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ARTS CORNER

Artists, arts lovers worldwide mourn loss of Harriman-Jewell Series co-founder Richard Harriman, the William Jewell College professor who spent a half century building the Harriman-Jewell Series into one of the nation’s premier performing arts presenters, died July 15 at Liberty Hospital. He was 77. A gracious and amiable man who always greeted his audience members […]

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Musical Theater Heritage and KC Chamber Orchestra join for gala featuring music from Purcell to Cole Porter George Harter has a message for all who will listen: Just as jazz, blues and rock ‘n’ roll are indigenous American musical genres, musical theater was born here, too. And just as those forms drew from elements as disparate as hymnody […]

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New composition for Lyric Arts Trio honors immigrant grandmother n the early years of the 17th century, at Nipe Bay in northeastern Cuba, three fishermen weathered a tumultuous storm and prayed for deliverance. When the skies cleared, they found a statue of a girl floating in the water, with an inscription saying I Am the Virgin of […]

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Trey McIntyre Project enchants Harriman-Jewell Series opening night audience Richard Harriman would have been happy to see the activity on September 18 at the teeming Folly Theater. Harriman, who died in August of leukemia, had an eye for what was going to be the Next Big Thing in music, dance and theater. That’s how he […]

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Kansan who took dance world by storm opens Harriman-Jewell season Nobody knows for sure why the Basques came to Idaho, but come they did: The state boasts one of the largest Basque populations in the world. Even the mayor of Boise is Basque. So when choreographer Trey McIntyre was invited to create a piece celebrating this fascinating […]

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Lyric’s scenic genius creates bold visuals for new Carmen It began with a circle. R. Keith Brumley’s scenic design for the Lyric Opera’s new production of Carmen took as its point of departure the circular shape of the bullfight ring of Act 4, where the searing drama of Bizet’s opera reaches its breaking point. In the three acts leading […]

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Lyric’s new Carmen soft at center despite some fine performances In the final moments of the Lyric Opera’s new production of Bizet’sCarmen, mezzo-soprano Sandra Piques Eddy came quite close to saving the whole show for me. She gave the groveling Don José (tenor Dinyar Vania) a look so filled with remorse, pity and regret that we forgave all of […]

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