Arts & Entertainment

KU Symphony Orchestra presents Brahms’ Symphony No. 2 and Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3 at Lied Center on May 2

April 24, 2014

Media Contact: J.D. Warnock KU School of Music 785-864-9742 jdwarnock@ku.edu LAWRENCE - The University of Kansas Symphony Orchestra will present its final concert of the 2013-2014 season at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 2 at the Lied Center of Kansas. The concert, conducted by David Neely, KU director of orchestral activities, begins with Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Major, ...

Wayne City Landing Days Festival new for Sugar Creek

April 24, 2014

Wayne City Landing Days Festival The City of Sugar Creek, Missouri is pleased to announce the first annual Wayne City Landing Days festival to be held Thursday, August 7th, Friday August 8th, and Saturday, August 9th, 2014. The festival will commemorate one of the first riverboat landings west of the Mississippi. Wayne City Landing, also known as the Upper Independence ...

Mid-Continent Public Library to receive National Medal for Museum and Library Service

April 24, 2014

WASHINGTON (April 24, 2014) – The Institute of Museum and Library Services today announced Mid-Continent Public Library of Greater Kansas City, MO, is one of 10 recipients of this year’s National Medal for Museum and Library Service. The National Medal, the nation’s highest honor given to museums and libraries for service to the community, has celebrated 20 years of institutions ...

People to People International to welcome European diplomat to Kansas City

April 24, 2014

Media Contact: Liz Wegman, 816.531.4701, lizw@ptpi.org Mr. Sigurd Pacher, Deputy Chief of Mission of the Austrian Embassy in Washington, DC, will give welcome remarks at a reception hosted by PTPI and the International Relations Council of Kansas City. Mr. Pacher will also speak on the topic of leadership in today’s world at a lunch hosted by PTPI. Members of the ...

Dawg Daze of Summer Festival producers anticipate record attendance

April 23, 2014

3rd year festival poised for sell out crowds. Savannah, MO - April 23rd. On July 10th, 11th & 12th, The Dawg Daze of Summer Festival will take place at Ol’ MacDonald’s Farm in Savannah, MO featuring over 25 musical acts on 2 stages. Festival producers are looking forward to record attendance nearing 6000 in attendance over the weekend as ticket ...

Artist, Anthony “AO” Oropeza to showcase a collection at May First Friday Art Show

April 22, 2014

PRESS RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Artist, Anthony “AO” Oropeza to showcase a collection at May First Friday Art Show: Featuring his Mother Terese Painting, Sports, Comics & More at Spyn Studios in KC Crossroads. Kansas City, KS – April 22, 2014: AOART5 LLC & Strong Ave. Studios is pleased to announce the first 2014 Friday Art exhibition of Owner, Lead ...

Artist, Anthony “AO” Oropeza to showcase a collection at May First Friday Art Show: Featuring Cesar Chavez, Sports, Comics & More at Spyn Studios in KC Crossroads.

April 22, 2014

PRESS RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Artist, Anthony “AO” Oropeza to showcase a collection at May First Friday Art Show: Featuring Cesar Chavez, Sports, Comics & More at Spyn Studios in KC Crossroads. Kansas City, KS – April , 2013: AOART5 LLC & Strong Ave. Studios is pleased to announce the his first 2014, Friday Art exhibition of Owner, Lead Designer ...

East Hill Singers present semiannual concerts

April 21, 2014

The East Hill Singers men’s chorus will perform their spring concerts, “Spring Awakenings” on Sunday, April 27th, at Atonement Lutheran Church (9948 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, KS 66212) and Sunday, May 4th, at Christ Church Anglican (5500 W. 91st St, Overland Park, KS 66207). This concert will feature a guest conductor, Ward Holmquist, who also serves as the Artist Director ...

Abuse and Murder on the Frontier

April 21, 2014

Bill Bundschu will present his book, Abuse and Murder on the Frontier: the Trials and Travels of Rebecca Hawkins: 1800-1860, at the Westport Public Library on May 10, at 2 pm. A reception with refreshments will be hosted afterwards at the 1855 Harris-Kearney House Museum, located across the street at 40th Street & Baltimore. Rebecca Hawkins was put on trial ...

Humboldt’s Works of Art Gallery issues call to artists

April 18, 2014

"Painting the Town" one day plein air event Saturday June 14th, 2014 Open to artists 16 & older.Prizes will be awarded during reception at 6 pm. The public is invited to attend! Also, on the same day we will be hosting, "Chalk the Walk", At the Humboldt square from 9 am-1 pm. Free to anyone wanting to participate, with chalk ...

Mommy Dearest: Arts Asylum Drag fundraiser to benefit reStart Inc.

April 18, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact Information: Jeanette Powers, General Manager uptownartsbar@gmail.com: Email 816-960-4611, Venue phone www.uptownartsbar.com Kansas City, Mo. Saturday, May 10, 7-11:30p Uptown Arts Bar, 3611 Broadway KCMO 64111 $10 cover Mommy Dearest: Arts Asylum DRAG fundraiser to benefit reStart Inc. Drag your mom out on Mother's Day Eve to support the arts! This fun and unique event will feature ...

