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ARTS CORNER

THE BIG 12: TOP MOMENTS IN KC PERFORMING ARTS FOR 2011  This year will go down in history as a milestone in Kansas City’s performing arts life, as the opening of the Kauffman Center has spurred all of our local arts groups to new heights. Here are a few of my favorite moments of the […]

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NOT TO BE MISSED: SPRING 2012’S TOP 25 EVENTS IN MUSIC, DANCE AND THEATER  January 6th-February 9th: Beer for Breakfast (American Heartland Theatre). Four buddies plan a weekend hunting trip, only to have one of the wives show up instead of her husband. What ensues is a sort of battle of the sexes “country-style,” with plenty of […]

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OLD WINE IN NEW BOTTLES: KC BALLET PRESENTS FINE ‘NUTCRACKER’ IN KAUFFMAN CENTER The production of The Nutcracker that the late Todd Bolender created for the Kansas City Ballet is 30 years old this year, but at the opening performance on the afternoon of December 3rd it had a bright new look. That’s partly because it was […]

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REVIEW: IBSEN, VERDI AND BACH—Weekend offers treats, challenges, oddball moments The Kansas City Repertory Theatre’s production of Peer Gynt must count as one of the loopier local theatrical experiences in recent memory. A Troll King with three heads, a priest in crimson high heels, a pig puppet on a stick: Director David Schweizerhas taken Ibsen’s massive play and […]

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GET A MOVE ON: Ballet program includes works new and old, and some surprises Ten strongly lit dancers dressed in soft hues stood downstage, perfectly spaced across the stage. One by one they stepped diagonally out of formation, legs scissored, one arm out and one back, until they formed a sort of human zigzag. Gradually […]

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STRATFORD ON THE MISSOURI: Chorale, Shakespeare Festival present lyrical tribute “If music be the food of love, sing on.” Thus the Bard might have written his famous line from Twelfth Night if he had heard the Kansas City Chorale singing works set to his poetry. This week the Grammy Award-winning Chorale performs a whole program of music set to, […]

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AS YOU LIKE IT: KC Chorale teams with Shakespeare Festival for satisfying program Now is the winter of our discontent made glorious spring, through a series of collaborations the likes of which Kansas City has rarely seen before. “Chromatic Collaboration” fused the Owen/Cox Dance Group with the musicians of NewEar, and “Symphonic Quixotic” saw the […]

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