2019/2020 marks the 50th anniversary of both the peak of American involvement in the Vietnam War and its turning point. A traveling exhibit at the National World War I Museum and Memorial makes recognition of both unescapable, although its scope is considerably broader.
The arts often serve as a beacon and cultural corrective, highlighting the important issues facing a society and helping to identify problems and omissions. Several stories in the current issue of “KC Studio” explore the problematic role of technology in our lives, including the threat it poses to privacy, environment and overall quality of life. […]
The stage was awash with lively music, amity, optimism and national pride Tuesday for the opening-night performance of “Come From Away” at the Music Hall. The Tony Award-winning show, set in Newfoundland in far northeastern Canada, celebrates human resiliency on one of the darkest days of the 21st century. This Canadian musical brims with upbeat […]
After nearly three years of construction work and extensive renovations to Corinthian Hall, the Kansas City Museum at 3218 Gladstone Boulevard will reopen to the public early next year. In 2014, the Kansas City Parks & Recreation Department assumed management of the museum. From then until construction started in 2017, residents were invited to visit […]
The city was bathed in fiery light the evening of newEar Contemporary Chamber Ensemble’s “Dislocation + Defiance” program. The anticipation of the Chiefs’ impending Super Bowl game has the city in a spirit of jubilant civic pride, eager to spotlight our culture, energy, and creativity, shared with two billion people tuned in worldwide. It’s a […]
Kansas City Repertory Theatre offers a handsomely mounted production of “Fun Home,” the musical adaptation of Alison Bechdel’s graphic memoir about growing up in uniquely dysfunctional family in Pennsylvania. The show, adapted by Lisa Kron (book and lyrics) and Jeanine Tesori (music) racked up an array of awards in 2014-15, including five Tonys. While the […]