Arts & Entertainment

Shawnee Mission Health to Paint the Town Pink in October

Sept. 16, 2014

Pink Lighting Ceremony at Prairie Village Shopping Center to Kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Feature Breast Cancer Survivor Rita Hunt and Cast a Pink Light on the Importance of Early Detection Merriam, Kan. – In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Shawnee Mission Health – in partnership with The Village Shops in Prairie Village – will “Paint the Town ...

Paxico Blues Festival to attract thousands on Sept. 20

Sept. 15, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Paxico Blues Festival Brings Thousands Together in Small Town for Over a Decade PAXICO, KS- September 20, 2014- The Paxico Blues Festival will celebrate 11 years of big city blues in a small town setting when several thousand festival goers venture to downtown Paxico on September 20 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. to enjoy local ...

Autumn in Cottonwood Falls features Christmas open house

Sept. 15, 2014

CHISTMAS OPEN HOUSES are the highlight of AUTUMN in COTTONWOOD FALLS, the second event of the triennial series, Seasons in Cottonwood Falls. Oct. 10th, 11th, and 12th. Located in the heart of the Flint Hills of Kansas, Cottonwood Falls is an easy and picturesque drive from Kansas City, Wichita, Topeka, Manhattan, and Lawrence. Stroll beautiful, brick lined Broadway Street while ...

Locally filmed feature ‘Spirits’ selected for Los Vegas film festival

Sept. 15, 2014

The locally filmed feature "Spirits" has been chosen as an official selection for the Los Vegas film fest Pollygrind ( This is a huge accomplishment for Extreme Entertianment as the film is a true experiment. Spirits was filmed in February of 2013 in one location in the Northland and stars 4 high school students who find themselves in a particularly ...

Kansas filmmaker to host screenings, Q&A on rural filmmaking

Sept. 14, 2014

LAWRENCE - A local filmmaker will host a pair of Western Kansas screenings and Q&A sessions to discuss making films in rural Kansas in September and October. Set in a dusty and desolate rural Kansas town, Somewhere Between Freedom and Protection, Kansas, the latest film from local filmmaker and current University of Kansas Film Major Patrick Clement, presents a host ...

Historic Lexington’s 17th annual Apples, Arts & Antiques Festival slated Sept. 27-28

Sept. 13, 2014

Mark your calendar - Saturday & Sunday Sept 27th & 28th. Don't miss Lexington Missouri's Annual Apples, Arts, & Antiques Festival if you are looking for a great way to spend a fall day. A short drive through beautiful fall foliage and apple orchards just east of Kansas City will bring you to a town filled with a rich cultural ...

World-Renowned Violinist Shmuel Ashkenasi to Open Park University’s International Center for Music 2014-15 Concert Season

Sept. 12, 2014

Park University’s International Center for Music will open its 2014-15 concert season series with an evening of chamber music by Franz Schubert featuring world-renowned violinist Shmuel Ashkenasi on Saturday, Sept. 27, at 7:30 p.m. in Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel on the University’s Parkville Campus. Called a “genuine talent and profoundly gifted” by The Vienna Express, Ashkenasi will perform Schubert’s “Rondo ...

KC Wind Symphony announces 17th season

Sept. 11, 2014

The Kansas City Wind Symphony announces their 17th season of free concerts entitled “Let’s Celebrate.” The title is inspired by extensive remodeling of the Village Church Sanctuary which will begin in the spring of 2015 providing a larger and more useable space for the church music programs. The four major concerts celebrate Achievement (October 12), Virtuosity ( November 16) featuring ...

PerformOutKC announces open call auditions

Sept. 11, 2014

AUDITION NOTICE PerformOUTKC, Kansas City’s LGBTQIA Choral Theatre program holds open call auditions for their fall show “Affirmation”. Open Call Auditions for Affirmation Sunday, September 14, 21, 28 – 630-830pm Sunday, October 5, 12 – 630-830pm Location: All Souls UU 4501 Walnut St, KCMO Open Call Auditions by Appointment Only. To schedule an audition appointment, please complete an audition request ...

Sirius XM host, comedian Kenny Zimlinghaus to perform in Kansas City

Sept. 11, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact Information: Jeanette Powers, General Manager Email 816-808-1252, GM phone 816-960-4611, Venue phone Kansas City, Mo. Comedian Kenny Zimlinghaus Saturday, Sept. 20 10-11:30 p.m. $15 advanced, $18 door Uptown Arts Bar 3611 Broadway KCMO 64111 Sirius XM Host, Comedian Kenny Zimlinghaus to perform in Kansas City Comedian and co-host of Cosmo’s Wake Up! with Taylor ...

Sock hop murder mystery event is Oct. 3 at Mill Creek Activity Center

Sept. 10, 2014

A 1950’s sock hop is the setting for a murder mystery event being planned by JCPRD’s 50 Plus department. The event, called Murder Mystery Sock Hop, promises a fun evening with dinner and interactive entertainment. Oct. 1 is the registration deadline for this event, which will take place on Friday, Oct. 3. “Participants will enjoy playing a character from the ...

Love in the Afternoon program for 50 Plus to feature great music and cuisine on Oct. 3

Sept. 10, 2014

A lunch program featuring fine cuisine and exceptional music is being offered in early October by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's 50 Plus Department. The event is called Love in the Afternoon. All programs begin at noon. The first program will take place on Friday, Oct. 3, at the Lenexa Baptist Church, 15320 W. 87th St. Parkway, Lenexa. ...

Lexington’s Old Homes Tour this weekend!

