Arts Calendar

Effective Friday, September 28th, 2018, KC Studio will begin streaming events listings from ArtsKCGo.com on our calendar page below. For calendar inquiries and submissions, please contact ArtsKC at go@artskc.org. ArtsKCGo is solely responsible for the content.


POSTPONED - Soobeen Lee, violinist in a FREE collaborative concert, sponsored by Capitol Federal®

03-28-2020

Presented by Harriman-Jewell Series at Liberty North High School Performing Arts Theater, Liberty
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Mar 28 @ 7:00 pm

Called “Korea’s hottest violin prodigy” (HanCinema), SooBeen Lee will bring her luxurious playing for a special Discovery Concert that combines the young musician’s mastery with the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of Kansas City. The...

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Called “Korea’s hottest violin prodigy” (HanCinema), SooBeen Lee will bring her luxurious playing for a special Discovery Concert that combines the young musician’s mastery with the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of Kansas City. The celebrated 18-year-old violinist will play a collection of works with pianist and then will join Music Director and Conductor James Murray III and the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra for the concert’s second half for selections to be announced.
First Prize Winner of the 2014 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, SooBeen Lee began studying the violin at the age of four. At eight years old she won the National Competition of the Korean Chamber Orchestra, she won First Prize at the Russia International Youth Violin Competition the following year, and she captured First Prize at the 2013 Moscow International David Oistrakh Violin Competition.
The 2019-20 season is Maestro Murray’s 23rd season as Music Director and Conductor of the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of Kansas City. Murray founded the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra together with Paul Cooper and Dr. Phil Posey. The ensemble has developed a reputation for the consistent quality of their performances combined with innovative programs.

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Tags:   Classical Family Free MusicAll Ages

CANCELED - Film | Shaft

03-28-2020

Presented by The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Mar 28 @ 1:30 pm

1971 | R | 100 min.One of the earliest Blaxploitation films, Shaft is perhaps Parks’s best known movie. Starring Richard Roundtree, the action film follows ultra-cool private detective John Shaft as he works to recover the kidnapped daughter of...

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1971 | R | 100 min.One of the earliest Blaxploitation films, Shaft is perhaps Parks’s best known movie. Starring Richard Roundtree, the action film follows ultra-cool private detective John Shaft as he works to recover the kidnapped daughter of a Harlem mob boss. Can you dig it?

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Tags:   Film FreeArt

T. Texas Terry's Wild West Show

03-28-2020

Presented by Mid-Continent Public Library at Mid-Continent Public Library - Blue Springs North ..., Blue Springs
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Mar 28 @ 1:30 pm

Saddle up, and ride on down to the wildest west show the Library has ever seen! Join T. Texas Terry for fancy rope spinning, wacky whip tricks, and lots of laughs. Be prepared to be a part of the fun.
Admission is Free.  Registration...

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Saddle up, and ride on down to the wildest west show the Library has ever seen! Join T. Texas Terry for fancy rope spinning, wacky whip tricks, and lots of laughs. Be prepared to be a part of the fun.
Admission is Free.  Registration Required.
Age Group:  4 and up

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Tags:  Free

Onnissia: It Means Queen

03-28-2020

Presented by The Smalter Gallery at The Smalter Gallery, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Mar 28 @ 6:00 pm

Come see our artist Onnissia Harries as she presents her first solo show - "It Means Queen" a pronouncement of her name, a declaration of her strength and a celebration of the royalty and divinity within us all. The Smalter Gallery is also...

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Come see our artist Onnissia Harries as she presents her first solo show - "It Means Queen" a pronouncement of her name, a declaration of her strength and a celebration of the royalty and divinity within us all. The Smalter Gallery is also celebrating it's one year anniversary! The gallery opened March 29th, 2019 and in honor of our first year coming to a close we invite you to come enjoy food catered by [name] and wine provided by the Boisset Collection - the same great organizations which catered our Grand Opening last spring.

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Tags:  Art

24th Annual Heartland Artist Exhibition

03-28-2020

Presented by Tim Murphy Art Gallery at Tim Murphy Art Gallery, Shawnee
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Mar 28 @ 8:00 am

Join us for the 24th Annual Heartland Artist Exhibition Opening Reception

The public is invited to attend the opening night reception on Saturday, March 7 from 5-7 p.m. This national show draws artists from all over the United States. Enjoy the...

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Join us for the 24th Annual Heartland Artist Exhibition Opening Reception

The public is invited to attend the opening night reception on Saturday, March 7 from 5-7 p.m. This national show draws artists from all over the United States. Enjoy the outstanding art, live music, hors d’oeuvres and beverages. The award ceremony will begin at 6:30 p.m.

Sponsored by the City of Merriam and Merriam Parks, Recreation, and Community Center Foundation

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Final Call for Youth Jazz Artists

03-28-2020

Presented by ArtsKC – Regional Arts Council at KC Area Youth Jazz at BRC Audio Productions, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Mar 28 @ 2:00 pm

Final Call for Jazz Artists to Schedule KC Area Youth Jazz Auditions! March 7, 14, and 28 are the final dates for open auditions to receive a Kansas City Area Youth Jazz program fellowship for the KCAYJ 2020 Season. 2020 Season Auditions are now...

