In our ever-shifting pandemic arts landscape, we are now at a juncture where some of Kansas City’s best actors can be heard but not seen. That’s not necessarily a bad thing. Kansas City Actors Theatre, like all other theater companies, finds itself unable to perform before live audiences — especially now when most of the […]
Just like everyone, everywhere, the venues and arts organizations in our nation’s capital are not immune to the effects of the pandemic. To reach beyond its darkened curtains, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts opened up its Digital Stage to feature a legion of artists in the series “Arts Across America,” sponsored […]
Amid the heartbreaking artistic and economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, the ongoing redevelopment of the old Kansas City Star building has been a bright spot. Developer Vince Bryant of 3D Development has been forging ahead with a $98 million conversion of the historic structure at 18th and Grand into a mixed-use development known as […]
For 21 years, the Kansas City Art Institute’s H&R Block Artspace at 43rd and Walnut Streets has served as the college’s front door to the community, consistently presenting exhibits and displays that inspire, provoke, educate and entertain, furthering the school’s intellectual and creative mission.
As the pandemic continues, the inventiveness of artists and the resourcefulness and resilience of KC’s cultural institutions are things to celebrate. The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art have reopened, with precautions in place. The Kansas City Symphony is traveling all over the metro, presenting smaller ensembles for smaller audiences, bringing […]
I’m not real, I’m just like you. You don’t exist in this society. If you did your people wouldn’t be seeking equal rights. You’re not real, if you were you’d have some status among the nations of the world. So we are both myths.” —Sun Ra While Sun-Ra claimed to be from Saturn and passed […]