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.


Suite for the Passersby

06-16-2019

Presented by The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Jun 16 @ 1:30 pm

The museum is pleased to collaborate with KcEMA (Kansas City Electronic Music and Arts Alliance) to present the world premiere of Christina Butera’s Suite for the Passersby. Composed for the museum’s Donald J. Hall Sculpture park, the...

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The museum is pleased to collaborate with KcEMA (Kansas City Electronic Music and Arts Alliance) to present the world premiere of Christina Butera’s Suite for the Passersby. Composed for the museum’s Donald J. Hall Sculpture park, the solo-instrument and electronic movements are also accessible through a smartphone app that responds in real time based on a listener’s proximity to specific works of art. After the live performance of Suite for the Passersby in Atkins Auditorium, the audience will be encouraged to experience the app in the Sculpture Park on their own devices.

Offered in conjunction with the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance’s Summer Composition Workshop.

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Tags:   All Ages Alternative Family Folk | World Free Galleries K-12 Music Pop | Rock Visual Young AdultArt

A Flea in Her Ear

06-16-2019

Presented by Olathe Civic Theatre Association at Olathe Civic Theatre Association, Olathe
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Jun 16 @ 2:00 pm

As Raymonde suspects her suddenly uninterested husband is having an affair, she cooks up a trap to catch him in the act. Hilarity ensues as everything inevitably goes horribly wrong triggering laughs galore. Touted as the “greatest of French...

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As Raymonde suspects her suddenly uninterested husband is having an affair, she cooks up a trap to catch him in the act. Hilarity ensues as everything inevitably goes horribly wrong triggering laughs galore. Touted as the “greatest of French farces”, this dazzling comedy, and winner of the 2006 Jefferson Award for best adaptation, David Ives’ version of Georges Feydeau’s masterpiece achieves levels of glorious ridiculousness only an absurdist of Ives’ caliber can bring.

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Tags:   ComedyTheatre

Future Stages Festival

06-16-2019

Presented by Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts at Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Jun 16 @ 11:00 am

The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts will continue celebrating young, talented Kansas City artists at the 6th annual Future Stages Festival on Sunday, June 16, 2019. This FREE community festival showcases hundreds of young performers...

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The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts will continue celebrating young, talented Kansas City artists at the 6th annual Future Stages Festival on Sunday, June 16, 2019. This FREE community festival showcases hundreds of young performers on the Kauffman Center stages, and guests can enjoy a wide-range of diverse performance styles and engaging arts activities.

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Tags:   All Ages Art Dance Festivals Free Music Theatre VisualFamily

Marshals, Thugs and Outlaws in Jackson County

06-16-2019

Presented by Mid-Continent Public Library at Mid-Continent Public Library - Blue Springs North ..., Blue Springs
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Jun 16 @ 2:00 pm

Hear the tales of the officials and outlaws – the famous and not so famous -- who lived, worked, and passed through the doors of the 1859 Jail, Marshal's Home and Museum in downtown Independence.

Age Group:  For adults
Registration required.

Hear the tales of the officials and outlaws – the famous and not so famous -- who lived, worked, and passed through the doors of the 1859 Jail, Marshal's Home and Museum in downtown Independence.

Age Group:  For adults
Registration required.

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Pippin -- The Broadway Revival Version

06-16-2019

Presented by Music Theatre Kansas City at B&B Live Inside B&B Theatre Complex, Shawnee
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Jun 16 @ 2:00 pm Sun, Jun 16 @ 8:00 pm

This KC premiere of the Pippin Revival brings together a powerful combination of theatre professionals of Kansas City natives and MTKC alumni who work in professional productions across the country. The cast is headed by two New York-based...

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This KC premiere of the Pippin Revival brings together a powerful combination of theatre professionals of Kansas City natives and MTKC alumni who work in professional productions across the country. The cast is headed by two New York-based actorse and Kansas City natives: Tony Carrubba as Pippin and Lindsey Hailes as The Leading Player. Carrubba is a recent graduate of NYU and Hailes returns to Kansas City after performing on the first national tour of Dirty Dancing. Additional roles will be played by Jessica Alcorn (Tracy in Starlight’s recent production of Hairspray), Noah Lindquist (Jack in The Coterie’s Newsies) and MTKC’s founder and Executive Director, Cary Danielson Pandzik, who will make her professional debut as Pippin’s grandmother, Berthe.

An ensemble of 12 singers, dancers and acrobats round out the cast with a live orchestra of 12 on-stage musicians. This will be the first Kansas City production of Pippin, following the show’s 2013 revival on Broadway. The nationally based director and cast are excited to return to Kansas City to present Pippin. Directed and choreographed by Roy Lightner and music directed by Julie Danielson, MTKC’s Artistic Director. Lightner is an award-winning director and choreographer born and raised Kansas City. He leads the musical theatre BFA training program at the University of Alabama-Birmingham, after teaching musical theatre at Ithaca College. As a national director for Dancers Inc., Lightner toured the country as a Master class teacher. Roy has taught at New York City’s Professional Performing Arts School, as well as created the contemporary/musical theatre dance program for the Astoria School of Fine Arts. Danielson, Pippin Music Director, serves as the Artistic Director and Resident Music Director for MTKC, where she has directed more than 60 shows.

