In August, the 1900 Building, a Karbank project, presented a rousing, electric performance by Jupiter & Okwess, an Afropop/funk band from Kinshasa, Congo, to an enthusiastic crowd. Steve Karbank, chairman
When UMB Financial Corp. wanted streetscape art to illustrate space it was providing for the School of Economics, a nonprofit that teaches children about business, it contacted the Kansas City Art Institute. “They needed a streetscape of small business storefronts and a city hall,” said Randy Williams, the art institute’s senior director of corporate programs. […]
In August, the 1900 Building, a Karbank project, presented a rousing, electric performance by Jupiter & Okwess, an Afropop/funk band from Kinshasa, Congo, to an enthusiastic crowd. Steve Karbank, chairman of Karbank Real Estate Company, introduced the band and the 1900 Building’s plan for an upcoming series of world music concerts in conjunction with Kansas […]
After a year closed to the public, the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum in Abilene, Kansas,
has reopened with a new exhibit. The first major exhibit redesign since the 1970s offers what museum officials describe as a “new lens” through which to meet Dwight and Mamie Eisenhower, appropriately titled: “Ike and Mamie tell their story.”
The first time I watched Elizabeth Belden brew a batch of beer, her quiet morning among the tanks at KC Bier Co. was shattered just moments after I arrived. A news alert on her phone reported the death of Yordana Ventura, the young Kansas City Royals pitching ace and World Series veteran, whose vehicle had crashed on a mountain road in the Dominican Republic.
For one of the final shows in its River Market space before relocating in Tower East, the Kansas City Artists Coalition chose to honor distinguished artist and educator Zigmunds Priede. Priede, a master printer who honed his craft at Universal Limited Art Editions in New York, where he worked alongside high-profile artists like Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg and Helen Frankenthaler, was also a major presence in the art department at Johnson County Community College.
Kansas City theater is all about starting small. What became Kansas City Repertory Theatre, for example, began at UMKC as a summer repertory company that performed in an un-air-conditioned space lovingly referred to by Rep veterans as the Quonset Hut.