Arts & Entertainment

Rolling Hills Bluegrass Battles Hunger to Host Seventh Annual Concert in Support of Second Harvest Community Food Bank

Aug. 18, 2016

SAINT JOSEPH, MO. – Rolling Hills Auto Plaza is proud to present the seventh annual Rolling Hills Bluegrass Battles Hunger concert to support Second Harvest Community Food Bank. The two-day event will be held on Friday, September 23rd, and Saturday, September 24th, at Coleman Hawkins Park, located at 7th Felix St., in downtown St. Joseph, Mo. The event is free ...

Midnight Oil at REACTOR Design Studio

Aug. 18, 2016

News Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 18, 2016 FOR MORE INFORMATION: Traci Ketter Architect of Awesome (816) 841-3682 Ext. 14 Midnight Oil at REACTOR Design Studio KANSAS CITY, Mo.? REACTOR Design Studio’s First Friday feature show, Midnight Oil, is on September 2 from 5-9 p.m. at REACTOR’s office, 1817 Grand Boulevard, Kansas City, MO 64108. By day, the REACTOR design ...

Child, a Magical Realism Romantic Comedy, Set to Film in Kansas City in October

Aug. 18, 2016

Kansas City, Mo. – 08/18/16 – Child, a magical realism romantic comedy film, begins shooting in Kansas City in October. The project, from Calix8, is the feature film debut for local writer and producer Aubrey Hansen. Hollywood veteran Calix Lewis Reneau (Vitals, Greyscale) will produce and direct. The film features Claudia Wells (Back to the Future) and Christopher Showerman (George ...

Charlotte Street Foundation 2016 Visual Artist Awards Exhibition hosted at Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art at the Crossroads

Aug. 18, 2016

[Kansas City, MO] Opening Friday, September 2nd, 5:00-9:00PM at Kemper at the Crossroads, the Charlotte Street 2016 Visual Artist Awards exhibition will feature Charlotte Street’s 2016 Visual Artist Awards Fellows: Shawn Bitters, Madeline Gallucci, and Rodolfo Marron III. All three artists will be in attendance at the opening reception. The exhibition is on view from September 2, 2016 to January ...

Park University’s Homecoming Weekend 2016 Set for Sept. 15-17

Aug. 18, 2016

Hundreds of Park University alumni from across the country and their families are expected to converge on the University’s Parkville Campus for Homecoming Weekend 2016, Thursday through Saturday, Sept. 15-17. While a number of activities are reserved for Park alumni and their families, there are some events that are open to the public. These include (events with ticketed admission are ...

Food Trucks, Beer Fest and Good Music at the Rev it Up Car Show

Aug. 18, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - 8/18/16, Lawrence, KS The Rev it Up Car Show, held each year in Lawrence, KS, returns for it’s 8th year of celebrating the Hot Rod Culture in our area. This means lots of classic cars, custom cars, rat rods and motorcycles will be on display on Saturday September 24th in downtown Lawrence’s South Park. The event ...

St. Louis-based Planning and Design Firm Opens New Studio in Downtown Kansas City, MO

Aug. 17, 2016

(Aug. 17, 2016 ST. LOUIS, MO) SWT Design, a St. Louis-based landscape architecture, planning, and urban design firm, will open its newest studio in downtown Kansas City, MO, the firm announced Wednesday morning. The studio will be located in the Crossroads Arts District. The decision to expand into the Kansas City area is the result of a multi-year process of ...

Four KC Charities to Benefit from Rhythm ‘N Balloons Festival

Aug. 17, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Kansas City, MO – Rhythm ‘n Balloons will donate a portion of procedes from its 3-day music and hot air baloon festival to four (4) local charities. Recipients are: Warriors Ascent, Turn the Page KC, The Next Step Program (American Stroke Foundation) and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). “Holding an event this large allows us ...

Kansas property featured in barn quilt book

Aug. 11, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Quilt square from Ottawa selected to represent Kansas Ottawa, Kansas – Artwork on an Ottawa property is featured in the newly released book “Following the Barn Quilt Trail,” by Suzi Parron, which highlights barn quilts from across the U.S. The building, which features a pattern titled “Dresden Plate,” is owned by Russ and Sandy Sylvester. The design ...

Virtuosos of Park University’s International Center for Music to Headline Concert at Kansas City’s Kauffman Center

Aug. 10, 2016

Park University’s International Center for Music will kick off its 2016-17 concert season with a performance by its internationally acclaimed faculty and alumni on Wednesday, Sept. 7, at Helzberg Hall at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City, starting at 7 p.m. The “Virtuosos of the International Center for Music Concert” will included performances by: world renowned ...

