Arts & Entertainment

Sports Painter Anthony “AO” Oropeza to Display Kansas City Royals and other MLB Art at ARTSKC’s Night at the K Event at Kaufman Stadium, September 5

Sept. 1, 2015

Kansas City, KS – September 5, 2015, Anthony “AO” Oropeza and AOART5 are pleased to announce that Kansas City Sports Artist - Anthony “AO” Oropeza will exhibit a number of his current sports paintings pieces – featuring the Kansas City Royals at the 2015 Night at the K PreGame event at the home of the Kansas City Royals – Kaufman ...

Tallgrass Creek Server Thomas Tong Stars in Unicorn Theater’s “The Oldest Boy”

Aug. 31, 2015

OVERLAND PARK, KS (August 31, 2015) – Thomas Tong, a server at Tallgrass Creek retirement community, is excited to star as a monk in the play, The Oldest Boy, now on stage through September 20 at Unicorn Theater in Overland Park, KS. Residents from Tallgrass Creek are thrilled about his thespian success, so much so that they are organizing ongoing ...

KCWIFT & KANSAS CITY FILMFEST 5th Annual Short Screenplay Contest

Aug. 31, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WHO: Kansas City Women in Film & Television (KCWIFT) and the Kansas City FilmFest (KC FilmFest) invites you to enter their fifth annual short screenwriting competition for filmmakers/screenwriters. Women and men of all ages are welcome to enter their scripts. Women only are eligible for the top prize of best script. Both women and men are eligible ...

Scotland’s Robin Robertson Opens Midwest Poets Season Sept. 24

Aug. 31, 2015

Contact: Tim Linn Marketing Communications Writer 816-501-4892 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Aug. 28, 2015 Kansas City, Mo. — Poet Robin Robertson opens Midwest Poets Series’ 33rd season at 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015, in Arrupe Hall Auditorium, south of the bell tower on the Rockhurst University campus. Robertson is celebrating the publication of his latest collection, Sailing the Forest: ...

Artist to Debut New Line at 2 KC Art Events

Aug. 31, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more information Contact Randi Chervitz Phone: (314) 966-6010 Email: St. Louis MO, August 28, 2015- Saint Louis jewelry artist, Randi Chervitz, prepares to debut a new look in her handmade Uncommon Threads Jewelry line in two upcoming Kansas City regional art events this Fall, Kansas City’s Plaza Art Fair September 25-27, and Summit Art Festival, ...

Cartoonist Celebrates 40 Years

Aug. 30, 2015

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Steven Hill Email: CARTOONIST CELEBRATES 40 YEARS. Omaha, NE, August 2015 - Steven Hill drew his first comic strip in grade school at Omaha Momouth Park Elementary in 1975. Classmates were his first readers. The laughs were his payoff. Hill's simple drawing style allowed him to cartoon quickly in class without getting caught. ...

17th Annual Kansas City Pagan Pride Day – Harvest Festival and Craft Faire

Aug. 30, 2015

Join us on Sunday, September 13th from 10 am to 6 pm to learn more about the often misunderstood religion of Paganism at our Harvest Celebration and Craft Faire. This event is part of the international Pagan Pride Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to the elimination of prejudice and religious discrimination through education, activism, charity and community. Hundreds of Pagan ...

Lid Off Film Festival to be held Lucas

Aug. 28, 2015

Peter Max Lawrence -­ Director & Festival Coordinator 213 South Main Street PO Box 321 Lucas, KS 67648 ~ PRESS RELEASE ~ LID OFF FILM FESTIVAL Lucas, Kansas Friday September 25th-27th 2015 - The Grassroots Art Center along with Peter Max Lawrence present the newly established international Lid Off Film Festival. The event will feature several in-and-out-of-state “grassroots” films ...

KAB Stations of the Year Announced

Aug. 28, 2015

The Kansas Association of Broadcasters (KAB) has announced winners in its annual awards for broadcasting excellence. A television and radio station in each of three competition groups will receive “Station of the Year” awards during KAB's Awards Banquet October 19, in Lawrence. Stations of the Year recipients are: small market radio – KDNS FM, Glen Elder; medium market radio – ...

Historic hotel introduces The Uniquely Kansas City Experience package

Aug. 27, 2015

The Raphael, a hotel noted for its portfolio of romantic getaway and affinity packages, introduces the ultimate package for travelers seeking a deeper dive into the cultural heritage of a distinct Midwestern city and the hotel born of it. The Uniquely Kansas City Experience focuses on the entwined histories of Barbecue, Jazz, Country Club Plaza and The Raphael. All trace ...

