All Musicians on Deck!

The blues is a voyage both personal and universal. So it’s fitting that Roger Naber, founder of the Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise, has navigated such waters to move himself


Summer Fun Guide

Heart of America Shakespeare Festival is keeping the heart of Shakespeare alive in the hearts of Kansas City’s youth. Each year, more than 3,000 children ages 5 to 18 benefit


Arts News: J Love Band Brings the Funky

The J Love Band elicits a gamut of audience reactions. At Stock Hill Restaurant and Parkway Social Kitchen, expect rhythmic head nodding; at The Phoenix, toe tapping and finger snapping; at The Juke Club, high-spirited, raucous dancing. The repertoire includes R&B, blues, gospel and jazz, pulling from Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye and Etta James. Listeners […]

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Honors: Anne Boyer

It’s a good bet that Anne Boyer wouldn’t frame her recent success in clichéd terms. As an acclaimed poet and essayist, it’s unlikely that she would resort to such shopworn language as “the sky’s the limit” in reference to her ascending literary reputation. Or, for that matter, “the possibilities are endless.” Nonetheless, the future looks bright — there goes another cliché — for Boyer, an assistant professor of liberal arts at the Kansas City Art Institute.

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New Photography Acquisitions Fill Out “The Big Picture” at the Nelson-Atkins

A $10 Million Gift from the Hall Family Foundation Spurs Collection Expansion and an Exhibit In these times when the nation’s socioeconomic differences seem more apparent than ever, an exhibition like “The Big Picture” offers a welcome reminder of the incredible good that can come from philanthropy. The exhibition features approximately 100 photographs acquired recently […]

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Arts News: Charlotte Street 2018 Visual Artist Awards

In late February, the Charlotte Street Foundation announced three recipients of its 2018 Visual Artist awards. Each received an unrestricted cash award of $10,000, and the winners’ works will be featured in the 2018 Charlotte Street Visual Artist Awards Exhibition later this year at H&R Block Artspace. The three winners — Jillian Youngbird, Jarrett Mellenbruch […]

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