Arts News: Fire in the Heart

In April, the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City will showcase the power of the arts to heal the human spirit by presenting “Fire in the Heart,” an uplifting evening of music, poetry, film and spoken word in the White Theatre. More than 20 performers from KC and beyond will be “speaking in the […]

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Arts News: Glorious Glass

Featuring glass art from more than a dozen artists working in Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Nebraska and Iowa, the third annual Heartland Glass exhibition opens April 5 and continues through May 15 at Monarch Glass Studio. Working from photos presented without any identifying information, a jury selects works purely on aesthetic quality. In the past, […]

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Arts News: Flamboyant Sets and Costumes by Zandra Rhodes Highlight Lyric Opera’s ‘The Pearl Fishers’

It’s “a neon-bright confabulation that recalls the fascination of artists like Delacroix and Matisse with exotic textiles,” said the “Washington Post.” “A cross between a candy-colored Bollywood musical and a psychedelic children’s pop-up storybook,” wrote the “Chicago Tribune.” They’re describing “The Pearl Fishers,” with costumes and sets inventively and flamboyantly designed by internationally famous fashion […]

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Refreshing and Expressive: San Francisco Symphony Stops in Helzberg Hall on US Tour for an Uplifting Performance

San Francisco Symphony’s performance in Helzberg Hall was breathtaking, certainly, presented with fresh, exploratory curiosity. Thursday night was the orchestra’s third Kansas City appearance, presented by the Harriman-Jewell Series, and the final US tour with long time music director Michael Tilson Thomas, who steps down in 2020. While it’s surprising that the program didn’t include […]

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