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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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Standees isn't quite ready for its close-up | The Pitch

Standees isn't quite ready for its close-up | The Pitch | OffStage | Scoop.it
Standees takes its name from AMC founder and multiplex visionary Stan Durwood — Stan D., if you need to think about it.
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Vampire Cop Doctor | Davis DeRock

A mysterious Vampire sets out to show his true colors by becoming a doctor and a cop to save humanity. Um what?
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She Caught My Ketchup | Heather Brown

Ketchup is sometimes referred to as “Fancy". This is a UDSA grade, relating to specific gravity. Fancy ketchup has a higher tomato solid concentration than other USDA grades.

This short is comprised of a series of conversations carried on by redheads. Each vignette is connected to the next by the characters and their unseen relationships.

This short was made possible by a grant from the Princess Grace Foundation.

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The BTK Killer: The Musical | David Berry

Dennis Rader; the infamous "BTK" killer that terrorized Wichita for over 30 years... Now as a musical. Smoking Monkey Pictures founder David Berry, an award winning filmmaker wrote the songs, Rick Deasley, with his masters degree in composition did the arrangements, and played keyboards, and Multi-instrumentalist Scotty McBee played guitars, drums and vocals created the BTK Killer soundtrack. Follow as we look into the mind of a serial killer... In song!!

 

 

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CinemaKC Short Film Showcase 2013 - KC Fringe Festival review by kellyluck | KC Stage Reviews

When you stop to think about it, it's actually rather amazing how much talent is here in Kansas City. Between the performing and plastic arts, we've got a seeming wealth of resources to hand. As I watched the collection of short films presented by Cinema KC, I had to keep reminding myself that they were all homegrown, right here in the city. more...

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Columbia Fire Department strikes social media gold with funny public service video | KBIA

Columbia Fire Department strikes social media gold with funny public service video | KBIA | OffStage | Scoop.it

  The Columbia Police Department is claiming that their latest public service announcement has been viewed over one million times on Facebook.  At the risk of stating the obvious, that is quite a feat for a station that serves a town of 113,000 people.

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James Harm's curator insight, August 3, 2013 10:11 PM

Atleast the Police can have fun too 

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New documentary film spotlights man who climbed Everest twice | KCLive.tv

New documentary film spotlights man who climbed Everest twice | KCLive.tv | OffStage | Scoop.it

Long before the use of sophisticated equipment and precise computerized instruments, one man scaled Mt. Everest twice. Local filmmaker Bev Chapman tells the story of Nawang Gombu who scaled the epic mountain in both 1963 and 1965. The documentary, "Heart of a Tiger", spotlights Gombu who was a pioneer in the "golden age" of mountaineering.

 
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IFC at the Fringe - KC Fringe Festival review by luvfringefests | KC Stage Reviews

If you only make time for feature films, you will never know what you are missing from artists that make short films (2-15 minutes). Feature films always have multiple options to be seen (dvd, second run, streaming…), but it’s easier to catch film shorts at fests (and sometimes the only option - because of logistics of arranging distribution for smaller productions). more...

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Short Film Showcase by CinemaKC shines at the Fringe | University News

Short Film Showcase by CinemaKC shines at the Fringe | University News | OffStage | Scoop.it

From horror to drama to animated comedies, the 2013 Short Film Showcase at the Fringe Festival was filled with the finest cutting-edge films guaranteed to produce tears, laughs and everything in between. Cinema KC, a not-for-profit organization that strives to act as a connection between the film community and movie lovers, sponsored the showcase. For only five dollars plus a signature Fringe button, audience members are given the first look at the phenomenal works of 13 local filmmakers.

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A Tour of Kansas City | Bottoms Up Comedy

https://www.facebook.com/BottomsUpSketchComedy We want to help locals and out-of-towners alike to become better acquainted with Kansas City. Written by Emerson Rapp
Shot and Edited by Drew Martin @ Madcapp Studios
Starring Jaime Blum, Ken Koval, and Emerson Rapp
Making his debut appearance Braedon Koval

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Arts Center wins national grant to take film festival beyond screens | LJWorld.com

A national grant will enable the Lawrence Arts Center to take its next Free State Film Festival beyond the Arts Center walls, and even beyond film.

The Arts Center received a $150,000 Our Town grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, expected to be formally announced today.

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Vindicate | Patrick Rea

An episode of "Withered World: An End of the World web series" www.witheredworld.tv A man seeks revenge for the death of his family, while the world is a ticking clock.

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KU grad goes from on-set medic to filmmaker | LJWorld.com

KU grad goes from on-set medic to filmmaker | LJWorld.com | OffStage | Scoop.it

Kasi Brown was working as an EMT on a set for a commercial in Los Angeles recently when a dangerous stunt went horribly wrong. “This guy who was doing his first ramp jump had to jump over a tractor in downtown L.A.,” she says. “He went up on the ramp 35 feet in the air, and his motorcycle chipped sideways and landed on top of him, narrowly missing the camera crew that was right below.”

