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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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Classical music venues include concert hall, cathedral and military post | cjonline.com

Classical music venues include concert hall, cathedral and military post | cjonline.com | OffStage | Scoop.it
Classical music fans will have their choice of a concert hall, a cathedral or a military base to enjoy their favored musical genre.
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Sunflower musicians to perform demanding repertoire | cjonline.com

Sunflower musicians to perform demanding repertoire | cjonline.com | OffStage | Scoop.it
When the violinist who debuted Maurice Ravel’s Sonata for Violin and Cello complained it was so complicated that “no one’s going to play it but virtuosos, the composer responded, “Good, then I shan’t be assassinated by amateurs!
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Jazz trumpeter Jones to encore at Sunflower | cjonline.com

Jazz trumpeter Jones to encore at Sunflower | cjonline.com | OffStage | Scoop.it

The Sunflower Music Festival's experiment last year with jazz was so successful, it is back this year.

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Marshall's Civic Band to play 30 melodies in 3 minutes | cjonline.com

Marshall's Civic Band to play 30 melodies in 3 minutes | cjonline.com | OffStage | Scoop.it
Before Marshall's Civic Band is halfway through the first act of its concert Sunday night at Gage Park Amphitheatre, the audience will have already heard nearly three dozen melodies.
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Topeka Civic Theatre murder mystery at zoo postponed | cjonline.com

The threat of thunderstorms Saturday evening has forced the Topeka Civic Theatre & Academy to postpone its murder mystery fundraiser at the Topeka Zoo.
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Annual Sunflower Music Festival offers musical variety | seveneightfive

Annual Sunflower Music Festival offers musical variety | seveneightfive | OffStage | Scoop.it

Beethoven, Brahms, and Armstrong are back! From June 7 to June 15, 2013, the 26th Annual Sunflower Music Festival will offer free and unique orchestra and chamber music concerts every night beginning at 7:30 p.m. inside White Concert Hall at Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas, with one night reserved for a jazz concert at the same location. Those who appreciate fine music are encouraged to attend and bring friends who will soon want to make this unique Topeka event an annual pleasure.

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Famed Westminster Concert Bell Choir to play at First Methodist | Capital Journal

Famed Westminster Concert Bell Choir to play at First Methodist | Capital Journal | OffStage | Scoop.it
Bells galore will be heard Sunday in downtown Topeka when the famed Westminster Concert Bell Choir performs a concert at First United Methodist Church.
The concert will begin at 4 p.m. Sunday at the church, 600 S.W.
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Cardenes to lead Sunflower Music Festival orchestra | Capital Journal

Cardenes to lead Sunflower Music Festival orchestra | Capital Journal | OffStage | Scoop.it

Along with the familiar names of Ludwig van Beethoven, Felix Mendelssohn and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, those perusing the program of the 27th Sunflower Music Festival will find a new one, Andres Cardenes, who will lead the event's three chamber orchestra concerts.

 

 

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Blues added to summer Topeka park concerts | Capital Journal

Blues added to summer Topeka park concerts | Capital Journal | OffStage | Scoop.it
In addition to jazz, marches and show tunes, blues will be heard this summer at free concerts in two of Topeka's parks.
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Singers to swing at season finale | Capital Journal

Singers to swing at season finale | Capital Journal | OffStage | Scoop.it
Songs recorded in their heyday by Fats Waller, Duke Ellington and Glenn Miller will be heard when the Topeka Festival Singers close their 2012-13 season with “Swingin’ with the TFS!
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Ad Astra presents the song cycle 'Edges' | Capital Journal

Ad Astra presents the song cycle 'Edges' | Capital Journal | OffStage | Scoop.it
Jo Huseman and Nancy Epoch, who, respectively, directed and music-directed scores of musicals at the Helen Hocker Theater, return to those roles by bringing to the stage "Edges," a song cycle about coming of age, growth and self-discovery.
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Four-part barbershop harmony to be heard

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At least three generations of singers will be represented on stage when the Capital City Chorus presents its spring concert Saturday.
The programs at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Fairlawn Church of the Nazarene, 730 S.W.
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Films fete Jules Verne, whose fiction became fact

Films fete Jules Verne, whose fiction became fact | OffStage | Scoop.it
The Fabulous Jules Verne Film Festival will celebrate the novelist whose 19th century fiction became 20th century fact.
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Spirit of Kansas blues festival announces line-up | seveneightfive

For the fourth year in a row, the Topeka Blues Society will present a stellar line-up of internationally-renowned artists at its Spirit of Kansas Blues Festival at Lake Shawnee, Reynolds Lodge, 3315 SW Tinman Circle in Topeka on Thursday, July 4th.
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Amazing Arthur set to amaze kids at library | cjonline.com

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Being so multitalented must be what what makes The Amazing Arthur, who will perform three shows Wednesday at the library, so darn amazing.

