Tom Toro is a cartoonist and writer whose work has appeared in “The New Yorker,” “The New York Times,” “Harvard Business Review” and “Audubon,” among others. Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, he now lives in Portland, Oregon, with his wife, Marissa Wolf, artistic director of Portland Center Stage at the Armory.
“Certainly, the AJM has a lens on what Kansas City has contributed to the industry and to the music. This being a territory town for folks like Count Basie and such, this was the kitchen, a laboratory for many of those bands. So, the museum here offers a different lens for the music.”
Many museums around the region have closed in response to the COVID-19/coronavirus threat. The Spencer Museum of Art’s galleries are closed through May 15. The proverbial canary in the coal mine gets a haunting and inventive new look in New York artist Matthew Day Jackson’s exhibit, “Audubon in the Anthropocene,” opening March 21 at the […]
Many museums around the region have closed in response to the COVID-19/ coronavirus threat. The Spencer Museum of Art’s galleries are closed through March 31. One of the most memorable art performances of the past 30 years was Roger Shimomura’s “The Last Sansei Story,” presented at Johnson County Community College in October 1993. The three-act […]
When the William Baker Festival Singers step into Helzberg Hall to perform the music of Ed Frazier Davis, it’s not just a concert. It’s a celebration of friends, family and renewal. “Ed writes like no one else,” said William Baker, founder and director of the Festival Singers.
Kansas City’s Troost Avenue has a long and colorful history. Its name is derived from a Dutch immigrant and the city’s first resident doctor, Dr. Benoist Troost. Prior to settling in Missouri in 1845, Dr. Troost served in the Napoleonic wars. His contributions to his adopted hometown were not limited to medicine; he also published […]