About Pippin (written in 1972 with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, updated in 2013) -- A story told by a troupe of actors led by the cunning and charming Leading Player, Pippin follows a young prince on a hero’s journey as he desperately seeks the secret to happiness and fulfillment. Pippin seeks it in the glories of the battlefield, the temptations of the flesh, and the intrigues of political power. In the end, Pippin discovers that happiness lies not in extraordinary endeavors, but rather in the everyday joys of a simple life. Pippin premiered on Broadway in 1972, directed by Bob Fosse and features such Broadway classics as “Magic to Do” and “Corner of the Sky.” Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell, Disney Animation).

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Tags:   MusicalTheatre

BANJO & JEWELRY WITH TERI QUINN

06-18-2019

Presented by Olathe Public Library at Indian Creek Library, Olathe
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jun 18 @ 7:00 pm
Quinn is currently the lead singer for Abandoned Bells and played for five years with the local band, Claire and the Crowded Stage. She graduated from the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance with a degree in clarinet performance and music...
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Quinn is currently the lead singer for Abandoned Bells and played for five years with the local band, Claire and the Crowded Stage. She graduated from the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance with a degree in clarinet performance and music composition. She picked up a banjo after hearing the Old Crow Medicine Show on a Prairie Home Companion episode.

In addition to her musical performance, Quinn will also exhibit some of her jewelry. She describes her work as "intuitive-based creations with nature's curiosities. I take natural objects such as found bones and stones to create one-of-a-kind statement pieces."

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Tags:   Art Design | Fashion Folk | World FreeMusic

Priceless: The Pwer of Art & Community with Hank Willis Thomas

06-19-2019

Presented by The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art at Macedonia Baptist Church, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Jun 19 @ 6:30 pm

Macedonia Baptist Church, 1700 Linwood Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64109

Hosted by community advisor Pastor John L. Brooks, 30 Americans artist Hank Willis Thomas sits down with local community leaders to discuss the messages in his art and how they...

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Macedonia Baptist Church, 1700 Linwood Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64109

Hosted by community advisor Pastor John L. Brooks, 30 Americans artist Hank Willis Thomas sits down with local community leaders to discuss the messages in his art and how they resonate for Kansas Citians.

Panelists include:
• Glenn North, Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage Center & Museum
• Michael Toombs, Teens in Transition
• Rosilyn Temple, Mothers in Charge
• Nyla Foster, Midwest Leadership, Trans Women of Color Collective
• Judy Sherry, Grandparents Against Gun Violence

Offered in connection with the exhibition 30 Americans.

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Tags:   Family Free K-12 Lectures Literary Museums Visual Young AdultArt

INTER RELATION>SHIP

06-19-2019

Presented by Art in the Loop at Washington Square Park, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Jun 19 @ 7:00 pm
INTER RELATION>SHIP is a live performance between artists Calvin Arsenia and Jade Osborne where audience members are invited to witness the evolution of the inter-relationship between two people. This performance is birthed from a vision where...
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INTER RELATION>SHIP is a live performance between artists Calvin Arsenia and Jade Osborne where audience members are invited to witness the evolution of the inter-relationship between two people. This performance is birthed from a vision where the music of Arsenia sets the performance space and Osborne’s movements are informed by the echoes of nature and Arsenia’s music. The artists ethereal aesthetic will come alive in the natural setting and the two will co-create a fantastical conversation.
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Tags:   Folk | World Free Music Pop | RockDance

Lexicon Tours: Perspectives

06-19-2019

Presented by Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art at Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Jun 19 @ 2:00 pm

Hear more about the significance of works in Kemper Museum’s Permanent Collection and the artists on view in Lexicon.

RSVP on Eventbrite:

https://kempermuseum-davidcateforis.eventbrite.com

David Cateforishas lectured and published widely on...

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Hear more about the significance of works in Kemper Museum’s Permanent Collection and the artists on view in Lexicon.

RSVP on Eventbrite:

https://kempermuseum-davidcateforis.eventbrite.com

David Cateforishas lectured and published widely on twentieth century American art and international contemporary art. He is co-editor of Hybrid Practices: Art in Collaboration with Science and Technology in the Long 1960s (University of California Press, 2018), editor of Rethinking Andrew Wyeth (University of California Press, 2014), and author of numerous other publications, including essays and reviews addressing art in Kansas City.

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Tags:   Free Galleries Museums VisualArt

Magical World of Animals

06-19-2019

Presented by Mid-Continent Public Library at Mid-Continent Public Library - Blue Springs North ..., Blue Springs
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Jun 19 @ 2:00 pm

Join the Kansas City Zoo for a magical journey filled with fun facts that explore the wild world of animals.

Age Group:  All ages
Registration required.

Join the Kansas City Zoo for a magical journey filled with fun facts that explore the wild world of animals.

Age Group:  All ages
Registration required.

