andronicus-indebted video has been produced for the initial single, “No Reflection".

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'Nixon in China' Opening Night: Kansas City, MO

The opening night of John Adams’ opera, Nixon in China, was nearly unblemished in all aspects.

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Montia: 11 February 2012 - Kansas City, MO

A band is attempting to acquire recognition and respect, Montia is a youthful group with a crisis of musical type.

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The Lemonheads: 27 January 2012 - Lawrence, KS

Indeed, it seemed that the unwavering appreciation for Ray was all that most admirers found appreciable. That’s in part a shame for Evan Dando; it’s also a mistake on the part of the public.

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