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But Andy Parkhurst and Michael Grayman– the dudes behind newcomer Spinning Tree Theatre– are heating up one corner of that sylvan glade with the hot hits of AIN’T MISBEHAVIN (now thru November 17 at the Just Off Broadway Theatre).
As we've previously noted, Hollywood studios will soon stop producing film prints and switch entirely to digital projection. This puts the onus on movie theaters to convert to all-digital projection, which costs a lot of money.
In mid-November, the UMKC Women’s Center and Violence Prevention and Response Project will host auditions for the 2014 production of “The Vagina Monologues.” All skill levels are welcome, and no memorization is required.
Andy Parkhurst and Michael Grayman, founders of Spinning Tree Theatre, have put together their most impressive production so far -- a spirited reading of “Ain’t Misbehavin,’” the 1978 musical revue that celebrates music written or recorded by Fats Waller.
Deborah Shouse and Ron Zoglin understand commitment. They have been committed to each other as partners and companions. They have been committed to understanding the needed love and compassion required in accepting and loving parents through dementia. They dedicated themselves to the task of self-publishing the book, Love in the Land of Dementia: Finding Hope in the Caregiver’s Journey
Reasonable people could reasonably disagree over how many acts on the main stage of Kansas City’s 18th and Vine Jazz and Blues Festival were actually jazz or blues. But neither of these two acts would be in question.
With a performance attended by Kansas City, Mo. Mayor Sly James, Spinning Tree Theatre opened their third season with, Ain’t Misbehaven’. The highly entertaining musical revue opened on Saturday Nov. 2 at the Just Off Broadway Theatre. The Fats Waller Musical Show is a tribute to the jazz pianist, composer and comedic entertainer, who is most remembered for such songs as Stormy Weather.
The only musical revue to ever win the Tony Award for Best Musical, 'Ain't Misbehavin' is a celebration of music performed, and/or made famous by the legendary Harlem Renaissance artist, pianist, composer and entertainer Fats Waller. Stars Eboni Fondren and Jennie Greenberry share all the details of this not to be missed show.
The Henry W. Bloch School of Management will host the Kansas City premier of UMKC supporters Joe and Judy Roetheli’s documentary – “The 25,000 Mile Love Story”– a film about Joe’s Swiss cousin, Serge Roetheli, and his wife, Nicole, who accomplished a 25,000 mile run around the world.
News of Frank Wess' passing Thursday from kidney failure traveled quickly throughout the jazz community. It's understandable — looking at the breadth and scope of Wess' career is like taking a trip through much of jazz history.
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