After a cold winter break, the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance is back with more breathtaking performances throughout February, and there is truly something for everyone! The saxophone studio of Conservatory faculty member Zach Shemon will present two recitals in February, the first on Friday, Feb. 2, 7:30 p.m. in White Recital Hall, and […]
In February, a celebratory groundbreaking will launch construction for the new Johnson County Community College Fine Arts & Design Studios. The fulfillment of a vision conceived by members of the college’s arts and design faculty more than a decade ago, this building will be a bright new home for all of the school’s studio arts […]
If given the opportunity, would you live forever? It was certainly a desire of the ancient Chinese, who plotted their burial tombs as elaborate afterlife playgrounds with pavilions, large security forces made of clay, horse-drawn chariots, precious stones and jade figurines. Death was believed to be a continuation of life, with all the comforts of […]
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts has extended the arts experience past the stage by offering an artisanal symphony of flavors that complement an evening out at the theater. Visitors can enjoy a gourmet meal that is freshly prepared and conveniently requires parking downtown just once. The Kauffman Center has crafted an exclusive modern-American dining […]
Texans being Texans and mightily secure in their belief that everything bigger and better emanates from the Lone Star State, it figures that folks there would chafe at Michael Grauer’s take on the history of the panhandle city of Amarillo. It owes less to Dallas or some other Texas locale, he says, than it does to a place in flyover country some 600 miles to the north and east — Kansas City.
Drive by Whittier Elementary School in Kansas City’s historic Northeast neighborhood around 8 a.m. any weekday and you’ll see a crowd of backpack carrying students of many nationalities walking on the sidewalk past brightly colored murals. These striking panels, adorned with collages of international landmarks and imagery that represent the students’ culturally diverse identities, have […]