The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts is passionate about providing opportunities for youth and underserved community members to experience high-quality performing arts through the Open Doors program. This program’s
Libraries’ ‘Big Read’ Collaboration Spotlights the Vietnam War Fifty years ago, amid rising anger and unrest, America was grinding through its long, painful and ultimately unwinnable war in Vietnam. Nightly
According to William Shatner, to live in his world, “you must be a forgiving soul and a trained athlete.” Forgiving because in giving and receiving preposterous comments, you can’t take things too seriously. A trained athlete because you must have stamina to always look forward, go forward and keep moving forward. Genuinely talented, Shatner’s World […]
If you have ever visited the museums at 18th & Vine, or reveled in live music in the Blue Room, chances are, you know Ronnie. Ronnie Medlock is the official host and greeter for the museums at 18th & Vine and the Blue Room jazz club, and he takes his job of 17 years very […]
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 […]
After the stock market crash in 1929, the United States experienced a deep and long-lasting economic depression. The unemployment rate leapt from 3.2 percent in 1929 to over 25 percent in 1933. Fortunes were lost and many found themselves jobless and homeless. Contributing to the economic disaster was the destruction of countless farms due to […]
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 […]
Start with the view. Pick a pretty day — sun out, slight breeze, temperatures mild — and there are few more pleasant places to while away an hour or two than the downtown Central Library’s Rooftop Terrace. Five stories up, you’re surrounded by skyline. The landmark, brick and brownstone New York Life building looms to the north. To the east, buildings that once housed such swanky shopping establishments as Harzfeld’s and Pecks line Petticoat Lane.