A Job to Remember: Victoria Patrick

Joshua Bell was so excited about his barbecue, he forgot all about his fiddle. So Victoria Patrick, manager of artistic relations for the Kansas City Symphony, took it upon herself to safeguard Bell’s prized instrument after speeding with the Grammy Award-winning violinist to pick up a post-concert to-go order at Oklahoma Joe’s Bar-B-Que (now Joe’s Kansas City Bar-B-Que) with only minutes to spare before closing time.

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All Musicians on Deck!

The blues is a voyage both personal and universal. So it’s fitting that Roger Naber, founder of the Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise, has navigated such waters to move himself and other blues lovers. Move where? Forward, despite pain. Forward, inviting gain. Always and forever, forward. “This is my passion and this is something that I do,” Naber says. “And it’s not because (legendary blues vocalist) Bobby Bland once said, ‘Roger, never stop promoting the blues.’”

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Summer Fun Guide

Heart of America Shakespeare Festival is keeping the heart of Shakespeare alive in the hearts of Kansas City’s youth. Each year, more than 3,000 children ages 5 to 18 benefit from school programs, summer camps, internships, apprenticeships and art contents geared around the works of Shakespeare.

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