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Tags:   All Ages Family K-12Free

Streetcar Sounds Music Series - Ernest Melton

06-20-2019

Presented by Art in the Loop at onboard KC Streetcar
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Jun 20 @ 5:00 pm
Ernest Melton is known for having a captivating, abstract, and dynamic approach to the saxophone. His jazz interest led him to take on the tenor as his main instrument. Ernest currently lends his talents to multiple groups of all different...
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Ernest Melton is known for having a captivating, abstract, and dynamic approach to the saxophone. His jazz interest led him to take on the tenor as his main instrument. Ernest currently lends his talents to multiple groups of all different genres. While featured more often as a soloist, he has become well known for adding that "special something" to many recorded works as well as live performances.
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Tags:   Free Jazz | Blues Pop | RockMusic

Guided Meditation Series (June) at Kemper Museum

06-20-2019

Presented by Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art at Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Jun 20 @ 7:00 pm

Participants will be guided through meditation, qigong, breathing instruction, and sound healing. Some blankets and mats will be provided, but participants are encouraged to bring their own yoga mat and small cushion, if possible. No experience...

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Participants will be guided through meditation, qigong, breathing instruction, and sound healing. Some blankets and mats will be provided, but participants are encouraged to bring their own yoga mat and small cushion, if possible. No experience necessary. Space is limited.

RSVP on Eventbrite: https://kempermuseum-guidedmeditation-june.eventbrite.com

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Tags:   Free Galleries VisualArt

Cool Breeze Jazz Quartet

06-20-2019

Presented by American Jazz Museum at Blue Room Jazz Club, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Jun 20 @ 7:00 pm

Cool Breeze Jazz Quartet is made up of pianist Greg Meise, drummer Jim Lower, bassist Jason Emmond, and saxophonist Carl Bender. Combining seasoned and young talent, the group's repertoire offers instrumental and vocal jazz selections. 

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Cool Breeze Jazz Quartet is made up of pianist Greg Meise, drummer Jim Lower, bassist Jason Emmond, and saxophonist Carl Bender. Combining seasoned and young talent, the group's repertoire offers instrumental and vocal jazz selections. 

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Tags:   Free Jazz | BluesMusic

Miller Light Hot Country Nights with Cody Johnson

06-20-2019

Presented by Kansas City Power & Light District at Kansas City Live! Block, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Jun 20 @ 6:00 pm

Cody Johnson performs on Thursday, June 20th as part of the Miller Lite Hot Country Nights summer concert series presented by Miller Lite, Central States Beverage, Q104 KC and Midwest Ford Dealers!
Ticketed Show
Opener : Randall King
Pre-Show...

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Cody Johnson performs on Thursday, June 20th as part of the Miller Lite Hot Country Nights summer concert series presented by Miller Lite, Central States Beverage, Q104 KC and Midwest Ford Dealers!
Ticketed Show
Opener : Randall King
Pre-Show Happy Hour at PBR Big Sky
Pre- Show Party with DJ Lazer
Families welcome. Anyone under 21 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Parent or legal guardian must be 21+. Only 21+ admitted after 9 PM

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Tags:   CountryMusic

Exhibition: The Queer Experience Opening Reception

06-21-2019

Presented by InterUrban ArtHouse at InterUrban ArtHouse, Overland Park
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jun 21 @ 5:00 pm

This June and July, the InterUrban ArtHouse, in conjunction with Elextrosexual, presents Exhibition: The Queer Experience.

This annual showing of works and accompanying programs exhibit the experiences and perspectives of artists from many facets...

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This June and July, the InterUrban ArtHouse, in conjunction with Elextrosexual, presents Exhibition: The Queer Experience.

This annual showing of works and accompanying programs exhibit the experiences and perspectives of artists from many facets of the Kansas City LGBTQIA community, and provide a welcoming platform to share their stories with those in and outside of the queer community.

Join us for the opening reception, Friday, June 21st, 5-8pm. Refreshments provided.

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Tags:   Free Galleries VisualArt

Kansas City Baroque Summer Series: Women of Note - The Donne, the Divine, and the Dueling

06-21-2019

Presented by Kansas City Baroque Consortium at St. Paul's Episcopal, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jun 21 @ 7:30 pm

Our three-concert summer series celebrates women in all aspects of musical creation, performance, and experience by delving into how women were influential as patrons, how women historically seized the spotlight as performers (both as singers and...

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Our three-concert summer series celebrates women in all aspects of musical creation, performance, and experience by delving into how women were influential as patrons, how women historically seized the spotlight as performers (both as singers and instrumentalists), and how women made strides in the still-male dominated world of music composition.

Our first concert (out of three this summer) explores music originally composed for famous female performers. During the Baroque period, musical performance was one of the most important ways in which a woman could make a career for herself independently of male support. Through singing, primarily, but also instrumental performance, talented musical women could become financially and socially independent. Our concert will present music written for some of these famous and powerful female performers, including music written for the Three Ladies of Ferrara in the late 16th century, and arias for Handel’s famous sopranos Francesca Cuzzoni and Faustina Bordoni. Additionally, we will feature music by Monteverdi originally composed for castrati, male singers who underwent an operation before puberty to preserve their high voices. These male singers further complicate issues of gender in the early modern era and will provide a necessary counterpoint to our exploration of women and inclusion in music.

