Dances with bulls (copy)

A rider holds a tight grip during a previous Amped Up Bull Riding event. It returns to the Civic Arena this weekend. 

Kansas to perform at Missouri Theater tonight: A rock classic will come to life as the band Kansas makes a stop at the Missouri Theater, 717 Edmond St., as part of its “Point of Know Return Tour.” Performing the album in full, as well as other hits and deep cuts, the band will play it at 7:15 p.m. tonight. Tickets are $35 to $125. They are available for purchase at

Local bands to perform for birthday bash: For more than two decades, music journalist and concert booker Danny “Dr. 47” Phillips has celebrated local bands. On Saturday, April 9, the tables will turn as bands celebrate Phillips’s 47th birthday with a bash at Magoon’s. Hosting eight bands from St. Joseph and Kansas, including Arson Class, Slights, The Ramey Memo, Mr. And The Mrs., Headlight Rivals, The Stroppers and more. It will begin at 2 p.m. on Saturday at the restaurant and venue at 632 S. Eighth St. The afternoon shows are open to all ages and the evening performances are open to everyone 21 and older. Admission is $10. 

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