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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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$20 Million Gift Boosts Downtown Campus | UMKC

$20 Million Gift Boosts Downtown Campus | UMKC | OffStage | Scoop.it
Muriel McBrien Kauffman Foundation Offers Challenge Grant The Muriel McBrien Kauffman Foundation has pledged $20 million toward the creation of a Downtown Campus for the Arts for the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
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Kauffman pledges $20 million for downtown arts campus | Midtown KC Post

Kauffman pledges $20 million for downtown arts campus | Midtown KC Post | OffStage | Scoop.it

The Muriel McBrien Kauffman Foundation today announced its pledge of $20 million to help create a downtown campus for the arts for UMKC.

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Cupid dies many deaths on KC’s stages | KansasCity.com

Cupid dies many deaths on KC’s stages | KansasCity.com | OffStage | Scoop.it
Director/playwright Kyle Hatley revives “The Death of Cupid,” his “whiskey musical” that examines questions of divine fate versus human autonomy among mythological Greco-Roman characters set to country and blues.
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Hearne: The Trouble With ‘Studies’ Like The Sprint Center’s | KC Confidential

Hearne: The Trouble With ‘Studies’ Like The Sprint Center’s | KC Confidential | OffStage | Scoop.it

Will they ever learn? Time after time, the mainstream media falls prey to some of the biggest hoaxes in the business and political universes. I’m talking about those commissioned feasibility studies paid for by vested interests to con politicians, editors and reporters into helping con taxpayers.

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The Grammy Museum Experience at Sprint Center is fun for the whole family | KCLive.tv

The Grammy Museum Experience at Sprint Center is fun for the whole family | KCLive.tv | OffStage | Scoop.it

Do you want to channel your inner rocker? How about show off your James Brown dance moves? You can do all that and more at the Grammy Museum Experience located just inside the Sprint Center. From Grammy memorabilia to interactive play stations, this must-see exhibit has a little something for everyone. 

 
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Study claims Sprint Center adds millions of dollars to Kansas City economy since opening | KSHB.com

Study claims Sprint Center adds millions of dollars to Kansas City economy since opening | KSHB.com | OffStage | Scoop.it
The new independent study shows since it opening in 2007, the Sprint Center has added hundreds of jobs to the area and generated millions in taxes.
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‘Venice’: A Hiphop Dystopia Comes to New York | TIME.com

‘Venice’: A Hiphop Dystopia Comes to New York | TIME.com | OffStage | Scoop.it
Part political allegory, part Shakespearean tragedy, a new musical from the heartland
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Because I See the Potential | kcjazzlark

The 1984 Kansas City Jazz Festival lost $128,000.

A show at Starlight Theater with Sarah Vaughan and Ray Charles drew a fraction of the audience that Ella Fitzgerald and George Benson attracted there the year before. Then rains scattered the crowd at Volker Park on September 2nd, at the festival’s big outdoor finale, leaving a meager crowd for the delayed conclusion of Joe Williams with the Duke Ellington Orchestra conducted by Mercer Ellington.

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Lyric Opera of Kansas City to Host Summer Opera Camp | Broadway World

Lyric Opera of Kansas City to Host Summer Opera Camp | Broadway World | OffStage | Scoop.it
Lyric Opera of Kansas City will host its Summer Opera Camp from July 29 to August 9, 2013 for students between the ages of 9 and 18. The camp will meet Monday through Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
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Koonce and Megee give Coterie’s ‘Lyle the Crocodile’ its biting humor | KansasCity.com

Koonce and Megee give Coterie’s ‘Lyle the Crocodile’ its biting humor | KansasCity.com | OffStage | Scoop.it
Missy Koonce and Ron Megee direct “Lyle the Crocodile,” which runs through Aug. 4 at the Coterie Theatre, and assigned themselves attention-grabbing supporting roles. Together, they push the show’s eccentric humor to the limit.
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Barn Players announce new production of 'Dangerous Liaisons' | examiner.com

Barn Players announce new production of 'Dangerous Liaisons' | examiner.com | OffStage | Scoop.it

Well-established local director Darren Sextro announces his cast for his next show, Dangerous Liaisons, to be performed at The Barn Players Theater from July 19-Aug 4.