Join Dr. Alison DeSimone (UMKC Conservatory of Music & Dance) for a pre-concert talk at 6:30 pm, prior to the performance!

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Tags:   All Ages Classical Family TheatreMusic

Wildlife Detectives: Spotlight on Reptiles and Amphibians

06-21-2019

Presented by Mid-Continent Public Library at Mid-Continent Public Library - Blue Springs North ..., Blue Springs
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jun 21 @ 2:00 pm

Join the experts at BioScience Adventures for fun hands-on lessons about your favorite reptile and amphibian species. Learn how to catch a lizard, explore field guides, and meet some live specimens at the Library.

Age Group:  Ages 4 and...

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Join the experts at BioScience Adventures for fun hands-on lessons about your favorite reptile and amphibian species. Learn how to catch a lizard, explore field guides, and meet some live specimens at the Library.

Age Group:  Ages 4 and up
Registration Required.

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Tags:   Free K-12Family

Max Groove

06-21-2019

Presented by American Jazz Museum at Blue Room Jazz Club, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jun 21 @ 8:30 pm

Max Groove is one of the pioneers of the smooth jazz style that has dominated the airways and captivated countless listeners for years. He has twelve internationally released CDs, three in the top twenty Billboard Jazz.  His current release...

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Max Groove is one of the pioneers of the smooth jazz style that has dominated the airways and captivated countless listeners for years. He has twelve internationally released CDs, three in the top twenty Billboard Jazz.  His current release “Night Owl” has his signature urban smooth jazz sound while showcasing his innovative Funky jazz structures. 

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Tags:   Jazz | BluesMusic

Indigo Hour: Da Truth

06-21-2019

Presented by American Jazz Museum at Blue Room Jazz Club, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jun 21 @ 5:00 pm

Indigo Hour in the Blue Room features the best Kansas City R&B and Neo-Soul acts every Friday night from 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm for free in our award-winning jazz club.

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Indigo Hour in the Blue Room features the best Kansas City R&B and Neo-Soul acts every Friday night from 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm for free in our award-winning jazz club.

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Tags:   Free Jazz | BluesMusic

Lion King Jr. Musical Theatre Summer Camps (K-6)

06-21-2019

Presented by Stage Right Performing Arts at Avila University - Goppert Theater, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Jun 17 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jun 18 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jun 19 @ 9:00 am + 2 more dates and times

Thu, Jun 20 @ 9:00 am Fri, Jun 21 @ 9:00 am - less dates and times

Stage Right summer camps are THE WAY for your young star to have a blast and SHINE! We hold 3 camps each year, divided by age, during the month of June (for select camps, into July). Students get to participate in camps Monday - Friday (times...

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Stage Right summer camps are THE WAY for your young star to have a blast and SHINE! We hold 3 camps each year, divided by age, during the month of June (for select camps, into July). Students get to participate in camps Monday - Friday (times vary by camp) and include rehearsals for their respective shows, costume fittings, games and educational activities. Our staff consists of energetic, fun-loving professionals and interns who's top priorities are student fun and safety. 

Camps conclude with fully produced musicals (complete with imaginative costumes from our costume design team, lighting designers from local and regional professionals and sets designed by an incredible design team). These musicals are more than just the end of a camp - they're works of art for students and staff alike. 

2019 Camp Performances will be at Avila University (KCMO). Rehearsals are held in Mission Hills, KS - location sent to confirmed families after registration.

www.stagerightperformingarts.com/summercamps

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Tags:   Comedy Drama Family K-12 Musical TheatreAll Ages

Green Guitar Folk presents Max Hatt & Edda Glass - June 22, 2019

06-22-2019

Presented by Green Guitar Folk House at Green Guitar Folk House, Lenexa
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jun 22 @ 7:00 pm

Max Hatt & Edda Glass have “an incomparable spook” (Nashville Scene) and “a unique sound” (Larry Groce, NPR), comprised of Glass’s unmistakable voice and Hatt’s lyrical guitar. Their award-winning original music and unique...

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Max Hatt & Edda Glass have “an incomparable spook” (Nashville Scene) and “a unique sound” (Larry Groce, NPR), comprised of Glass’s unmistakable voice and Hatt’s lyrical guitar. Their award-winning original music and unique interpretations of American and Brazilian standards have taken them to New York City’s Lincoln Center, DC’s Kennedy Center, NPR Mountain Stage, Sundance Film Fest, & Wilco’s Solid Sound Festival.Praised for her "impeccable vocal command" (PopMatters) and compared to a gamut of singers from Astrud Gilberto to Billie Holiday, Glass's voice is ultimately "one of a kind...you cannot confuse her with another artist" (New York Theatre Guide). Hatt's equally distinctive guitar work combines the harmonic innovations of jazz with the melodic resonance of folk, creating music that's "subtly poignant, elegantly funky, and haunting without trying to be" (Nels Cline, Wilco).

Jeff Freling & Michael McClintock open the show.

