Of the literary arts, poetry is perhaps the least understood yet the most appreciated. And the range of contemporary works is vast, from the plainspoken musings of Billy Collins to the relatively esoteric flights of Anne Carson. With its focus on the beauty and precision of words, poetry can be a rare pleasure for readers but can also be a risky proposition for publishers.
Cancellation notice: The Kansas City Women’s Chorus concert, “Reach Out, Reach Up,” April 17 and 18, is one of many performances throughout the city that have been cancelled because of the coronavirus threat. With hearts inspired by a love of music and driven with a mission for social justice, the Kansas City Women’s Chorus celebrates […]
Walk into any Kansas City area art collection, modest or major, and chances are you’ll find an artwork created from a vinyl LP, a silk scarf, a wood box or specific mediums in colors including ruby red, electric blue and brilliant yellow. Gold leaf and sterling silver also figure in the mix. All of these specially themed objects have a single source.
What should you expect from an opera based on one of the most terrifying horror stories of all time? Believe it or not, a story about humanity. That’s what composer Paul Moravec and librettist Mark Campbell discovered when they turned Stephen King’s novel into an opera for the Minnesota Opera.
It was a Friday the 13th like no other. Friday is normally a big day for the performing arts. But this was not a normal Friday. For theater companies and other arts organizations, the COVID-19 pandemic suddenly got real. Kansas City Repertory canceled two world-premier productions, one of which was to have opened that night. […]
As new technologies wreak creative destruction in our nation’s workplaces, many Kansas City performing artists are making a good living doing what they love. For example, dancers at the peak of their careers can make between $1,200 to $1,500 a week at the Kansas City Ballet. But not everyone thinks that’s enough. “I wish I […]