Arts & Entertainment

Homegrown on the River Music Festival

April 24, 2017

Second Annual Homegrown on the River Music Festival: PRESS RELEASE We're excited to announce our lineup for the second annual Homegrown on the River Music Festival, at Byrd's Adventure Center, August 3-5, with The Steep Canyon Rangers, The MGDs, White Denim, Hot Buttered Rum, Arkansasuce, TAUK, Monophonics, Vintage Pistol, Couch Jackets and many more! We are continuing our mission of ...

McGonigle’s Ribs for Kids Charity Event April 28th & 29th

April 24, 2017

NEWS RELEASE 04-21-17 Contact: Kelsey Huber (913) 649-4040 x102 or Mike McGonigle (816) 694-4720 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: McGonigle’s Market’s Annual ?Ribs for Kids? Charity Event McGonigle’s Market is holding their 14? th? annual ?Ribs for Kids? Charity Event on April 28? th? & 29?th ?from 8 am-6 pm.? The annual event raises money for Foster Adopt Connect. McGonigle’s Market sells ...

Striking the Black Snake Book Release

April 23, 2017

Please join 39 West Press on Saturday, 29 April 2017, at 7 pm at The Outburst KC (1715 Wyandotte St) for the official book release of Striking the Black Snake: Poems from Standing Rock by MG Salazar. Admission is $15 and includes a copy of the book. Overview: Striking the Black Snake is a wild and raw book in equal ...

Westwood Ensemble

April 22, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Westwood Ensemble announces its inaugural concert “Bach to Beetles” on May 10, 2017 at 7:30PM at the Kansas City Community College Performing Arts Center located at 7535 State Ave, Kansas City, KS. Admission is free. The program includes: Organ Concerto in A Minor Bach/Vivaldi/Lane Waltzes from Der Rosenkavalier Richard Strauss Serenade for Strings Edward Elgar Day ...

Disco Turf: A Collaborative Release Event

April 21, 2017

DISCO TURF: A Collaborative Release Event Vulpes Bastille Gallery 1737 Locust St. Kansas City, MO 64108 Friday, April 28th, 8-11 pm Doors open at 8:00 pm and close at 8:45 pm. Fashion show begins promptly at 9:00 pm. Doors reopen for the general public at 10:00 pm. Group seatings must all check in together Seated Tickets are available for purchase ...

Kevin Rabas named Poet Laureate of Kansas™

April 20, 2017

NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 20, 2017 FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Leslie Von Holten, Director of Programs (785) 357-0359 Kevin Rabas named Poet Laureate of Kansas™ TOPEKA — The Kansas Humanities Council (KHC) announced that Kevin Rabas of Emporia, Kan., has been named the 2017-2019 Poet Laureate of Kansas™. As Poet Laureate of Kansas, Rabas will promote ...

Arts and Culture in Missouri Employ 92,000 and Provide $4.8 Billion in Compensation

April 20, 2017

New Federal Study Tracks Jobs per State CONTACT: Barbara MacRobie, public information coordinator,, 314-340-6852, A total of 92,216 people in Missouri work in arts and cultural industries, earning $4,751,234 billion in compensation, according to a new federal study. The study, which analyzes data from 2014, is the first federal effort to provide in-depth analysis of the arts and ...

Spectrum Fantastic Art Live Returns to Kansas City

April 17, 2017

Kansas City, Missouri-- Spectrum Fantastic Art Live (SFAL) returns to Kansas City Friday, April 21st through Sunday, April 23rd at Kansas City’s Municipal Auditorium, in the Exhibit Hall. SFAL is the convention that celebrates Fantastic Art and the people that create it. Attend workshops, panels, and live demonstrations; shop for prints and original drawings and paintings by nearly 200 renowned ...

Annie Warbucks on Stage!

April 16, 2017

CYT-Kansas City continues to bring quality, family-friendly entertainment to the stage by proudly producing Annie Warbucks. to the stage to kick off it’s 2017 Spring production season, featuring the talent of over 80 metro-area kids ages 8 to 18. Ever wonder what happened after Annie stayed with Daddy Warbucks? Annie Warbucks picks up right where Annie ends. Annie Warbucks is ...

Local Horror Icon Brings Werewolves to Kansas City!

April 16, 2017

For IMMEDIATE RELEASE A Werewolf movie to HOWL for!!!! Indie Horror Director and Micro Budget Pioneer Todd Sheets has had a hell of a comeback after his heart attack that resulted in Quadruple Bypass surgery and 31 days in the Hospital. 6 months after his surgery he was in production on HOUSE OF FORBIDDEN SECRETS, a film that went on ...

Professional Mermaid Swimming to Planet Comicon

April 14, 2017

Erika O’Shea, The Heartland Mermaid (785) 760-3137 Kansas City, MO, April 14th – Local mermaid entertainer Erika O’Shea, also known as “The Heartland Mermaid” is bringing her unique act to upcoming comic book convention and pop culture expo, Planet Comicon. This event is KC’s largest and longest running gathering of its kind, spanning 19 years and boasting attendance ...

