The problem was choosing. In early November, Block Artspace director and curator Raechell Smith surrounded herself with color printouts of the paintings of Iranian-born, Brooklyn-based painter Nicky Nodjoumi, trying to
Dame Vivienne Westwood, the noted British designer, is probably best known for introducing punk to the world of fashion in the late 1970s. But in addition to creating a bondage suit replete with zippers and straps, the 77-year-old Westwood has a seemingly endless list of sartorial triumphs. She has a great knack for reinventing historical […]
If you’re from rural America it can be easy to lose yourself in the city. But when rural Kansas-raised filmmaker Emily Railsback came to Kansas City, she found something. Earlier this year, Railsback released “Our Blood is Wine,” a documentary about ancient wine-making in the former Soviet republic of Georgia.
“Performing Music History: Musicians Speak First-Hand about Music History and Performance” is an instructive assemblage of musical opinion straight from the source. Compiled from decades of interviews, this collection of 55 in-person conversations is a wide-ranging display of examination and expertise from some of the leading music-makers of the day. Editor John C. Tibbets conducted […]
Kansas City is a healthy arts town where professional and community theaters thrive. And while formal co-productions between theater companies have gone on for years, there has never been a formal theater association — until now. Theatre Alliance Kansas City was announced in November by leaders of the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival, Kansas City […]
In the wake of the 2016 election, many were shaken and uncertain of what to do next. Encouraged by then Charlotte Street Foundation curator in residence Lynnette Miranda, a group of young artists formed the Artists of Color Alliance, an organization for non-white artists in Kansas City to come together, share thoughts and organize. Initially, […]
Kansas City was on the radar when the producers of “Sharp Objects” looked for a place to film. The HBO miniseries is set in Missouri and is based on a novel by Gillian Flynn, best-selling author of “Gone Girl,” who is from Kansas City. “They were going to fly in and scout,” recalled Steph Scupham, […]