Artist Theaster Gates, founder of Rebuild Foundation and Director of Arts and Public Life at University of Chicago, believes in creatively-driven solutions to community challenges. According to the organization’s website, “Rebuild Foundation catalyzes neighborhood revitalization through artistic practices, individual empowerment and community engagement.”
For the past 40 years, the Olathe Civic Theatre Association (formerly the Olathe Community Theatre Association) has been an example of fortitude. The next 40 will be more than just strength, but a concerted effort to let everyone in the Kansas City metropolitan area know that Community Theater can be stellar. First, the group does […]
In spending time with Victor and Penny, whose real names are Jeff Freling and Erin McGrane, there is a depth to their music that harkens to tougher and darker times of the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl. “It’s rich material that we look at and perform,” McGrane says.
On January 27, the date designated in 2005 by the United Nations as International Holocaust Remembrance Day—and in commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau on Jan. 27, 1945, the Midwest Center for Holocaust Education will present a 20th anniversary screening of The Holocaust: Through Our Own Eyes as the first program in its 2015 film series, Documenting the Holocaust.