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Company Confidence

Troupe’s talent inspires KC Ballet artist director Devon Carney to tackle KC Premiere of Swan Lake. Swan Lake was a flop when it premiered in 1877. Tchaikovsky’s score was considered

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Honors: Amado Espinoza

Multitalented musician mines his Bolivian roots. From PorchFestKC to the Performing Arts Center, Amado Espinoza and Karen Lisondra have boldly enlivened KC’s cultural and arts scene since moving here from

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The Kansas City Jazz Orchestra – British Invasion

The Kansas City Jazz Orchestra – “British Invasion” WHEN February 26 @ 8pm WHERE Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, 1601 Broadway Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64108 With apologies to Roger Miller, “England will swing like The Kansas City Jazz Orchestra do!” We’ll feature great songs and arrangements from World War II such as “A […]

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Company Confidence

Company Confidence

Troupe’s talent inspires KC Ballet artist director Devon Carney to tackle KC Premiere of Swan Lake. Swan Lake was a flop when it premiered in 1877. Tchaikovsky’s score was considered too Wagnerian; too noisy. A critic named Tyler Grant referred to it as “utter hogwash” and thought the choreography was “unimaginative and altogether unmemorable.” After […]

Kauffman Center Presents Season in Full Swing for Spring

Kauffman Center Presents Season in Full Swing for Spring

Now in its fifth season, the Kauffman Center Presents series has announced a lineup of internationally acclaimed artists ranging from legends of classical and country music to rock and roll hall of famers to an eclectic style-crossing band.  The annual series showcases a variety of superb artists and brings memorable experiences in the performing arts, […]

Taken Dec. 28, 2014 in northern Kolkata at  Khelaghar, a boarding school for at-risk, underprivileged girls.  Aidan spent an afternoon with them, singing, chatting, and learning about their lives there, and their plans to go to college.

Passage to India

Aidan Soder, UMKC Conservatory Associate Professor of Voice, teaches Western classical music. My dear girl, this is going to be life-changing.” Not what most musicians are accustomed to hearing, especially before they’ve sung a note, given a talk or taught a class. But here was the Conservatory’s Aidan Soder, barely 36 hours in West Bengal, […]

World Class Harriman-Jewell Series Lights Up the Winter Season

World Class Harriman-Jewell Series Lights Up the Winter Season

In 1945, five years before Walt Disney released the adored animated feature film, Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev and choreographer Rostislav Zakharov created the beloved story ballet version of Cinderella for Moscow’s Bolshoi Theatre. The Russian National Ballet Theatre, presented by the Harriman-Jewell Series, brings Cinderella to the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts’ Muriel Kauffman […]

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