Jacomo Chorale presents spring concert

April 13, 2017

The Jacomo Chorale will present a spring concert on April 29th, repeating on April 30th, featuring John Rutter's "The Sprig of Thyme" and other folk songs. In addition to the primary work, the Chorale will sing a piece arranged by Chorale member Doug Rottering. The April 29th concert will be held at Plaza Heights Baptist Church, 1500 E. Clark Rd., ...

AdHoc’s 8th Annual Community Guardian Awards

April 12, 2017

40th Anniversary of the AdHoc Group Against Crime, and 8th Annual Community Guardian Awards Kansas City, MO--On Wednesday, May 3, 2017, the AdHoc Group Against Crime will celebrate the 40th anniversary of its founding by former Mayor Pro-Tem and advocate for the underserved, Alvin Brooks, at the Eighth Annual Community Guardian Awards. Guests will gather at the Muehlebach Tower of ...

Snow White & Seven Drawfs Fairytale Ballet Presented April 22-23, 2017

April 12, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 12, 2017 Contact: Brian McGuinness, 913-492-0004 MILLER MARLEY YOUTH BALLET PRESENTS SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS AND OTHER ORIGINAL BALLETS ON APRIL 22-23, 2017 OVERLAND PARK, KS – Miller Marley School of Dance and Voice will host its annual spring ballet show presented by the Miller Marley Youth Ballet and Youth Ballet 2 companies ...

David Basse & Jim Lower’s 18 Piece Big Band Tuesdays at New Westport Jazz Venue

April 5, 2017

Kansas City, MO (April 5, 2017) -- On April 25 David Basse will begin a year-long weekly engagement on Tuesdays with Jim Lower’s 18 piece Big Band at Jazz Nebula inside Californos Westport. With a full dinner menu and an intimate setting, this new nightspot will provide dinner and a true focus on live jazz, an element that has long ...

Jess Salomon Headlines the Uptown Arts Bar, April 27th

April 4, 2017

Jess Salomon Goes (Mid)West ----- FOR IMMIEDIATE RELEASE ----- Jess Salomon is a Canadian comedian who moved to America just before the last election by marrying a Muslim-Canadian-Female-Comedian who wasn’t even really gay before. She considers this to be her greatest achievement. Now that she has a Green Card, Jess is bringing her very personal brand of political humor to ...

Acclaimed Pianist Martino Tirimo is Featured Performer in Park University International Guest Artist Series Concert on April 21

April 4, 2017

Park University’s International Center for Music will host world-renowned pianist Martino Tirimo as part of the ICM’s International Guest Artist Series on Friday, April 21. Tirimo’s concert will be held at the 1900 Building, 1900 Shawnee Mission Parkway in Mission Woods, Kan., starting at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for this concert are $20 and can be purchased at The concert ...

Bingham, the Missouri Artist: Art, Music & Film

April 4, 2017

Spend a day in historic Independence learning, experiencing, and enjoying the life of Missouri artist George Caleb Bingham Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 2PM to 7:30PM. The day includes: a special screening and Q&A of the new documentary, THE AMERICAN ARTIST: THE LIFE & TIMES OF GEORGE CALEB BINGHAM by Emmy-winning Kansas City filmmakers Wide Awake Films; a personal tour ...

LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Kansas City Breaks Ground on $1 Million Train Station Adventure

April 3, 2017

LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Kansas City announces the addition of a brand new, $1 million exhibit called Train Station Adventure, set to open late Spring 2017. Replacing the current LEGO® City soft play area, Train Station Adventure allows kids to climb, slide, jump and roll around train obstacles and even take control in the conductor’s chair. Families can even use their ...

Park University’s Annual Hauptmann Lecture to Feature PBS Host Alexander Heffner

April 3, 2017

A conversation that will navigate three areas of interest across civic life will be the focus of Park University’s 25th annual Dr. Jerzy Hauptmann Distinguished Guest Lecture Series event on Monday, May 1. The silver anniversary of the Hauptmann Lecture will be held on the University’s Parkville Campus for the first time since 2009 in the Park Distance Learning Conference ...

Up your crafting game at the new Create-it Studio in the West Bottoms

April 3, 2017

— In the spirit of “making the world a little less mass-produced,” Traci and Charli Kinerk started a crafting studio in the West Bottoms. The Create-It Studio is a crafter’s, artist’s, and DIYer’s playground. Along the lines of the “paint-your-own-pottery” concept, the studio specializes in all crafts, including jewelry-making, scrapbooking, paper crafting, wood crafting and so much more. “We want ...

Meet the Young Urban Jewelry Brand from Kansas City Conquering Streetwear

March 28, 2017

In only it's first year of business, The Gold Gods became the top selling urban jewelry brand in North America. KANSAS CITY, MO – March 28, 2017 – The Gold Gods, a street culture jewelry and accessories brand from Kansas City, Missouri, has quickly become the top retail-selling urban jewelry brand in the US, sold in more than 800 stores ...

Park University International Center for Music to Present Concert Featuring Husband and Wife Duo Cellist Daniel Veis and Pianist Helena Veisova

March 28, 2017

The International Center for Music at Park University will host a faculty recital concert featuring the husband and wife duo of cellist Daniel Veis and pianist Helena Veisova on Saturday, April 8. The concert will be begin at 7:30 p.m. in Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel on the University’s Parkville Campus. Admission to the concert is free. The concert will pay ...

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