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Final Call for Jazz Artists to Schedule KC Area Youth Jazz Auditions! March 7, 14, and 28 are the final dates for open auditions to receive a Kansas City Area Youth Jazz program fellowship for the KCAYJ 2020 Season. 2020 Season Auditions are now OPEN: Spread the word! YOUTH JAZZ is a no participation fee spring and summer only program - yes, it's FREE. KC Area Youth Jazz Fellows perform  + record commissioned original music written for them. We are looking for the top jazz players in grades 9-12 to work with in this opportunity. Visit YouthJazz.us for details and information!

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Tags:   All Ages Family Jazz | BluesMusic

POSTPONED - ABBA the Concert: A Tribute to ABBA

03-28-2020

Presented by Kansas City Symphony at Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Mar 28 @ 7:00 pm

The world’s top ABBA tribute band joins your Kansas City Symphony to perform the iconic songs of a generation. “Dancing Queen,” “Mamma Mia,” “Waterloo,” “S.O.S.,” “Gimme Gimme Gimme” and many more will have you dancing in...

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The world’s top ABBA tribute band joins your Kansas City Symphony to perform the iconic songs of a generation. “Dancing Queen,” “Mamma Mia,” “Waterloo,” “S.O.S.,” “Gimme Gimme Gimme” and many more will have you dancing in the aisles and singing along.

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Tags:   Pop | RockMusic

Upcycled Art Show

03-28-2020

Presented by The Artisan Market at The Artisan Market, Liberty
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Mar 28 @ 10:00 am

Kathy Ann Tate is presenting her "readymades". 3 dimensional box art. Susan Ferguson is presenting her fiber art including her exhibition of "Bra Therapy" Gwen Bogart is presenting her up-cycled work made from debris from the Joplin Tornado....

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Kathy Ann Tate is presenting her "readymades". 3 dimensional box art. Susan Ferguson is presenting her fiber art including her exhibition of "Bra Therapy" Gwen Bogart is presenting her up-cycled work made from debris from the Joplin Tornado. Marsha Horner is presenting up-cycled jewelry and cigar boxes.

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Tags:   Free Galleries VisualArt

Molly Hammer

03-28-2020

Presented by American Jazz Museum at The Blue Room, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Mar 28 @ 8:30 pm

Molly Hammer has been performing in the Kansas City area since 2005. With an eclectic vocal background, she has found her home in the world of jazz and blues, drawing inspiration from the likes of Peggy Lee, Dinah Washington, Sara Vaughn, and...

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Molly Hammer has been performing in the Kansas City area since 2005. With an eclectic vocal background, she has found her home in the world of jazz and blues, drawing inspiration from the likes of Peggy Lee, Dinah Washington, Sara Vaughn, and many others. She has had the privilege of performing with some of the finest jazz musicians in the Kansas City area. You can hear her regularly at The Green Lady Lounge. She can also be seen and heard at one of the many Unity Churches in the area nearly every Sunday. Molly is a graduate of the Artist INC program and has also had the honor of singing the National Anthem for both The Royals and The Chiefs.

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Tags:   Jazz | BluesMusic

Workshop: The Portrait in Grisaille

03-28-2020

Presented by Fount Atelier of Fine Art at Fount Atelier of Fine Art, Lees Summit
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Mar 28 @ 10:00 am

Painting the portrait is one of the most challenging subjects in all of art.  This one-day workshop will introduce you to a creating a portrait in gray-scale (grisaille), simplifying the process.  Cody will walk you through the academic...

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Painting the portrait is one of the most challenging subjects in all of art.  This one-day workshop will introduce you to a creating a portrait in gray-scale (grisaille), simplifying the process.  Cody will walk you through the academic process, explaining why it can help make your painting a success.  Bring your own photo reference and prepare to learn! This workshop is best for those who have some experience in painting.  Topics discussed include:

The advantages of the academic process
How to get a proportionally accurate portrait every time
How to create a chromatic range of neutrals without using black
Essential materials for painting the portrait in oils
Keys to capturing a likeness
Complete a grisaille portrait using your own photo reference as Cody provides guidance
Resources for further exploration

This is a small workshop with only six spots available; reserve your seat today!

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Tags:   Family Visual Young AdultArt

Amanda Jolley: Intro to Encaustic

03-28-2020

Presented by Studio Joy at Studio Joy, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Mar 28 @ 9:30 am

Encaustic is an art medium involving melted wax and a heated palette. Painting with encaustic involves applying the molten medium or paint (a mix of beeswax and damar resin with pigment added for paint) to a substrate while the wax is fluid. The...

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Encaustic is an art medium involving melted wax and a heated palette. Painting with encaustic involves applying the molten medium or paint (a mix of beeswax and damar resin with pigment added for paint) to a substrate while the wax is fluid. The wax is fused with heat and then cools to a solid state. While encaustic may be approached like traditional painting, the wax also maintains sculptural qualities, inviting marks, carving, and texture that may not be acquired with other mediums. The paint can be opaque or translucent, allowing the viewer to look deep into the painting and the layers beneath.

