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A New Era for the UMKC Conservatory

A New Era for the UMKC Conservatory

Fall 2019 brings a lot of exciting changes to the UMKC Conservatory . . . new world-renowned faculty, a new name, and the UMKC Theatre Department has officially joined us! It is thrilling to have all of the UMKC performing arts under one umbrella, and we all look forward to the collaborative possibilities the future […]

Teachers in Enlightenment: Traditions in Tibetan Buddhism

Teachers in Enlightenment: Traditions in Tibetan Buddhism

It all began with a teacher. The religion we recognize as Buddhism was born in the sixth century BCE from the decision of the historical Buddha Shakyamuni to teach his philosophy and methods for achieving enlightenment to others. Over time, Buddhism traveled and its practices evolved, but it never lost its connection to the original teacher, Shakyamuni.

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A World of Choices at the Kauffman Center This Fall

A World of Choices at the Kauffman Center This Fall

Performances this fall at the Kauffman Center will include an international flavor of musical selections, from the best-selling R&B group of all time to London’s The Kingdom Choir. Spanning folk to pop to legends of rock, all genres of music are represented. Nature enthusiasts will enjoy an evening of adventure discovering some of the most […]

Really, A Whale Once Came Through Here?

Really, A Whale Once Came Through Here?

You’ve wondered as you’ve driven I-70 east out of downtown about an overhead bridge between Benton Boulevard and Indiana Avenue that goes . . . um, where exactly? It simply connects one unpaved patch of ground to another. If home is on that side of state line, maybe you’ve also questioned why you’re living in Kansas City rather than Missouri City.

Music and Dance Add to Autumn’s Splendor

Music and Dance Add to Autumn’s Splendor

With crisp temperatures and trees burnished with red and gold, October is perhaps the loveliest month of the year in Kansas City. As always, the Harriman-Jewell Series is adding to the beauty of the season with glorious performances this October: A violinist and two singers will make their Kansas City debuts, and the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet will bring its distinctive style of dance for a return engagement.

Bring on the (Native) Funk – The Mother Earth Ship Has Landed

It was the 1970s. George Clinton’s Funkadelic blistered the airwaves. Redbone’s “Come and Get Your Love” had hit Billboard’s top 5, a first for a Native American band. Like thousands of other American teenagers, Preston Singletary dreamed of life on the stage making music — until a detour in the mid-’80s led him down a new path.

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