Arts & Entertainment

Texttile art exhibit by Sonie Ruffin opens Aug. 1 in Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedra

July 24, 2014

Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral is hosting local artist Sonié Joi Ruffin, internationally-known textile artist, for an art exhibit this August. The art exhibit, Let the Church Say Amen, opens August 1 and continues through September 5. The exhibit will be open Thursdays-Saturdays, 1-6 p.m. and Sundays 1-5 p.m. We invite you to participate in some special events. • The ...

New book titled ‘Discovering Historic Clay County’ published

July 24, 2014

The Clay County Archives and Historical Library is excited to announce availability of a new publication, Discovering Historic Clay County, Missouri. This 240 page book features information on more than 1,100 historic sites and points of interest throughout Clay County. Maps reflecting the location of businesses, homes, schools, churches, communities, roads, bridges, railroads, mills, springs, streams, rivers landings, and more ...

Kansas City Symphony to present U.S. Marine Band in September concert

July 24, 2014

WHO: “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band from Washington, D.C., presented by the Kansas City Symphony. The Marine Band is America’s oldest continuously active professional musical organization. Founded in 1798, the band has performed for every U.S. President since John Adams. Known as “The President’s Own” since the days of Thomas Jefferson, the Marine Band’s primary mission is to ...

Local dance studio takes top award at national competition

July 24, 2014

Overland Park, Kansas – July 16-20, 2014 Staff and students from TEAH Ballroom traveled 2000 miles to participate in the Virginia State Dancesport Championships. The prestigious event in Reston, Virginia celebrated its 50th Anniversary this year. The TEAH Team was comprised of students-Steve Carter and Janett Vale, who placed in the Top Students; Kathy Fors, Marinella Hesterberg, Christine Raya, Janet ...

U.S. Army Soldier Show returns to Fort Leonard Wood Aug. 1

July 23, 2014

PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICE FORT LEONARD WOOD, MISSOURI 65473 VOICE: 573-563-4145 FAX: 573-563-4012 BY: Matt Decker EMAIL: shatara.r.seymour.civ@mail.mil FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Release No. 14-062 July 22, 2014 U.S. Army Soldier Show returns to Fort Leonard Wood Aug. 1 FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. – Rousing music, vibrant costumes, entertaining choreography and colorful visuals – all the elements of a Broadway production will ...

Date set for ‘ConfabuLarryum,’ Lawrence’s first festival of creativity

July 22, 2014

CONTACTS: Callahan Creek: Ben Smith, Director of Social and Emerging Media, bsmith@callahancreek.com, 785-838-4774 Lawrence Public School: Julie Boyle, USD 497 Communications Director, JBoyle@usd497.org, 785-330-1662 LAWRENCE, Kan., July 22, 2014 – On Saturday, August 9, kids, parents, educators, makers, entrepreneurs, innovators, and members of the local community have been invited to come together for Lawrence’s first festival of creativity. ConfabuLarryum will ...

Shawnee Girl to Represent Sunflower State at National Pageant

July 22, 2014

Miss Nevaeh Goodwin, age 7, of Shawnee, has been selected to represent the Sunflower State at the 2014 Miss American Sweetheart Pageant. As the Miss Sunflower State Sweetheart, Nevaeh will be attending the National Pageant for her age group in Florida during the week of Thanksgiving 2014. She will compete for the National Pageant title of Miss American Sweetheart and ...

Collar For Collar Launches Apparel Website To Help Dogs In Need

July 21, 2014

Contact - Steve Laurenzo - 913-208-9373 - steve@collarforcollar.com A new Kansas City-based apparel company, Collar For Collar, recently made its first donation in support of dogs in need, cutting a check for over $2500 to Kansas City Pet Project. Collar For Collar is an online apparel retailer that donates 50% of their profits to animal support organizations. KC Pet Project ...

Lithuanian prog rockers The Skys set to rock the Westport Coffeehouse Theatre

July 21, 2014

The Skys will perform at the Westport Coffeehouse Theatre in Kansas City, Mo. The show starts at 9 p.m., and tickets are $10 available at the door. If you like prog rock with a Pink Floyd-esque sound, The Skys will not disappoint. Hailing from Lithuania, the prog rock band The Skys are the leading band in their home country's rock ...

KC native Ed Asner in Kickstarter’s ‘Most Meaningful Project’

July 18, 2014

Kansas City native Ed Asner is the latest Hollywood legend to be interviewed for the new show 50/50 Hollywood – a documentary series to showcase 50 artists who’ve spent 50 years or more in show business. The show’s creator Gregory Gast figures “anyone with 50 years of experience doing anything is worth listening to,” and Asner has now joined the ...

Zombies Attack Historic Workhouse!

July 18, 2014

Saturday July 19th shooting begins on a short segment written and directed by Kansas City native Antwoine Steele. Antwione has been in several films as well as guested on a few television series. The location of the shoot will be the historic Workhouse. Used by the city of Kansas City MO as jail for those found guilty to work off ...

Universal Film Festival premiers September 25th-27th at Cinemark on the Plaza

July 18, 2014

Previously name the American Artist Film Festival, the Universal Film Festival takes on its seventh season creating multiple opportunities for local, national, and international to premier film talent. Cinemark on the Plaza will be the premiere location for the festival taking place September 25th through 27th, 2014, Kansas City, Missouri. The goal of the festival is to bring national and ...

