Arts & Entertainment

Legendary KC Jazz Artists to Celebrate New CD at Pilgrim Chapel February 21

Feb. 3, 2016

On Sunday, February 21, 2016, legendary jazz artists David Basse and Joe Cartwright will celebrate the release of their new CD Live at Pilgrim Chapel with a concert at Kansas City’s historic Pilgrim Chapel, 3801 Gilham Road, Kansas City, MO 64111. Tickets for the show, which will be from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m., are $10.00 and can be purchased at ...

Second Homegrown Reads local author fair to be held at Kansas City, Kansas Public Library

Feb. 3, 2016

625 Minnesota Ave. Kansas City, Kansas 66101 News Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 3, 2016 Contact: Kim Woolery, Public Relations, Kansas City, Kansas Public Library Phone: 913-279-2106 Email: Second Homegrown Reads local author fair to be held at Kansas City, Kansas Public Library KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Kansas City, Kansas Public Library is hosting the second Homegrown Reads ...

Traces and Trajectories: An exhibition celebrating the Rocket Grants Program

Feb. 3, 2016

KANSAS CITY, MO [January 25th, 2016] Charlotte Street’s La Esquina Gallery (1000 W 25th Street) will host Traces and Trajectories, an exhibition examining the six-year history of the Rocket Grants program in Kansas City. Traces and Trajectories will open Friday, February 5th with a reception from 6-9PM, and will be on display through March 5th. This exhibition – curated by ...

Mosaic Life Care Invites Community to Celebrate Mardi Gras Cajun Style

Feb. 2, 2016

February 2, 2016 (Kansas City): Ready for a fun-filled night of music and dancing for all ages? Mosaic Life Care invites the community to come and party New Orleans style, with a Mardi Gras bash designed to bring out the Cajun in everyone. Mardi Gras comes to the Life Center at Mosaic Life Care at Shoal Creek on Friday, February ...

Liberty Middle School presents Cinderella

Feb. 2, 2016

Press Release for immediate publication Liberty Middle School presents Cinderella A timeless tale of wonderful dreams, magical moments, and fairytale endings. Liberty, MO - The beauty and magic of this classic fairytale is brought to life with wonderful singing and amazing sets and lights. Cinderella is transformed by the fairy godmother from a servant girl’s rags into a beautiful ball ...

Student Activities Board will host Andy Grammer with Ben Rector as Spring Concert

Feb. 2, 2016

Event Contact: Joey Smith FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ANDY GRAMMER WITH BEN RECTOR TO PERFORM AT TRUMAN Student Activities Board will host Andy Grammer with Ben Rector as Spring Concert The Truman State University Student Activities Board will host the 2016 Spring Concert featuring musical artists Andy Grammer, Ben Rector and opener Clockwork on February 20th at 8:30 PM in Pershing ...

Press Release #1 - MidAmeriCon II Opens the Hugo Nomination Period

Feb. 2, 2016

PRESS RELEASE #1 - MIDAMERICON II ANNOUNCES HUGO NOMINATION PERIOD OPEN MidAmeriCon II, the 74th World Science Fiction Convention Kansas City, MO August 17-21, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, February 2, 2016 Kansas City, Missouri, USA - MidAmeriCon II, the 74th World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon), is delighted to announce that the 2016 Hugo Award and 1941 Retro ...

Documentary Celebrates Community Mural Making in Mid-America

Jan. 29, 2016

Event: Premiere of Called to Walls Date: Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 7pm Location: Liberty Hall, Lawrence, KS Documentary Celebrates Community Mural Making in Mid-America Emerging Lawrence, KS filmmakers, Amber Hansen and Nicholas Ward premiere their debut documentary feature Called to Walls at Liberty Hall on Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 7:00pm. Tickets are $5.00, and proceeds from the event ...

CHICAGO’S Navy Pier Ferris Wheel Moving to Branson in 2016

Jan. 29, 2016

Branson, Mo. – The iconic 15-story Ferris wheel formerly featured at Chicago’s Navy Pier will be the newest attraction to Branson’s Highway 76 at The Track Family Fun Parks in 2016. “Branson will be a great new location for this amazing Ferris wheel,” said Brian Murphy, COO of Navy Pier. “It was a landmark here for many years, and we ...

Pianist Jan Jiracek von Arnim to Perform Recital at Park University

Jan. 28, 2016

The third concert in the Park University International Center for Music’s 2015-16 season will feature pianist Jan Jiracek von Arnim performing a piano recital on Saturday, Feb. 13. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel on the University’s Parkville Campus. Jiracek is scheduled to perform the following selections: • “Chaconne” from “Partita No. 2 in ...

Cabaret Concert features Broadway and All That Jazz

Jan. 27, 2016

Hear the Kansas City Symphony play the music of “Broadway and All That Jazz” at the Cabaret Concert 2016, Sunday, March 13 at the Embassy Suites KCI. The event begins at 4 pm with a cocktail hour and silent auction, followed by a three-course dinner. The evening concludes with a live auction and a concert by the Kansas City Symphony, ...

