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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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Marshall's Civic Band to play 30 melodies in 3 minutes | cjonline.com

Marshall's Civic Band to play 30 melodies in 3 minutes | cjonline.com | OffStage | Scoop.it
Before Marshall's Civic Band is halfway through the first act of its concert Sunday night at Gage Park Amphitheatre, the audience will have already heard nearly three dozen melodies.
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Theater students win Cappies awards

The Kansas City Cappies recognizes excellence in the theater arts by high school students throughout the Kansas City metro area.
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'Crimes of the Heart' astounds audience with splendid cast, acting, direction | examiner.com

'Crimes of the Heart' astounds audience with splendid cast, acting, direction | examiner.com | OffStage | Scoop.it

Look no further for a great comedy, fantastic acting, crisp directing and an evening full of laughs than Olathe Community Theater Association’s final production of the season, Crimes of the Heart.

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The Incredible Mockingbird Hillbilly Band - LIVE! in the Crossroads Preview

The Incredible Mockingbird Hillbilly Band performed for the M-AAA board of directors on Friday, June 7, 2013. It was a preview of their show at LIVE! in the Crossroads on First Fridays.

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Sunflower music concert includes bass duet | cjonline.com

Sunflower music concert includes bass duet | cjonline.com | OffStage | Scoop.it
At the first chamber ensembles program of the 27th Sunflower Music Festival, the audience Saturday night in White Concert Hall will see and hear musical played by two familiar groupings of musicians and one unusual one.
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Michael Winslow brings his sound effect talents to Kansas City | KCLive.tv

Michael Winslow brings his sound effect talents to Kansas City | KCLive.tv | OffStage | Scoop.it

Michael Winslow is best known for his performance in the Police Academy movies, but he's also known at the man with 10,000 sound effects. Watch the video in the player above and see if you can count how many sound effects he uses during this six minute segment of KC Live. Winslow is in Kansas City to make you laugh at Stanfords Comedy Club.

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What do the Tony Awards mean to Kansas City? | KansasCity.com

What do the Tony Awards mean to Kansas City? | KansasCity.com | OffStage | Scoop.it
The Tonys are a New York show in every sense, but this year the awards are likely to generate more interest here than they normally would.
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The Music Beat: Musical Tent Utopia in TEXAS?!? by Jeanne Jasperse | KC Stage Article

The Music Beat: Musical Tent Utopia in TEXAS?!? by Jeanne Jasperse | KC Stage Article | OffStage | Scoop.it

It starts with one tent and a guitar or three. Then another tent pops up across the meadow.

Then a camp pops up at another end of the meadow. Before you know it, every little scrub or droopy tree with a few leaves on it hovers over all kinds of camping contraptions. From VW micro buses to RV’s worth several thousands of dollars to duct tape dwellings to simple hammocks and guitars ... lots and lots of guitars ... the festival has begun.

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Gardner, KS welcomes 'Charlotte's Web' and Wilbur to Wheatridge Middle School | examiner.com

Gardner, KS welcomes 'Charlotte's Web' and Wilbur to Wheatridge Middle School | examiner.com | OffStage | Scoop.it

Not everyone gets fair treatment and a second chance, but Wilbur, the runt of a liter of pigs, gets just that when Fern rushes to his aid to save his hide, so he can grow up in a tale of friendship and dedication.

 

 

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Throw the Perfect Broadway Party | Starlight Theatre

Throw the Perfect Broadway Party | Starlight Theatre | OffStage | Scoop.it

The 2013 Tony Awards are Sunday night and we have everything you need to put on the perfect party. Download our Printable Party Decorations and bring Broadway to your living room.

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KC Women in Film and Television June Newsletter

KC Women in Film and Television June Newsletter | OffStage | Scoop.it

You won't want to miss this month's networking meeting on June 13th, when our featured speaker, Ron Green, will provide some interesting insights into the world of digital storytelling. And please note that because Screenland - Crossroads has sadly closed, we'll be meeting at Screenland - Armour in North Kansas City instead, where we'll have our usual fun evening of refreshments and networking, along with Ron's presentation.

