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Kansas City Symphony opens the 2013 season with a world renowned violinist, Stefan Jackiw, who comes here to perform with KCS Oct. 4-6 when he will play Felix Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in E minor Op. 64.
Kansas City Symphony just announced a special low-cost option for students to bring them into the folds of enjoying classical music by reducing the cost of students to as low as $2.27 per concert with the purchase of the new $25 Student Season Pass.
FacebookJeanne Jasperse hosted the Coffeehouse Radio Show for 25 years. Jeanne Jasperse, a local singer, songwriter and musician who hosted the Sunday morning Coffeehouse Radio Show on KKFI 90.1 for 25 years, has died.
The Topeka Community Concert Association's 83rd season of presenting top-flight national touring talent will get started Sunday with a fanfare. "This is a season you won't want to miss," said TCCA president Gary Johnson.
Two years after its opening, the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts has proven that it is more than a pretty space. It has helped the three arts organizations that call the venue home to rack up big increases in audience size.
An evening of jam-packed entertainment through music awaits all that attend the current production at Kansas City’s Quality Hill Playhouse for their show, Your Hit Parade, featuring the music of 1935-1957, from the radio and TV show.
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.
Although James Rivers plans on retiring from Washburn University at the end of the 2013-14 academic year, the concert pianist and music professor isn't through making music where he has performed and taught for nearly 46 years.
Guest artist and violinist Stefan Jackiw will perform the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto on Opening Weekend (Oct. 4-6) with the Kansas City Symphony. He talks with us about the upcoming performance and his thoughts on being a professional violinist.
aThe Grand Hall of Union Station transformed into the legendary Piazza San Marco and transported attendees to the romantic city of Venice as Maestro Michael Stern and the Kansas City Symphony performed lush Italian classics in a Concerto a Venezia.The Grand Hall of Union Station transformed into the legendary Piazza San Marco and transported attendees to the romantic city of Venice as Maestro Michael
That phrase is more than just a picture, painted with words, of mad-hatted saxophonists blowing their horns until daybreak or drummers beating city streets to get from one late-night spot to the next. It's also become the mantra of the "We Always Swing" Jazz Series. Just a week from opening its 19th season, the Jazz Series knows that, to stay true to the spirit of the music it loves, it too has to remain a living, breathing, scrapping, shuffling, ever-changing organism.
Saxophone virtuoso Charlie “Bird” Parker began playing professionally in his early teens, became a heroin addict at 16, changed the course of music, and then died when only 34 years old. His life is the subject of a newly released book by Chuck Haddix, director of the Marr Sound Archives of the University of Missouri-Kansas City Libraries.
Into the Night Sea, a collaborative project and series of eight video collages featuring visual art and dance with an accompanying soundtrack of re-imagined traditional lullabies, has been moving right along!
You might have been lucky enough to be in London’s Royal Albert Hall this month where international opera star Joyce DiDonato captivated the audience with her rendition of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” Or, if you are a student at St. Ann’s, you would have been captivated by that same opera star singing the same song just a few feet from you Thursday.
“Blues Jazz & America Today,” on display at the Vine Street Studio through Sept. 30, features bold expressionist paintings of the African-American community by seasoned Kansas City artist Bonnye Brown.
Kansas City's better-known citizens - the ones who wear suits and don't play for the Chiefs or Royals - packed Union Station's Chamber Board Room on September 19. This gathering for those tagged "business and civic leaders" served as an update on the progress of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce's "Big 5" ideas.
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