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Angela Lee Gieras is a financial whiz whose fundraising savvy is driven by a lifelong passion for theater, so she was in many ways the ideal choice for the Kansas City Repertory Theatre’s new executive director post.
Starlight Theatre has been awarded the prestigious 2013 Venue Excellence Award by the International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM), the world’s largest professional association dedicated to the management of public assembly venues. Starlight was acknowledged as the best of the best in the Performing Arts Center category.
A large part of the local music community is mourning the loss of one of its most respected singers, songwriters and advocates. Abigail Hope Henderson, a lead singer with a siren voice, died Tuesday at her home in Kansas City.
Mother%$!#Hood, a musical that follows three very different moms from their pregnancy tests to their empty nests, is coming to Lawrence, KS the last weekend in August and the first in September. Watch the video in the play above for a preview, highlights and behind-the-scenes stories from the creators Julie Dunlap and Sarah Stotts.
A musical excerpt from ZEUS ON THE LOOSE!, a new musical receiving its World Premiere touring elementary schools in the Kansas City area January 22 - April 4, 2014, as part of The Coterie's 2013/2014 Season.
The amazing thing about Charlie Parker’s musical inventions is that they can be adapted to almost anything. And this week, on the 93rd anniversary of the alto saxophone giant’s birth, we see his traces all over the Kansas City jazz calendar.
Coming from dozens of countries, from Mexico and the Caribbean in the north to Brazil and Argentena in South America, Latin American identity encompasses a variety of cultures, backgrounds, stories, traditions, and, of course, music. The diversity can be heard in every measure, as each artist brings not only their own personal style, but also their Latino ancestry to the lyrics, melodies and rhythms of music.
Born and raised in China, composer Zhou Long and his wife, composer Chen Yi, have taught at the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance for more than a decade. They've spent 30 years studying, teaching, and composing side by side. The prolific composers maintain a rigorous schedule with frequent travel around the globe.
Venus in Fur, opens The Unicorn Theatre’s 2013-14 season, with previews beginning Sept. 4 in preparation for the play's official opening Sept. 7 with performance times varied throughout the run to accommodate for weeknights, weekend nights, and Sunday matinees.
A Broadway blockbuster, Miss Saigon, opens Sept. 7 at Kansas City’s Starlight Theatre for a one week run through Sept. 13 and brings the updated story and modern music to the story of the opera , Madame Butterfly.
Henderson, in 2011. It's a sad day for the Kansas City music community: Abigail Henderson, a fixture of the KC scene in such bands as the Gaslights, Atlantic Fadeout and Tiny Horse, died yesterday at the age of 35, after a five-year fight with...
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