KC Cabaret plans Fringe Festival fundraiser

April 18, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact Information: Jeanette Powers, General Manager uptownartsbar@gmail.com: Email 816-960-4611, Venue phone www.uptownartsbar.com Kansas City, Mo. Friday, May 9, 9:30-11:30p Uptown Arts Bar, 3611 Broadway KCMO 64111 $10 cover KC Cabaret: Fringe Edition Fundraiser Awarded a highly coveted top-ten spot in the 2013 Kansas City Fringe Festival, the brilliant KC Cabaret troupe hits the stage at Uptown Arts ...

Clownesque fundraiser for City In Motion dance theater

April 18, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact Information: Jeanette Powers, General Manager uptownartsbar@gmail.com: Email 816-960-4611, Venue phone www.uptownartsbar.com Kansas City, Mo. Friday, May 16 8p.m. Uptown Arts Bar, 3611 Broadway KCMO 64111 $10 cover CLOWNESQUE: Fundraiser for City In Motion Dance Theater Byrd Productions and Sassafras Productions Presents: Clownesque, Spring Time in Clown Land! Come One! Come All! SEE: Clowns attempting Burlesque! WATCH: ...

Jazz sensation Roxi Copland plays Kansas City, debuts first full-length album

April 17, 2014

Kansas City, Mo. May 22, 2014 7-8p Uptown Arts Bar 3611 Broadway KCMO 64111 $5 Cover Jazz sensation Roxi Copland plays Kansas City, debuts first full-length album Jazz sensation Roxi Copland will debut her first full-length, full band studio album, “Truth Be Told” at Uptown Arts Bar on Thursday, May 22 at 7p.m. Roxi Copland performs throughout the US, entertaining ...

Confessions of a Belly Dancer staged at Union Station

April 17, 2014

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Confessions of a Belly Dancer; Secrets of the Hieroglyph Saturday, May 17, 2014 7:30p.m. Union Station: H&R Block City Stage 30 W Pershing Road Kansas City, MO 64108 Tickets available www.unionstation.org Confessions of a Belly Dancer; Secrets of the Hieroglyph Kansas City, Mo. After astounding audiences in sold out shows in Chicago and New York, ...

Guitar concert, dessert with Jack Williams lsated Easter Sunday

April 17, 2014

Jack Williams, Singer/Songwriter/Entertainer will be featured in a Guitar Concert on Easter Sunday afternoon at 3:00 at All Souls UU Church, 4501 Walnut, KC,Mo. He was last heard in Kansas City as part of the recent Folk Alliance International Conference at Crown Center. To hear his music, view: Youtube & JackWIlliamsMusic Intermission will include a holiday dessert of cheesecake and ...

Carnival arrives in Excelsior Springs!

April 16, 2014

Come one, come all! The Annual Excelsior Springs Carnival is coming to town! The carnival will be open beginning Friday, April 18 though Saturday, April 26. During the week, the carnival opens its doors at 6:00 p.m. On weekends, your fun can begin at 1:00 p.m. The carnival closes when the crowd starts dwindling down. Some BIG and EXCITING news ...

Verdigris Valley Art Exhibit Calls for Entries.

April 16, 2014

Independence Historical Museum and Art Center (IHMAC), Independence, Kansas presents the 61st Annual Verdigris Valley Art Exhibit (VVAE) July 7 – 26. This is a Call for Entries. The Independence Historical Museum and Art will hold the 61st annual VVAE as a part of the Independence, Kansas ASTRA Arts Festival, which encompasses many art genres. Various events will be presented ...

Works by Haydn, Mozart Close Musica Sacra Season

April 16, 2014

A stellar quartet of professional soloists joins Musica Sacra Chorus and Orchestra as it performs a rarely heard and highly influential work by Johann Michael Haydn, the expressive and emotional Requiem in C Minor for Archbishop Sigismondo at 7 p.m., Sunday, April 27 at St. Francis Xavier Church. Soprano Rebecca Lloyd, mezzo-soprano Jennifer Powell, tenor David Adams and baritone Raymond ...

New season of 50 Plus Bingo begins on May 6

April 16, 2014

A new season of themed bingo games is being kicked off in May by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. In all, 12 bingo sessions will alternate between six locations through late August. Each bingo session will begin at 1:30 p.m. and will feature a dozen games of bingo, as well as food, prizes, ...

AYS’ Stack the Decks Casino Night Fundraiser Planned for May 2

April 15, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more information, contact: Teri Kriege Phone: 913-831-2820, ext. 231 tkriege@aysusa.org AYS' Stack the Decks Casino Night Fundraiser Planned for May 2 KANSAS CITY, Kan. (April 15, 2014) – On Friday, May 2, 2014, Associated Youth Services (AYS) will host Stack the Decks Casino Night 2014 at the Overland Park Marriott from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. ...

The Murder Mystery Company Holds OPEN CALL for LOCAL ACTORS 4/15/14

April 15, 2014

Open Call for actors!! We currently have openings in our Kansas City Troupe for new MALE and FEMALE talent! Local performances in both Missouri and Kansas. Ages 18+ non-union work. This is a fantastic opportunity that will provide the following: Each of our actors has the opportunity to act in up to 300 shows per year, with no show minimum ...


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