In this workshop, we will learn the basics of encaustic painting including:

History
Safe practices
Making medium
Mixing paint
Fusing
Creating a smooth surface
Creating layers
Creating texture
Scraping
Incising
Mark making
Exploring additional applications

 

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Tags:   VisualArt

Shen Yun

03-29-2020

Presented by Falun Dafa Association of Kansas City at Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Mar 28 @ 1:30 pm Sat, Mar 28 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Mar 29 @ 1:30 pm

Watch ancient legends, heavenly realms, and modern tales of courage spring to life through classical Chinese dance. See ethnic dances, dazzling costumes, and powerful flips fill the stage with color and energy. Let the orchestra’s exquisite...

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Watch ancient legends, heavenly realms, and modern tales of courage spring to life through classical Chinese dance. See ethnic dances, dazzling costumes, and powerful flips fill the stage with color and energy. Let the orchestra’s exquisite melodies, the singers’ soaring voices, and the dynamic animated backdrops uplift your spirit and transport you to another world. “An explosion of color and sound... Chinese culture in its fullest flower.” — Charlotte Observer Proudly Made in the USA,  Shen Yun can not be seen in China!

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Tags:   All Ages Art Classical Dance Design | Fashion Family Folk | World Music MusicalTheatre

Kansas City Ballet Presents “New Moves”

03-29-2020

Presented by Kansas City Ballet at Todd Bolender Center for Dance & Creativity, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Mar 28 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Mar 28 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Mar 29 @ 2:00 pm

New Moves, one of Kansas City Ballet’s most popular performances, showcases contemporary ballet in an intimate setting. This  limited-run production gives audiences a chance to see tomorrow’s sought after choreographers. It is a very up...

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New Moves, one of Kansas City Ballet’s most popular performances, showcases contemporary ballet in an intimate setting. This  limited-run production gives audiences a chance to see tomorrow’s sought after choreographers. It is a very up close and visceral experience for audience and dancer alike. Come feel the athleticism, beauty, power and passion of never before seen dance creations!

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Tags:  Dance

POSTPONED - Musica Vocale presents Come, Thou O Traveler Unknown: American Choral Music before 1950

03-29-2020

Presented by Musica Vocale at Grand Avenue Temple United Methodist Church, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Mar 29 @ 3:00 pm

For COME, THOU O TRAVELER UNKNOWN, Grammy-nominated organist Jan Kraybill collaborates with Musica Vocale, playing the historic Ernest M. Skinner organ at Grand Avenue Temple. The program includes Melodious Accord, which is a collection of early...

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For COME, THOU O TRAVELER UNKNOWN, Grammy-nominated organist Jan Kraybill collaborates with Musica Vocale, playing the historic Ernest M. Skinner organ at Grand Avenue Temple. The program includes Melodious Accord, which is a collection of early 19th century Moravian shaped-note hymns, arranged by Alice Parker for choir, brass, and harp. The concert also features early 20th century music by Leo Sowerby for choir and organ, including his 1946 work that won the Pulitzer Prize in Music in 1946, The Canticle of the Sun, with text by Saint Francis of Assisi.

This is a FREE concert for the community!
Donations welcome.

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Tags:   Choral Classical Family FreeMusic

POSTPONED - St. Nicholas

03-29-2020

Presented by Kansas City Actors Theatre at The Buffalo Room, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Mar 28 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Mar 29 @ 3:00 pm

Conor McPherson's "St. Nicholas" is a booze-soaked tale of art, obsession, and the supernatural. KCAT audience-favorite Victor Raider-Wexler (“Morning’s at Seven,” “And Then There Were None,” “The Gin Game”) regales with the tragic,...

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Conor McPherson's "St. Nicholas" is a booze-soaked tale of art, obsession, and the supernatural. KCAT audience-favorite Victor Raider-Wexler (“Morning’s at Seven,” “And Then There Were None,” “The Gin Game”) regales with the tragic, semi-comic, and sometimes ribald story of a theatre critic’s fall from grace to the limits of his sanity and the natural world when he follows a young ingénue into the arms of a modern-day vampire coven. Told in a unique, intimate setting under the direction of Dennis Hennessy, Artistic Director of the New Theatre.

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Tags:  Theatre

Living and Legendary artist Frank Frazier at EthnicArt Gallery

03-29-2020

Presented by EthnicArt Gallery at EthnicArt Gallery, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Mar 28 @ 11:00 am Sun, Mar 29 @ 11:00 am

Frank Frazier, now living in Texas is working on a series of paintings on the civil rights movement.He recently completed a road trip to various Southern cities, that were pivotal to the struggle for equal rights; Jackson, Mississippi to...

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Frank Frazier, now living in Texas is working on a series of paintings on the civil rights movement.He recently completed a road trip to various Southern cities, that were pivotal to the struggle for equal rights; Jackson, Mississippi to Birmingham Alabama, to Selma, to Tuskegee. This statesman of art was "never motivated by money" when producing his art, the love of black history and culture and creation are his driving force.

