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Submissions are now being accepted for the 2014 Show Me Justice Film Festivalat the University of Central Missouri planned for April 10-12, 2014.
This is the fourth year for the festival, which will be held in conjunction with Social Justice Week and the Foreign Language Film Festival on the UCM campus. The Show Me Justice Film Festival is an international festival that brings films from around the world to the Midwest to showcase the theme of social justice.
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.
Known for his role on "Sullivan and Son", Roy Wood Jr. is taking to the stage in Kansas City, and this time it is un-scripted. We chat with Roy Wood Jr. where he dishes on everything from his love life, to where he finds comedy inspiration.
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.”
"Hardtland," the latest work by award-winning playwright Darren Canady, will get its world premiere Thursday in the author's hometown of Topeka where the Ad Astra Theatre Ensemble opens a four-show run of the family drama.
Cast members of the musical "Footloose" perform the finale for guests attending the Douglas County United Way's kickoff event for their 2013 campaign on Tuesday at Theatre Lawrence. The show officially opens Friday....
While it doesn’t take the hundreds of designers and technicians required to produce an animated feature film, staging a musical based on one requires lots of creative folks, too, said the director of the Helen Hocker Theater production of “Shrek".
The Coterie Theatre produces the world premiere of Melissa Cooper’s “Red Badge Variations.” UMKC graduate acting student Logan Black, an Army veteran who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, serves as consultant.
And it is this: I’m afraid the unfortunate timing of last night’s torrential downpour may have dissuaded many from leaving the coziness of their homes. And I’m afraid that, by staying home, said persons ended up missing what was a truly impressive display of talent at the final staging of Shawnee Mission East’s 2013 Musical Revue.
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.