Musica Sacra Performs Works by Purcell, Mozart

Jan. 27, 2016

Contact: Tim Linn Marketing Communications Writer 816-501-4892 Jan. 27, 2016 Kansas City, Missouri—Musica Sacra Chorus and Orchestra returns to Arrupe Hall Auditorium at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 21, for a program of music by Henry Purcell and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Musica Sacra will perform two of Purcell’s verse anthems accompanied by strings, works composed between 1682 and 1685. ...

Martin City Melodrama Presents: ‘The Wizard of Paws!’ (c)

Jan. 25, 2016


Students Present Their Original Works for RU Arts

Jan. 25, 2016

Contact: Tim Linn Marketing Communications Writer 816-501-4892 Jan. 25, 2016 Kansas City, Missouri —Students will take center stage at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 11, and Friday, Feb. 12, as they present their original theatrical works in Mabee Theater inside Sedgwick Hall as part of RU Arts. Students from Rockhurst’s English department and theater program will read and present ...

Kansas City Native Writer Earns Lifetime Achievement Award

Jan. 25, 2016

The Native Writers’ Circle of the Americas recognizes Diane Glancy with the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award Norman, OK December 1, 2015: Diane Glancy (Cherokee descent), author of fiction, plays, poetry, novels, and has been awarded the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Native Writers’ Circle of the Americas based on its yearly anonymous NWCA voting poll. Some of Glancy’s books ...

Kansas City Onslaught Competitive Gaming Tournament

Jan. 25, 2016

Its been over a year but Kansas City Onslaught is back with big BIG plans. An all new venue and all new game means an all new day for KO, and we all know that new day rocks. So, clear your calendars for March 5th to join in on tournaments for the newly released Street Fighter 5 (PS4) at Ararat ...

Hope Rises: The Benefit Concert

Jan. 24, 2016

For Immediate Release January 25, 2016 From: Bob Rusert, president BSHS Soccer Alumni Association @Bluesprings_HR #HopeRisesConcert & on Facebook – Hope Rises: The Benefit Concert Headlined by Emcee Abby Eden from Fox 4 and local prominent musicians like Mark Lowrey and Lonnie McFadden, along with local sports celebrities to be announced, Hope Rises: The Benefit Concert will take place ...

Request for Proposals to operate The Castle Tea Room, Lawrence, KS

Jan. 24, 2016

The Board of The Castle Tea Room, in Lawrence, KS, (representing the Libuse Kriz-Fiorito Historical Foundation) solicits proposals from qualified public, not-for-profit, and for-profit organizations to enter into an asset management or license agreement for the operation, management, and development of The Castle Tea Room. Proposers should develop creative strategies for the continued use of the historic building / entire ...

New Entertainment Industry Comes to Westport

Jan. 22, 2016

Escape room industry opens in Westport Westport, MO, January 22, 2016– Missouri’s first escape room is opening a second location in Westport. This activity puts a group of friends, family, or coworkers in a room with 60 minutes to solve clues, find keys, and discover codes with the goal of escaping from the room. Clue Pursuit in Kansas City has ...

4th Annual Kids All-Star Build Challenge taking place at Crown Center

Jan. 22, 2016

Over 100 kids to showcase their LEGO® building creativity in the race for the coveted titles of LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Kansas City’s Creative Crew and Junior Model Builders KANSAS CITY, MO. (Jan. 22, 2016) – On Saturday, January 23rd witness a room full of talented and creative LEGO® fans, ages 5-15 years old, compete to be named a member of ...

Renowned Kansas City poet releases first book, Slammed

Jan. 21, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact Information: Jen Harris, author Createful Studios, LLC email (913) 575.6795, biz phone Prospero’s Books 1800 W. 39th Kansas City, Mo. 64111 February 27, 2016 8p.m. Renowned Kansas City poet releases first book, Slammed · Join Prosperos and Spartan Press to celebrate the release of book #2 in the 2016 POP POETRY: #12poetsin12months sequence featuring: ...

Chinese Acrobat Troupe to Perform at Park University

Jan. 21, 2016

A troupe of acrobats from Beijing, China, will hold a free performance on Park University’s Parkville Campus on Wednesday, Feb. 3, starting at 5 p.m. in Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel. The event will feature routines featuring contortions, foot juggling, plate spinning, Chinese yo-yo and group acrobatics. The performance will also include an interpreter who will share facts about Chinese culture ...

Rodney Jones Brings Salvation Blues to Midwest Poets Series Reading

Jan. 20, 2016

Contact: Tim Linn Marketing Communications Writer 816-501-4892 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jan. 20, 2016 Kansas City, Mo.— Rodney Jones will bring his poetic vision to the 33rd season of the Midwest Poets Series in a reading scheduled for 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 4, in the auditorium of Pedro Arrupe, S.J., Hall. Jones was born in rural Alabama to a community ...

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