KC in the spotlight for this year’s Dance/USA Conference

Dance makers, movers and shakers from across the country will gather in KC June 7 to 10 for the 35th annual Dance/USA Conference. The four-day event connects dance professionals — artists, presenters, artistic and executive directors, service organizations, advocates and arts funders — and highlights the region’s artistic output. The conference, which moves to a […]

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Nathan Darrow to Play Hamlet at This Year’s Shakespeare Fest

Nathan Darrow is coming for the summer. The Shawnee Mission North graduate who plied his trade as a professional actor on local stages from 2003 through 2009 has found remarkable success on television since relocating to New York. A graduate of the University of Evansville and New York University, Darrow made an indelible impression as Meechum, the taciturn bodyguard for Kevin Spacey’s murderous Frank Underwood on “House of Cards,” the Netflix series.

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Harold Smith: Art As a Platform for Activism

On a warm evening in late February, the premiere screening of “The Gospel According to Glenn North” played to a packed meeting room at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. Many in the audience had come to honor North, the nationally renowned inaugural poet laureate of the 18th & Vine Historic Jazz District, but they left the event with a new appreciation for the talents of the documentary’s creator, artist Harold Smith.

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