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Kansas City Symphony Thrills With Performance of Mahler Symphony No. 3

Kansas City Symphony Thrills With Performance of Mahler Symphony No. 3

With the performance of Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 3, the Kansas City Symphony and director Michael Stern have completed a monumental goal: a nearly complete cycle of Gustav Mahler’s symphonies. This is the first time, as far as I could ascertain, they’ve had the capacity, ability and chutzpah to tackle this particular work, the longest […]

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Dark/Bright/Light: Kansas City Ballet season ends with energetic, eclectic works, including David Parsons world premiere.

Dark/Bright/Light: Kansas City Ballet season ends with energetic, eclectic works, including David Parsons world premiere.

“Human movement is the basis of all art,” wrote Twyla Tharp. Kansas City Ballet displayed this philosophy with the textural, painterly season closer THARP / PARSONS / FORSYTHE, demonstrating exceptional work from three groundbreaking American choreographers: William Forsythe, David Parsons, and Twyla Tharp. Friday was the first Kansas City performance for each of the pieces, […]

“Roger Shimomura: American Muse,” Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art

“Roger Shimomura: American Muse,” Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art

With more than 100 paintings, and subject matter that unabashedly juxtaposes politics and pop culture with the personal, Roger Shimomura blows the roof off Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art with “American Muse.” At 79, the internationally known Japanese -American artist is creating art that is more assured than ever. Stylistically, Shimomura is known for work that […]

An Actress, an Artist and a Mystical Quest: ‘Frida’ at KC Rep

An Actress, an Artist and a Mystical Quest: ‘Frida’ at KC Rep

Vanessa Severo has assigned herself a next-to-impossible task in the one-woman show, “Frida . . . A Self Portrait” — to tell a compressed version of the life of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo while weaving the actress/playwright’s own story into a kaleidoscopic narrative.  Clocking in at about 75 minutes, the show whips along at such […]

Man and Dog: ‘Bond’ at the Unicorn is Heartfelt and Moving

Man and Dog: ‘Bond’ at the Unicorn is Heartfelt and Moving

Actor/playwright Logan Black’s “Bond” is, among other things, a tale of service, bravery, fear and endurance in a time of war.  But beyond that, this extended monologue is a love story. And like any good love story should, it packs a punch. Black and a smart yellow lab named Diego served together in Iraq as […]

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