David Dastmalchian grew up in Overland Park devouring superhero comic books and dreaming of being in the sort of fantasy, science-fiction and horror movies that enraptured him. “Would I get to be an actor? I hoped and I prayed,” Dastmalchian said in a recent phone interview from the set of “MacGyver,” the hit reboot of […]
For 10 years, the Gay and Lesbian Archive of Mid-America (GLAMA) at the University of Missouri Kansas City has been an invaluable repository for historical, social, cultural and political material involving the region’s LGBTQ community. On Oct. 10, 2019, GLAMA commemorated its first 10 years with a special exhibit, “GLAMA at 10: A Decade of […]
The hallway is blue lit and packed. There are large blue penguin sculptures in random places. In a bottleneck between two rooms, two hands rise up in the middle of the crush. A woman with flyaway blond hair starts to jiggle from foot to foot, creating more space around her than there was before.
Efforts to hammer out a public art selection process for the new Kansas City International Airport terminal advanced Jan. 14, when the Municipal Art Commission (MAC) voted to endorse a recommended consultant. MAC endorsed Community Arts International (CAI), a San Francisco-based nonprofit, as the public art consultant for the project. CAI was recommended in December […]
Keenan Ramos has chalked up a remarkable run of performances, particularly in the last year or so. He was scheduled to close out 2019 with a role in the Unicorn Theatre production of “Bernhardt/Hamlet” for director Cynthia Levin. Before that, he appeared in “Jesus Christ Superstar,” produced by This Happy Breed and directed by Kyle Hatley.
His gravestone simply reads, “Isaac Stern, Fiddler.” Born July 21, 1920, he became one of the most celebrated musicians of his lifetime. This year, institutions around the world — including the Kansas City Symphony — honor his contributions. “He was one of the supreme players, one of the great violinists of the 20th century,” said Michael Stern, music director for the Kansas City Symphony, and Isaac’s son.