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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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With hip, heartfelt foreign films, Passport Series doesn’t travel light | Columbia Daily Tribune

Ragtag Cinema ventures into the heart of global cinema with its eighth annual Passport Series, celebrating both veteran and up-and-coming international filmmakers. As usual, this year's ports of call look incredibly diverse and rewarding.
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Can classical music work outdoors? | KBIA

Can classical music work outdoors? | KBIA | OffStage | Scoop.it

Classical music seems like a genre that was made to be performed indoors. Symphonic music was born in the chambers of European royalty and in Catholic churches

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Music producer wears many hats in the studio | Columbia Daily Tribune

Music producer wears many hats in the studio | Columbia Daily Tribune | OffStage | Scoop.it
Field general. Tie-breaker. Psychologist. Den mother. Teacher. Nitpicker-in-chief. Music theory expert.
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Pillar of Columbia arts scene, David 'Willy' Wilson, 70, died Saturday | The Missourian

Pillar of Columbia arts scene, David 'Willy' Wilson, 70, died Saturday | The Missourian | OffStage | Scoop.it
Willy Wilson showed his comedic talent in dozens of plays at the Maplewood Barn Community Theatre, which he joined in the '70s. When a fire destroyed the theater in 2010, he and his wife led the effort to raise money for a new building.
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Citizen Jane gains momentum one film at a time | Columbia Daily Tribune

Citizen Jane gains momentum one film at a time | Columbia Daily Tribune | OffStage | Scoop.it
Building critical mass happens slowly but surely. A boat turns with a slight flick of the wrist and turn of the oar. Moving mountains is a continual investment of mustard seed-size faith.
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Lucy Holden | Columbia Daily Tribune

Lucy Holden | Columbia Daily Tribune | OffStage | Scoop.it
It takes courage for arts-minded souls to walk away from secure employment and focus more intensely, even making their livings, on their artistic pursuits.
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Dreams to Reality & Capital City Players | Paul Pepper

Guests: Marianne Jones, Dreams to Reality, "Boutique Clothing Sale" Rob Crouse, Capital City Players, "Young Frankenstein" Featured Artist is Jan L. Coffman

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Storyteller Larry Brown | Paul Pepper

Today Paul Pepper is joined by local storyteller LARRY BROWN. Larry is all about politcal satire this morning!

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STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek - The Nerd at Arrow Rock Lyceum | Broadway World

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek - The Nerd at Arrow Rock Lyceum | Broadway World | OffStage | Scoop.it

Check out a preview of THE NERD by Larry Shue, currently playing at the Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre through August 3rd, 2013!

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Performance from Cathy & Dave | Paul Pepper

Today Paul Pepper is joined by local folk musicians CATHY BARTON and DAVE PARA. They perform the song, "Santa Fe Trail".

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Composers Festival Spotlight: Daniel Kellogg | Mizzou New Music Initiative News

Composers Festival Spotlight: Daniel Kellogg | Mizzou New Music Initiative News | OffStage | Scoop.it

The Mizzou New Music Initiative is pleased to welcome Daniel Kellogg as one of the two guest composers for the 2013 Mizzou International Composers Festival.

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Maplewood Barn | Paul Pepper

Maplewood Barn Theatre's latest production is Shakespeare's "As You Like It". Meet director CHRIS BOWLING and star SARAH JOST.

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Capital City Players | Paul Pepper

Capital City Players is putting on "The MOMologues", a play about the joys and frustrations of motherhood. KATHLEEN LAVERY and SARAH CULP explain

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Singer Larry Brown | Paul Pepper

Happy Labor Day! Today, LARRY BROWN sings "Dreams", a song about one man's efforts to tear down a barn, and the man who built it. September 2, 2013 ...

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Filmed in Columbia, ‘You’re Next’ adds to slate of invasion films | Columbia Daily Tribune

Filmed in Columbia, ‘You’re Next’ adds to slate of invasion films | Columbia Daily Tribune | OffStage | Scoop.it
A home invasion thriller filmed in our own backyard, “You’re Next” doesn't turn the genre on its ear but plays much better than expected.
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Musical explores the songs and sadness of Hank Williams | Columbia Daily Tribune

Musical explores the songs and sadness of Hank Williams | Columbia Daily Tribune | OffStage | Scoop.it
Bellyache music.

That's one dismissive characterization for country music, and the idea can be summed up pretty simply: "My dog died, my wife left me — with my best friend — and I'm flat broke." Too broke to put cow chips in the wood stove. 

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Labor Day festivals offer array of jazz | Columbia Daily Tribune

It is time once again for the Labor Day jazz festival extravaganza. While the summer festival season always impresses, there's something about the fetes that take place during the unofficial end of summer that rings true to me.
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Talking Horse Productions & Phoenix Programs, Inc. | Paul Pepper

Guests: Ed Hanson, Talking Horse Productions, "The Man with the Plastic Sandwich"

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Alarm WIll Sound updates, expands classical sound in two Columbia shows | KBIA

Alarm WIll Sound updates, expands classical sound in two Columbia shows | KBIA | OffStage | Scoop.it

Alarm Will Sound made their fifth annual visit to Columbia last week and went where most orchestras fear to tread: they performed music by living, breathing composers.  The two shows by the 20-member ensemble offered a surprising look into the present and future of classical composition.

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Hamm isn't the only MU grad up for an Emmy | Columbia Daily Tribune

Heading out to L.A. after graduating from Missouri in 1991, Christein Aromando — then Goldstein — knew she wanted to dive into the choppy waters of the entertainment industry. How she would stay afloat, she wasn't quite yet sure.
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Composers Festival Spotlight: Ryan Chase | Mizzou New Music Initiative News

Composers Festival Spotlight: Ryan Chase | Mizzou New Music Initiative News | OffStage | Scoop.it

Before being selected as one of the resident composers for the 2013 Mizzou International Composers Festival, Ryan Chase has had his music performed “in venues ranging from dive bars to Carnegie Hall.”

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Columbia Chorale has big plans ahead | Columbia Daily Tribune

The Columbia Chorale has been around for 35 years and has experienced its share of highs and lows.
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Classical Music Patron Keeps Genre Vital | KBIA

Classical Music Patron Keeps Genre Vital | KBIA | OffStage | Scoop.it

Some of the music playing in the Missouri Theatre this week will be heard publicly for the first time ever. That’s because starting Thursday, the University of Missouri School of Music’s annual Mizzou International Composers Festival takes the stage.

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