We were invited to a Honey Harvest. We didn’t know what to expect, but we knew, from the invite, there would be food, drinks, music and maybe some honey. As we arrived, there were lots of cars turning into the road leading up to the ranch. We parked, grabbed our chairs and cooler and made our way up the long driveway to the barn. We found a nice shade tree to put our chairs under, then continued up to the big tent and barn. On the left of the tent were four huge grills with skirt steak cooking. Inside the barn was a very large batch of Margaritas, a samples of the honey that had been harvested the night before and many collectibles the family had gathered over the years. Beyond this barn was the horse stables and a large garden. There were about 200 people milling around having quite …
The New Theatre Restaurant has a sleek new look, a blend of art deco and futuristic elements that represents a top-to-bottom redesign of the theater, lobby, restrooms and serving areas. The updates are a nice addition to the buffet and plays. The new chairs had not arrived in time so we had the old chairs, which aren’t that bad. We have season tickets and love our table. We are on the 8th row, center of the stage at a table for six even though there is only four of us. “Forever Plaid” was the first show presented by the New Theatre when it opened in 1992. “Forever Plaid” is an internationally acclaimed musical revue that tells the story of four young, eager, male singers. The group in 1950 meet their demise in a bus crash on the way to their first big concert.  Every evening they return from Heaven to …
So I didn’t know who The Zac Brown Band was, until Chris and Holan were going to their concert. Then one night at the Wine Barn, Holan mentioned it to the group. Dee was totally into going but didn’t want to intrude into Chris and Holan’s concert outing. Besides, they had bought their tickets for weeks and the likely hood of getting another ticket next to them would be near impossible. So I agreed to go with her, if Chris could get the tickets. In a matter of minutes the tickets were purchased and I was on my way to my first country music concert. Little did I know that we were seeing one of country music’s most popular and successful acts. First, we went to Granite City for dinner. Steve, Dee, Chris and I were to met Holan as she was coming in from work in Kansas City. We …
We were excited when Katy gave us free tickets to go to Helzberg/Kauffman Center for the “President’s Own” The United States Marine Band. First off, we had never been to the Kauffman Center where the Kansas City Symphony performs. Second, it is special to see the Marine Band play since the performances are rare in Kansas City. It has been 10 years since they appeared here. After dinner at Anton’s, we were off to a special evening of great music. The Marine Band is America’s oldest continuously active professional musical organization. Founded in 1798, the band has performed for every U.S. President since John Adams. Known as “The President’s Own” since the days of Thomas Jefferson, the Marine Band’s primary mission is to provide music for the President of the United States and the Commandant of the Marine Corps. The band, directed by Lieutenant Colonel Jason K. Fettig and 1st …
Holan, Dee and I went to the Rod Stewart/Santana concert at the Sprint Center. Before going to the Sprint Center we had dinner at The Flying Saucer. As usual all the restaurants were crowded before the concert. But we did get a nice table on the deck. The bus was parked outside of the Sprint Center as we arrived. Santana opened the concert and played for 75 minutes. I think that it was about 60 minutes too long, but then that is just my taste in music. His band included six backup singers and a three-piece percussion section. Many in the crowd of about 9,000 were there to see Santana as much as Stewart. Most were on their feet, dancing, the whole time. Stewart took the stage dressed in a sparkly aqua dinner jacket, and still bears his thick shaggy mane of hair. Santana joined Stewart on stage for a …
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