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Wednesday, October 19, 2011
A Kauffman Center "two-fer"
Yes, we kind of got a "two-fer" due to the new Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in the last 24 hours. First, as is likely well-known by now, Forbes Magazine ranked Kansas City, Missouri's downtown as the 7th best in the nation. (Take that, Tony, all the naysayers and, for that matter, Kansas Governor Brownback. See what that "artsy" stuff gets you?). As Yael Abouhalkah rightly points out, they include the Country Club Plaza and our barbecue in the mix and most of us wouldn't include the Plaza as officially "downtown" and hey, there's a dearth of BBQ to be had down there, too, but we'll take the great ranking and attention anytime we can get it. Unfortunately, Indianapolis still beat us out by a few spots, coming in as they did at number 4 on the same list but what the hey. At least we were more than on the list. We weren't even in the last place of the top ten. The second thing out of the Kauffman is that we got some big time coverage on none other than PBS Newshour when they interviewed architect Moshe Safdie about his design. (See link below). Very cool. Very cool, indeed. Links: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/entertainment/july-dec11/kansascity_10-14.html?utm_source=wordfly&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=KauffmanCenterfeaturedonPBSNewshour!&sourceNumber=9976; http://www.kansascity.com/2011/10/18/3215797/kcs-downtown-among-top-10-in-us.html; http://www.forbes.com/sites/johngiuffo/2011/10/14/americas-best-downtowns/; http://www.forbes.com/pictures/efel45eddf/chicago-ill#content