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Russian string quartet to play Russian works at Sunflower | cjonline.com

Russian string quartet to play Russian works at Sunflower | cjonline.com | OffStage | Scoop.it
The Atrium Quartet, a string ensemble founded in St. Petersburg, Russia, will perform at its Sunflower Music Festival concert Sunday night two quartets by Russian composers and one subtitled "Russian" but written by an Austrian.
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Sunflower music concert includes bass duet | cjonline.com

Sunflower music concert includes bass duet | cjonline.com | OffStage | Scoop.it
At the first chamber ensembles program of the 27th Sunflower Music Festival, the audience Saturday night in White Concert Hall will see and hear musical played by two familiar groupings of musicians and one unusual one.
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Murder mystery at zoo to raise funds for TCT | cjonline.com

Murder mystery at zoo to raise funds for TCT | cjonline.com | OffStage | Scoop.it
The Topeka Zoo will become a murder scene Saturday evening, and those attending a fundraiser there will be asked to solve the crime.
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Topeka Santa Fe Band to perform in Gage Park | Capital Journal

Topeka Santa Fe Band to perform in Gage Park | Capital Journal | OffStage | Scoop.it
It will be all aboard Sunday for the Topeka Santa Fe Band's first Gage Park concert of the summer.
The band will perform at 7 p.m. Sunday in the amphitheater, which is located west of the Topeka Zoo and north of the Blaisdell Aquatic Center.
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Two actors populate Tuna, Texas, on stage | Capital Journal

Two actors populate Tuna, Texas, on stage | Capital Journal | OffStage | Scoop.it
Divide 19 outrageous characters by two talented actors and you have the formula for fun at Topeka Civic Theatre & Academy.
In "Red, White and Tuna," Dan Decker and Thomas J. Hughes Jr.
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Big band sounds from Basie to Chicago to fill Gage Park | Capital Journal

Big band sounds from Basie to Chicago to fill Gage Park | Capital Journal | OffStage | Scoop.it
Big band sounds from 1950s Sonny Rollins, to 1960s Count Basie, to 1970s Chicago, to the 2000s Big Phat Band will be heard Sunday evening in Gage Park, where the Topeka Jazz Workshop Band will perform the first of its three summer concerts.
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Theater review: Singers sell the show in 'Edges' | Capital Journal

Theater review: Singers sell the show in 'Edges' | Capital Journal | OffStage | Scoop.it
After watching "Edges: A Song Cycle" staged by the Ad Astra Theatre Ensemble, you won't leave talking about the plot. You will leave talking about the six singers who comprise this cast, and how their voices soar through the entire 80-minute runtime.
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Walt Menninger credited in 'The Great Gatsby' | Capital Journal

Walt Menninger credited in 'The Great Gatsby' | Capital Journal | OffStage | Scoop.it
Topekans who stay to watch all of the credits of "The Great Gatsby," the just-opened film adaptation of the F. Scott Fitzgerald novel of the same name, will see a familiar name acknowledged on the big screen: W.
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Musical at TCT explores bipolar disorder

Musical at TCT explores bipolar disorder | OffStage | Scoop.it
Although it is as far as a Broadway musical can get from its historic feel-good fare, those who see Topeka Civic Theatre & Academy’s Studio Series production of “Next to Normal” should leave feeling better having explored a subject that touches far...
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Bachelor's party jeopardizes 'Perfect Wedding'

Bachelor's party jeopardizes 'Perfect Wedding' | OffStage | Scoop.it
AUBURN - A sure sign there are obstacles on the road to marital bliss is when the groom awakens hours before the wedding in the honeymoon suite in bed with a woman who isn't his fiancee.
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