Good Tidings of Great Joy

Q: What do you call 158 trombonists playing holiday tunes? A: A blast! Now, it’s not often that I get to toot my own horn, but last November, when I


Artist to Watch: Baldemar Rivas

One world might not be big enough for Baldemar Rivas. He’s a Kansas City transplant with California roots. The son of immigrants, he celebrates his Mexican heritage but doesn’t want


The Job: Douglas Drake

Veteran art dealer Doug Drake no longer maintains a brick-and-mortar gallery space, but he is still very much in the art game. Following 20 years running Douglas Drake Gallery and


Artful Gift Guide

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.

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Honors: Shawn E. Hansen

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.

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Light Up the Holidays

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 […]

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