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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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Branit FX - General Reel - 2013

Branit FX is a small visual effects production company located in Kansas City in the central United States. We are proud to show an up to date reel of VFX work including lots of work from television shows like Fringe, Revolution, Person of Interest, and a few pilots; as well as work done for commercials and independent films. This is a compilation of CGI completed in the previous year.

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Respected guests plus top-notch programs abound for KC Symphony season | examiner.com

Respected guests plus top-notch programs abound for KC Symphony season | examiner.com | OffStage | Scoop.it

The Kansas City Symphony prides itself in that the organization offers many choices and options to please everyone from young to old, from classical music enthusiast to contemporary music fans as it initiates its 2013-14 concert season.

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Kansas City Creative Couples: Watson & Baskin-Watson | KCUR

Kansas City Creative Couples: Watson & Baskin-Watson | KCUR | OffStage | Scoop.it

Pamela Baskin-Watson grew up in Kansas City, Kansas in a musical family. Her mother was a choral director, and her father, a singer; she and her siblings pursued music, and for Pam, it was the piano.

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Unicorn Theatre hosts annual Gala & announces future campaign | examiner.com

Unicorn Theatre hosts annual Gala & announces future campaign | examiner.com | OffStage | Scoop.it

Actors and actresses who previously graced the Unicorn stages served as waiters and waitresses to the patrons at The Unicorn Theatre’s annual Gala, in the area of the Mainstage, while supporters also heard from Executive Director Cynthia Levin that plans for the building purchase begin soon.

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The Flock - Swoonie's Dream - Kansas City Fringe Festival

This original performance by "The Flock" was held at the Just Off Broadway Theater in Kansas City, Missouri, during Kansas City's annual Fringe Festival.
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Warrior Weekend 2013: Mary Shá | Troupe Duende

Mary Shá dances to "Mazamir Holliday" by Upper Egypt Ensemble at the Warrior Weekend show held at Nica's 320 Restaurant in Kansas City, MO on May 4, 2013. 

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Medianoche Performs at the 3rd Annual Kansas City Burlesque Festival

Medianoche performs to the sounds of Louis Armstrong, Peanuts Hucko, Trummy Young & Billy Kyle (recording) at Kansas City's Historic Folly Theater for the 2013 Kansas City Burlesque Festival!

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Afternoon vocal concert to celebrate Beethoven | KansasCity.com

Afternoon vocal concert to celebrate Beethoven | KansasCity.com | OffStage | Scoop.it

Concerts in Ludwig van Beethoven’s day must have been ungainly but sublime affairs. On Dec. 22, 1808, in the cold Theater an der Wien, Beethoven’s iconic Symphony No. 5 had its premiere along with another one of his great masterpieces, the Symphony No. 6, the “Pastoral.”


Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/2013/08/18/4412705/afternoon-vocal-concert-to-celebrate.html#storylink=cpy
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Black Lab: A New Music Festival Sept 5-Oct 26 | Charlotte Street

Black Lab: A New Music Festival Sept 5-Oct 26 | Charlotte Street | OffStage | Scoop.it

BLACK LAB, a new two-month music festival sponsored by Black House Collective and Charlotte Street Foundation, will celebrate innovative new work being produced by artists and composers in the Midwest. The festival will take place in September and October 2013 in downtown Kansas City at Charlotte Street Foundation’s Paragraph Gallery, with performances each Thursday and Saturday night, featuring a wide range of talented musicians, dancers and artists.

BLACK LAB, a new two-month music festival sponsored by Black House Collective and Charlotte Street Foundation, will celebrate innovative new work being produced by artists and composers in the Midwest. The festival will take place in September and October 2013 in downtown Kansas City at Charlotte Street Foundation’s Paragraph Gallery, with performances each Thursday and Saturday night, featuring a wide range of - See more at: http://www.charlottestreet.org/2013/08/black-lab-festival/?utm_source=feedly#sthash.xoOiAz80.dpufBLACK LAB, a new two-month music festival sponsored by Black House Collective and Charlotte Street Foundation, will celebrate innovative new work being produced by artists and composers in the Midwest. The festival will take place in September and October 2013 in downtown Kansas City at Charlotte Street Foundation’s Paragraph Gallery, with performances each Thursday and Saturday night, featuring a wide range of - See more at: http://www.charlottestreet.org/2013/08/black-lab-festival/?utm_source=feedly#sthash.xoOiAz80.dpufBLACK LAB, a new two-month music festival sponsored by Black House Collective and Charlotte Street Foundation, will celebrate innovative new work being produced by artists and composers in the Midwest. The festival will take place in September and October 2013 in downtown Kansas City at Charlotte Street Foundation’s Paragraph Gallery, with performances each Thursday and Saturday night, featuring a wide range of - See more at: http://www.charlottestreet.org/2013/08/black-lab-festival/?utm_source=feedly#sthash.xoOiAz80.dpufBLACK LAB, a new two-month music festival sponsored by Black House Collective and Charlotte Street Foundation, will celebrate innovative new work being produced by artists and composers in the Midwest. The festival will take place in September and October 2013 in downtown Kansas City at Charlotte Street Foundation’s Paragraph Gallery, with performances each Thursday and Saturday night, featuring a wide range of - See more at: http://www.charlottestreet.org/2013/08/black-lab-festival/?utm_source=feedly#sthash.xoOiAz80.dpufBLACK LAB, a new two-month music festival sponsored by Black House Collective and Charlotte Street Foundation, will celebrate innovative new work being produced by artists and composers in the Midwest. The festival will take place in September and October 2013 in downtown Kansas City at Charlotte Street Foundation’s Paragraph Gallery, with performances each Thursday and Saturday night, featuring a wide range of - See more at: http://www.charlottestreet.org/2013/08/black-lab-festival/?utm_source=feedly#sthash.xoOiAz80.dpufBLACK LAB, a new two-month music festival sponsored by Black House Collective and Charlotte Street Foundation, will celebrate innovative new work being produced by artists and composers in the Midwest. The festival will take place in September and October 2013 in downtown Kansas City at Charlotte Street Foundation’s Paragraph Gallery, with performances each Thursday and Saturday night, featuring a wide range of - See more at: http://www.charlottestreet.org/2013/08/black-lab-festival/?utm_source=feedly#sthash.xoOiAz80.dpufBLACK LAB, a new two-month music festival sponsored by Black House Collective and Charlotte Street Foundation, will celebrate innovative new work being produced by artists and composers in the Midwest. The festival will take place in September and October 2013 in downtown Kansas City at Charlotte Street Foundation’s Paragraph Gallery, with performances each Thursday and Saturday night, featuring a wide range of talented musicians, dancers and artists. - See more at: http://www.charlottestreet.org/2013/08/black-lab-festival/?utm_source=feedly#sthash.xoOiAz80.dpuf
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Pillar of Columbia arts scene, David 'Willy' Wilson, 70, died Saturday | The Missourian

