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Summer of Shakespeare in KC

Cultural groups citywide celebrate the Kansas City Public Library’s Showing of the First Folio. In 1623, a couple of guys got together and self-published some work by a dead friend

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A World Stage for Performing Arts

Harriman-Jewell Series announces its 2016-2017 season. The Harriman-Jewell Series, Kansas City’s respected performing arts presenter, will open its 52nd season in September 2016. The Series continues its long-held tradition of

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Honors: Jay Carter

The Kansas City countertenor enjoys critical acclaim and prestigious gigs. When charged with voicing angels, kings and gods, call countertenor Jay Carter. The Liberty, Mo.-based singer is an artist in demand. In April he performed with Ars Lyrica Houston; on May 15 he joins the Bach Society of St. Louis for a performance of Bach’s […]

Martin Hackleman, horn; Tom Stein, tuba; JoDee Davis, trombone; and Keith Benjamin, trumpet; are part of the UMKC/FredBrass Institute. Photo by James Allison.

Summer at the Conservatory Is Fun and Brasstastic!

We don’t stop just because it’s summer! We’re all a-buzz with activity because the Conservatory Academy’s summer programs provide exciting workshops and in-depth training for middle and high school students, aspiring professionals, and established-career performing artists. Let’s check them out. In addition to the Conservatory’s traditional summer offerings, this year we offer something new, the […]

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Third Annual Future Stages Festival Invites All Ages to Experience the Arts

Third Annual Future Stages Festival Invites All Ages to Experience the Arts

Presenting a wide spectrum of entertainers and performers from around the world as well as regional grass-roots performing arts organizations, the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts has become Kansas City’s home for extraordinary performing arts experiences. To celebrate these diverse performances, this June the Kauffman Center is hosting the third annual Future Stages Festival, […]

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Jessica Lang Dance Blends Choreography and Architecture

The time is right for company’s Kansas City debut. When an artist, musical ensemble or dance company appears on the Harriman-Jewell Series, that appearance might have been years in the making. Clark Morris, executive and artistic director of the Harriman-Jewell Series, is always on the search for the best performers to bring to Kansas City, […]

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Artist to Watch: Leo Gayden

The Kansas City dancer discovered breakdancing a decade ago and is now putting his own stamp on it. In recent months we have basked in the triumph of Misty Copeland, 33, the Kansas City native who in 2015 became the first African-American woman promoted to principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre. In April of last […]

Summer of Shakespeare in KC

Summer of Shakespeare in KC

Cultural groups citywide celebrate the Kansas City Public Library’s Showing of the First Folio. In 1623, a couple of guys got together and self-published some work by a dead friend of theirs named William Shakespeare. Four hundred years later, this piece of “vanity publishing” is considered to be the crown jewel of our Western canon. […]

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