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Tags:   All Ages Family Free Galleries VisualArt

Murder Mystery Dinner in Lee's Summit

03-29-2020

Presented by The Murder Mystery Company at TIFF N JAY'S, Lees Summit
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Mar 29 @ 5:00 pm

Join The Murder Mystery Company live in Fairfield for the showing of "Best Laid Plans", an immersive mystery experience full of twists and turns. A murder will occur and your sleuthing skills will be put to the test as you work to determine...

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Join The Murder Mystery Company live in Fairfield for the showing of "Best Laid Plans", an immersive mystery experience full of twists and turns. A murder will occur and your sleuthing skills will be put to the test as you work to determine whodunnit. You'll have the chance to examine clues and mingle with suspects to deduce the culprit as you dine on a killer three-course meal. You might even become a suspect yourself! Tickets go fast, so get yours today.

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Tags:   ComedyTheatre

CANCELLED - Cabaret Concert

03-29-2020

Presented by Kansas City Symphony at Embassy Suites KCI Hotel, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Mar 29 @ 4:00 pm

Indulge in a fun evening with cocktails, dinner and a grand silent auction leading up to an intimate cabaret-style concert by the orchestra. Sponsored by the Kansas City Symphony Guild, the event benefits the Symphony.

Indulge in a fun evening with cocktails, dinner and a grand silent auction leading up to an intimate cabaret-style concert by the orchestra. Sponsored by the Kansas City Symphony Guild, the event benefits the Symphony.

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Tags:   MusicClassical

March Exhibitions: Jana Duca | John Grisnik

03-29-2020

Presented by Bunker Center for the Arts at Bunker Center for the Arts, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Mar 28 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Mar 29 @ 12:00 pm

Jana Duca & John Grisnik Closing Reception & Artist Talks: Saturday, March 28 (4 – 6pm) Exhibition runs March 6 – 29 Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Sunday (12 – 6pm)       Jana Duca | People You’ve Been Before Jana Duca is a figurative...

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Jana Duca & John Grisnik Closing Reception & Artist Talks: Saturday, March 28 (4 – 6pm) Exhibition runs March 6 – 29 Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Sunday (12 – 6pm)       Jana Duca | People You’ve Been Before Jana Duca is a figurative painter who paints the connections between people and the world. She paints the psychological space between people, and the space between words. She enjoys the push and pull of the paint that causes the background to encroach upon the figures and take away pieces of them, or that causes the figure to dissolve and scatter into the environment describes the figures’ psychological state. Her painting process is intuitive, and while she experiments with many mediums, she primarily works in oil paint. She is influenced by artists such as Ann Gale and Stanka Kordic, and finds kinship with the artists who paint in the “Disrupted Realism” style. “I can’t not make art – it is just something I have to do to describe how I see the world and to reflect what is going through my head. For me, painting is more expressive and easier than words. My art is how I connect with people and the world.” – Jana Duca    John Grisnik | Landscapes: Colorado to Croatia John Grisnik combines his love of traveling the world with his passion for painting landscapes. Colorado, New Mexico and Croatia are his favorites destinations to create his plein air works. John studied at the Kansas City Art Institute.

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Tags:   Free Galleries VisualArt

The Civil War

03-29-2020

Presented by City of Leawood at The Lodge at Ironwoods Park, Leawood
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Mar 28 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Mar 29 @ 2:00 pm

Leawood Stage Company in cooperation with the Leawood Parks and Recreation Department is proud to present the Kansas City premier of the Broadway musical The Civil War.  Join us March 26, 27, 28 at 7:30 p.m. and March 29 at 2:00 p.m. inside the...

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Leawood Stage Company in cooperation with the Leawood Parks and Recreation Department is proud to present the Kansas City premier of the Broadway musical The Civil War.  Join us March 26, 27, 28 at 7:30 p.m. and March 29 at 2:00 p.m. inside the Lodge at Ironwoods Ironwoods Park, located 14701 Mission Rd in Leawood, KS.The Civil War is based on historical accounts; this stunning retrospective covers the emotional landscape of a nation at war. This epic thematic revue puts a human face on the greatest tragedy of American history. It explores the experiences of the soldiers and leaders who fought for their way of life. It also examines the lives of the sweethearts and families whom they left behind, as well as the hopes and fears of slaves. This musical passionately asks us to consider our beliefs about freedom, honor and faith.Drawing on letters, diaries, firsthand accounts and the words of Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass and Walt Whitman, The Civil War is a thrilling and awe-inspiring \"dramatic theatrical concert.\" The original Broadway production was nominated for multiple Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and features an unforgettable score filled with Gospel, Country, Rock and Folk by Frank Wildhorn (Jekyll & Hyde, Dracula, and Bonnie & Clyde).Don’t miss this opportunity to witness history told through the letters from actual people living this time of turmoil.  This will be a musical to remember for fans of theater, music or history.

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Tags:   MusicalTheatre

American Son

03-29-2020

Presented by Unicorn Theatre at Unicorn Theatre, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Mar 28 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Mar 29 @ 3:00 pm

Kendra is living every black mother’s worst nightmare: her son is missing, it’s four o’clock in the morning and she’s at the police station trying to find out what happened. The officer working the nightshift is useless, her husband...

