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Album preview: “The Reckless One” by Samantha Martin and Delta Sugar

Canadian jack-of-all-genres band Samantha Martin and Delta Sugar are releasing their new album, “The Reckless One,” this November, after debuting two new singles on...

Local business owner appears on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”

Local business owner Alesha Bowman recently appeared on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” and received $10,000 for her boutique, unLESHed+. In September, U-News sat down with...

“Music Unites All” at 2020 Billboard Music Awards

The Billboard Music Awards (BBMA), hosted by Kelly Clarkson, aired on NBC on Oct. 14 with the theme “Music Unites All.”  The BBMAs, originally scheduled...

UMKC freshman reaches 1,000 subscribers on YouTube

Freshman Kaity Smith recently reached 1,000 subscribers on YouTube — a major feat for the quickly rising influencer, who started her channel in April. Smith,...

Album review: “THE ALBUM” by BLACKPINK

Four years after their debut, K-pop group BLACKPINK has finally debuted their first full-length album, appropriately titled “THE ALBUM.”  Totalling eight songs, including a collaboration...

Album review: Bryson Tiller’s ...

Singer-songwriter Bryson Tiller released his third studio album, “A N N I V E R S A R Y” on Oct. 3. The album,...

Rolling Stone 500 greatest albums list gets a much-needed refresh

When Rolling Stone published their first “500 Greatest Albums of All Time” list in 2003, it was a pretty contentious piece of writing. The...

Billboard Award nominations continue to be out of touch

If you think about the popular music of last year, you might reminisce fondly on singer The Weeknd’s incredible synth-pop record or rapper Megan...

Are the Oscar’s new diversity guidelines inclusive or intrusive?

In a historic move, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences put forth sweeping eligibility guidelines on their biggest award of the night,...

Local business spotlight: Verdant

Verdant is Kansas City’s newest plant-lovers dream. The shop’s beautiful aesthetic and amazing customer service will leave customers feeling all warm and fuzzy inside.   Before...

Interview: Sadie DeSantis on her Youtube show “10 @ 10”

Despite the instinct of many to slow down and relax during the isolation of the pandemic, UMKC Theatre Production Manager Sadie DeSantis started a...

Album review: “Nectar” by Joji

Ever since Japanese singer-songwriter Joji (real name George Kusunoki Miller) released his debut hit album “BALLADS 1,” fans couldn’t help but ask for more...
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