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OffStage is a compilation of all the performing arts news for the Kansas City region, including Topeka, Lawrence, and Columbia. For our calendar of show and audition listings, magazine archives, and a whole lot more visit www.kcstage.com
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The Monster - David Berry

The monster, 2nd place 2013 Kansas International Film Festival entry, a new horror comedy film from Smoking Monkey Pictures features Jason Nivens, Danger Alex, Misty Dixon and Ayla Glass... It's a funny look at not being able to find the right woman, so you just make your own!!

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18th & Vine Jazz And Blues Festival Features Kelley Hunt - KCUR

18th & Vine Jazz And Blues Festival Features Kelley Hunt - KCUR | OffStage | Scoop.it

Roots and RB singer/songwriter Kelley Hunt says when she first started singing, her grandmother, a gospel singer, gave her this advice: Dont sing it, if you don't mean it.

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'Daughters of the Niger Delta' gives a voice to women at the Kansas Film Festival - KCLive.tv

'Daughters of the Niger Delta' gives a voice to women at the Kansas Film Festival - KCLive.tv | OffStage | Scoop.it

If there is any film you get a chance to see at the upcoming Kansas City International Film Festival make sure it is "Daughters of the Niger Delta". Film Director Ilse van Lamoen describes her experience filming with the women of the region and how the film has given them hope and a voice.

 
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Cinema KC - The Local Show

We often hear how much high quality filmmaking and animation activity is happening here in town, but for most of us, encountering a lot of it isn't always ea...
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Classical Connections In Symphony's Season - KCUR

Classical Connections In Symphony's Season - KCUR | OffStage | Scoop.it
Violinist Stefan Jackiw rehearsed at Helzberg Hall before the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts was open, but didnt get to play there. This weekend,
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"Summit" kicks off Citizen Jane Festival in Columbia - KBIA

"Summit" kicks off Citizen Jane Festival in Columbia - KBIA | OffStage | Scoop.it

The 6th annual Citizen Jane film festival kicked off Friday at Stephen’s College.  The festival will celebrate women filmmakers and—this year—adds a participatory summit to kick start a conversation about getting more in filmmaking.

 

 

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Behind the Curtain: Allegro Brillante | KC Ballet

Dancers Tempe Ostergren & Anthony Krutzkamp talk about their lead roles in George Balanchine's Allegro Brillante, which is on our fall program, Oct. 11-20 at the Kauffman Center.

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Top Five Reasons to Subscribe - KC Symphony

Subscribe to the Kansas City Symphony today! Visit our website: http://ow.ly/poUOD
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Maplewood Barn Radio Theatre: Stephen Leacock's 'Golden Dreams' - KBIA

Welcome to another edition of Maplewood Barn Radio Theatre.
 In our continuing efforts to bring you nothing but the best in classic stories, we offer you an audio dramatization of an award winning story, "Golden Dreams," based on the writings of Stephen Leacock. Mr. Leacock is a bit vague about what award it might have won, but perhaps we can learn more from our protagonist, the professor. Let's turn it over to him, so he can tell you all about the book "Golden Dreams."

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Haute Flash Burlesque @ 3rd Annual KC Burlesque Festival!

Haute Flash Burlesque was formed in 2010, with the original intent of putting on cabaret style shows, as fundraisers for homeless pets. Each year the shows have continued to grow. In 2012 Haute Flash won the peoples choice award in the Pitch, for the best charity event, beating out the Holiday Mart and Aids Walk.

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'Your Hit Parade' takes the stage at Quality Hill - KCLive.tv

'Your Hit Parade' takes the stage at Quality Hill - KCLive.tv | OffStage | Scoop.it

"Your Hit Parade" is based off of a hit radio show that ran from 1930's - 1950's, and it's set to take the stage at the Quality Hill Playhouse.

 
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Entertainer's van stolen - KSHB

A man who worked his way up from the bottom and now shares the gift of music is without his main mode of transportation after thieves stole his van.

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We Are Superman: The Transformation of 31st and Troost - Brainroot

We Are Superman: The Transformation of 31st and Troost - Brainroot | OffStage | Scoop.it

Kansas City has suffered from hyper-segregation for over 60 years. We Are Superman chronicles the story of Troost Avenue, which lies in the heart of KC. Troost draws a geographic line between black and white, rich and poor. A growing movement unites to transform Troost from a dividing line into a gathering place.

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Behind the Curtain: Jodie Gates' 'Keep Me Wishing in the Dark' - KC Ballet

Hear from choreographer Jodie Gates on her new work, 'Keep Me Wishing in the Dark.' The work is a co-commission of Kansas City Ballet and the Performing Arts Series at Johnson County Community College for the New Dance Partners Project where the piece premiered in Septmber. It is also on Kansas City Ballet's fall program which runs Oct. 11-20 at the Kauffman Center.

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Elena Cleaves's curator insight, October 22, 2013 4:39 PM

From working with college students to working with a professional dance company...and beyond! Climbing the ladder to a higher position, just like I want to do.

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Poor Lear

A re-imagining of Shakespeare's King Lear. A homeless man enacts the roles in the main tragic story of a king who divides his kingdom between his three daughters and is thrown out of doors to face the elements with his fool and come to terms with his own mortality. Peformed by Alan Tilson, a member of the Core Acting company with Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre. The show will benefit the Homeless Services Coalition of Greater Kansas City and the Episcopal Community Services.

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MoonDrop Circus 'Dreams Big' At First Fridays

MoonDrop Circus 'Dreams Big' At First Fridays | OffStage | Scoop.it

For the past two years the aerialists, jugglers, and musicians from Moondrop Circus have attracted audiences with their antics. Most months, the group gathers in the Crossroads Arts District amid the carnival atmosphere surrounding First Fridays, at 19th and Baltimore.

 

 

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Davis Lee DeRock Jr Acting Reel

My acting reel over the last few years including scenes from five movies "New Life", "Found Wandering Lost", "The Donald Gordon Story", "Black Friday" and "Smoke Break!" Enjoy!

 

 

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Warrior Weekend 2013: Mindy | Troupe Duende

Mindy dances to "Aicha" by Jeb Khaled at the Warrior Weekend show held at Nica's 320 Restaurant in Kansas City, MO on May 4, 2013.

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Egads! Theatre Company Brings Fresh Blood To The Musical 'Carrie' - KCUR

Egads! Theatre Company Brings Fresh Blood To The Musical 'Carrie' - KCUR | OffStage | Scoop.it
While area theaters often stage shows with Christmas or Hanukkah themes around the year-end holidays, it seems October has taken a lesson from December.
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Devon Carney Puts His Stamp On Kansas City Ballet - KCUR

Devon Carney Puts His Stamp On Kansas City Ballet - KCUR | OffStage | Scoop.it

The Kansas City Ballet's new artistic director, Devon Carney, begins his tenure with a world premiere. His work, Opus I, will open the ballet's season this month, and it provides a hint of the vision he has for the company.

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A Musical Exploration Of 'True Grit' - KCUR

A Musical Exploration Of 'True Grit' - KCUR | OffStage | Scoop.it

The National Endowment for the Arts started the initiative called The Big Read as a way to encourage reading. This year, for its Big Read selection, the Kansas City Public Library chose the novel True Grit.

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"This Is Where I..." - Yours Silence Kills Anti-Bullying Campaign Spot | Through a Glass Productions

Produced by Through A Glass Productions Director: Jason Winn Producer: Chris Blunk Director of Photography: Jeremy Osbern Editor: Stephen Deaver
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Last Show | Withered World

A theater troupe bands together for their last performance with hilariously tragic consequences. An episode of "Withered World: An End of the World web series."…
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