Doors open at 6:30pm.  Opening act begins at at 7:00

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Tags:   Folk | World Jazz | BluesMusic

Suite for the Passersby

06-16-2019

Presented by The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Jun 16 @ 1:30 pm

The museum is pleased to collaborate with KcEMA (Kansas City Electronic Music and Arts Alliance) to present the world premiere of Christina Butera’s Suite for the Passersby. Composed for the museum’s Donald J. Hall Sculpture park, the...

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The museum is pleased to collaborate with KcEMA (Kansas City Electronic Music and Arts Alliance) to present the world premiere of Christina Butera’s Suite for the Passersby. Composed for the museum’s Donald J. Hall Sculpture park, the solo-instrument and electronic movements are also accessible through a smartphone app that responds in real time based on a listener’s proximity to specific works of art. After the live performance of Suite for the Passersby in Atkins Auditorium, the audience will be encouraged to experience the app in the Sculpture Park on their own devices.

Offered in conjunction with the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance’s Summer Composition Workshop.

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Tags:   All Ages Alternative Family Folk | World Free Galleries K-12 Music Pop | Rock Visual Young AdultArt

A Flea in Her Ear

06-16-2019

Presented by Olathe Civic Theatre Association at Olathe Civic Theatre Association, Olathe
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Jun 16 @ 2:00 pm

As Raymonde suspects her suddenly uninterested husband is having an affair, she cooks up a trap to catch him in the act. Hilarity ensues as everything inevitably goes horribly wrong triggering laughs galore. Touted as the “greatest of French...

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As Raymonde suspects her suddenly uninterested husband is having an affair, she cooks up a trap to catch him in the act. Hilarity ensues as everything inevitably goes horribly wrong triggering laughs galore. Touted as the “greatest of French farces”, this dazzling comedy, and winner of the 2006 Jefferson Award for best adaptation, David Ives’ version of Georges Feydeau’s masterpiece achieves levels of glorious ridiculousness only an absurdist of Ives’ caliber can bring.

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Tags:   ComedyTheatre

Future Stages Festival

06-16-2019

Presented by Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts at Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Jun 16 @ 11:00 am

The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts will continue celebrating young, talented Kansas City artists at the 6th annual Future Stages Festival on Sunday, June 16, 2019. This FREE community festival showcases hundreds of young performers...

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The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts will continue celebrating young, talented Kansas City artists at the 6th annual Future Stages Festival on Sunday, June 16, 2019. This FREE community festival showcases hundreds of young performers on the Kauffman Center stages, and guests can enjoy a wide-range of diverse performance styles and engaging arts activities.

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Tags:   All Ages Art Dance Festivals Free Music Theatre VisualFamily

Marshals, Thugs and Outlaws in Jackson County

06-16-2019

Presented by Mid-Continent Public Library at Mid-Continent Public Library - Blue Springs North ..., Blue Springs
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Jun 16 @ 2:00 pm

Hear the tales of the officials and outlaws – the famous and not so famous -- who lived, worked, and passed through the doors of the 1859 Jail, Marshal's Home and Museum in downtown Independence.

Age Group:  For adults
Registration required.

Hear the tales of the officials and outlaws – the famous and not so famous -- who lived, worked, and passed through the doors of the 1859 Jail, Marshal's Home and Museum in downtown Independence.

Age Group:  For adults
Registration required.

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Pippin -- The Broadway Revival Version

06-16-2019

Presented by Music Theatre Kansas City at B&B Live Inside B&B Theatre Complex, Shawnee
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Jun 16 @ 2:00 pm Sun, Jun 16 @ 8:00 pm

This KC premiere of the Pippin Revival brings together a powerful combination of theatre professionals of Kansas City natives and MTKC alumni who work in professional productions across the country. The cast is headed by two New York-based...

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This KC premiere of the Pippin Revival brings together a powerful combination of theatre professionals of Kansas City natives and MTKC alumni who work in professional productions across the country. The cast is headed by two New York-based actorse and Kansas City natives: Tony Carrubba as Pippin and Lindsey Hailes as The Leading Player. Carrubba is a recent graduate of NYU and Hailes returns to Kansas City after performing on the first national tour of Dirty Dancing. Additional roles will be played by Jessica Alcorn (Tracy in Starlight’s recent production of Hairspray), Noah Lindquist (Jack in The Coterie’s Newsies) and MTKC’s founder and Executive Director, Cary Danielson Pandzik, who will make her professional debut as Pippin’s grandmother, Berthe.

An ensemble of 12 singers, dancers and acrobats round out the cast with a live orchestra of 12 on-stage musicians. This will be the first Kansas City production of Pippin, following the show’s 2013 revival on Broadway. The nationally based director and cast are excited to return to Kansas City to present Pippin. Directed and choreographed by Roy Lightner and music directed by Julie Danielson, MTKC’s Artistic Director. Lightner is an award-winning director and choreographer born and raised Kansas City. He leads the musical theatre BFA training program at the University of Alabama-Birmingham, after teaching musical theatre at Ithaca College. As a national director for Dancers Inc., Lightner toured the country as a Master class teacher. Roy has taught at New York City’s Professional Performing Arts School, as well as created the contemporary/musical theatre dance program for the Astoria School of Fine Arts. Danielson, Pippin Music Director, serves as the Artistic Director and Resident Music Director for MTKC, where she has directed more than 60 shows.

