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Meet “The Classical Challenge”

Every Wednesday evening, radiating 80 miles from 39th and Main Streets, eclectic, rambunctious music permeates the Kansas City airwaves when “The Classical Challenge” broadcasts on KKFI 90.1 FM Kansas City

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Meet “The Classical Challenge”

Meet “The Classical Challenge”

Every Wednesday evening, radiating 80 miles from 39th and Main Streets, eclectic, rambunctious music permeates the Kansas City airwaves when “The Classical Challenge” broadcasts on KKFI 90.1 FM Kansas City Community Radio. “The Classical Challenge,” the only classical music show on KKFI, is unlike any classical music radio show in the region. “We try to play things that are either experimental or challenging...” said Mike Pettengel, host and founder of the show.

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Composer Jennifer Higdon Serves as Barr Institute Laureate

Composer Jennifer Higdon Serves as Barr Institute Laureate

The 2016–17 academic year brought composer Jennifer Higdon to the UMKC Conservatory as the Barr Institute Laureate, serving two one-week residencies. The Patricia and Howard Barr Institute for America Composition studies was launched in 2004, and is the fulfillment of a longtime dream of Howard (DMA, 1971) and Patricia Barr. The Institute celebrates their love […]

OCTA Begins Preparations for 2017-2018 Season

OCTA Begins Preparations for 2017-2018 Season

As OCTA wraps up the first ever New Works Playwright Competition with the winning play, The Green Book Wine Club Train Trip, they begin preparations for their 2017-2018 season. Michelle Tyrene Johnson’s play enjoyed standing ovations for both of her Winner Workshop events this July. Teresa Leggard directed an all-star cast in this moving the […]

Kauffman Center Presents Season in Full Swing for Summer

Kauffman Center Presents Season in Full Swing for Summer

The Kauffman Center Presents series has announced artists in a new season which features a lineup of world class performers ranging from legends of pop and country music to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members. The annual series showcases a variety of events which deliver performances that complement the programming offered by partner arts […]

Arts News – Hema Sharma: A Passion for Indian Dance

Arts News – Hema Sharma: A Passion for Indian Dance

Some call her a trailblazer, a pioneer. Others call her a teacher, guru and friend. For Hema Sharma, her own identity is clear — she’s a lover of dance and culture. Sharma is the founder of Nritya School of Indian Dance and Music in Overland Park. Nritya, which simply means “dance,” is celebrating 30 years […]

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