The Internet Loves The Message of Middle Aged Woman, Rapper, Hip Hop Style

Aug. 10, 2016

Local Poet and Performer, Rebecca Davis AKA Big B, “goes viral” with premier video Overland Park, Kansas July 27, 2016 Rebecca ‘Becca’ Davis has found a unique way to voice her feelings about love, loss and life circumstances through a series of uplifting and light-hearted poems to which every reader can relate. She “performs” these writings locally for small audiences, ...

Last Chance to See Butterflies and Dinosaurs at Night at Powell Gardens!

Aug. 10, 2016

Contact: Karen Case,, 816.697.2600 x236 Experience Powell Gardens after hours during the final Family Night of the season. An Evening with the Butterflies takes place from 7-9 p.m. Saturday, August 13, 2016. Guests will have access to the 20th Annual Festival of Butterflies--including an exclusive, guided experience in the tropical butterfly conservatory and the Monarch Watch Science Center--and the ...


Aug. 9, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JAKE CLAYTON VISITS THE KC PET PROJECT Nashville, Tenn. (August 9, 2016)- Even with his new kick off to country music stardom as a solo artist, Jake still takes time out of his busy schedule to donate his time to many charities. On August 8, Jake visited the KC Pet Project in Kansas City, Missouri to stress ...

Show and Tell on First Firday

Aug. 9, 2016

A group of artists and designers were invited to study a site in the city. In this exhibition, they Show and Tell what they found. Show and Tell is a conversation about the elements, individuals, and spaces that make up an urban environment. An specimen was chosen, the West Bottoms, and those involved were tasked with collecting data of whatever ...

Park University’s Campanella Gallery Hosting Matt Krawcheck Exhibit

Aug. 8, 2016

Park University’s Campanella Gallery is hosting an exhibit of drawings and paintings by artist Matt Krawcheck through Friday, Sept. 9. Krawcheck’s exhibit, “A Retro(per)spective,” uses multiple “vanishing points” to launch visitors into the outer reaches of panoramic space. Ever since he learned about perspective from his middle school art teacher, Krawcheck has dreamed of one day visiting the vanishing point. ...

Gardens at Sunset Fundraiser to benefit Kansas City Community Gardens September 10th

Aug. 8, 2016

GARDENS AT SUNSET TICKETS AVAILABLE Kansas City, MO, – Kansas City Community Gardens (KCCG) is once again bringing its signature fundraising event to the beautiful Beanstalk Children’s Garden for an evening of music, food and drink, unique silent auction items, cooking demonstrations and more. The Gardens at Sunset Saturday, September 10, 2016 5:30 to 8:30pm Leanna Flandemeyer Beanstalk Children’s Garden ...

Next storytelling program at Johnson County Museum is Aug. 17

Aug. 3, 2016

The next session of entertaining and educational stories involving nature, history, culture, and art being presented by local Storyteller Jo Ho as part of a storytelling series being offered by the Johnson County Museum is set for late July. Titled simply Jo Ho, Storyteller, this series of stand-alone programs is for ages three to five. These programs take place beginning ...

Children International Selected to Be Featured Charity at KKFI Event

Aug. 3, 2016

Kansas City, MO (August 3, 2016) Kansas City-based nonprofit organization Children International has been selected to be the featured charity at KKFI Community Radio’s 25th anniversary celebration of My Place with Larry J. Larry J has a long history with KKFI being one of the earliest on-air programmers. He has developed a loyal and growing audience who appreciate his up-tempo ...

Festival to Benefit Local Children

Aug. 2, 2016

Come join us Saturday, August 6th from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm for a festival full of CARS, CRAFTS, and FUN for all ages and help support the educational needs of children in the local community. Located at: Cotillion Room & Garden 16816 E. Highway 40 Independence, MO 64055 Food, door prizes, and more! All proceeds from booth rentals and ...

Summer Concert Series: Land Rush

Aug. 1, 2016

Overland Park Regional ER and Shawnee Parks and Recreation will wrap up their concert series with one last performance: Land Rush! On Friday, August 5th at West Flanders Park (55th and Nieman), Land Rush will present a free concert at 7pm for people of all ages. Come enjoy one of the last sunsets of summer with your friends and family ...

Jacomo Chorale begins 34th season, recruits for new members.

July 31, 2016

On August 18th at 7 PM the Jacomo Chorale will begin rehearsals for their upcoming season. The Jacomo Chorale is Eastern Jackson County’s community chorale, performing music from Broadway favorites to traditional masterworks. Under the direction of Dr. Helena Vasconcellos, the Chorale presents concerts 3-4 times a year in various venues throughout eastern Jackson County. Rehearsals are held at Mission ...

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