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Honors: Vi Nhan Tran

With his folk musical memoir, The Butcher’s Son, the Vietnamese-born actor, storyteller and musician scored a major hit – and the funding to tour it. Vi Nhan Tran was smuggled

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The Kansas City Wind Symphony’s 19th Season Begins

The Kansas City Wind Symphony’s 19th Season Begins

For nearly 20 years, the Kansas City Wind Symphony (KCWS) has managed not only to exist in an increasingly crowded classical music environment, but indeed to thrive.  As the curtain on the ensemble’s 19th season is about to rise, the KCWS will observe some important milestones.  From the departure of its longest serving conductor to […]

Opera, Dance, Jazz & More: The 2016-17 Conservatory Artist Series

Opera, Dance, Jazz & More: The 2016-17 Conservatory Artist Series

The UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance is thrilled to partner with the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts and the Folly Theater to present our ensembles in these beautiful spaces once again. This year’s dazzling performances include opera, dance, jazz, and special guest violinist Frank Almond, whose stolen and recovered violin made national news […]

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The Arts Are Thriving in South Kansas City

The Arts Are Thriving in South Kansas City

Avila University has announced a $3.5 million contribution and has unveiled renderings for a new Goppert Performing Arts Center. The donation, the largest single gift in Avila’s 100-year history, was made through the estate of Mrs. Vita Goppert, a generous patron of the arts and Avila’s first lay female board member. Dr. Charlene Gould, Ph.D., […]

KC Rep Opens Season with a Spectacular ‘Evita’

KC Rep Opens Season with a Spectacular ‘Evita’

Kansas City Repertory  Theatre kicks off its 2016-17 season with a visually dazzling production of the musical Evita, a modern classic that benefits from the smartest lyrics Tim Rice ever wrote and one of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s most hummable scores. Employing a big cast, a handsome two-level set by designer Jack Magaw, consistently impressive lighting […]

Honors: Vi Nhan Tran

Honors: Vi Nhan Tran

With his folk musical memoir, The Butcher’s Son, the Vietnamese-born actor, storyteller and musician scored a major hit – and the funding to tour it. Vi Nhan Tran was smuggled out of Vietnam and captured by the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia before finding refuge in a Red Cross camp in Thailand. It’s a story of […]

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