About Pippin (written in 1972 with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, updated in 2013) -- A story told by a troupe of actors led by the cunning and charming Leading Player, Pippin follows a young prince on a hero’s journey as he desperately seeks the secret to happiness and fulfillment. Pippin seeks it in the glories of the battlefield, the temptations of the flesh, and the intrigues of political power. In the end, Pippin discovers that happiness lies not in extraordinary endeavors, but rather in the everyday joys of a simple life. Pippin premiered on Broadway in 1972, directed by Bob Fosse and features such Broadway classics as “Magic to Do” and “Corner of the Sky.” Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell, Disney Animation).

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BANJO & JEWELRY WITH TERI QUINN

06-18-2019

Presented by Olathe Public Library at Indian Creek Library, Olathe
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jun 18 @ 7:00 pm
Quinn is currently the lead singer for Abandoned Bells and played for five years with the local band, Claire and the Crowded Stage. She graduated from the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance with a degree in clarinet performance and music...
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Quinn is currently the lead singer for Abandoned Bells and played for five years with the local band, Claire and the Crowded Stage. She graduated from the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance with a degree in clarinet performance and music composition. She picked up a banjo after hearing the Old Crow Medicine Show on a Prairie Home Companion episode.

In addition to her musical performance, Quinn will also exhibit some of her jewelry. She describes her work as "intuitive-based creations with nature's curiosities. I take natural objects such as found bones and stones to create one-of-a-kind statement pieces."

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Tags:   Art Design | Fashion Folk | World FreeMusic

Priceless: The Pwer of Art & Community with Hank Willis Thomas

06-19-2019

Presented by The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art at Macedonia Baptist Church, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Jun 19 @ 6:30 pm

Macedonia Baptist Church, 1700 Linwood Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64109

Hosted by community advisor Pastor John L. Brooks, 30 Americans artist Hank Willis Thomas sits down with local community leaders to discuss the messages in his art and how they...

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Macedonia Baptist Church, 1700 Linwood Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64109

Hosted by community advisor Pastor John L. Brooks, 30 Americans artist Hank Willis Thomas sits down with local community leaders to discuss the messages in his art and how they resonate for Kansas Citians.

Panelists include:
• Glenn North, Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage Center & Museum
• Michael Toombs, Teens in Transition
• Rosilyn Temple, Mothers in Charge
• Nyla Foster, Midwest Leadership, Trans Women of Color Collective
• Judy Sherry, Grandparents Against Gun Violence

Offered in connection with the exhibition 30 Americans.

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Tags:   Family Free K-12 Lectures Literary Museums Visual Young AdultArt

INTER RELATION>SHIP

06-19-2019

Presented by Art in the Loop at Washington Square Park, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Jun 19 @ 7:00 pm
INTER RELATION>SHIP is a live performance between artists Calvin Arsenia and Jade Osborne where audience members are invited to witness the evolution of the inter-relationship between two people. This performance is birthed from a vision where...
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INTER RELATION>SHIP is a live performance between artists Calvin Arsenia and Jade Osborne where audience members are invited to witness the evolution of the inter-relationship between two people. This performance is birthed from a vision where the music of Arsenia sets the performance space and Osborne’s movements are informed by the echoes of nature and Arsenia’s music. The artists ethereal aesthetic will come alive in the natural setting and the two will co-create a fantastical conversation.
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Tags:   Folk | World Free Music Pop | RockDance

Lexicon Tours: Perspectives

06-19-2019

Presented by Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art at Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Jun 19 @ 2:00 pm

Hear more about the significance of works in Kemper Museum’s Permanent Collection and the artists on view in Lexicon.

RSVP on Eventbrite:

https://kempermuseum-davidcateforis.eventbrite.com

David Cateforishas lectured and published widely on...

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Hear more about the significance of works in Kemper Museum’s Permanent Collection and the artists on view in Lexicon.

RSVP on Eventbrite:

https://kempermuseum-davidcateforis.eventbrite.com

David Cateforishas lectured and published widely on twentieth century American art and international contemporary art. He is co-editor of Hybrid Practices: Art in Collaboration with Science and Technology in the Long 1960s (University of California Press, 2018), editor of Rethinking Andrew Wyeth (University of California Press, 2014), and author of numerous other publications, including essays and reviews addressing art in Kansas City.

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Tags:   Free Galleries Museums VisualArt

Magical World of Animals

06-19-2019

Presented by Mid-Continent Public Library at Mid-Continent Public Library - Blue Springs North ..., Blue Springs
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Jun 19 @ 2:00 pm

Join the Kansas City Zoo for a magical journey filled with fun facts that explore the wild world of animals.

Age Group:  All ages
Registration required.

Join the Kansas City Zoo for a magical journey filled with fun facts that explore the wild world of animals.

