Introducing Ashley Corbello

 Article and Photography  Ashley Corbello, a graduate of the University of Central Missouri, is a Louisiana-born, realist painter of pet portraiture. Her works are a collective group of elements mixing a celebration of bright colors, a resonance of life in the subjects rendered, and built upon a genuine foundation of personal joy, borne from her love of her own pets…

Taormina Provides Rapid Relief for GI Symptoms

 Article Natalie Fieleke | Photography Janie Jones  Heartburn, hemorrhoids, irritable bowel syndrome – all health concerns that make us squirm uncomfortably. But these conditions, which patients sometimes needlessly suffer through, can be conveniently diagnosed and treated in a new office setting in Lee’s Summit.  

Jack Gerding

Some children are brought into the world with no creative boundaries, encouraged to be inspired and shine. The oldest of three boys, Jack Gerding, a talented senior at Lee’s Summit High School, is the product of such a childhood. He has already blown audiences away on the theatrical stage with such presence it has attracted scholarships and is opening a…

THE SUMMER PUNCH LIST

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Rob Ellerman

True modesty is not a quality that many possess. By definition, modesty is a character trait in which a person minimizes his or her talents, and even if that person was the recipient of many accolades, most would not know it. It is this kind of humility and a true appreciation of others that make Rob Ellerman one of the…

Meet the Makers: Brendan & Amanda O’Shaughnessy

Ocean & Sea was established in 2013 by creative duo Brendan & Amanda O’Shaughnessy with a simple yet daunting task, to dream again. They sail around the city and across the country selling crafted goods on a landlocked Sailboat in the shape of their iconic logo which acts as their mobile pop up shop. The Sailboat was built by their…

Katy Guillen and the Girls

Music often changes its sound from decade-to-decade, but when Rock and Roll came onto the scene in the 1950’s, it would make its way into our hearts forever. Rock and Roll wasn’t just a genre of music. It was an outlet with lyrics more suggestive and politically charged than other genres, and people couldn’t get enough of it. It became…

Cori Jo Hawkins

Between the sounds of the fiddle and the amazing stacking layers of four part harmonies, bluegrass music has been winning hearts around the world since the 1940’s. The sound of bluegrass music has been growing exponentially over the past 25 years, and there is a whole generation of young musicians coming up because of this musical movement. Bluegrass music is…

Songs for the Soul

By the age of 17, Samuel Noel had written 300 songs out of experiences he had with God. A few of his friends had, too. Between the three of them, they had composed more than 800. Last summer he realized it was not okay for all those songs to be collecting dust.

London Calling

They already carry quite a reputation around Kansas City. Now, a group of Lee’s Summit High School band and orchestra students are poised to take their act on the road. In a big way. The students will head to London later this year to perform at the 2017 London New Year’s Day Parade and Festival, an event spanning five days…

Lee’s Summit High Schools Announce 2015-16 Theatre Schedules

LSHS will kick off its theatre season at sea with Boubill & Schonberg’s The Pirate Queen, running Nov. 13-14 and 20-22. From the collaborators that brought you Les Miserables, and Riverdance comes a tale based on the 16th century Irish chieftain and pirate Grainne O’Malley, one of the last Irish clan leaders to resist the English conquest of Gaelic Ireland.…