Mutual Musicians Foundation Centennial Year Open House Event

The Art of Jazz Hop: A Celebration of 100 Years of Jazz and Black American Music has been organized by the Mutual Musicians Foundation International.  The Urban Core Group was at the Mutual Musicians Foundation in February 2017 and continues to support this terrific organization. Kansas City’s Local 627, African-American Musicians Union, founded in 1917, and known […]

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Uncover the mysteries of the KC Scottish Rite

Click here for lecture and tour information regarding events this Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 1330 Linwood Blvd, KCMO.  Tickets: Lecture: Solomon’s Temple in America (Masonic Architecture, Popular Culture, and Biblical Imagery, 1865 – 1930) Time: 4:30p – 5:30p Tour (Limited Tickets) 5:00p – 6:00p Drinks and Hors d’oeuvres 6:00p – 7:00p Lecture 7:15p – 8:15p […]


V’s Italiano Ristorante benefiting Habitat for Humanity KC

You are invited to enjoy a wonderful dinner out benefiting Habitat for Humanity Kansas City! Dine at V’s Italiano Ristorante any time between 5:00pm and 8:30pm on Wednesday, March 29th and ‘Mention’ to your server that you are there to support Habitat for Humanity and V’s will donate 10% of the proceeds of your purchase […]


Urban Core Group supports The Whole Person

A few of the Kansas City Urban Core Group board members and supporters attended The Whole Person‘s 6th Celebration Awards Luncheon on August 26, 2016. The Celebration Awards Luncheon is held annually, honoring individuals and organizations that are working to further The Whole Persons’ mission to assist people with disabilities to live independently. The Keynote […]


KC’s historic West Bottoms district to celebrate Heritage Week

The West Bottoms’ past and present will be celebrated April 24-29 in the second annual Heritage Week. File photo by Keith Myers, BY DIANE STAFFORD The past and future of Kansas City’s historic West Bottoms will be highlighted April 24-29 in the district’s second annual Heritage Week. The Historic West Bottoms organization is joined […]


Kansas City Royals are World Series Champions!

Everything #KC Royals from the KC Star —> Read more here: ‘The Royals are World Series champs’: Download The Star’s exclusive audio book. MLB Network documentary looks at links between 1985 and 2015 Royals. How to get prints of The Star’s World Series newspapers and the 2015 Royals book. Replay: Royals question-and-answer session with Andy […]


Urban Core Group celebrates 20 years of “adult field trips”

Bob Mayer has been involved with the Urban Core Group for twenty years, and it has taken him all over Kansas City to meet all sorts of people.  As the group prepares to celebrate its 20th anniversary, long-time members came together at the Weinberger Fine Art, 114 Southwest Boulevard, to look back at what the […]


Press Release: 20th Anniversary of the Urban Core Group

Urban Core Group helping revitalize Kansas City KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A local organization called the Urban Core Group is helping to redevelop and revitalize the urban core, and is celebrating it’s 20th anniversary. Over those 20 years, the group has helped transform the metro area into what it is today. If you come to the crossroads, you’ll […]

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Small-Batch Food Incubator FLAVOR TRADE Grows

Flavor Trade’s new retail space continues its commitment to keeping things local.  Flavor Trade—essentially a foodie’s makerspace—launched its retail space in early June. The new store sells Flavor Trade-made products as well as other cooking items, such as local cookbooks, cutting boards and kitchen gadgets. Ideally, owner Shannon Kimball says, the store will eventually be […]


BBBSKC named the #1 Big Brothers Big Sisters agency in America!

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City (BBBSKC) creates and supports life-changing friendships for children in Kansas City. The fully renovated headquarters in the Crossroads Arts District is a spectacular facility. The 115 year old building has come to life with great use of technology and modern office furniture, without taking away from the […]

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