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It's no secret that the arts community is Kansas City is vibrant and dynamic, but like any arts community it takes a lot of work to get a play or musical, visual exhibit, fashion show or performance to get in front of the general public. As Cheryl Kimmi, Founder of Kansas City Fringe Festival put it, artists have to put their work through a lot of testing before a theater or museum will consider hosting it.
For six decades, classical pianist Vladimir Horowitz performed for concert audiences around the world. Horowitz died in 1989, but the Steinway grand piano that accompanied him on tour...is still touring North America.
Broadway classic, Peter Pan, flies into Theatre in the Park, and it's an all-in-the-family production. We were joined by a family of actors who take part in this fairytale play, but they aren't the only family putting on the show. They are joined by two other families filling roles both on stage and off.
IFC’s film program in the Kansas City Fringe Festival (7/18-7/28/13). Screenings will be at Screenland Crown Center. This year’s program will be all original material never before shown at an IFC screening or something brand new you want to shoot for this event! Admission is $10, the program is rated PG. Sorry, no discounts.
Erin McGrane and Jeff Freling make up the popular duo of Victor & Penny. They describe their sound as Antique Pop and their music features an atypical instrument, the ukulele. They are back in Kansas City on a break from their national tour to support their album, "Side by Side".