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Kendra is living every black mother’s worst nightmare: her son is missing, it’s four o’clock in the morning and she’s at the police station trying to find out what happened. The officer working the nightshift is useless, her husband isn’t picking up his phone and the speculations are beginning to consume her. This explosive new drama examines our nation’s racial divide through the eyes of parents searching for answers.

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Tags:  Theatre

POSTPONED - Soobeen Lee, violinist in a FREE collaborative concert, sponsored by Capitol Federal®

03-28-2020

Presented by Harriman-Jewell Series at Liberty North High School Performing Arts Theater, Liberty
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Mar 28 @ 7:00 pm

Called “Korea’s hottest violin prodigy” (HanCinema), SooBeen Lee will bring her luxurious playing for a special Discovery Concert that combines the young musician’s mastery with the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of Kansas City. The...

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Called “Korea’s hottest violin prodigy” (HanCinema), SooBeen Lee will bring her luxurious playing for a special Discovery Concert that combines the young musician’s mastery with the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of Kansas City. The celebrated 18-year-old violinist will play a collection of works with pianist and then will join Music Director and Conductor James Murray III and the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra for the concert’s second half for selections to be announced.
First Prize Winner of the 2014 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, SooBeen Lee began studying the violin at the age of four. At eight years old she won the National Competition of the Korean Chamber Orchestra, she won First Prize at the Russia International Youth Violin Competition the following year, and she captured First Prize at the 2013 Moscow International David Oistrakh Violin Competition.
The 2019-20 season is Maestro Murray’s 23rd season as Music Director and Conductor of the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of Kansas City. Murray founded the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra together with Paul Cooper and Dr. Phil Posey. The ensemble has developed a reputation for the consistent quality of their performances combined with innovative programs.

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Tags:   Classical Family Free MusicAll Ages

CANCELED - Film | Shaft

03-28-2020

Presented by The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Mar 28 @ 1:30 pm

1971 | R | 100 min.One of the earliest Blaxploitation films, Shaft is perhaps Parks’s best known movie. Starring Richard Roundtree, the action film follows ultra-cool private detective John Shaft as he works to recover the kidnapped daughter of...

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1971 | R | 100 min.One of the earliest Blaxploitation films, Shaft is perhaps Parks’s best known movie. Starring Richard Roundtree, the action film follows ultra-cool private detective John Shaft as he works to recover the kidnapped daughter of a Harlem mob boss. Can you dig it?

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Tags:   Film FreeArt

T. Texas Terry's Wild West Show

03-28-2020

Presented by Mid-Continent Public Library at Mid-Continent Public Library - Blue Springs North ..., Blue Springs
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Mar 28 @ 1:30 pm

Saddle up, and ride on down to the wildest west show the Library has ever seen! Join T. Texas Terry for fancy rope spinning, wacky whip tricks, and lots of laughs. Be prepared to be a part of the fun.
Admission is Free.  Registration...

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Saddle up, and ride on down to the wildest west show the Library has ever seen! Join T. Texas Terry for fancy rope spinning, wacky whip tricks, and lots of laughs. Be prepared to be a part of the fun.
Admission is Free.  Registration Required.
Age Group:  4 and up

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Tags:  Free

Onnissia: It Means Queen

03-28-2020

Presented by The Smalter Gallery at The Smalter Gallery, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Mar 28 @ 6:00 pm

Come see our artist Onnissia Harries as she presents her first solo show - "It Means Queen" a pronouncement of her name, a declaration of her strength and a celebration of the royalty and divinity within us all. The Smalter Gallery is also...

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Come see our artist Onnissia Harries as she presents her first solo show - "It Means Queen" a pronouncement of her name, a declaration of her strength and a celebration of the royalty and divinity within us all. The Smalter Gallery is also celebrating it's one year anniversary! The gallery opened March 29th, 2019 and in honor of our first year coming to a close we invite you to come enjoy food catered by [name] and wine provided by the Boisset Collection - the same great organizations which catered our Grand Opening last spring.

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Tags:  Art

24th Annual Heartland Artist Exhibition

03-28-2020

Presented by Tim Murphy Art Gallery at Tim Murphy Art Gallery, Shawnee
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Mar 28 @ 8:00 am

Join us for the 24th Annual Heartland Artist Exhibition Opening Reception

The public is invited to attend the opening night reception on Saturday, March 7 from 5-7 p.m. This national show draws artists from all over the United States. Enjoy the...

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Join us for the 24th Annual Heartland Artist Exhibition Opening Reception

The public is invited to attend the opening night reception on Saturday, March 7 from 5-7 p.m. This national show draws artists from all over the United States. Enjoy the outstanding art, live music, hors d’oeuvres and beverages. The award ceremony will begin at 6:30 p.m.

Sponsored by the City of Merriam and Merriam Parks, Recreation, and Community Center Foundation

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Final Call for Youth Jazz Artists

03-28-2020

Presented by ArtsKC – Regional Arts Council at KC Area Youth Jazz at BRC Audio Productions, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Mar 28 @ 2:00 pm

Final Call for Jazz Artists to Schedule KC Area Youth Jazz Auditions! March 7, 14, and 28 are the final dates for open auditions to receive a Kansas City Area Youth Jazz program fellowship for the KCAYJ 2020 Season. 2020 Season Auditions are now...

