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Rabbit hOle Set to Open in 2021

These days, any update on the Rabbit hOle, the world’s first Explor-a-Storium, needs to address a certain elephant in the room. When will it open? Co-founders Pete Cowdin and Debbie

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Kids Giving Back: Awesome Ambitions

“Having a strong community is what everyone wants. It benefits everyone.” That’s what Ashtin Holman, sophomore at Winnetonka High School, said as she went about her volunteer work at Shadow

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Rabbit hOle Set to Open in 2021

Rabbit hOle Set to Open in 2021

These days, any update on the Rabbit hOle, the world’s first Explor-a-Storium, needs to address a certain elephant in the room. When will it open? Co-founders Pete Cowdin and Debbie Pettid originally hoped the four-story warehouse turned children’s literature museum in North Kansas City might be up and running by the end of 2019.

Theater as a Path to Activism

Plays staged by young-audience theaters often have a simple, direct message for adolescent and pre-teen audiences: You can make a difference. The Coterie Theatre, for example, is preparing to open “The White Rose: We Defied Hitler,” by David Meyers.

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Music Matters

KC’s Kid-Centric Entertainers Offer More Than Catchy Tunes As a teen Lisa Henry sang with local jazz bands. She won the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Vocals Competition. She’s performed with heavy hitters like Herbie Hancock. On this particular Friday, though, she’s facing not jazz aficionados but a sea of children, a hundred plus, ranging in […]

Kids Giving Back: Youth Symphony of Kansas City

Kids Giving Back: Youth Symphony of Kansas City

Each year, the Youth Symphony of Kansas City is comprised of approximately 450 students grades 5 through 12 from 120 schools on both sides of the state line. In addition to a passion for music, some of the same students can be found working in their communities to make a difference in the lives of […]

Kids Giving Back: Awesome Ambitions

Kids Giving Back: Awesome Ambitions

“Having a strong community is what everyone wants. It benefits everyone.” That’s what Ashtin Holman, sophomore at Winnetonka High School, said as she went about her volunteer work at Shadow Buddies, an organization that gives custom dolls to children with severe illnesses. Holman was one of a few dozen members of Awesome Ambitions who were […]

Kids Giving Back: Kansas City Ballet School

Where Hurricane Maria left devastation, the Kansas City Ballet School (KCBS) wants to bring hope of a bright future. The island of Puerto Rico endured the brunt of Hurricane Maria in September 2017. In the months since, KCBS has stepped up to assist with the disaster relief in a unique way — by helping their […]

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