Spring is finally here, and the students and faculty of the UMKC Conservatory are celebrating with exciting performances throughout this semester. We have had celebration concerts of Beethoven’s 250th, theatre co-productions with The Coterie and The Unicorn theatres and special presentations of the history of electronic music for piano. There are still a lot of […]
“There was no other place like it. It was a place where all kinds of people came, worked with and accepted each other,” recalled the artist Chaim Koppelman when describing the printmaking workshop that Robert Blackburn launched in 1947 with a single press installed in his Chelsea loft in New York. Born to Jamaican immigrants, […]
The National WWI Museum and Memorial started collecting objects and documents directly from the war in 1920, making it the second oldest collecting institution of World War I material culture in the world. The collection was determined early on to be all-inclusive of every nation actively participating in the war. Regardless of what might happen […]
Discount ticketing is one of the ways that the Kauffman Center connects Kansas City’s many communities to world-class performance experiences. Kauffman Center provides ticket discounts through the Community Tickets program, which is designed to reach children and families as well as students, educators, military personnel and seniors. The program EncoreTix offers young professionals ticket discounts […]
The best place for good theater is . . . the library? Doug Weaver concedes that it took a while to come around to the idea. When he and others involved in the Equity Actors’ Readers’ Theatre were looking for a new place to stage their stripped-down, script-in-hand productions a couple of years ago, “we […]
From Joshua Bell to Riccardo Muti and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Harriman-Jewell Series’ 2020-2021 season is aglow with some of classical music’s biggest stars. For opera lovers, there are recitals by three of the world’s most famous singers — Renée Fleming, Juan Diego Flórez and Joyce DiDonato. There is also a wealth of dance, from tap to Indian, the Stuttgart Bach Akademie performs Bach’s St Matthew Passion, bassist Edgar Meyer plays a solo program from Bach to bluegrass, and three remarkable young artists will make their Kansas City debuts with free Discovery Concerts.