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Final Call for Jazz Artists to Schedule KC Area Youth Jazz Auditions! March 7, 14, and 28 are the final dates for open auditions to receive a Kansas City Area Youth Jazz program fellowship for the KCAYJ 2020 Season. 2020 Season Auditions are now OPEN: Spread the word! YOUTH JAZZ is a no participation fee spring and summer only program - yes, it's FREE. KC Area Youth Jazz Fellows perform  + record commissioned original music written for them. We are looking for the top jazz players in grades 9-12 to work with in this opportunity. Visit YouthJazz.us for details and information!

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Tags:   All Ages Family Jazz | BluesMusic

POSTPONED - ABBA the Concert: A Tribute to ABBA

03-28-2020

Presented by Kansas City Symphony at Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Mar 28 @ 7:00 pm

The world’s top ABBA tribute band joins your Kansas City Symphony to perform the iconic songs of a generation. “Dancing Queen,” “Mamma Mia,” “Waterloo,” “S.O.S.,” “Gimme Gimme Gimme” and many more will have you dancing in...

[more+]

The world’s top ABBA tribute band joins your Kansas City Symphony to perform the iconic songs of a generation. “Dancing Queen,” “Mamma Mia,” “Waterloo,” “S.O.S.,” “Gimme Gimme Gimme” and many more will have you dancing in the aisles and singing along.

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Tags:   Pop | RockMusic

Upcycled Art Show

03-28-2020

Presented by The Artisan Market at The Artisan Market, Liberty
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Mar 28 @ 10:00 am

Kathy Ann Tate is presenting her "readymades". 3 dimensional box art. Susan Ferguson is presenting her fiber art including her exhibition of "Bra Therapy" Gwen Bogart is presenting her up-cycled work made from debris from the Joplin Tornado....

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Kathy Ann Tate is presenting her "readymades". 3 dimensional box art. Susan Ferguson is presenting her fiber art including her exhibition of "Bra Therapy" Gwen Bogart is presenting her up-cycled work made from debris from the Joplin Tornado. Marsha Horner is presenting up-cycled jewelry and cigar boxes.

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Tags:   Free Galleries VisualArt

Molly Hammer

03-28-2020

Presented by American Jazz Museum at The Blue Room, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Mar 28 @ 8:30 pm

Molly Hammer has been performing in the Kansas City area since 2005. With an eclectic vocal background, she has found her home in the world of jazz and blues, drawing inspiration from the likes of Peggy Lee, Dinah Washington, Sara Vaughn, and...

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Molly Hammer has been performing in the Kansas City area since 2005. With an eclectic vocal background, she has found her home in the world of jazz and blues, drawing inspiration from the likes of Peggy Lee, Dinah Washington, Sara Vaughn, and many others. She has had the privilege of performing with some of the finest jazz musicians in the Kansas City area. You can hear her regularly at The Green Lady Lounge. She can also be seen and heard at one of the many Unity Churches in the area nearly every Sunday. Molly is a graduate of the Artist INC program and has also had the honor of singing the National Anthem for both The Royals and The Chiefs.

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Tags:   Jazz | BluesMusic

Workshop: The Portrait in Grisaille

03-28-2020

Presented by Fount Atelier of Fine Art at Fount Atelier of Fine Art, Lees Summit
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Mar 28 @ 10:00 am

Painting the portrait is one of the most challenging subjects in all of art.  This one-day workshop will introduce you to a creating a portrait in gray-scale (grisaille), simplifying the process.  Cody will walk you through the academic...

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Painting the portrait is one of the most challenging subjects in all of art.  This one-day workshop will introduce you to a creating a portrait in gray-scale (grisaille), simplifying the process.  Cody will walk you through the academic process, explaining why it can help make your painting a success.  Bring your own photo reference and prepare to learn! This workshop is best for those who have some experience in painting.  Topics discussed include:

The advantages of the academic process
How to get a proportionally accurate portrait every time
How to create a chromatic range of neutrals without using black
Essential materials for painting the portrait in oils
Keys to capturing a likeness
Complete a grisaille portrait using your own photo reference as Cody provides guidance
Resources for further exploration

This is a small workshop with only six spots available; reserve your seat today!

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Amanda Jolley: Intro to Encaustic

03-28-2020

Presented by Studio Joy at Studio Joy, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Mar 28 @ 9:30 am

Encaustic is an art medium involving melted wax and a heated palette. Painting with encaustic involves applying the molten medium or paint (a mix of beeswax and damar resin with pigment added for paint) to a substrate while the wax is fluid. The...

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Encaustic is an art medium involving melted wax and a heated palette. Painting with encaustic involves applying the molten medium or paint (a mix of beeswax and damar resin with pigment added for paint) to a substrate while the wax is fluid. The wax is fused with heat and then cools to a solid state. While encaustic may be approached like traditional painting, the wax also maintains sculptural qualities, inviting marks, carving, and texture that may not be acquired with other mediums. The paint can be opaque or translucent, allowing the viewer to look deep into the painting and the layers beneath.

