Online Reviews

Beethoven or Bust: Opus 76 presents The Kansas City Beethoven Cycle

With a larger-than-life bust of a glowering Ludwig van Beethoven on one side and a sorrowful crucifix on the other, Kansas City ensemble Opus 76 performed the final concert in The Kansas City Beethoven Cycle, the complete string quartets. This series commemorates the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth, occurring December 17, 2020. It was an […]

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Brave New World: Live (sort of) Theater on a Screen Near You

Brave New World: Live (sort of) Theater on a Screen Near You

Virtual theater is here. Yes, it’s all because of the COVID-19 pandemic, which shows few signs of receding anytime soon. Theater companies, obligated to protect the health of performers, crew and spectators, simply cannot stage live plays or musicals. So the next logical step is theater one step removed. On the plus side, theater lovers […]

“Hung Liu: Seedlings,” “Anne Austin Pearce: Path” and “Mary Ann Strandell: The Conversation,” Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art

“Hung Liu: Seedlings,” “Anne Austin Pearce: Path” and “Mary Ann Strandell: The Conversation,” Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art

Given the miseries of the current summer, Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art gallery’s exhibit of new work by Hung Liu, Anne Austin Pearce, and Mary Ann Strandell is a welcome tonic. Installed separately, each show is a knockout. These three artists couldn’t be more different stylistically; they have very distinctive, confident voices in their choice of […]

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