Hidden Talents: A Singer, A Critic and an Artist Reveal Their Creative Alter Egos
For 33 years with the Lyric Opera of Kansas City, chorister Mary Lou Pagano has thrived on the transcendental potential of two-way communication. “When you’re performing, you’re communicating with an audience, and that audience is communicating back with their laughter and clapping,” Pagano says.
Sheri “Purpose” Hall is an author of three books, including poetry, epistles and a collection of writings titled “Black Girl Shattered.” A dedicated social activist, Hall has been a steady and consistent fixture in Kansas City’s vibrant spoken word scene, receiving numerous awards and accolades along the way.
On Dec. 6, 2018, the Kansas City chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) recognized Cydney Millstein, architectural historian, author and founder of Architectural and Historical Research, LLC — the oldest cultural resources consulting firm in Missouri — as its Preservationist of the Year.