In this workshop, we will learn the basics of encaustic painting including:

History
Safe practices
Making medium
Mixing paint
Fusing
Creating a smooth surface
Creating layers
Creating texture
Scraping
Incising
Mark making
Exploring additional applications

 

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Shen Yun

03-29-2020

Presented by Falun Dafa Association of Kansas City at Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Mar 28 @ 1:30 pm Sat, Mar 28 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Mar 29 @ 1:30 pm

Watch ancient legends, heavenly realms, and modern tales of courage spring to life through classical Chinese dance. See ethnic dances, dazzling costumes, and powerful flips fill the stage with color and energy. Let the orchestra’s exquisite...

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Watch ancient legends, heavenly realms, and modern tales of courage spring to life through classical Chinese dance. See ethnic dances, dazzling costumes, and powerful flips fill the stage with color and energy. Let the orchestra’s exquisite melodies, the singers’ soaring voices, and the dynamic animated backdrops uplift your spirit and transport you to another world. “An explosion of color and sound... Chinese culture in its fullest flower.” — Charlotte Observer Proudly Made in the USA,  Shen Yun can not be seen in China!

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Tags:   All Ages Art Classical Dance Design | Fashion Family Folk | World Music MusicalTheatre

Kansas City Ballet Presents “New Moves”

03-29-2020

Presented by Kansas City Ballet at Todd Bolender Center for Dance & Creativity, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Mar 28 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Mar 28 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Mar 29 @ 2:00 pm

New Moves, one of Kansas City Ballet’s most popular performances, showcases contemporary ballet in an intimate setting. This  limited-run production gives audiences a chance to see tomorrow’s sought after choreographers. It is a very up...

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New Moves, one of Kansas City Ballet’s most popular performances, showcases contemporary ballet in an intimate setting. This  limited-run production gives audiences a chance to see tomorrow’s sought after choreographers. It is a very up close and visceral experience for audience and dancer alike. Come feel the athleticism, beauty, power and passion of never before seen dance creations!

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POSTPONED - Musica Vocale presents Come, Thou O Traveler Unknown: American Choral Music before 1950

03-29-2020

Presented by Musica Vocale at Grand Avenue Temple United Methodist Church, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Mar 29 @ 3:00 pm

For COME, THOU O TRAVELER UNKNOWN, Grammy-nominated organist Jan Kraybill collaborates with Musica Vocale, playing the historic Ernest M. Skinner organ at Grand Avenue Temple. The program includes Melodious Accord, which is a collection of early...

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For COME, THOU O TRAVELER UNKNOWN, Grammy-nominated organist Jan Kraybill collaborates with Musica Vocale, playing the historic Ernest M. Skinner organ at Grand Avenue Temple. The program includes Melodious Accord, which is a collection of early 19th century Moravian shaped-note hymns, arranged by Alice Parker for choir, brass, and harp. The concert also features early 20th century music by Leo Sowerby for choir and organ, including his 1946 work that won the Pulitzer Prize in Music in 1946, The Canticle of the Sun, with text by Saint Francis of Assisi.

This is a FREE concert for the community!
Donations welcome.

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Tags:   Choral Classical Family FreeMusic

POSTPONED - St. Nicholas

03-29-2020

Presented by Kansas City Actors Theatre at The Buffalo Room, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Mar 28 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Mar 29 @ 3:00 pm

Conor McPherson's "St. Nicholas" is a booze-soaked tale of art, obsession, and the supernatural. KCAT audience-favorite Victor Raider-Wexler (“Morning’s at Seven,” “And Then There Were None,” “The Gin Game”) regales with the tragic,...

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Conor McPherson's "St. Nicholas" is a booze-soaked tale of art, obsession, and the supernatural. KCAT audience-favorite Victor Raider-Wexler (“Morning’s at Seven,” “And Then There Were None,” “The Gin Game”) regales with the tragic, semi-comic, and sometimes ribald story of a theatre critic’s fall from grace to the limits of his sanity and the natural world when he follows a young ingénue into the arms of a modern-day vampire coven. Told in a unique, intimate setting under the direction of Dennis Hennessy, Artistic Director of the New Theatre.

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Living and Legendary artist Frank Frazier at EthnicArt Gallery

03-29-2020

Presented by EthnicArt Gallery at EthnicArt Gallery, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Mar 28 @ 11:00 am Sun, Mar 29 @ 11:00 am

Frank Frazier, now living in Texas is working on a series of paintings on the civil rights movement.He recently completed a road trip to various Southern cities, that were pivotal to the struggle for equal rights; Jackson, Mississippi to...

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Frank Frazier, now living in Texas is working on a series of paintings on the civil rights movement.He recently completed a road trip to various Southern cities, that were pivotal to the struggle for equal rights; Jackson, Mississippi to Birmingham Alabama, to Selma, to Tuskegee. This statesman of art was "never motivated by money" when producing his art, the love of black history and culture and creation are his driving force.

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Tags:   All Ages Family Free Galleries VisualArt

Murder Mystery Dinner in Lee's Summit

03-29-2020

Presented by The Murder Mystery Company at TIFF N JAY'S, Lees Summit
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Mar 29 @ 5:00 pm

Join The Murder Mystery Company live in Fairfield for the showing of "Best Laid Plans", an immersive mystery experience full of twists and turns. A murder will occur and your sleuthing skills will be put to the test as you work to determine...

