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At Unicorn, A Show Will Go On

Cynthia Levin, the longtime artistic director of the Unicorn Theatre, couldn’t stand the idea of a dark theater building with no audiences, no working actors, no opening nights. But that became

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Goethe Pop Up Kansas City Presents “THERE ARE BLACK PEOPLE IN THE FUTURE” Billboard and Exhibition

On September 10, 2020, a billboard proclaiming “THERE ARE BLACK PEOPLE IN THE FUTURE” was unveiled in the Crossroads Arts District at Broadway Boulevard and Pershing Road. The signage, presented by Goethe Pop Up Kansas City, a branch of Germany’s federal cultural institute, the Goethe-Institut, is part of a project by the same name produced by […]

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Revisiting ‘The King of Kings County’

Now, with the historic decision to rename the J.C. Nichols fountain and other Nichols memorials in response to these protests, it seemed a good time to revisit Whitney Terrell’s groundbreaking 2005 novel, “The King of Kings County,” inspired by the racist real estate covenants that formed many of the residential neighborhoods in Kansas City.

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Arts in Brief, September/October 2020

A second sculpture by German artist Ewerdt Hilgemann has been installed on the grounds of the Kansas City Art Institute. Hilgemann’s “Double Stack,” a 20-foot-tall piece in stainless and corten steel, is on loan to the college from the artist and Zahner Metal Conservation. The firm previously lent the artist’s “Dancers” to KCAI as part of a plan to site large-scale works on campus on a changing basis.

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