In a city with abundant dance opportunities, the dance faculty at the Conservatory pride themselves on producing motivated and advanced students who perform throughout their student careers and are ready
Young professionals looking for entertainment options now have one more reason to explore Kansas City’s dynamic downtown Crossroads Arts District. The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts and the major
Illusionist Rick Thomas doesn’t promise a good show when he hits the Carlsen Center at Johnson County Community College Sunday, Nov. 12. He promises the best show, magic or otherwise. In a profession littered by over-the-top presentation, that’s a big boast. Yet Thomas has the résumé to back it up. As a Las Vegas magician for 15 years, he made a name for himself and perfected his craft.
We all know the familiar feeling of stepping inside the Blue Room, sweet notes filling the air while a packed house delights in revelry, whether it be a national artist, local favorite, or Monday night jam session when players of all skill levels are encouraged to take the stage. The Blue Room is a working […]
The 2017 – 18 academic year brings the exciting Conservatory Artist Series to the UMKC Campus, Folly Theater, and the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. The Conservatory Orchestra kicks off the series with Conservatory faculty member Benny Kim, and the UMKC Opera brings to life a classic fairytale. Our annual fundraiser Crescendo returns with […]
When I first arrived in Kansas City in 2010 to be the new Menefee D. and Mary Louise Blackwell Director & CEO at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, I wanted to understand the community and the history of the museum. I asked both staff and community members what they most wanted to see, and Picasso […]
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 three components are aimed at connecting youth, families and adults from throughout the metropolitan area to educational programs and performances at the Kauffman Center. The […]
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 newscasts took grim account of the dead and missing. Nearly half the country considered it “a mistake.” Weary and dispirited, Lyndon Johnson would announce within […]