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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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Spoken word event, Eat Their Words, skewers the writings of celebrity parents | KC Live

It's a night of laughs at the expense of celebrities who write parenting advice books. Get ready for Eat Their Words: What A Mutha!
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Hogan Students Participate in Starlight on Site

Hogan Students Participate in Starlight on Site | OffStage | Scoop.it

Congratulations to students at Hogan Preparatory Academy Middle School who participated in this year’s Starlight on Site program. The students began rehearsing after school in the spring with Starlight Theatre teaching artists that included a director and musical director/choreographer.

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KC Ballet "Hey-Hay, Going to Kansas City" review by Libby Hanssen | KC Star

KC Ballet "Hey-Hay, Going to Kansas City" review by Libby Hanssen | KC Star | OffStage | Scoop.it

Kansas City Ballet ended its 55th season with a celebration of American dance, music and hometown talent in “Hey-Hay, Going to Kansas City.” This vibrant company offered an exhilarating trio of pieces on Friday night, including the world premiere of Karole Armitage’s “Energy Made Visible.”

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Lawrence falls short in bid for national ArtPlace grant | LJWorld.com

Lawrence falls short in bid for national ArtPlace grant | LJWorld.com | OffStage | Scoop.it

Lawrence fell short in its bid to win a competitive national grant that would have been a major springboard for the city’s creative placemaking efforts, the Lawrence Arts Center learned Monday.

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Independent Filmmakers Coalition announces date for 2013 One Night Stand

Independent Filmmakers Coalition announces date for 2013 One Night Stand | OffStage | Scoop.it

The Independent Filmmakers Coalition of Kansas City will hold their annual One Night Stand filmmaking competition on Saturday June 15th, 2013.

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Traditional Music Society Showcase | Photos by Mike Strong

Traditional Music Society Showcase | Photos by Mike Strong | OffStage | Scoop.it
Traditional Music Society Presents World Dance Showcase, Saturday 27 April 2013, 38th and Troost, St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Kansas City, MO
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Ballet closes 2012-2013 season with one of its best programs ever | KC Independent

To be a serious ballet company these days you can’t just do an endless series of Swan Lakes: You’ve got to push things forward. The Kansas City Ballet in its current form has rarely flinched from risky artistic choices, works that might have left us scratching our heads at times. At the season finale that opened May 3rd at the Kauffman Center, the company presented the world premiere of a 25-minute ballet of such startling ingenuity and mind-blowing visuals that it exceeds the boundaries even of what this innovative company has achieved through its 56-year history.

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Steve Balderson "The Far Flung Star" official movie trailer 2013

Diana Dunbar (Christa Engelbrecht) is a struggling actress from Los Angeles who finds herself in the middle of a real-life spy movie when her younger brother...
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KC Stage Review: Leave The Tutus At Home; KC Ballet Ends Season In A Decidedly Modernist Trip

The Kansas City Ballet is wrapping up another season at the Kauffman, and in grand style. These last couple of years at the new venue have been ones of experiment, and the season closers have been time for the troupe to step out of the ordinary, to present new and interesting ideas. For the programs on display Friday night, they have gone with three fascinating and nicely executed pieces.

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The Vignette: Hey-Hay, Going To Kansas City Ballet

The Vignette: Hey-Hay, Going To Kansas City Ballet | OffStage | Scoop.it

The Kansas City Ballet’s 55th season is going out with a bang. The final program features three distinct sections that are very different, but have a uniting theme of jazz and sass.

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KC Stage Review: Unicorn's Asher Lev wonderful

I am so glad this show has been extended. This goes on my list of most rewarding shows. All the elements worked together to create an inspiring and thought-provoking experience.

