Time for a set of weekend calendar picks from KC Studio editor Alice Thorson to finish out July. The KC Fringe Festival continues, with performances still going on through Sunday. Aerial dance/performance troupe Lucia Aerial Performing Arts Company are among the many groups featured this year–see them at the Bolender Center Friday and Saturday! Or […]
Visitors to the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in 2017 might be surprised to see a small gathering of lab-coated medical students from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences engaging in earnest conversation about art. Assistant Dean and Associate Professor of Pharmacology Dr. Schoen Kruse has developed a compelling program called “The Art of Observation,” […]
Sore muscles, instrument wear and tear, tax challenges and stress. Musicians deal with all of them on a regular basis. Fortunately, there is a world of professionals — from luthiers and massage therapists to chiropractors and vocal coaches — to minister to musicians’ needs, and these experts and craftsmen are every bit as remarkable as those we see on stage.
When China’s prestigious Tianjin Conservatory of Music decided to launch a modern dance program for Chinese students, the school asked two professors with dual tenures at the UMKC Conservatory and the Tianjin Conservatory to recommend an outstanding choreographer and instructor to lead it. Without hesitation, the professors, UMKC Distinguished Professor Chen Yi and her husband, […]
“In the Garden of Broken Things,” a 34-page chapbook of prose and short fiction works by Lawrence, Kan., poet on-the-rise Mercedes Lucero, is a short journey, but it maps the crevices of the heart and soul, stopping a while to reflect on life’s messy entanglements. The unassuming paperback is available from the small press, Flutter Press.
Now celebrating its lucky 13th anniversary, the Kansas City Fringe Festival is an 11-day explosion of performing and visual arts. It is the single biggest celebration of arts and culture in the Kansas City metropolitan region. From July 20th to 30th, 2017, the Kansas City Fringe Festival will present 450 performances by around 100 artists at […]