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Fringe Festival: 2012 - Amy Jo's Level II Class (Adir Adirim) | Troupe Duende

Amy Jo's Level II class performs to "Adir Adirim" by Balkan Beat Box at the 2012 Fringe Festival held in Kansas City, MO at the Bolinder Center on July 20th....
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Concert Review: Elena Urioste and Gabriela Martinez at the Folly Theater | There Stands the Glass

Concert Review: Elena Urioste and Gabriela Martinez at the Folly Theater | There Stands the Glass | OffStage | Scoop.it

A pair of staggeringly beautiful women who happen to be accomplished musicians made Leoš Janáček's harrowing "Sonata for Violin and Piano" the centerpiece of their concert Friday at the Folly Theater.  What's not to love?

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High School Musical Theatre Students Recognized at Starlight Blue Star Awards - Infozine

High School Musical Theatre Students Recognized at Starlight Blue Star Awards - Infozine | OffStage | Scoop.it
Musical Theatre Students and Instructors from Area High Schools Gathered at Starlight Theatre Last Week for the Eleventh Annual Blue Star Awards.
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The sounds of Broadway at Quality Hill Playhouse | examiner.com

The sounds of Broadway at Quality Hill Playhouse | examiner.com | OffStage | Scoop.it

Quality Hill Playhouse located in downtown Kansas City began the final show of their 2012-2013 seasons on May 31 with Great Big Broadway, The Rise of the Big Broadway Musical. The show which runs through June 30th is the final production of the Songs That Wrote America series.

 

 

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Born in Missouri, live Ragtime returns to Columbia | KBIA

Born in Missouri, live Ragtime returns to Columbia | KBIA | OffStage | Scoop.it

To call Lucille Salerno a ragtime champion is an understatement. Salerno was a New York native with a lifelong love of syncopated music.  In 1999, she started organizing ragtime concerts in Columbia. Norwegian ragtime pianist Morton Gunner Larson returns to Columbia this weekend for the Blind Boone Ragtime and Early Music Festival. Those concerts for devotees of ragtime and early jazz grew into what is now the Blind Boone Ragtime & Early Jazz Festival.

 

 

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Topeka Civic Theatre murder mystery at zoo postponed | cjonline.com

The threat of thunderstorms Saturday evening has forced the Topeka Civic Theatre & Academy to postpone its murder mystery fundraiser at the Topeka Zoo.
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Blind Boone Ragtime Festival returns to Columbia | KBIA

Blind Boone Ragtime Festival returns to Columbia | KBIA | OffStage | Scoop.it

The Blind Boone Ragtime Festival returns to Columbia this Sunday, honoring a local and national legend.  The festival features concerts and seminars from world-class ragtime performers both Monday and Tuesday.  It is named for John William “Blind” Boone, a ragtime musician who lived in Columbia around the turn of the twentieth century and helped pioneer the genre.

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Barn Announces 59th Season | The Vignette

Barn Announces 59th Season | The Vignette | OffStage | Scoop.it

The Barn Players announced their 2014 season shows. It will be the 59th consecutive season for the community theatre.

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'The Mountaintop' focuses on MLK's final night | examiner.com

'The Mountaintop' focuses on MLK's final night | examiner.com | OffStage | Scoop.it

Travel back 45 years to April 1968 when America stood divided on the big social issue of the day, Civil Rights and an inspirational Black minister, Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King traveled throughout the land to bring his message of unity and equality through peaceful resistance.

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Byproduct: The Laundromat - Unfolding socially-engaged art practices | Temporary Art

Sean Starowitz discusses his Byproduct series set in a laundromat in Kansas City, which aims to place art in the realm of knowledge, tools and experience by engaging a diverse public in unexpected ways.
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Heart and Soul Preview | Heartland Men's Chorus

Heartland Men's Chorus presents "Heart and Soul: Music of the '50s" Saturday, June 8 and Sunday June 9 at the Folly Theater. Visit http://hmckc.org for more ...
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