Each year, the Art Festival Director chooses a featured artist to create a piece of artwork to use in promotional material for the Art Festival. Leong was chosen this year because of her artistic talent, her creative piece of artwork she chose to make for the feature, and her love of Lee’s Summit. “I grew up in Lee’s Summit, so it is where many [of my] memories and growing experiences took place,” said Leong. “It is a place that I feel very cared for and supported.”
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Time for weekend calendar picks for your first fall weekend from KC Studio editor Alice Thorson. The Black Repertory Theatre of Kansas City continues its production of A Soldier’s Play at the Arts Asylum through October 8th. This afternoon, drop by the Nerman Museum for a free presentation from visiting artists Tonia Hughes and Joey […]
Before the American Jazz Museum opened in 1997, it could be difficult for jazz lovers to connect with the golden era of Kansas City jazz in the 1920s and 1930s. In the late 1990s, outstanding local musicians performed regularly at clubs around town — just as they do today — providing proof plenty of how lively the jazz scene is here for a metropolitan area as small as ours.
Kansas City Repertory Theatre, in its latest bid to get to Broadway, has teamed up with Tony-winning producer Daryl Roth, whose extensive credits include Cindy Lauper’s blockbuster “Kinky Boots.” The result is the world premiere of “Between the Lines,” a lavishly produced musical that opens the Rep’s 2017-18 season. I can’t say if this is […]
What does it mean to be a writer? Not everyone has the skill, imagination or perseverance to pursue that much-admired profession. But the late Charles W. Gusewelle had these qualities in abundance. Perhaps best known as a longtime columnist with “The Kansas City Star,” Gusewelle — who died in November at age 83 — also […]