Pillar of Columbia arts scene, David 'Willy' Wilson, 70, died Saturday | The Missourian | OffStage | Scoop.it
Willy Wilson showed his comedic talent in dozens of plays at the Maplewood Barn Community Theatre, which he joined in the '70s. When a fire destroyed the theater in 2010, he and his wife led the effort to raise money for a new building.
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Filming wraps up for movie about Bender family | cjonline.com

Filming wraps up for movie about Bender family | cjonline.com | OffStage | Scoop.it

Director John Alexander stood at the front of the restored 1885 Parallel Church at Rock Springs 4-H Center looking over the 40 or so movie extras and actors dressed as Kansas settlers and, one at a time, telling them where to sit in the pews to ensure the best shots for “The Bender Claim,” a Hitchcock-like psychological thriller he and producer JC Guest are making about the notorious Bender family of southeast Kansas.

 

 

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Citizen Jane gains momentum one film at a time | Columbia Daily Tribune

Citizen Jane gains momentum one film at a time | Columbia Daily Tribune | OffStage | Scoop.it
Building critical mass happens slowly but surely. A boat turns with a slight flick of the wrist and turn of the oar. Moving mountains is a continual investment of mustard seed-size faith.
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Warrior Weekend 2013: Zada Al Gaziyeh | Troupe Duende

Zada Al Gaziyeh, director of Raghsidad dances to "Gulf Nights" by Cherizar Khalegee at the Warrior Weekend show held at Nica's 320 Restaurant in Kansas City, MO on May 4, 2013.

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Review: 'Driving Miss Daisy' delights, entertains | cjonline.com

While "Driving Miss Daisy" may not be one of the more famous classics or groundbreaking new shows theatergoers rush to see, don't be fooled by the softly written vignettes and slow Southern drawls.
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Night Flight | Jetpack Pictures

Jason Miller and Graham Shirkey testing a new copter. Assisted by Mitch Brian. Shot and Edited by Todd Norris Panasonic GH3 14-140 Kit Lens Nikon 50mm f1.4

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In This Scene...'Picnic' | KCUR

In This Scene...'Picnic' | KCUR | OffStage | Scoop.it

In this scene from Picnic, 18-year-old Madge Owens (Emily Peterson), universally acclaimed as the "prettiest girl in town," and her 16-year-old sister, Millie (Alisa Lynn), discuss the upcoming Labor Day picnic.

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Kansas City Symphony’s good fortune becomes an example | KansasCity.com

About 100 orchestral musicians from across the country will be in Kansas City next week for the annual gathering of the International Conference of Symphony and Opera Musicians.
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Eighty Four Years and Two and a Half Blocks Later | kcjazzlark

Eighty Four Years and Two and a Half Blocks Later | kcjazzlark | OffStage | Scoop.it

In 1929, Cab Calloway’s band was swinging the El Torreon. A “crystal ball” reportedly made of 100,000 mirrors lit the ballroom where 2000 dancers would pack the dance floor.

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Vaudeville & burlesque show encourages audience to use smartphones | KCLive.tv

Vaudeville & burlesque show encourages audience to use smartphones | KCLive.tv | OffStage | Scoop.it

Normally, cell phones are banned in theaters. The New Century Follies is presenting an authentic vaudeville and burlesque show, and they're encouraging the audience to use their smart phones during the performance.

 
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Vote to save KC's drive-in theatre | WDAF

Honda has launched a campaign to try and save drive-in theatres. Currently, all drive-in theatres that have not transitioned to digital projection will go dark on Dec. 31, 2013.

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Musical explores the songs and sadness of Hank Williams | Columbia Daily Tribune

Musical explores the songs and sadness of Hank Williams | Columbia Daily Tribune | OffStage | Scoop.it
Bellyache music.

That's one dismissive characterization for country music, and the idea can be summed up pretty simply: "My dog died, my wife left me — with my best friend — and I'm flat broke." Too broke to put cow chips in the wood stove. 

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