This review of Loving has sponsored links. That means I will receive a small commission from any purchases made based on my recommendation. Thank you for supporting My City Adventures. Loving tells the story of Richard Loving, a white man, and Mildred Jeter, a black woman, in Central Point, Virginia. Their courtship and marriage violated the state’s anti-miscegenation laws and resulted in their arrest and sentence to prison in 1958. The preceding judge granted a form of leniency by banishing the couple from the state of Virginia. Richard and Mildred Loving relocated to Washington D.C., but ultimately longed to return to their hometown. The film follows their lawsuitRead More →

Annie Get Your Gun is a musical with lyrics and music by Irving Berlin and a book by Dorothy Fields and her brother Herbert Fields. The story is a fictionalized version of the life of Annie Oakley (1860–1926). The Musical Theater Heritage production was directed by Sarah Crawford and conducted by Jeremy Watson. George Harter hosted a pre-show talk on the history behind the musical. Annie Oakley (born Phoebe Ann Mosey) was an American sharpshooter and exhibition shooter. Her talent first came to light when the then 15-year-old won a shooting match with traveling show marksman Frank E. Butler (whom she married). The couple joined Buffalo Bill’sRead More →

Unexpectedly Kid Friendly Restaurants in Kansas City

As our adventures take us to more and more cool places we occasionally have to stop and eat. I’ve realized that there some very unexpectedly kid friendly restaurants in Kansas City! Chez Elle Creperie and Coffeehouse 1713 Summit Street Kansas City, MO 64108 Chez Elle is a casual French-themed coffeehouse that serves sweet & savory crepes inside an old neighborhood theater. My first observation was the unconventional seating arrangements. On warmer days outdoor tables are ideal. If your child’s loud crying or, in my case, laughing often result in rude stares and not so discreet sighs of disgust, fear not. Enjoy the beauty of the Westside whileRead More →

Black History Month 2016. A N M L T R X P album cover art

A N M L T R X P, Royce ‘Sauce Remix’ Handy’s newest album, is an anthology of songs inspired by the issue of racially based mass incarceration in America. Through trap style hip hop music, Sauce Remix aims to educate his listeners about societal traps that young black men and women need to avoid in life. Something happens to a person between the ages of 25 and 30. They start to open their eyes to the world around them. Looking beyond their everyday life, they began to ask questions like What is going on around me? How does what’s in the daily news headlinesRead More →