Arts News: Determined to Make a Difference

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


Guide to Choral Christmastide

Among the many magical and mindboggling parts of the Christmas story is Santa Claus’ ability to travel the world in a single night. Well, you may need a fleet of

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Mannheim Steamroller Christmas

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.

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“I Want It to Be Magic.”

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.

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