More than 250 people attend KCK native’s book signing and program

More than 250 people attended a book singing and program by Andrea Tribitt on Sunday afternoon at Soiree Steak and Oyster House in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by William Crum)

by William Crum

More than 250 people attended a book signing and program by Kansas City, Kansas’s own Andrea Tribitt on Sunday afternoon.

Tribitt wrote a book called “Living and Learning: Journaling Your Way to Growth and Greater Self-Awareness,” dedicated to teaching young people to grow and live the lives they have always wanted to live.

Tribitt is an accomplished songwriter, performer and member of the Grammy award-winning ensemble of Sound of Blackness.

The book signing and program was held at Soiree Steak and Oyster House at 1512 E. 18th St., Kansas City, Missouri.

Andrea Tribitt signed autographs of her book on Sunday afternoon at the Soiree Steak and Oyster House in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by William Crum)
Andrea Tribitt signed autographs of her book on Sunday afternoon at the Soiree Steak and Oyster House in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by William Crum)
A display showed Andrea Tribitt’s book, “Living and Learning: Journaling Your Way to Growth and Greater Self-Awareness,” during a book signing Sunday afternoon at the Soiree Steak and Oyster House in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by William Crum)

KCK singer and author to be featured performer at Soulful Sunday Brunch

Andrea Tribitt, a native of Kansas City, Kansas, will be the featured performer at the Soulful Sunday Brunch at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27 at the Soiree Steak and Oyster House, Kansas City, Missouri. She also will sign her book, “Living and Learning: Journaling Your Way to Growth and Greater Self-Awareness.”

Andrea Tribitt, international soul singer, is the featured performer for the Soulful Sunday Brunch from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, at Soirée Steak and Oyster House, at 1512 E. 18th St., in 18th and Vine Jazz District, Kansas City, Mo.

Tribitt will have her Journal release and signing for “Living and Learning: Journaling Your Way to Growth and Greater Self-Awareness,” directly after her performance.

Novice diarists and experienced ones are invited to attend, as she will share short stories, original quotes and thought-provokng questions.

Her book contains ideas on how to let journaling lead to personal growth.

Tribitt, from Kansas City, Kansas, is a songwriter, vocal instructor and performance coach who has worked with internationally known artists in television, film, stage and various genres of music.

She was a member of the Grammy award-winning ensemble Sounds of Blackness and performed at the White House for America’s Millennium at the White House 1999-2000.

Artists she has worked with include Quincy Jones, Will Smith, Kenny Rogers, Tom Jones, Tricia Yearwood, Luther Vandross, Amy Grant, Vince Gill, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis.

Tribitt also has worked with the public schools and has been a gospel music instructor in Japan.

AG says Bonner Springs concert-goers could be eligible for refunds

A judge last week ordered a North Carolina-based company to provide refunds to Kansas consumers who attended a rained-out concert in 2017, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said today.

Funk Fest Concerts, Inc., a North Carolina-based company, promoted and sold tickets to a concert in Bonner Springs in June 2017 while advertising the event as held “rain or shine.” Due to thunderstorms, the event was canceled midway through and no refunds were given to concert-goers. In total, 5,982 tickets were sold for the event, ranging in price from $25.50 to $225.

After receiving complaints from consumers, the attorney general in November 2018 filed a consumer protection lawsuit against Funk Fest Concerts.

Shawnee County District Court Judge Mary Christopher last week entered a summary judgment in favor of the attorney general and ordered Funk Fest Concerts to pay $364,492.50 in restitution to consumers. The order also permanently enjoined Funk Fest Concerts from engaging in similar deceptive marketing practices in violation of the Kansas Consumer Protection Act in the future and to pay a civil penalty and the cost of the attorney general’s investigation.

It is unclear whether funds actually will be available to pay the ordered refunds, according to the attorney general’s office. During the course of the litigation, Funk Fest Concerts represented to the attorney general’s office that the company is out of business; therefore, it is unknown whether funds exist to satisfy the judge’s order. However, the attorney general’s office is making efforts to determine the company’s status and ability to comply with the judgment.

To be considered for any refunds for which funds may become available, consumers who have not already received a refund from their credit card company should file a complaint with the attorney general’s office. Consumers who already have filed a complaint will be contacted by the attorney general’s office with more information. For more information or to file a complaint, consumers should contact the attorney general’s Consumer Protection Division as soon as possible at 800-432-2310 or file a complaint online at www.InYourCornerKansas.org.

A copy of the judgment is available at https://bit.ly/35XDwXB.