Kansas City’s Hispanic and Latino community has grown by more than half in the past couple of decades, now accounting for a tenth of the city’s population. That surge, Sandra Enríquez says, masks the depth of Latinos’ roots in the city. “They’re seen as newcomers, and that’s not the case,” says the University of Missouri-Kansas City assistant history professor.
Harriman-Jewell Series Brings Beatles-Inspired Pepperland and Much More to Kansas City Pirouettes and flying leaps have been an important part of the Harriman-Jewell Series from the very beginning. In fact, the first performance on the Harriman-Jewell Series in 1965 was by New York City Ballet’s Patricia McBride and Edward Villella. For the 2019-2020 season, the […]
American Jazz Museum’s four jazz masters, Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Charlie Parker and Duke Ellington, were pioneers of the jazz sound. But album cover artists like David Stone Martin pioneered its look. Born June 13, 1913, David Livingstone Martin grew up in Chicago, Illinois. He took graphic design classes at the School of the Art […]
The youngest members of your family can find their Fringe during our opening weekend. Youth Fringe program takes place at The Plaza Library, and teens will produce and perform with KC Fringe at Kansas City Young Audiences and access workshops at The Nelson Atkins Museum and Coterie Theatre. Fringe shows span across 14 venues Features […]
At the New Letters & BkMk Press offices on the campus of UMKC, we recycle plastics and cans almost exclusively at the direction of Angela Elam, producer and host of “New Letters on the Air” and undisputed cage-fighting champ of recycling. The University enforces paper recycling, but here, in our maze-like, three-story, century-old converted and […]
An audience of over 1,000 patrons departed the most recent Lee’s Summit Symphony concert, many humming familiar tunes and raving about the quality and breadth of our local orchestra. The final concert of the season, titled “USO: A Symphonic Salute”, was equal parts nostalgia and patriotism. It was planned and conducted by Associate Conductor Kirt […]