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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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Labor Day festivals offer array of jazz | Columbia Daily Tribune

It is time once again for the Labor Day jazz festival extravaganza. While the summer festival season always impresses, there's something about the fetes that take place during the unofficial end of summer that rings true to me.
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Arts Center signs big names to its first National Advisory Board | LJWorld.com

As the Lawrence Arts Center looks to expand its reach in terms of audience and financial support, leaders hope a team of big names from the region and beyond can help. The Arts Center on Friday announced members of its first National Advisory Board.

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Sterling Witt - Where in the World - Kansas City Fringe Festival

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Kansas City Starlight Disney's The Little Mermaid-Under the Sea

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Laugh Lines offers made-to-order comedy at TCT | cjonline.com

Laugh Lines offers made-to-order comedy at TCT | cjonline.com | OffStage | Scoop.it
Laugh Lines will end another season of made-to-order comedy this weekend at Topeka Civic Theatre & Academy.
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Music abounds as concert series seasons start | cjonline.com

Music abounds as concert series seasons start | cjonline.com | OffStage | Scoop.it

The start of new seasons for three concert series, a blues competition, a homecoming show and stops by a couple of national touring acts will make this a musically rich weekend in Topeka.

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Ave Maria Bach/Gounod | Nathan Granner

Wedding Close-Up. This is the close-up version of what the music in the wedding looks like. Down below the choir loft, the sanctuary is filled with a floating and ethereal sound. From upstairs there's work to be done! Enjoy!

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Sterling Witt - You Are My Sunshine - Kansas City Fringe Festival

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Warrior Weekend 2013: Bella Bellies | Troupe Duende

Students of Troupe Duende the Bella Bellies dance to "Siren Song" by Beats Antique at the Warrior Weekend show held at Nica's 320 Restaurant in Kansas City, MO on May 4, 2013.

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Heartland Chamber Music Academy Students, Teachers Talk Classical Music and Summer Festivals | KC Studio

Heartland Chamber Music Academy Students, Teachers Talk Classical Music and Summer Festivals | KC Studio | OffStage | Scoop.it

Musicians Ahafia Jurkiewicz-Miles and Molly Frank are two of the dedicated students who are participants with the Heartland Chamber Music Academy. Both have spent time with the year-long program as well as the summer festival. They will continue this year to be part of the summer fun.

 

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The 2013 Vincent Legacy Scholars | Starlight Theatre

The 2013 Vincent Legacy Scholars  | Starlight Theatre | OffStage | Scoop.it

Three talented middle school students are this year’s Vincent Legacy Scholarship recipients: A’Rya Pratt, Destane Jackson and Suan Sonna. This is the eighth year that Starlight Theatre and Greg and Rebecca Reid have awarded $2,500 scholarships to students to help fund singing, dancing and acting lessons.

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KC theater companies are filling in their 2013-14 schedules | KansasCity.com

KC theater companies are filling in their 2013-14 schedules | KansasCity.com | OffStage | Scoop.it
Coming to a stage near you this fall: Telekinetic avengers, subversive office workers, singers channeling the Harlem Renaissance and lawyers wrestling with racism.
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Maplewood Barn | Paul Pepper

Russ Scott, Maplewood Barn, Director, "On Golden Pond"
Aaron Krawitz, Maplewood Barn, Actor, "On Golden Pond"

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Lucy Holden | Columbia Daily Tribune

Lucy Holden | Columbia Daily Tribune | OffStage | Scoop.it
It takes courage for arts-minded souls to walk away from secure employment and focus more intensely, even making their livings, on their artistic pursuits.
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Planes | Heather Brown

In Planes, two people seem stranded at a vacant gas station in the middle of the night. The emphasis is on space - the space between how close the characters are to each other as well as the distance of the viewer.

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Warrior Weekend: Austin, Crystal, Sabine & Sara | Troupe Duende

Mary Shá dances to "UKF Dubstep Tutorial" by Dubba Jonny at the Warrior Weekend show held at Nica's 320 Restaurant in Kansas City, MO on May 4, 2013.

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The Barn Players announces 2014 season with big name shows | examiner.com

The Barn Players announces 2014 season with big name shows | examiner.com | OffStage | Scoop.it

As The Barn Players announce their 59th consecutive season for the 2014 theater season, they welcome two new musical directors for two of the upcoming shows, James Levy and Martha Risser who will musically direct Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson and La Cage Aux Folles.

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'Miss Daisy' drives downtown into Break Room | cjonline.com

'Miss Daisy' drives downtown into Break Room | cjonline.com | OffStage | Scoop.it

The Break Room's production of "Driving Miss Daisy" puts veteran Topeka producer, director and award-winning actress Karen Hastings in the back seat with well-known artist and actor Dane Shobe behind the steering wheel in Alfred Uhry's Pulitzer-winning play.

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A Night Of Drink And Song With The Kansas City Baroque Consortium | KCUR

A Night Of Drink And Song With The Kansas City Baroque Consortium | KCUR | OffStage | Scoop.it
The Kansas City Baroque Consortium is an ensemble specializing in early music. For the past five years, audiences could usually find them playing in area
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High school sweethearts met in show choir | KansasCity.com

High school sweethearts met in show choir | KansasCity.com | OffStage | Scoop.it
Melissa Gullet and Robert Hingula quickly bonded over love of theater and their military upbringings.
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Teens making TV magic | WDAF

Teens making TV magic | WDAF | OffStage | Scoop.it

Each year, Student Television Network, STN, the large association of high school and middle school broadcasting, film and media programs, names a Student of the Year for the high quality of his or her work and strong STN leadership.

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KC Starlight Theatre Disney's the Little Mermaid-Kiss the Girl

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Ben Gulley and Nathan Granner's sold out performances create standing ovations | examiner.com

Ben Gulley and Nathan Granner's sold out performances create standing ovations | examiner.com | OffStage | Scoop.it

For the best value in town in the entertainment world, people should go to the Chestnut fine arts Center in Olathe Kansas to see Ben Gulley and Nathan Granner live with their accompanist Mark Lowrey and see the equivalent and of three shows in one.

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Just Beneath the Surface: Actors Theatre production of Inge classic entices with slow boil | KC Independent

Just Beneath the Surface: Actors Theatre production of Inge classic entices with slow boil | KC Independent | OffStage | Scoop.it

Part of the fun of watching William Inge’s Picnic just a stone’s throw from its setting, the small-town Kansas milieu in which the playwright was raised, is that its characters and themes seem so familiar.

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KC’s younger musicians dominate the week’s schedules | KansasCity.com

KC’s younger musicians dominate the week’s schedules | KansasCity.com | OffStage | Scoop.it
If there’s any doubt that the younger generations of Kansas City jazz performers have what it takes to keep the music going in the 21st century, it’s time to put that doubt to rest.
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