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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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Lyric Opera Ball | Johnson County Lifestyle

Lyric Opera Ball | Johnson County Lifestyle | OffStage | Scoop.it
More than 500 guests enjoyed an elegant evening of music, passion and mystery at the annual Lyric Opera Ball, a 25-year Kansas City tradition.
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Area filmmaker hopes to create new movie

It is a story about the distant future, where humanity is nearly extinct.

Kansas City filmmaker David Matheny is trying to put together that story in a 20 minute sci-fi film. It would be called "The Runaway Sun." In his story, only about 4,000 humans are left in one colony, but then they are attacked.

 
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6 Reasons Why Schubert’s Symphony No. 9, “The Great” is So Great | KC Symphony

Lots of famous symphonic works have nicknames. Think “The Surprise” Symphony by Haydn, the “Eroica (Heroic)” Symphony by Beethoven, Mozart’s “Prague,” Symphony, and many more.

During the May 31, June 1 and 2 concerts, the Kansas City Symphony will perform one of these well-known nicknamed works — Schubert’s Ninth, “The Great.”

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Kansas City Symphony orchestrates grand Celebration at the Station 2013 | examiner.com

Kansas City Symphony orchestrates grand Celebration at the Station 2013 | examiner.com | OffStage | Scoop.it
Kansas City audiences celebrated Memorial Day with class, joining the memories of the past with the present, when the Liberty Memorial, the only official WWI Me
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Alvin Ailey Interview | ArtsKC

Alvin Ailey, ArtsKC Fund Grant Recipient in the Catalyst Category shares how their grant helps support scholarships for inner city youth to participate in th...
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Damian Blake performs at the 2013 Kansas City Burlesque Festival!

Damian Blake performs a classic comedic burlesque routine winning him the title of King of the Kansas City Burlesque Festival for 2013!
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The Kansas City Actors Theatre looks into the American psyche

The Kansas City Actors Theatre pretty much has the market cornered on experience. Its list of founders and its core artistic company include some of the city's most celebrated players.
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Fringe Festival: 2012 - Troupe Duende - Ruby Blue

Troupe Duende performs to Ruby Blue by Roisin Murphy at the 2012 Fringe Festival held in Kansas City, MO at the Bolinder Center on July 21st.

Performers: Calley, Crystal, Kaleela, Sabine, Sarah, & Zoria

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Shay Estes and Fado Novato: 'Saudades do Brasil em Portugal'

Shay introduces the song at beginning of this clip; music starts about 38 seconds in. The Kansas City musical project Fado Novato, with Jordan Shipley on guitar and Beau Beldsoe on Portuguese guitar will spend the month of June in Portugal. The song is a lament, the singer missing Brasil and Portugal.

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António Rocha Graça's curator insight, May 28, 2013 7:10 PM

Fado in Kansas City!!! Surreal...but always beautiful.

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Fringe Festival: 2012 - Zoria & Her Shadow | Troupe Duende

Zoria (and Shadow) perform to Lindsey Sterling's "Shadows" and an excerpt from "Me and My Shadow" by Judy Garland at the 2012 Fringe Festival held in Kansas City, MO at the Bolinder Center on July 21st.

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Fringe Festival: 2012 - Zoria | Troupe Duende

Zoria performs to a mashup of "Sail Away (Orinoco Flow)" by Enya and "Smack My Bitch Up" by Prodigy at the 2012 Fringe Festival held in Kansas City, MO at the Bolinder Center on July 21st.

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Anita Hardy performs at the 2013 Kansas City Burlesque Festival!

Anita Hardy performs at the 3rd Annual Kansas City Burlesque Festival!
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As American Heartland Theatre Winds Down, Debra Bluford Reflects On Her Career There | KCUR

As American Heartland Theatre Winds Down, Debra Bluford Reflects On Her Career There | KCUR | OffStage | Scoop.it
New theater companies and performance spaces are increasingly popping up in Kansas City. So when the American Heartland Theatre announced it was closing
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New Theatre season to include movies, musicals, healthy food | The Dispatch

New Theatre season to include movies, musicals, healthy food | The Dispatch | OffStage | Scoop.it

Some changes are afoot this upcoming season at Theatre in the Park.

