Time for weekend calendar picks from KC Studio editor Alice Thorson! Friday night, enjoy a review of music from the Ozarks and Honky Tonk classics at Musical Theater Heritage in Crown Center, or listen to jazz virtuoso Marcus Roberts at the Folly. Saturday night, Ida McBeth performs at the Blue Room, the Harriman-Jewell Series presents […]
Welcome to 160,000 square feet of innovation. After five years of planning and negotiating, Plexpod Westport Commons, a millennial-styled center for business that encompasses community, culture and entertainment, opened to the public Oct. 11 in the former Westport Junior High School building at 300 E. 39th St. The open house allowed visitors a firsthand look […]
Tom Toro is a cartoonist and writer whose work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Harvard Business Review and Audubon, among others. Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, he now lives in KCMO with his wife, Marissa Wolf, a theatre artist who is the Director of New Works at KC Rep.
After a cold winter break, the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance is back with more breathtaking performances throughout February, and there is truly something for everyone! The saxophone studio of Conservatory faculty member Zach Shemon will present two recitals in February, the first on Friday, Feb. 2, 7:30 p.m. in White Recital Hall, and […]
In February, a celebratory groundbreaking will launch construction for the new Johnson County Community College Fine Arts & Design Studios. The fulfillment of a vision conceived by members of the college’s arts and design faculty more than a decade ago, this building will be a bright new home for all of the school’s studio arts […]
Kansas City artist Christopher Leitch is well known for his illustrated dream journals filled with funny, scary, bittersweet and personally revealing words and pictures. (KC Studio featured a selection of them in our July/August 2016 Artist Pages.) Coming up: Leitch will unveil a new twist on the dream journals concept in the exhibit, “chance diaries: dream things,” beginning Jan. 23 at the KCAI Crossroads Gallery.