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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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New Orleans cellist, bass player duo at The Brick - KansasCity.com

New Orleans cellist, bass player duo at The Brick - KansasCity.com | OffStage | Scoop.it
Helen Gillet will bring her signature style to Kansas City, but which ones: classical, free-form jazz, rock, funk, electronic, hip-hop, French chansons or a bit of New Orleans?
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Black Lab Picture Diary - Black House Collective

Black Lab Picture Diary - Black House Collective | OffStage | Scoop.it
Russell and Ashley start us off Rebecca Kephart's project Virginia and Amy Teri Teri's band Models Sarah Teri signals Phonologotronic Russell's experimental work Rich Wheeler and Matt Otto's band Jeff Harshbarger trio percussion set up Ad Astra Percussion...
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kcjazzlark: In Lieu of 1000 Words: The 2013 Prairie Village Jazz Festival, Part 1

kcjazzlark: In Lieu of 1000 Words: The 2013 Prairie Village Jazz Festival, Part 1 | OffStage | Scoop.it

Last week, I offered thoughts on this year’s Prairie Village Jazz Festival, staged on September 7th in Harmon Park. This week, I offer photos.

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Deborah Brown sings ‘Great American Songbook’ with Kansas City Jazz Orchestra - KansasCity.com

Two of America’s greatest cultural exports are jazz and the American musical, and like the ubiquitous melting pot, the forms meld together and influence each other.


Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/2013/09/21/4497783/deborah-brown-sings-great-american.html#storylink=cpy

 

 

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Passionate, psychological ‘Capulets and Montagues’ features hometown diva Joyce DiDonato - KansasCity.com

Passionate, psychological ‘Capulets and Montagues’ features hometown diva Joyce DiDonato - KansasCity.com | OffStage | Scoop.it
The Lyric Opera’s production of “The Capulets and the Montagues” is not a love story. Rather, it is a message: in war, we are all victims.
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'The Capulets And The Montagues,' Love In A World Of Conflict | KCUR

'The Capulets And The Montagues,' Love In A World Of Conflict | KCUR | OffStage | Scoop.it
The story of the rivalry between the Capulets and the Montagues is familiar to fans of Shakespeare. But a variation on the theme of the secret, doomed love
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KCMO high school marching bands do 'battle' for best band title | WDAF

KCMO high school marching bands do 'battle' for best band title | WDAF | OffStage | Scoop.it

Who's got the best band in the land?  With bragging rights on the line Saturday local bands and drill teams took to the field with something to prove. It was the inaugural Kansas City, Missouri Public Schools “Battle of the Bands.”

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Performing Arts Series Announces 2013-14 Season | UCM

Building on the success of 25 years of bringing exciting, quality entertainment to the University of Central Missouri and area communities, the University of Central Missouri’s Performing Arts Series announces its 2013-2014 season.

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Lawrence man creates violins in downtown shop | cjonline.com

Lawrence man creates violins in downtown shop | cjonline.com | OffStage | Scoop.it

Amos Hargrave uses a small handmade chisel to dig out two lines along the edge of the top of a violin he's making in his Lawrence studio.

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The Planets-An HD Odyssey, UMKC Conservatory Wind Symphony

The UMKC Conservatory Wind Symphony, under the direction of Steven D. Davis performs Holst's The Planets, Sat., Sept. 28, 2013, Helzberg Hall, Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. This amazing evening includes a high def film by Duncan Copp from NASA solar system explorations, commissioned by the Houston Symphony (Opus 3 Artists). The performance also includes Robert Weirich, piano, performing Dohnanyi's Variations on a Nursery Tune. For tickets, 816-235-6222.

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Missouri Composers Orchestra Project seeks recent works for performance in March | Mizzou New Music Initiative News

Missouri Composers Orchestra Project seeks recent works for performance in March | Mizzou New Music Initiative News | OffStage | Scoop.it
Missouri Composers Orchestra Project seeks recent works for performance in March
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Jazz great Allyson comes home to sing | cjonline.com

Jazz great Allyson comes home to sing | cjonline.com | OffStage | Scoop.it
Internationally renowned chanteuse Karrin Allyson returns to the capital of her home state this weekend to perform the second concert of the Topeka Jazz Workshop Inc.'s 45th season of jazz concerts.
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'Ol' Blue Eyes' show illuminates and remembers Sinatra's career | examiner.com

'Ol' Blue Eyes' show illuminates and remembers Sinatra's career | examiner.com | OffStage | Scoop.it

For those who like Frank Sinatra and his music, a trip to see Ol’ Blue Eyes, the new production that opened Sept. 12 at The Chestnut Fine Arts Center, means hearing his most famous songs performed in his own distinct style.

