The J Love Band elicits a gamut of audience reactions. At Stock Hill Restaurant and Parkway Social Kitchen, expect rhythmic head nodding; at The Phoenix, toe tapping and finger snapping; at The Juke Club, high-spirited, raucous dancing. The repertoire includes R&B, blues, gospel and jazz, pulling from Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye and Etta James. Listeners […]
It’s a good bet that Anne Boyer wouldn’t frame her recent success in clichéd terms. As an acclaimed poet and essayist, it’s unlikely that she would resort to such shopworn language as “the sky’s the limit” in reference to her ascending literary reputation. Or, for that matter, “the possibilities are endless.” Nonetheless, the future looks bright — there goes another cliché — for Boyer, an assistant professor of liberal arts at the Kansas City Art Institute.
Kevin Mahogany was the kind of jazz singer who made it all sound as natural as breathing. The Kansas City native cut an imposing figure — and his talent was easily as big as his frame. But aside from his voice, what you remembered about the vocalist who died last December at the age of […]
A $10 Million Gift from the Hall Family Foundation Spurs Collection Expansion and an Exhibit In these times when the nation’s socioeconomic differences seem more apparent than ever, an exhibition like “The Big Picture” offers a welcome reminder of the incredible good that can come from philanthropy. The exhibition features approximately 100 photographs acquired recently […]
Since moving to Kansas City in 2014 for a post as assistant professor of art at Missouri Western State University, Seattle transplant Kathy Liao has found her niche in the city’s art community. From 2016 to 2017 Liao was a Charlotte Street Foundation Studio Resident. She was recently awarded a three-year residency at Studios Inc, […]
In late February, the Charlotte Street Foundation announced three recipients of its 2018 Visual Artist awards. Each received an unrestricted cash award of $10,000, and the winners’ works will be featured in the 2018 Charlotte Street Visual Artist Awards Exhibition later this year at H&R Block Artspace. The three winners — Jillian Youngbird, Jarrett Mellenbruch […]