In war, not all suffering happens on the battlefield. The families of those who serve suffer the stress of distance and unknowing, even if their loved ones return intact. During World War I, with an entire generation nearly extinguished, there was no life untouched. The whole world suffered.
Any city known for its thriving arts is bound to accommodate and benefit from higher learning in the arts, but few cities are blessed with two such fine academies as the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance and the Kansas City Art Institute. From their long histories and standards of excellence to their future visions, […]
When political issues in South Africa caused the Nelson Mandela University Choir to cancel its North American tour, the Harriman-Jewell Series worked quickly to fill the slot in their season. As luck would have it, Clark Morris, executive and artistic director of the Series, noticed an intriguing concert scheduled at the Lyric Opera of Chicago: […]
When Eric Rosen blew into town to take the reins of Kansas City Repertory Theatre back in 2006, he was a man on a mission. He wanted to do new and challenging work and essentially create a brand new Rep in the theater-going public’s imagination. He kept his word, staging new musicals and provocative plays […]
The Mississippi River Flood of 1927 was one of the worst natural disasters in the history of the United States. Hundreds lost their lives and thousands were displaced, land and livelihoods lost, making for another component of the Great Migration, which brought people from the agrarian south to the industrialized northern regions and the opportunities of the West.
It all started with Twitter. Roosevelt Broome IV was in a group chat with some of his friends when they suggested that he use his growing Twitter account to launch something. “I had around 30,000 Twitter followers at the time, and my friends said I should create something from it,” says Broome. “Growing up, I […]