After a cold winter break, the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance is back with more breathtaking performances throughout February, and there is truly something for everyone! The saxophone studio of Conservatory faculty member Zach Shemon will present two recitals in February, the first on Friday, Feb. 2, 7:30 p.m. in White Recital Hall, and […]
Depictions of the Irish onstage come with a certain amount of stereotypical baggage — including the notion of Ireland as a place where poetry and lyricism simply bubble up from the peat bogs to be voiced by colorful whiskey-drinking fellas in wool sweaters and tweed flat caps. We get some of that in “Sea Marks,” […]
The KU School of Music will launch its spring season Jan. 19 with “A KU Lenny-Centennial: The Musical Theatre of Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990),” in celebration of the legendary composer’s 100th birthday. The celebration’s centerpiece will be KU Opera’s production of Bernstein’s “Candide” Friday, Jan. 19 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Jan. 20 at 12 p.m.; and […]
When “the writing is on the wall,” it usually indicates the end. For the Boston Camerata, it was just the beginning. The phrase comes from the Biblical story of Daniel, when mysterious writing appears to a corrupt leader, an omen of his demise, and has been used on countless politicians since. The ensemble performs their new interpretation of “The Play of Daniel” (c. 1200) on Jan. 19 at Grace and Holy Trinity, presented by the Friends of Chamber Music.
Step into the lobby of Lead Bank in the Crossroads Arts District and your eye will no doubt focus on “Woven Shades of Blue with Gold Triptych Art.” Lead Bank commissioned artist Debbie Barrett-Jones to create this artwork in January 2016. “A lot of people have supported me throughout the years, since I graduated 10 […]
The appeal of a romantic story is different for everyone. Gardner McKay’s award-winning play, “Sea Marks,” the story of a lone Irish fisherman and the romance that draws him away from all he knows, means something different to each of three Kansas City Actors Theatre company members who have been pivotal in bringing this Irish […]