Age Group:  All ages
Registration required.

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Tags:   All Ages Family K-12Free

Streetcar Sounds Music Series - Ernest Melton

06-20-2019

Presented by Art in the Loop at onboard KC Streetcar
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Jun 20 @ 5:00 pm
Ernest Melton is known for having a captivating, abstract, and dynamic approach to the saxophone. His jazz interest led him to take on the tenor as his main instrument. Ernest currently lends his talents to multiple groups of all different...
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Ernest Melton is known for having a captivating, abstract, and dynamic approach to the saxophone. His jazz interest led him to take on the tenor as his main instrument. Ernest currently lends his talents to multiple groups of all different genres. While featured more often as a soloist, he has become well known for adding that "special something" to many recorded works as well as live performances.
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Tags:   Free Jazz | Blues Pop | RockMusic

Guided Meditation Series (June) at Kemper Museum

06-20-2019

Presented by Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art at Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Jun 20 @ 7:00 pm

Participants will be guided through meditation, qigong, breathing instruction, and sound healing. Some blankets and mats will be provided, but participants are encouraged to bring their own yoga mat and small cushion, if possible. No experience...

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Participants will be guided through meditation, qigong, breathing instruction, and sound healing. Some blankets and mats will be provided, but participants are encouraged to bring their own yoga mat and small cushion, if possible. No experience necessary. Space is limited.

RSVP on Eventbrite: https://kempermuseum-guidedmeditation-june.eventbrite.com

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Tags:   Free Galleries VisualArt

Cool Breeze Jazz Quartet

06-20-2019

Presented by American Jazz Museum at Blue Room Jazz Club, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Jun 20 @ 7:00 pm

Cool Breeze Jazz Quartet is made up of pianist Greg Meise, drummer Jim Lower, bassist Jason Emmond, and saxophonist Carl Bender. Combining seasoned and young talent, the group's repertoire offers instrumental and vocal jazz selections. 

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Cool Breeze Jazz Quartet is made up of pianist Greg Meise, drummer Jim Lower, bassist Jason Emmond, and saxophonist Carl Bender. Combining seasoned and young talent, the group's repertoire offers instrumental and vocal jazz selections. 

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Tags:   Free Jazz | BluesMusic

Miller Light Hot Country Nights with Cody Johnson

06-20-2019

Presented by Kansas City Power & Light District at Kansas City Live! Block, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Jun 20 @ 6:00 pm

Cody Johnson performs on Thursday, June 20th as part of the Miller Lite Hot Country Nights summer concert series presented by Miller Lite, Central States Beverage, Q104 KC and Midwest Ford Dealers!
Ticketed Show
Opener : Randall King
Pre-Show...

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Cody Johnson performs on Thursday, June 20th as part of the Miller Lite Hot Country Nights summer concert series presented by Miller Lite, Central States Beverage, Q104 KC and Midwest Ford Dealers!
Ticketed Show
Opener : Randall King
Pre-Show Happy Hour at PBR Big Sky
Pre- Show Party with DJ Lazer
Families welcome. Anyone under 21 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Parent or legal guardian must be 21+. Only 21+ admitted after 9 PM

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Tags:   CountryMusic

Exhibition: The Queer Experience Opening Reception

06-21-2019

Presented by InterUrban ArtHouse at InterUrban ArtHouse, Overland Park
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jun 21 @ 5:00 pm

This June and July, the InterUrban ArtHouse, in conjunction with Elextrosexual, presents Exhibition: The Queer Experience.

This annual showing of works and accompanying programs exhibit the experiences and perspectives of artists from many facets...

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This June and July, the InterUrban ArtHouse, in conjunction with Elextrosexual, presents Exhibition: The Queer Experience.

This annual showing of works and accompanying programs exhibit the experiences and perspectives of artists from many facets of the Kansas City LGBTQIA community, and provide a welcoming platform to share their stories with those in and outside of the queer community.

Join us for the opening reception, Friday, June 21st, 5-8pm. Refreshments provided.

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Kansas City Baroque Summer Series: Women of Note - The Donne, the Divine, and the Dueling

06-21-2019

Presented by Kansas City Baroque Consortium at St. Paul's Episcopal, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jun 21 @ 7:30 pm

Our three-concert summer series celebrates women in all aspects of musical creation, performance, and experience by delving into how women were influential as patrons, how women historically seized the spotlight as performers (both as singers and...

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Our three-concert summer series celebrates women in all aspects of musical creation, performance, and experience by delving into how women were influential as patrons, how women historically seized the spotlight as performers (both as singers and instrumentalists), and how women made strides in the still-male dominated world of music composition.

Our first concert (out of three this summer) explores music originally composed for famous female performers. During the Baroque period, musical performance was one of the most important ways in which a woman could make a career for herself independently of male support. Through singing, primarily, but also instrumental performance, talented musical women could become financially and socially independent. Our concert will present music written for some of these famous and powerful female performers, including music written for the Three Ladies of Ferrara in the late 16th century, and arias for Handel’s famous sopranos Francesca Cuzzoni and Faustina Bordoni. Additionally, we will feature music by Monteverdi originally composed for castrati, male singers who underwent an operation before puberty to preserve their high voices. These male singers further complicate issues of gender in the early modern era and will provide a necessary counterpoint to our exploration of women and inclusion in music.

