After a successful exploratory year, the Opus 76 quartet soars into its sophomore season with a well-defined repertoire, growing audience and a community-focused outlook. London-born violinist Keith Stanfield landed in
Nothing heralds the holidays quite so much as sinking your teeth into a delightfully decorated pilgrim (or snowman . . . or elf) sugar cookie. If your skills don’t quite match up to your aspiration, consider a cookie course offered by Rachel Van Stratton. The self-taught cookier — yes, that’s what they really call themselves […]
This year’s performance marks the 35th annual Christmas tour for Mannheim Steamroller’s founder/creator Chip Davis. It’s also the longest running consecutive concert tour in the entertainment industry. Davis’ first Christmas album came out in 1984 and revolutionized the making and marketing of holiday music.
Emerging artist Kyle Selley represents an explosive addition to the ranks of Kansas City abstractionists. For the past four years, the 2017 alum of the Kansas City Art Institute has been painting with fireworks, inspired by the example of renowned Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang and his own history of growing up with fireworks, particularly during […]
For Kansas City Repertory Theatre’s “A Christmas Carol,” the Noel is greater than the sum of its parts. The perennial holiday show’s crowd-pleasing components include its huge cast of 20 adults and 10 youths sporting mid-19th-century fashions and ear-tickling British vernaculars, captivating singing and dancing underscored by live period music, a computerized rotating set and a series of unforgettable ghosts who deal in dynamic tough love after making supernatural entrances to die for.