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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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After recent blows, the KC jazz scene will rev up for sizzling season | KansasCity.com

After recent blows, the KC jazz scene will rev up for sizzling season | KansasCity.com | OffStage | Scoop.it
New and expanding festivals along with a lively local scene will have jazz fans hopping.
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A KC festival features the glories of French organ music | KansasCity.com

Cathedral launches a new festival, akin to the local Bachathon. Its spiffed-up organ, complete with French accents, will get a four-hour workout Sunday afternoon.
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Birdhouse - Postlude - Part ii., by Virk Astroblab | Nathan Granner

from the album Virk: Future Organ vol. ii - Blau Islants
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Sterling Witt - Let Me Down - Kansas City Fringe Festival

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Tenor duo of Gulley and Granner bring their operatic voices to Kansas City | KCLive.tv

Tenor duo of Gulley and Granner bring their operatic voices to Kansas City | KCLive.tv | OffStage | Scoop.it

Ben Gulley and Nathan Granner blend their tenor voices to entertain audiences around the country. Now they're bringing their talent to KC for a one-night-only performance.

 
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Blue Room celebrates birthdays of Count Basie, Charlie Parker with Vine Street Rumble | KansasCity.com

Blue Room celebrates birthdays of Count Basie, Charlie Parker with Vine Street Rumble | KansasCity.com | OffStage | Scoop.it

August is usually one of the slower months on the Kansas City jazz calendar. But it always offers at least two things to celebrate — the birthdays of Count Basie and Charlie Parker, two of the city’s best contributions to the world at large, not just the world of music.


Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/2013/08/21/4423578/kansas-city-celebrating-jazz-greats.html#storylink=cpy
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Sterling Witt - Help Yourself - Kansas City Fringe Festival

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Birdhouse in Your Soul - part i, by Virk Astroblab | Nathan Granner

from the album Virk: Future Organ vol. ii - Blau Islants
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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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Sterling Witt - Perfect Girl - Kansas City Fringe 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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Sterling Witt - Where in the World - Kansas City Fringe Festival

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

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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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World Choral Fest Grows From Kansas City Roots | KCUR

World Choral Fest Grows From Kansas City Roots | KCUR | OffStage | Scoop.it

The very first World Choral Fest was held last month in Dublin, Ireland, and it was the brainchild of a Kansas City choir director.

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