Join Dr. Alison DeSimone (UMKC Conservatory of Music & Dance) for a pre-concert talk at 6:30 pm, prior to the performance!

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Tags:   All Ages Classical Family TheatreMusic

Wildlife Detectives: Spotlight on Reptiles and Amphibians

06-21-2019

Presented by Mid-Continent Public Library at Mid-Continent Public Library - Blue Springs North ..., Blue Springs
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jun 21 @ 2:00 pm

Join the experts at BioScience Adventures for fun hands-on lessons about your favorite reptile and amphibian species. Learn how to catch a lizard, explore field guides, and meet some live specimens at the Library.

Age Group:  Ages 4 and...

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Join the experts at BioScience Adventures for fun hands-on lessons about your favorite reptile and amphibian species. Learn how to catch a lizard, explore field guides, and meet some live specimens at the Library.

Age Group:  Ages 4 and up
Registration Required.

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Max Groove

06-21-2019

Presented by American Jazz Museum at Blue Room Jazz Club, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jun 21 @ 8:30 pm

Max Groove is one of the pioneers of the smooth jazz style that has dominated the airways and captivated countless listeners for years. He has twelve internationally released CDs, three in the top twenty Billboard Jazz.  His current release...

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Max Groove is one of the pioneers of the smooth jazz style that has dominated the airways and captivated countless listeners for years. He has twelve internationally released CDs, three in the top twenty Billboard Jazz.  His current release “Night Owl” has his signature urban smooth jazz sound while showcasing his innovative Funky jazz structures. 

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Indigo Hour: Da Truth

06-21-2019

Presented by American Jazz Museum at Blue Room Jazz Club, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jun 21 @ 5:00 pm

Indigo Hour in the Blue Room features the best Kansas City R&B and Neo-Soul acts every Friday night from 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm for free in our award-winning jazz club.

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Indigo Hour in the Blue Room features the best Kansas City R&B and Neo-Soul acts every Friday night from 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm for free in our award-winning jazz club.

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Lion King Jr. Musical Theatre Summer Camps (K-6)

06-21-2019

Presented by Stage Right Performing Arts at Avila University - Goppert Theater, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Jun 17 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jun 18 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jun 19 @ 9:00 am + 2 more dates and times

Thu, Jun 20 @ 9:00 am Fri, Jun 21 @ 9:00 am - less dates and times

Stage Right summer camps are THE WAY for your young star to have a blast and SHINE! We hold 3 camps each year, divided by age, during the month of June (for select camps, into July). Students get to participate in camps Monday - Friday (times...

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Stage Right summer camps are THE WAY for your young star to have a blast and SHINE! We hold 3 camps each year, divided by age, during the month of June (for select camps, into July). Students get to participate in camps Monday - Friday (times vary by camp) and include rehearsals for their respective shows, costume fittings, games and educational activities. Our staff consists of energetic, fun-loving professionals and interns who's top priorities are student fun and safety. 

Camps conclude with fully produced musicals (complete with imaginative costumes from our costume design team, lighting designers from local and regional professionals and sets designed by an incredible design team). These musicals are more than just the end of a camp - they're works of art for students and staff alike. 

2019 Camp Performances will be at Avila University (KCMO). Rehearsals are held in Mission Hills, KS - location sent to confirmed families after registration.

www.stagerightperformingarts.com/summercamps

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Green Guitar Folk presents Max Hatt & Edda Glass - June 22, 2019

06-22-2019

Presented by Green Guitar Folk House at Green Guitar Folk House, Lenexa
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jun 22 @ 7:00 pm

Max Hatt & Edda Glass have “an incomparable spook” (Nashville Scene) and “a unique sound” (Larry Groce, NPR), comprised of Glass’s unmistakable voice and Hatt’s lyrical guitar. Their award-winning original music and unique...

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Max Hatt & Edda Glass have “an incomparable spook” (Nashville Scene) and “a unique sound” (Larry Groce, NPR), comprised of Glass’s unmistakable voice and Hatt’s lyrical guitar. Their award-winning original music and unique interpretations of American and Brazilian standards have taken them to New York City’s Lincoln Center, DC’s Kennedy Center, NPR Mountain Stage, Sundance Film Fest, & Wilco’s Solid Sound Festival.Praised for her "impeccable vocal command" (PopMatters) and compared to a gamut of singers from Astrud Gilberto to Billie Holiday, Glass's voice is ultimately "one of a kind...you cannot confuse her with another artist" (New York Theatre Guide). Hatt's equally distinctive guitar work combines the harmonic innovations of jazz with the melodic resonance of folk, creating music that's "subtly poignant, elegantly funky, and haunting without trying to be" (Nels Cline, Wilco).

Jeff Freling & Michael McClintock open the show.

Doors open at 6:30pm.  Opening act begins at at 7:00

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Tags:   Folk | World Jazz | BluesMusic
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