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If you've strolled down Ninth Street in the past four years, chances are you've happened upon a man in front of Lakota Coffee, surrounded by instruments, playing music and chatting with the occasional passer-by.
For 11-year-old Jonathan Shanks, 10-year-old Jessica Shanks and 11-year-old Katie Baker, the chalk art portion of Saturday’s Capital Jazzfest and Capital Street Art Fair was a chance for them to combine their creativity.
Stager Judith Fugate has been at Kansas City Ballet the past few weeks staging Jerome Robbins' 'Fancy Free' and George Balanchine's 'Allegro Brilliante.' Hear Judith talk about the pieces, and what exactly a stager is.
These two pieces will be featured on Kansas City Ballet's Fall Show, Oct. 11-20 at the Kauffman Center. Order tickets at kcballet.org or call 816-931-2232.
Deborah Curtis, the provost and chief learning officer at the University of Central Missouri, presents the opening of the fall Department of Music performance season as she hosts the 2013 Provost’s Faculty Showcase at 7:30 p.m. Friday Sept. 20, in Hart Recital Hall.
Withe the final show of the Broadway season, Miss Saigon, underway, Starlight Theater’s V.I.P dining area, hosted by Plaza Catering, offers their take on an oriental gourmet buffet, guaranteed to please summer theatergoers, while continuing the high standards previously set and maintained in five previous production’s events.
Devon Carney understands balance. He has spent more than 40 years in the world of ballet and recognizes striking symmetry between leading the way and then getting out of the way to allow the dance to take its own spotlight. As the new artistic director of the Kansas City Ballet, don’t be surprised to see Carney mold the company, the school and the community to see the balance in dance – the elegance of classical narratives with flirtatious short modern pieces.
Morris Warshawski (Production Consultant), Todd Soliday (Post Supervisor) and Leah Warshawski (Co-Director) answer questions about their documentary, FINDING HILLYWOOD, the first film exhibited as part of the Kansas City FilmFest Spotlight Series.
The Kansas City Repertory Theatre's world-premiere season opener takes on a formidable task: capturing the passions and politics of one of America's most iconic performers, the rhapsodic musician, actor and social activist Paul Robeson.
Charlotte Street Foundation invites artists living and working in the 5-County Greater Kansas City Metro Area to apply for its 2014 Generative Performing Artist Awards. Two awards of $10,000 each will be distributed in early 2014. -