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Join The Murder Mystery Company live in Fairfield for the showing of "Best Laid Plans", an immersive mystery experience full of twists and turns. A murder will occur and your sleuthing skills will be put to the test as you work to determine whodunnit. You'll have the chance to examine clues and mingle with suspects to deduce the culprit as you dine on a killer three-course meal. You might even become a suspect yourself! Tickets go fast, so get yours today.

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Tags:   ComedyTheatre

CANCELLED - Cabaret Concert

03-29-2020

Presented by Kansas City Symphony at Embassy Suites KCI Hotel, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Mar 29 @ 4:00 pm

Indulge in a fun evening with cocktails, dinner and a grand silent auction leading up to an intimate cabaret-style concert by the orchestra. Sponsored by the Kansas City Symphony Guild, the event benefits the Symphony.

Indulge in a fun evening with cocktails, dinner and a grand silent auction leading up to an intimate cabaret-style concert by the orchestra. Sponsored by the Kansas City Symphony Guild, the event benefits the Symphony.

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March Exhibitions: Jana Duca | John Grisnik

03-29-2020

Presented by Bunker Center for the Arts at Bunker Center for the Arts, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Mar 28 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Mar 29 @ 12:00 pm

Jana Duca & John Grisnik Closing Reception & Artist Talks: Saturday, March 28 (4 – 6pm) Exhibition runs March 6 – 29 Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Sunday (12 – 6pm)       Jana Duca | People You’ve Been Before Jana Duca is a figurative...

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Jana Duca & John Grisnik Closing Reception & Artist Talks: Saturday, March 28 (4 – 6pm) Exhibition runs March 6 – 29 Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Sunday (12 – 6pm)       Jana Duca | People You’ve Been Before Jana Duca is a figurative painter who paints the connections between people and the world. She paints the psychological space between people, and the space between words. She enjoys the push and pull of the paint that causes the background to encroach upon the figures and take away pieces of them, or that causes the figure to dissolve and scatter into the environment describes the figures’ psychological state. Her painting process is intuitive, and while she experiments with many mediums, she primarily works in oil paint. She is influenced by artists such as Ann Gale and Stanka Kordic, and finds kinship with the artists who paint in the “Disrupted Realism” style. “I can’t not make art – it is just something I have to do to describe how I see the world and to reflect what is going through my head. For me, painting is more expressive and easier than words. My art is how I connect with people and the world.” – Jana Duca    John Grisnik | Landscapes: Colorado to Croatia John Grisnik combines his love of traveling the world with his passion for painting landscapes. Colorado, New Mexico and Croatia are his favorites destinations to create his plein air works. John studied at the Kansas City Art Institute.

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The Civil War

03-29-2020

Presented by City of Leawood at The Lodge at Ironwoods Park, Leawood
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Mar 28 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Mar 29 @ 2:00 pm

Leawood Stage Company in cooperation with the Leawood Parks and Recreation Department is proud to present the Kansas City premier of the Broadway musical The Civil War.  Join us March 26, 27, 28 at 7:30 p.m. and March 29 at 2:00 p.m. inside the...

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Leawood Stage Company in cooperation with the Leawood Parks and Recreation Department is proud to present the Kansas City premier of the Broadway musical The Civil War.  Join us March 26, 27, 28 at 7:30 p.m. and March 29 at 2:00 p.m. inside the Lodge at Ironwoods Ironwoods Park, located 14701 Mission Rd in Leawood, KS.The Civil War is based on historical accounts; this stunning retrospective covers the emotional landscape of a nation at war. This epic thematic revue puts a human face on the greatest tragedy of American history. It explores the experiences of the soldiers and leaders who fought for their way of life. It also examines the lives of the sweethearts and families whom they left behind, as well as the hopes and fears of slaves. This musical passionately asks us to consider our beliefs about freedom, honor and faith.Drawing on letters, diaries, firsthand accounts and the words of Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass and Walt Whitman, The Civil War is a thrilling and awe-inspiring \"dramatic theatrical concert.\" The original Broadway production was nominated for multiple Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and features an unforgettable score filled with Gospel, Country, Rock and Folk by Frank Wildhorn (Jekyll & Hyde, Dracula, and Bonnie & Clyde).Don’t miss this opportunity to witness history told through the letters from actual people living this time of turmoil.  This will be a musical to remember for fans of theater, music or history.

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American Son

03-29-2020

Presented by Unicorn Theatre at Unicorn Theatre, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Mar 28 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Mar 29 @ 3:00 pm

Kendra is living every black mother’s worst nightmare: her son is missing, it’s four o’clock in the morning and she’s at the police station trying to find out what happened. The officer working the nightshift is useless, her husband...

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Kendra is living every black mother’s worst nightmare: her son is missing, it’s four o’clock in the morning and she’s at the police station trying to find out what happened. The officer working the nightshift is useless, her husband isn’t picking up his phone and the speculations are beginning to consume her. This explosive new drama examines our nation’s racial divide through the eyes of parents searching for answers.

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