SADDLE UP AND ENJOY THE RIDE” Dodge City Days to Celebrate America’s Wild West Heritage with Largest Cattle Drive Since 1800’s Featuring Celebrity Marshals

July 17, 2014

DODGE CITY, KS. – July, 1 2014 – Dodge City, Kansas is booting up for its 54th annual Dodge City Days, a 10-day tribute to the legendary city’s Wild West heritage, July 25 through August 3. This year, the annual celebration, which attracts more than 100,000 guests from around the world and features more than 50 events that celebrate the ...

Kansas Humanities Council awards six grants

July 17, 2014

NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 17, 2014 FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Tracy Quillin, Director of Communications Kansas Humanities Council tracy@kansashumanities.org (785) 357-0359 tracy@kansashumanities.org Kansas Humanities Council awards six grants TOPEKA - The Kansas Humanities Council recently awarded $38,219.00 in Humanities and Heritage grants to six organizations. Local contributions to the projects are estimated at $79,354.00. American Historical Society of ...

ECLECTICS GALLERY OFFERS SAFEHOME SHOPPING WEEK

July 16, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more information contact Lynette Fisk, Eclectics Gallery 816-361-6643 ECLECTICS GALLERY OFFERS SAFEHOME SHOPPING WEEK During the week of August 18-23, 2014,10% of all sales at Eclectics Gallery will be donated to the work of SAFEHOME, based in Overland Park. Eclectics Gallery, an artists’ co-op located at 7015 Oak Street for 23 years, will hold a week-long ...

Austin Roots Rockers Beth Lee & The Breakups Play Kansas City

July 16, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Beth Lee, bethlee81@gmail.com, (512)203-2999,? www.bethlee.net Beth Lee & The Breakups Play Tulsa, Kansas City, Fort Worth, and Sturgis Biker Rally! (Austin, TX)- Roots Rock/Americana outfit Beth Lee & The Breakups is going on tour July 31st through August 10th to promote their 2013 release "One More Time Again", focusing on South Dakota during the ever popular ...

CinemaKC Features ITVS FUTURESTATES “Charlie 13”

July 16, 2014

KANSAS CITY, MO. – CinemaKC, the television program devoted to showcasing local films and filmmaking talent, will feature the short film “Charie 13” from the web series Futurestates on Thursday, July 17, at midnight-thirty. (That means that it’s actually airing on Friday morning, July 18 at 12:30 a.m.). The Kansas City PBS affiliate, KCPT, will air the fifth episode of ...

LECRAE COMING TO INDEPENDENCE AS PART OF THE ANOMALY TOUR LAUNCHING FALL 2014

July 16, 2014

Grammy Award-Winning Artist Lecrae with special guests Andy Mineo and DJ Promote stops at Independence Events Center on Saturday, October 25. Tickets for Lecrae’s fall 2014 The Anomaly Tour go on sale Friday, July 25. The nation-wide tour kicks off in Houston on October 3. “Lecrae has always been an innovator and trailblazer in our industry,” explains Dan Rauter of ...

Rusty Rierson to perform at Kansas ranch for National Day of the Cowboy luncheon

July 16, 2014

Nashville recording artist and native Kansan Rusty Rierson will perform at a Kansas celebration of the National Day of the Cowboy, with a luncheon to be held at the Lazy T Ranch near Manhattan, Kansas at 1 p.m. on Sunday, July 27, 2014. “We are mighty pleased to have Rusty perform for us,” said Ron Wilson, Poet Lariat and Lazy ...

4th Annual Strawberry Swing Indie Craft Fair

July 16, 2014

The 4th Annual Strawberry Swing Indie Craft Fair will be held Sunday August 3rd from 10 am to 5 pm at the historic Alexander Majors Barn. We will have food trucks, a photo booth, live music and 60+ vendors! We will also be donating 10% of food truck sales, as well as 10% of all vendor fees to Rosedale Ridge, ...

MOCSA’s Upcoming Young at Art Fundraiser

July 16, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For More Information: Amanda Crain, (816) 285-1345 acrain@mocsa.org MOCSA HOSTS 10TH ANNUAL YOUNG AT ART COCKTAIL PARTY AND AUCTION On Saturday, August 23rd at 6:30 p.m., the Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault (MOCSA) invites the public to attend its 10th Annual Young At Art Cocktail Party and Auction at the Uptown Theater, with proceeds benefitting the ...

KC Turner + Thunderegg Summer Tour

July 14, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact Information: Jen Harris, owner createfulstudios@gmail.com: Email 913-575-6795: Phone www.createfulstudios.com Saturday, August 9, 2014 7p.m. $5 Cover KC Turner + Thunderegg Summer Tour Uptown Arts Bar 3611 Broadway St, Kansas City, MO KC Turner http://kcturnerpresents.com/kcs_music.html Thunderegg http://thunderegg.org/ Two poet/musicians, two prime representatives of San Francisco’s burgeoning music scene, two good friends, two guys take to the American ...

Top Handbell Ensemble to Appear in Concert

July 14, 2014

Strikepoint, one of the world’s top handbell ensembles, will be performing at 7 p.m. on Sunday, July 26 at King of Kings Lutheran Church (306 E. Madison St.) in Gardner. There is no admission charge, but a $10 donation is suggested. The concert is part of their 2014 summer tour. The group, from First United Methodist Church in Duluth, Minnesota, ...


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