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'Nawang Gombu' documentary debuts in KC | WDAF

'Nawang Gombu' documentary debuts in KC | WDAF | OffStage | Scoop.it
Bev Chapman, who created a documentary on the first man to summit Mt. Everest twice, joined the FOX 4 Morning News on Sun., July 28.
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Invitation to NSN from Kansas City Mayor Sly James and other members of the arts community | Metaphor Media

Kansas City extends a warm invitation to the National Storytelling Network to relocate its base of operations to our city.
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Documentary film spotlights local art legends and the power of art | University News

Documentary film spotlights local art legends and the power of art | University News | OffStage | Scoop.it

The inherent power of the Arts to affect the soul has been the topic of many films. From the impersonal nature of Julian Schnabel’s 1996 biographical film “Basquiat” and Fellini’s 1954 “La Strada,” neither affect the audience compared to filmmaker Damon Lee Patterson’s documentary “Art Saved My Life,” which premiered at the Kansas City Fringe Festival on Friday,  July 19.

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Topeka artist designs costumes for film being shot in Lecompton | cjonline.com

Topeka artist designs costumes for film being shot in Lecompton | cjonline.com | OffStage | Scoop.it

Topeka resident Carla Shutak gives actor Alex Castaneda sewing advice when the video camera isn't rolling during a recent shoot for the movie "Heart Enough" in the old high school in Lecompton.

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Paul Wilson: Rapp Star ‘Tour of Kansas City’ Viral Video | KC Confidential

Paul Wilson: Rapp Star ‘Tour of Kansas City’ Viral Video | KC Confidential | OffStage | Scoop.it

Over the weekend I came across the video Tour of Kansas City and immediately shared it with friends and posted it on my Facebook page…

It was the single most creative thing I’d come across in some time, especially when you consider that it was something produced by one of us and for us here in KC.

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Jack Goes Confidential: Ward Parkway 14—One Year Past Conversion | KC Confidential

Jack Goes Confidential: Ward Parkway 14—One Year Past Conversion | KC Confidential | OffStage | Scoop.it

AMC’s visionary founder Stan Durwood would’ve loved to have seen what has become of his historic movie theater in South Kansas City….

I’m talking about the AMC Ward Parkway 14 which in another life, in 1963 – became the first multiplex (twin screen) movie theater anywhere.

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IFC at the Fringe - KC Fringe Festival review by kellyluck | KC Stage Reviews

Kansas City has a small but thriving independent film group in the Independent Filmmakers' Coalition. This group of writers, videographers, and other creatives have been part of the local creative arts scene for quite some time now, and with the advent of prosumer video equipment their numbers are always growing. This year, as usual, they have put together a compilation of their efforts for the Fringe, with all-new selections making their public debut.

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Art Saved My Life - KC Fringe Festival review by ChaimEliyahu | KC Stage Reviews

Damon Lee Patterson’s “Art Saved My Life” is a beautiful film — and its Friday night world premiere at the Crown Center theater was a perfect way to start my 2013 Fringe Festival experience. You really ought to make it a highlight of yours. more...

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A Night At The American Jazz Museum | Dailey Pike

Two years ago I began work an a documentary about an unjustly unheralded jazz photographer by the name of Bob Barry. The result was what I called a jazzumentary…
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New KC documentary shows how art changes lives | KansasCity.com

New KC documentary shows how art changes lives | KansasCity.com | OffStage | Scoop.it
Filmmaker Damon Lee Patterson figured if art had such an impact on him, surely artists he admireds had their own stories. So he explored how art in all its forms changed artists like Tech N9ne, Bobby Watson, Alexander Austin and Sheila E.
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Destination: Planet Negro! theatrical trailer | Kevin Willmott

In 1939, leaders of the Black community in America come up with a secret solution to the problems of racism and discrimination -- leave the planet! They launch a rocketship with three astronauts -- the intrepid Professor Avery; his beautiful and intelligent daughter Beneatha; and crack test pilot "Race"Johnson -- to claim the planet Mars. Will these brave explorers make it to "Planet Negro"? What lies on the other side of the wormhole they fall into on the way? Find out, in this new black (and Black!) comedy from Kevin Willmott (CSA: The Confederate States of America, The Only Good Indian).

 

 

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Kansas Citian’s movies go deep | KansasCity.com

Kansas Citian’s movies go deep | KansasCity.com | OffStage | Scoop.it
Joe Robinson of Kansas City owns a photography and video production company that focuses on underwater images.
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