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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Arts News: J Love Band Brings the Funky

The J Love Band elicits a gamut of audience reactions. At Stock Hill Restaurant and Parkway Social Kitchen, expect rhythmic head nodding; at The Phoenix, toe tapping and finger snapping; at The Juke Club, high-spirited, raucous dancing. The repertoire includes R&B, blues, gospel and jazz, pulling from Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye and Etta James. Listeners […]

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