 

 

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UMKC Conservatory downtown arts campus gets $20 million boost from Julia Irene Kauffman | The Pitch

UMKC Conservatory downtown arts campus gets $20 million boost from Julia Irene Kauffman | The Pitch | OffStage | Scoop.it
Mayor Sly James says a downtown arts campus is not a "pie-in-the-sky endeavor." The long-sought downtown arts campus for the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance took a major jeté toward coming a reality today.
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Kauffman Foundation Announces $20 Million For Downtown Arts Campus | KCUR

Kauffman Foundation Announces $20 Million For Downtown Arts Campus | KCUR | OffStage | Scoop.it
It’s been two years since officials at the University of Missouri-Kansas City unveiled a plan for a downtown arts campus, which would relocate the UMKC
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'The Death Of Cupid' Reinterprets The Sex Strike Of Aristophanes' 'Lysistrata' | KCUR

'The Death Of Cupid' Reinterprets The Sex Strike Of Aristophanes' 'Lysistrata' | KCUR | OffStage | Scoop.it

With the opening this week of The Death of Cupid at the downtown performance space The Living Room, author and director Kyle Hatley is revisiting a play he's been refining since 2008. Its eternal themes of peace, war and sex have its roots in ancient Greece but still maintain a relevance to what the world looks like today.

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Chris Hernandez leaves Unicorn Theatre for City Hall communications gig | The Pitch

Chris Hernandez leaves Unicorn Theatre for City Hall communications gig | The Pitch | OffStage | Scoop.it
Chris Hernandez is heading to City Hall.Less than a year after departing broadcast news, longtime Kansas City TV reporter Chris Hernandez is leaving his job at the Unicorn Theatre and setting up shop at City Hall.
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Kansas City Dance Festival features dancers from all over the world | KCLive.tv

Kansas City Dance Festival features dancers from all over the world | KCLive.tv | OffStage | Scoop.it

Acclaimed dancers from across the world will converge upon KC for the Kansas City Dance Festival. It's an amazing opportunity to see a wide variety of classical ballet and contemporary dance at The University of Missouri - Kansas City's Spencer Theatre.

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Live classical music morphs in search of its audience | KBIA

Live classical music morphs in search of its audience | KBIA | OffStage | Scoop.it

Do you like live music performances? Classical music connoisseurs know when and where local performances happen. But what about our fellow Mid-Missourians who don’t go to the symphony? What’s keeping them away?

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Anna Sutyagina's curator insight, June 10, 2015 5:17 AM

Up against the challenges of shrinking demand, greater entertainment choices and online viewing, classical music also has another potential obstacle. The set of rules for live classical performances are often unfamiliar to the uninitiated.

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Actress Liana Liberto stops in Kansas City to promote 'Stuck in Love' | KCLive.tv

Actress Liana Liberto stops in Kansas City to promote 'Stuck in Love' | KCLive.tv | OffStage | Scoop.it

It's a film about parents and their teenage children coming to terms with the complexities of love, and one of the stars from "Stuck in Love" stopped in Kansas City to promote the film. Liana Liberato plays Kate, the dream girl with substance abuse problems.

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Father And Son On Stage At Heart Of America Shakespeare Festival | KCUR

Father And Son On Stage At Heart Of America Shakespeare Festival | KCUR | OffStage | Scoop.it

This year, in its 21st season, the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival presents the romantic comedy, As You Like It. The production features conflicts between brothers, and a circuitous path to love.

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Review: Washburn University production of 'Quake' hits some high notes | cjonline.com

Washburn University's production of "Quake," written by Melanie Marnich, is the story of one woman's coast-to-coast quest to find the love of her life.
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Winnie-the-Pooh seeks honey while helping locate Christopher Robin | examiner.com

Winnie-the-Pooh seeks honey while helping locate Christopher Robin | examiner.com | OffStage | Scoop.it

Winnie-the-Pooh plans to find the honey, and you know that’s gonna put him in direct path of honey bees, but don’t be afraid, it’s not real bees when The Barn Kids to present Disney’s Winnie-the-Pooh Kids July 23-25.

 

 

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