The evolution of jazz and women’s fashion have more in common than you may think. When jazz music catapulted to popularity during the 1920s, women’s fashion was also making daring strides. In the decades that followed, jazz grew with the emergence of new styles like bebop, cool jazz, funk and more. Women’s fashion evolved through […]
This November is the centennial of Armistice Day, and the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance is helping to commemorate the end of the great war by featuring World War I-era repertoire in a free special event at the Kansas City Public Library, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018. 2018 marks the 100-year anniversary of Armistice Day, […]
Our penchant for immediate gratification is part of what makes two of the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art’s recent acquisitions so tantalizing and bedeviling. Kahlil Robert Irving, the artist behind the two-ceramic works, Compact Mass – News; Nation Holds Breath for Death (Pride and Protest) – NO CHARGES FOR WILSON and Kaleidescopic Lucas, Gilded Fossil, […]
Napoleon was many things: a skilled general, a cunning strategist and politician, husband, father and a charismatic leader. He was also a master of managing appearances, and a sultan of signature style. When Napoleon rose to power as First Consul of France in 1799, (FIG 1) he ordered a coat of arms. As a self-made […]
While the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts brings national and international performances to the community throughout the year, the nonprofit organization also is committed to showcasing local artists and emerging talent. Hosting more than 300 performances each year, the Center relies on members to help create unique experiences that surprise, delight and entertain hundreds of thousands of people in an iconic venue.
Some of the wishes were neatly spelled out. Others spilled out in a scrawl. Most all were warm and wistful, and from the heart. I wish I could hug my mom again I wish I could stop drinking God forgive me All told, visitors to the Kansas City Public Library’s downtown Central Library left some […]