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The Harvester by Joseph Pollock

The Harvester is a short horror/suspense film Director by Joseph Pollock, Directors of Photography TJ Baurain & Jesse Smith, Fabulous Features Matt Olson, Editor…
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examiner.com: Kansas City's Starlight Theatre honors top high school performances of 2012-13

examiner.com: Kansas City's Starlight Theatre honors top high school performances of 2012-13 | OffStage | Scoop.it
Kansas City’s largest theater, Starlight Theatre, located in Swope Park and adjoining the KC Zoo announced its nominations for their Blue Star Awards, based on
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Asher Lev Heirlooms

Director Cynthia Levin shows us the family heirlooms she uses on the set of "My Name is Asher Lev", playing at Unicorn Theatre April 17-May 12, 2013 at Unico...
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Composer Interview: John Chittum | Black House Collective

Composer Interview: John Chittum | Black House Collective | OffStage | Scoop.it
What is your opera about and what is your ritual? My opera is about morning coffee...and what happens when the ritual of morning coffee gets taken way too far. Is this your first opera? Do you have experience writing for opera singers?
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Quality Hill "You've Got a Friend" review by Kellie Houx | KC Studio

Quality Hill "You've Got a Friend" review by Kellie Houx | KC Studio | OffStage | Scoop.it

A standing ovation is the form of applause where members of a seated audience stand up while applauding after an extraordinary performance of acclaim. The collaborative voices and musicians at Quality Hill Playhouse for the current show, You’ve Got a Friend: Music That Raised the Baby Boomers, deserved every round of applause and the standing ovations.

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Leadership Nouveau 2013 Title Sequence by MK12

Leadership Nouveau is an exclusive and groundbreaking conference on the challenges of arts management in the 21st century. On May 9 and 10, 2013, the art world’s…
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Envision Arts KC by Kelly Luck | KC Stage Article

Envision Arts KC by Kelly Luck | KC Stage Article | OffStage | Scoop.it

Character. That’s the word I was looking for. We were in groups, six of them scattered around the top floor of the ArtsTech building on Holmes Street. The brainstorming was in full swing, and the facilitator asked us to name the things about our town that made it unique. We were a pretty mixed bag: visual artists, musicians, actors, educators, and others, and once the suggestions started flowing they came in all directions: the city’s history as an incubator of artists, the Crossroads district, the unique musical heritage, and new artist communities popping up all over the metro area. All good things, fine things. But I couldn’t help but feel these were all subsets of something larger, something untouched-on. It wasn’t until afterwards that what I had been searching for hit me.

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GONE? HARDLY: KC Ballet presents world premiere by edge-cutting choreographer | KC Independent

You’d be hard-pressed to find an American artist in any field as interesting as Karole Armitage. She grew up partly in Lawrence, learned classical ballet initially and absorbed the work of George Balanchine in Geneva before becoming a dancer with the legendary Merce Cunningham. Shortly after forming her own company in New York she began creating choreography for many of the world’s top companies. Known for works that blend dance, music and art, she has garnered a Tony nomination for her work on Broadway and has choreographed videos for Michael Jackson, Madonna (“Vogue”) and Merchant-Ivory films. Even the name of her company is interesting: Armitage Gone! Dance.

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Elena Cleaves's curator insight, October 22, 2013 5:15 PM

Grew up in Lawrence, KS, went on to make it big working in famous companies, making her own, working on Broadway and choreographing famous music videos

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Nonprofit Connect Honorees

For tickets visit www.npconnect.org For behind the scenes visit http://www.ambitiouspixels.com/blog/a-kaleidoscope-of-giving-honorees.html Anyone who knows me…
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kcjazzlark: This 'n That 'n History

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Saxophonist Ben Webster was born in Kansas City in 1909. He performed here with Bennie Moten’s and Andy Kirk’s orchestras and recorded with both. But he first gained international recognition after moving East, as lead tenor in what was arguably Duke Ellington’s greatest orchestra in the early 1940s.

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examiner.com: Kansas City Actors' Theater sets dates for Picnic, Long Day's Journey into Night

examiner.com: Kansas City Actors' Theater sets dates for Picnic, Long Day's Journey into Night | OffStage | Scoop.it
Count on the classics of American theater to generate excitement and when these classic plays from icons of the theater world expect something special. Everyon
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KCPT: Riverkey Creative - Startups: Made in Kansas City

It's no coincidence that creativity is in their name. For ten years, Riverkey Creative has worked with clients developing 3D animations, graphics, video and ...
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