The season begins Labor Day weekend with the 20th Annual Dance in the Park in Roanoke Park Sept. 8, presented by City in Motion Dance Theater and showcasing local dance groups all day long. Multiple groups will also perform in the Carlsen Center Presents’ New Dance Partners, appearing for the fifth year in Johnson County Community College’s Yardley Hall.
It was the right idea, maybe just the wrong time. The online arts and culture journal KCMetropolis.org announced this summer that it is ceasing operations. The site will remain operational as the principals figure out a way to archive the more than 7,000 articles generated over the last decade. “It was a hard decision,” said “KCMetropolis” executive director and publisher, Marcy Chiasson.
Most of us, at one time or another, feel like we are lost or lacking. If only we could find our place in this world, maybe we’d feel smarter, or braver, or more loving. Maybe that’s why L. Frank Baum’s fairy tale “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,” written in 1900, has remained so beloved and […]
When Black Violin steps on stage, their unique blend of classical training and hip-hop aesthetic creates a concert experience which defies expectations, what can only be defined as “classical boom.” Black Violin returns to Kansas City, performing at the Kauffman Center Oct. 3, after a sold-out show there in 2016.
Brian Paulette finds himself on a track shared by no other local actor — and by very few in New York or elsewhere. When Paulette takes the stage in the Kansas City Actors Theatre production of Eugene O’Neill’s “A Moon for the Misbegotten,” he will for the second time step into the shoes of James Tyrone Jr. — a guilt-ridden character in the late stages of alcoholism explicitly modeled on the playwright’s older brother.
Based on a decade of collaboration with Kevin Wilmott, The Coterie Theatre opens its 2018-19 season with a world premiere by the talented filmmaker and writer. Set in 1944, “Becoming Martin” delves into the relationship between a young Martin Luther King Jr. and Dr. Benjamin Mays, then president of Morehouse College (at that time the […]