First lady visits El Centro Academy

By Chara On Oct. 12, U.S. first lady Jill Biden visited El Centro Academy in Kansas City, Kansas, in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month.The visit involved Biden listening to members of the Latino community. Those who spoke with her included Elizabeth Ramirez, an entrepreneur from Colombia who lives in Overland Park, Kansas, and works in […]

Choral foundation launches Spanish-language choir

The William Baker Choral Foundation has its first Spanish-language choral ensemble.Voces Festivas was unveiled on Oct. 8 during the foundation’s recruiting event in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. Leilani Velasco, Voces Festivas music director, gave a short presentation describing her vision for the Spanish-language choir and explained how it will fit a unique niche in […]

Editorial : Backing Fisher House, honoring veterans

The 69-year-old Kansas City Veterans Hospital serves active duty military personnel and veterans. Some live locally; others travel from as far away as Larned, Kan., or Nevada or Warrensburg, Mo. Until last month, out-of-towners seeking treatment at the KC hospital and their families either stayed at a local hotel or commuted as many as 200 […]