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Upcoming Theater Season is Challenging, Diverse and Socially Relevant
Productions include “Hamilton,” “The Color Purple,” Lydia R. Diamond’s “Toni Stone,” August Wilson’s “The Piano Lesson” and the first full production of “Flood,” by Mashuq Mushtag Deen.
At the Unicorn Theatre, “Toni Stone” Spotlights an Unsung Hero of Baseball (and American) History
If there’s one moral to Toni Stone, the new convention-defying play about a groundbreaking subject currently at the Unicorn Theatre, it might just be this: Keep your eye on the ball.
From the Magazine
Telling the Story of African American Music
A Topeka native, Dina Bennett became director of collections and curatorial affairs at the American Jazz Museum in 2018, bringing a distinguished record to the post.
KU Asian Classical Music Initiative Sets Ambitious Agenda
A new organization out of the University of Kansas is supporting racial equity for Asians in classical music.
Maria Vasquez Boyd: The Art of Filling Needs
Painter, writer, poet, musician and teacher, the Kansas City artist and activist is a community dynamo.
More from the Magazine
‘West Bottoms’: ‘We have a good little movie’
KC filmmaker Greg Sheffer makes the most of the evocative local setting in his first original short film, now on the international film festival circuit.
Honors: Jessica Andrews
Critics and colleagues are impressed by the UMKC Conservatory-trained actress, who played Juliet in this year's Heart of America Shakespeare Festival production of "Romeo and Juliet."
Public Art for KCI, the Largest Public Art Project in KC History, is on Track for Installation by the New Airport’s Opening in March 2023
The public art initiative for the new terminal and garage at Kansas City International Airport strikes a chord with artists such as Kathy Liao.