In addition to the full-scale musicals Theatre in the Park audiences have come to expect, the theater is partnering with SureWest to offer Movies in the Park. Beginning June 11, the theater will screen family-friendly movies throughout the summer such as “Mary Poppins,” “The Lion King” and “Singin’ In The Rain” for only $1 per person.

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“Reel” Inspiration Young Filmmaker Camp Provides Kids Hands-On Video Production Experience

“Reel” Inspiration Young Filmmaker Camp Provides Kids Hands-On Video Production Experience | OffStage | Scoop.it
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Moxie Malicious performs at the 2013 Kansas City Burlesque Festival!

Moxie Malicious performs at the 3rd Annual Kansas City Burlesque Festival!
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Fine Arts Camps: Promoting Fun and Skill Building Through Art | KC Studio

Fine Arts Camps: Promoting Fun and Skill Building Through Art | KC Studio | OffStage | Scoop.it

Arts summer camps are suitable for those children, tweens, teens and even a few adults who want to enhance their skills in artistry such as pottery, dancing, ceramics, painting, drawing, sculpture and more diversified skills and talents. Other possibilities include camps focused on theater, photography and computer animation. For the most part, teachers are working artists who understand the drive to create. The following camps are fine arts focused, fun and active where young artists and stars can grow and mature in their favorite fine art or try out one.

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Trent Sisco's curator insight, July 6, 2013 8:30 PM

Art camps like the one held at the retail store of sketchandsip.com are a great way for a child to spend time learning the arts during the summer.  Whether the child has some interest in art or not, it is a way to gauge their creativity through a very positive environment of the art culture.

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A Master of creativity and Illusion | Leawood Lifestyle

A Master of creativity and Illusion | Leawood Lifestyle | OffStage | Scoop.it

TOM STEIN IS ADEPT AT MAGIC—BOTH THE SLIGHT-OF-HAND AND ILLUSION variety. One he uses to wow customers at The Drop in Martini Corner; the other he uses to transform wood to creatively “hide utility in elegance.”

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Fringe Festival: 2012 - Marie DeMars | Troupe Duende

Marie DeMars (friend of Troupe Duende) performs to "Into the Orion Nebula" by Project Skyward at the 2012 Fringe Festival held in Kansas City, MO at the Bolinder Center on July 21st.

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Shay Estes and Fado Novato: "Rosa Enjeitada"

Kansas City musicians Fado Novato will be heading to Portugal in June for a month-long residency. These clips are from a club concert May 27 at Grunauer in Kansas City. "Rosa Enjeitada" means something like faded rose. Jordan Shipley, guitar; Beau Bledsoe, Portuguese guitar, Jeff Harshbarger, bass; Shay Estes, fadista.

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Shay Estes and Fado Novato at Grunauer

This song, recorded May 27, 2013, at Grunauer in Kansas City, celebrates daily life in Lisbon, which apparently includes wine. Song title to come.
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Fringe Festival: 2012 - Sabine | Troupe Duende

Sabine performs to "You Make Me Feel" by Archive at the 2012 Fringe Festival held in Kansas City, MO at the Bolinder Center on July 21st.
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Fringe Festival: 2012 - Troupe Duende - Adir Adirim

Troupe Duende performs to "Adir Adirim" by Balkan Beat Box at the 2012 Fringe Festival held in Kansas City, MO at the Bolinder Center on July 21st. *Note this is a concept piece and not to be taken too darn seriously, the idea was 5 girls partying and they hear that song come on the radio they love*

Performers: Amy Jo, Calley, Crystal, Sabine, & Zoria

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