The 2016–17 academic year brought composer Jennifer Higdon to the UMKC Conservatory as the Barr Institute Laureate, serving two one-week residencies. The Patricia and Howard Barr Institute for America Composition
The 2016–17 academic year brought composer Jennifer Higdon to the UMKC Conservatory as the Barr Institute Laureate, serving two one-week residencies. The Patricia and Howard Barr Institute for America Composition studies was launched in 2004, and is the fulfillment of a longtime dream of Howard (DMA, 1971) and Patricia Barr. The Institute celebrates their love […]
After the stock market crash in 1929, the United States experienced a deep and long-lasting economic depression. The unemployment rate leapt from 3.2 percent in 1929 to over 25 percent in 1933. Fortunes were lost and many found themselves jobless and homeless. Contributing to the economic disaster was the destruction of countless farms due to […]
The Kauffman Center Presents series has announced artists in a new season which features a lineup of world class performers ranging from legends of pop and country music to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members. The annual series showcases a variety of events which deliver performances that complement the programming offered by partner arts […]
Start with the view. Pick a pretty day — sun out, slight breeze, temperatures mild — and there are few more pleasant places to while away an hour or two than the downtown Central Library’s Rooftop Terrace. Five stories up, you’re surrounded by skyline. The landmark, brick and brownstone New York Life building looms to the north. To the east, buildings that once housed such swanky shopping establishments as Harzfeld’s and Pecks line Petticoat Lane.
On a giant screen in a classroom on the Kansas City Art Institute campus, the diminutive Venus of Willendorf looms large. However, the Art Sofa students in the room aren’t focusing on this iconic female statue circa 28,000 BCE, but on the larger than life teacher in front of it. Erin Dahl is busy demonstrating […]
Terpsichore, the Muse of Dance, has a strong ally in the Harriman-Jewell Series. From its very first program in 1965, which featured New York City Ballet’s Patricia McBride and Edward Villella, the Harriman-Jewell Series has been committed to bringing the best of dance to Kansas City. That strong tradition continues with the Series’ 2017-2018 season, which features three outstanding dance programs.