With headphones on, eyes closed and body swaying to the music, Kansas City Art Institute (KCAI) Graphic Design junior Kelsey Mack listens carefully to jazz riffs. Every few minutes she opens her eyes and writes down notes on the paper in front of her. Was the music calm and smooth or frenetic and sharp? Which […]
Gray skies and chilly weather cause some people to see November as a dreary month. But the Harriman-Jewell Series has lined up three concerts to brighten November and give it a festive flair. One of the world’s most popular vocal ensembles will celebrate its 50th anniversary, there’s a free Discovery Concert with an outstanding young cellist, and a legendary Russian conductor will lead a concert featuring two piano superstars.
Illusionist Rick Thomas doesn’t promise a good show when he hits the Carlsen Center at Johnson County Community College Sunday, Nov. 12. He promises the best show, magic or otherwise. In a profession littered by over-the-top presentation, that’s a big boast. Yet Thomas has the résumé to back it up. As a Las Vegas magician for 15 years, he made a name for himself and perfected his craft.
We all know the familiar feeling of stepping inside the Blue Room, sweet notes filling the air while a packed house delights in revelry, whether it be a national artist, local favorite, or Monday night jam session when players of all skill levels are encouraged to take the stage. The Blue Room is a working […]
Jen Unekis’s paintings in acrylic, graphite and China pencil on board feature playful colors, sketchy lines and layers with heavy defining brush strokes, “sometimes brave and sometimes tentative.” She likes to talk about her work in terms of “how nice a piece was to me” while making it. “Some pieces come together smooth, like butter. […]
Kansas City Actor’s Theatre, with the help of UMKC Theatre, are in final preparations for Shakespeare’s “King Lear” with Theodore Swetz in the titular role, which will begin performances on October 13th. “King Lear,” similar to Kansas City Actors Theatre’s recently-closed production of Sam Shepard’s “A Lie of the Mind,” is a family drama at […]