Performing

Honors: Karen Brown

“What have you learned today?” That’s how esteemed ballerina Karen Brown, now assistant professor of dance at UMKC Conservatory, ends her classes. She not only teaches technique, she teaches empowerment

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Black Opera Meets Its Moment

For many, “Porgy and Bess” is the American opera. It’s also the most prominent (and controversial) example of Black opera. Despite featuring an all-Black cast, the creative team, George and

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Arts News: KC Artist Ay Young Receives UN Recognition

Arts News: KC Artist Ay Young Receives UN Recognition

Kansas City singer/entertainer AY Young is known for putting a fun twist on his commitment to energy sustainability in appearances at Chiefs’ tailgating festivities and performances at other local gatherings. He is the founder of Battery Tour, so named for his use of solar powered batteries as a concert energy source. In October, Young was […]

At the Coterie, Audiences Can Choose Between Streaming Productions

At the Coterie, Audiences Can Choose Between Streaming Productions

Each year since 1992 the Coterie has teamed up with UMKC Theatre for a coproduction that pools resources and takes advantage of graduate and under-graduate students in the school’s theater program.  Last year the result was a sobering production of “The White Rose: We Defied Hitler,” which told the story of young Sophie Scholl, who […]

The Opus 76 Quartet, Kansas City’s Premier String Quartet, Announces Exciting New Partnership

The Opus 76 Quartet, Kansas City’s Premier String Quartet, Announces Exciting New Partnership

The Opus 76 Quartet is proud and excited to announce our new partnership with one of the prime musical presenters in the Midwest – The Midwest Trust Center at JCCC! (Formerly The Carlsen Center.) As their Digital Artists-in-Residence, we’re bringing 5 virtual events from Yardley Hall straight to your home this season, starting in December and finishing in June. These themed […]

The Kauffman Center Finds New Ways to Connect Audiences with the Arts

The Kauffman Center Finds New Ways to Connect Audiences with the Arts

How do you connect with audiences during an unwelcome intermission in performances? The Kauffman Center has been finding unique ways to do just that. Recent offerings include curated playlists on Spotify, puppet-hosted videos filled with theater lore and unique, take-home menus from The Dining Experience. It is easy to connect to the Center’s new offerings […]

MTH Scores with a Virtual  ‘Music of Motown’

MTH Scores with a Virtual ‘Music of Motown’

MTH Theatre again goes on location for its current classy video production — to the atmospheric art gallery at the picturesque KC Crossroads Hotel.  The show, simply titled “The Music of Motown,” delivers the goods with a crack band and a lineup of strong singers. The whole thing was conceived by Ron Lackey, a musician, […]

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