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
We sat down with drummer and KC native Mike Warren for a conversation about his connection to the jazz culture, the American Jazz Museum and Jazz Storytelling, one of AJM’s educational programs for children. Growing up, were you aware of Kansas City’s place in the history of jazz? Yes and no. I wasn’t entirely aware […]
Curating and Creating: What’s the Difference? Panel discussion on the increasingly blurred roles of artist and curator, and how that overlapping impacts arts institutions and their public. For the final 21c Salon, Open Spaces artists ALEXANDRE ARRECHEA and TED RIEDERER (Never Records) will discuss the topic with Museum Hotel 21c Curator ALICE GRAY STITES and Open Spaces Artistic Director DAN CAMERON. Thursday, […]
In this week’s Open Spaces 21c Salon, curator Dan Cameron asks experts in local jazz history to explore the legacy of composer, arranger and pianist Mary Lou Williams. Her leadership in the Kansas City jazz scene of the 1930s was vital to creating the Kansas City sound.
With their newest work, The End of TV, the Chicago-based performance troupe Manual Cinema stages and screens a movie simultaneously as they present a poignant reflection on the heyday of American television. The musical performance ensemble comes to the Polsky Theater of Johnson County Community College on Thursday, Oct. 11, at 7:30 p.m.
21c Salon: The Making of a World Premiere: The Wizard of Oz & the Kansas City Ballet This week’s Open Spaces Salon at the 21 c Museum Hotel features Kansas City Ballet choreographer Septime Webre and dance critic Paul Horsely, to discuss Webre’s spectacular, multimedia remake of The Wizard of Oz, premiering at the KC […]
This week’s Open Spaces Salon features a panel discussion with Open Spaces artists Sike Styles, Anthony Marcos Rea, Randy Regier and Jillian Youngbird, moderated by Open Spaces Artistic Director Dan Cameron. Join the talk about how contemporary artists respond to our built environment, Thursday at 5:30 p.m.