Celebrate the arts in Kansas City! This June the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts is presenting the fourth annual Future Stages Festival, a free community event that showcases Kansas City’s diversity in the performing arts, bringing together visitors from all over the metro area to enjoy arts activities and performances featuring talented area youth […]
Just a four-minute walk from Kansas City’s old First National Bank at Baltimore and 10th Streets —now the home of the downtown Central Library — some of the biggest names in American entertainment once made their way to a small photography studio and a man they trusted to cast them in just the right light. Al Jolson and Eddie Cantor. Fanny Brice and a local ingénue named Billie Cassin (who’d eventually become Joan Crawford).
Proceeds Benefit Student Scholarships and Programs Kansas City Art Institute’s newest studios and The Rowland Commons will be the epicenter for a fabulous evening of awe-inspiring fine art and festive food and drink on Saturday, June 3 at the Art & Design Auction. Silent and live auctions will feature more than 200 pieces of original […]
Conductor Riccardo Muti and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra had some big- league competition when they performed in Kansas City in 2015. The same evening as their concert, the Kansas City Royals were playing the first game of the World Series that they ultimately won. But Royals mania did not deter a sell-out crowd from packing Kauffman Center’s Helzberg Hall to hear a riveting concert of Beethoven and Mahler.
Kansas City Actors Theatre did some introspection recently and narrowed its mission down to just four words: Great Actors. Smart Plays. It was in that spirit that KCAT selected Will Eno’s The Realistic Joneses as the final show of their 2016-2017 season. Not only does it have four outstanding, funny, and complex roles for local […]
From a short documentary film depicting music as an immigrant because of the way it assimilates into the musical landscape of countries, to sculptures that interact with fermented foods, ArtsKC Inspiration Grant artists bring fresh, diverse perspectives to their work. The following artists just received ArtsKC Inspiration Grants and represent three of 37 artists who […]