In recent years a recurring image has appeared in the news: police officers in riot gear confronting Black protesters in urban neighborhoods. In most cases, the officers are white — which only adds to the tension. But often, Black officers are also part of the conflict. Do they see themselves as cops first, Black second? […]
With their rich, variegated coloration and swelling organic forms, Jackie Kincaid’s felted vessels are wondrous. To gaze at one is to watch a rosy sunset, lapping waves, the swirl of a geode, the path of a river twisting across the earth. With a lifelong love of textiles inspired by her mother’s sewing talents, Kincaid began exploring felt making six years ago and soon perfected the technique of turning wool fibers into perfectly balanced tabletop sculptures.
Composer and improviser, phonographer and performer, Shawn E. Hansen works outside: outside of convention, outside of expectations, and, sometimes, literally out-of-doors, outside the realm of the traditional concert stage or studio. Hansen received a 2018 Charlotte Street Generative Performing Artist Award.
Of course, the mother of all holiday lighting events is the Annual Plaza Lighting Ceremony, now celebrating its 89th year. The festivities start at 5 p.m. Nov. 22, with a pre-show, followed by a ceremony at 6 p.m., and the flip of the switch and fireworks at 6:54 p.m. Stick around for the post-ceremony concert […]
Kansas City Symphony Executive Director Frank Byrne has been around tubas most of his life, including his early music career playing the big daddy of the brass family for the United States Marine Band. Byrne joined the band with the goal of being a full-time tuba player and wound up a full-time administrator.