Sept. 10, 2014

Lexington Old Homes Tour Set for Sept. 13-14th Five antebellum homes including three homes never before on tour will highlight the Legendary Lexington Old Homes Tour on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 13 and 14. On this year’s tour are the recently refurbished 1852 Simpson House at 1413 Lafayette Street and the 1869 Langman House, designed by the well-known, local builder/architect ...

CONNIE SMITH & The Sundowners

Sept. 10, 2014

See CONNIE SMITH & The Sundowners in concert at Truman Lake Opry in Tightwad, Mo. on Saturday, Nov. 15th, 7:00 p.m. Call 660-723-2181 for Tickets


Sept. 9, 2014

FRI & SAT, OCT 10-11, 2014 WARD PARKWAY & BRUSH CREEK ON THE COUNTRY CLUB PLAZA (Kansas City, MO)—WaterFire KC will once again ignite the night along Brush Creek on The Country Club Plaza this October. Combining internationally-renowned visual artist Barnaby Evans’ remarkable installation of fire pits in Brush Creek with a celebration of Kansas City’s performing artists, this 8th ...

Zona Rosa will showcase art during annual regional outdoor arts festival September 12-14

Sept. 9, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Zona Rosa Arts Festival annual three day celebration spotlights the talents of regional and local artists along with live musical and dance performances Friday, September 12 through Sunday, September 14. The art festival at Zona Rosa brings artists from near and far together in one place to celebrate the beauty of art. Booths will line the ...

Northland McDonald’s Celebrates Remodel with Grand Opening Events

Sept. 9, 2014

NORTH KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The McDonald’s at 2200 Vernon in North Kansas City, Mo., 64116, will celebrate its grand opening after completing a 16-week rebuild project to update the interior and exterior of the building. The celebration includes discounts, Ronald Show and giveaways. The McDonald’s restaurant has been an important part of the community in the Northland for 32 ...

Manna Meadows participates in National Alpaca Farm Days

Sept. 9, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Brian/Sharon Heimes Manna Meadows Alpacas 913-461-5003 MANNA MEADOWS ALPACAS PARTICIPATES IN NATIONAL ALPACA FARM DAYS On September 27th and 28th, alpaca breeders from across the United States and Canada will invite the public to come to their farm or ranch to meet their alpacas and learn more about these inquisitive, unique animals, the luxury fiber ...

Save Inc. announces search for new CEO

Sept. 8, 2014

SAVE, Inc., a leader in providing comprehensive housing solutions to socially and medically disadvantaged people for nearly three decades has announced the search for a new Chief Executive Officer. SAVE, Inc. seeks an experienced and highly engaging officer to work closely with staff to optimize day-to-day operations throughout the organization and to show a deep commitment to the mission of ...

The Apollo program is a powerful story about sacrifice, innovation, collaboration, and achievement despite adversity.

Sept. 8, 2014

Students, Teachers and Artists Dream Big with Support from Twenty Astronauts and Visionaries such as Gloria Steinem, Jody Williams and Madeleine Albright. Moon Walkers Charles Duke, Alan Bean, Edgar Mitchell, Gene Cernan Among Supporters KANSAS – International Fiber Collaborative announces major campaign ‘Dream Rocket’ to take place from September 1 – October 10, 2014, at The Dream Rocket Project ...

Phantoms of KC & The Port Authority of Kansas City Proudly Present: Phantoms at the River: A Party

Sept. 8, 2014

Contact: Brian Noland, Co-founder Phantoms of KC (816) 5061948 Who: Phantoms of Kansas City, with the Port Authority of Kansas City, sponsored by Benton Lloyd & Chung, LLP What: All ages celebration of Kansas City’s story as a river town, featuring live music, food trucks, and prizes. KC Port Authority President and CEO Michael Collins will tell the tale ...

Hallmark Live

Sept. 8, 2014 Ron Worley Kaleidoscope & Hallmark Visitors Center Outreach Supervisor 816/274-8348 Hallmark Live: Hallmark Artists demonstrate their talents at the Hallmark Visitors Center KANSAS CITY, Mo. (September 2, 2014) – The Hallmark Visitors Center provides an opportunity to learn about the artistry that goes into the making of Hallmark products. Hallmark is home to a large and remarkably talented ...

Hallmarket A Hallmark Art Fair

Sept. 8, 2014 Ron Worley Kaleidoscope & Hallmark Visitors Center Outreach Supervisor 816/274-8348 Hallmarket: A Hallmark Art Fair Celebrates Creativity Public art show featuring the personal work of Hallmark employees set for Sept. 27 KANSAS CITY, Mo – Back for its 5th year, “Hallmarket: A Hallmark Art Fair” will showcase the creative talents of Hallmark employees. The art fair will be ...

KCPT to broadcast documentary about KU Wind Ensemble’s Carnegie Hall peformance

Sept. 5, 2014

Contact: J.D. Warnock KU School of Music 785-864-9742 LAWRENCE - In March 2013, the University of Kansas Wind Ensemble, led by conductor Paul W. Popiel, made the trip of a lifetime to perform the world premiere of composer Mohammed Fairouz’s Symphony No. 4, In the Shadow of No Towers at Carnegie Hall. The new hour-long documentary “From Concept to ...

To our users and readers

Press Release Central has moved to a new server. What does this mean for you? Releases posted prior to March 1, 2012 have gone away, as has your old account registration info. Everyone will need to re-register for an account. We apologize for this inconvenience.

Want your event in our calendar?

Would you like your event published in The Kansas City Star? We’d be glad to consider it.

Enter your event


About Press Release Central

Press Release Central is Kansas City’s largest community site for press releases announcing news of all kinds: business, entertainment, sports and more. Releases stay for an extended period, so messages live a long life. And if you’re hunting for tips or information, just search to find news, names and subjects you might have missed.