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SM East grad wins opera prize, will perform duet with Placido Domingo in China - Prairie Village Post

SM East grad wins opera prize, will perform duet with Placido Domingo in China - Prairie Village Post | OffStage | Scoop.it

A 2004 Shawnee Mission East graduate has caught the ear of international opera star Placido Domingo — and earned himself $10,000 in the process.

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Hutchinson Symphony Orchestra faces financial trouble - cjonline.com

The Hutchinson Symphony Orchestra is struggling to make sure the show goes on.

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The story of Romeo and Juliet returns to Kansas City - KCLive.tv

The story of Romeo and Juliet returns to Kansas City - KCLive.tv | OffStage | Scoop.it

Theater fans, the classic "The Capulets and the Montagues" is set to take the stage at the Lyric Opera of Kansas City with some very big names leading the cast. Two stars, Nicole Cabell and Grammy Award winner, Joyce DiDonato, give us the inside scoop on the play and the long standing tradition of women playing men's roles in theater.

 
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Kansas City’s art deco heritage inspired opera designer - KansasCity.com

Kansas City’s art deco heritage inspired opera designer - KansasCity.com | OffStage | Scoop.it

Production designer Victoria Tzykun, a multi-threat artist who has designed sets and costumes for stage and film, discusses her art deco-inspired scenic design and contemporary-yet-timeless costumes for the Lyric Opera production of “The Capulets and Montagues"

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Rare appearances highlight a packed weekend of jazz in KC - KansasCity.com

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The Kansas City Jazz Orchestra has established a reputation for excellence. And they’re ready to demonstrate it all over again under new musical director Clint Ashlock in a concert season starting Friday.
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Teen band leader is a real crowd pleaser | WDAF

Teen band leader is a real crowd pleaser | WDAF | OffStage | Scoop.it

Hardly a day goes by that a glitzy show doesn’t air on national TV about young performers trying to win their big break. We’ve discovered a teenage talent right in our midst — a gifted entertainer just half way through high school — who appears to be well on his way to stardom. And he’s this week’s Fox 4 Young Achiever.

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Former KC critic is finalist for National Book Award | KansasCity.com

Former KC critic is finalist for National Book Award | KansasCity.com | OffStage | Scoop.it
Terry Teachout’s biography of Duke Ellington, coming out in October, makes the long list of 10 finalists for the prize.
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New music event to jazz up downtown Topeka | cjonline.com

New music event to jazz up downtown Topeka | cjonline.com | OffStage | Scoop.it
After a summer of downtown Topeka street concerts and music festivals featuring the blues, rock, pop, country and other genres, jazz will get its turn Saturday at the inaugural Jazzin' It Up Downtown.
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Joe Donnelly's curator insight, December 4, 2013 12:19 PM

This is another great festival to help bring revenue to a city. Local in-town shows at local business is a great way to help promote not only the city but the shop where the music is being played. These festivals often hosts a lot of local bands and are able to help promote them.

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Luminous vocals lift Karrin Allyson at Topeka Jazz Workshop | cjonline.com

Luminous vocals lift Karrin Allyson at Topeka Jazz Workshop | cjonline.com | OffStage | Scoop.it
What a joy! Vocalist/pianist Karrin Allyson lifted spirits with a Sunday afternoon concert at the Ramada Hotel and Convention Center for a full house of avid Topeka Jazz Workshop fans.
For the international jazz star, it was a homecoming.
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Festival Thoughts | kcjazzlark

I was mad.

The festival was promoted as starting at 3:00. At 3:00, people were in the park, waiting for it to start.

But the time had slipped well past 3:00, to 3:10, maybe 3:15. The first band was ready to go on. And we were waiting for the Mayor of Prairie Village to find his way to the stage to make opening remarks.

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Two biographies flesh out the life and legend of Charlie Parker | KansasCity.com

Two biographies flesh out the life and legend of Charlie Parker | KansasCity.com | OffStage | Scoop.it

From the streets of Kansas City to the birth of bebop in New York, Charlie “Bird” Parker took an often-troubling road to artistic success, as chronicled in two new biographies.

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Folk Singers Cathy and Dave | Paul Pepper

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back our favorite local folk singing duo CATHY and DAVE. They perform "Wild Rose of the Mountain" on the banjo and guitar. 

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