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DON’T MISS CHRISTMAS IN THE VILLAGE! One Performance Only – Saturday, December 15

What an embarrassment of riches!  There are hundreds of holiday concerts in the Kansas City area, ranging from school programs to the finest professional performances.  One highly-anticipated event is “Christmas in the Village,” a holiday concert presented by the outstanding Lee’s Summit Symphony on Saturday afternoon, December 15 at 3:00 pm.   The  word “village” refers […]

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“Holidays Come Alive” at Historic Union Station

“Holidays Come Alive” at historic Union Station with the largest indoor tree lighting ceremony followed by a special performance by Quixotic. Experience the magical Kansas City tradition at “Holidays Come Alive” beginning Saturday, November 17. Join us as we celebrate the kickoff ceremony with the largest indoor tree lighting ceremony, featuring a breathtaking performance by […]

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Lee’s Summit Symphony: From Barn to Pavilion

Fifteen years ago, music lovers in Lee’s Summit were thrilled to attend the inaugural concert of the Lee’s Summit Symphony in the Show Barn at Longview Farm. Founded by conductor Russ Berlin and the late Phyllis Hamilton, the orchestra’s goals included providing beautiful orchestral concerts and offering an outlet for outstanding musicians to continue playing […]

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A History in Dracula

My fascination with Dracula began when I was 8 or 9. I encountered Bela Lugosi on a local late night horror show, probably “Friday Night Fright.” TV stations bought packages of 16mm Universal Horror movies from the 30s, 40s and 50s and played them until the prints wore out. At Universal, Dracula had a daughter, […]

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