Spinning Tree Theatre’s powerful “West Side Story” runs until Sept. 5

Aug. 27, 2015

Spinning Tree Theatre opens its fifth season with another first – an all-local professional cast production of the beloved musical classic “West Side Story” featuring the re-creation of the original choreography of the masterful Jerome Robbins. “West Side Story” will begin with Previews Aug. 20-21 and open Aug. 22 through Sept. 5 at the Arts Aslyum 1000 E. 9th St., ...

Vietnam War ceremony to feature Missouri Medal of Honor recipient

Aug. 27, 2015

PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICE FORT LEONARD WOOD, MISSOURI 65473 VOICE: 573-563-4145 FAX: 573.563-4012 BY: Tiffany Wood EMAIL: A commemoration ceremony for the Vietnam War’s 50th anniversary is scheduled for 3:30 p.m., Sept. 5 at Fort Leonard Wood’s Memorial Grove. Missouri’s only living Medal of Honor recipient, retired Col. Don (Doc) Ballard, the Vietnam War Memorial Traveling Wall and a special ...

Historic Homes & Gardens on Tour

Aug. 26, 2015

63rd Annual Lexington MO Historic Homes and Garden Tour September 12 & 13 Open Saturday 10-4 , Sunday 12-4 The Worthington Home & Garden 1611 South Street The Stiers Carriage House & Garden - 17th Street The Lloyd House & Garden - 1601 Franklin The Berry/Bohling House - 115 South 17th The Russell House 118 South 17th The Wentworth Campus ...

Everything You Need to Know About Making a Low-Budget Film with SAG-AFTRA Actors

Aug. 26, 2015

KANSAS CITY WOMEN IN FILM & TV HOST SEPTEMBER NETWORKING EVENT Everything You Need to Know About Making a Low-Budget Film with SAG-AFTRA Actors WHAT: Indie filmmakers, get the scoop on how you can pay SAG-AFTRA actors and stay within your budget w/minimal paperwork for your film, web series or multi-media project. SAG-AFTRA’s Kathy Byrne, Director of TV/Theatrical, and Maureen ...

Wylliams/Henry Contemporary Dance Company adds illuminates Cyprus Avenue music at The Folly

Aug. 25, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Kansas City, Missouri – August 17, 2015 Wylliams/Henry Contemporary Dance Company will open their 24th season at the Folly Theater with On Cyprus Avenue in collaboration with Bill Shapiro, creator and host of KCUR’S Cyprus Avenue radio show. This exciting evening of music and dance will be a benefit for the historic Folly Theater in downtown Kansas ...

Downtown Lawrence Restaurant Week Progressive Preview – August 28th

Aug. 25, 2015

For Immediate Release Contact: Downtown Lawrence Inc., Sally Zogry (785) 842-3883 Downtown Lawrence Restaurant Week Progressive Preview – August 28th Downtown Lawrence Inc., prepares for Lawrence’s’ second annual Downtown Lawrence Restaurant Week with a sneak peek progressive preview event this Friday, August 28th. The preview event is part of the Final Fridays Art Walk event that takes place on ...

Rockhurst Film Series, Foreign Language Department Present Spanish, French, German Films

Aug. 24, 2015

The Rockhurst Film Series and the University’s foreign languages department will present three films on Thursdays in August and September. Faculty will introduce the films and conduct post-film discussions. Screenings will begin at 7 p.m. in Arrupe Hall Auditorium. Admission is free. Aug. 27 — Intouchables (The Untouchables) [2011, France]: After becoming a quadriplegic following a paragliding accident, an aristocrat ...

Women as Leaders to Kick Off Women’s Equality Week Aug. 24

Aug. 21, 2015

Kay Barnes, former Kansas City Mayor; Sandy Praeger, former Kansas Insurance Commissioner, Donna Lauffer, League of Women Voters Coach for Leadership and Member Development, and Heartsong, the Kansas City Women's Chorus will headline the kick off for a week of events focusing on women's roles in society. The program, What Does it Take to be a Woman Leader, will be ...

Free Toastmasters Contests for Humorous Speeches and Evaluations

Aug. 20, 2015

Free and open to the public: Humorous Speech and Speech Evaluation Fall Contests by Toastmasters District 22. Prepared International Speeches are 5 – 7 minutes long each. Evaluations are 2 – 3 minutes long. Club contest winners advance to the Area contests. Winners of Area contests advance to the Division contests. Winners of Division contests advance to the District contests. ...

Ashley Raines & The New West Revue Announce New Album I’ll Fight + Tour

Aug. 20, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE contact: Vanessa Aricco Grass Strand Music 646-820-3107 Ashley Raines & The New West Revue Announce New Album I'll Fight + Tour (Kansas City, MO - August 21, 2015) Ashley Raines & The New West Revue are set to release I’ll Fight, a collection of cover songs, September 8th. Americana songwriter Ashley Raines finds himself among ...

Author’s book offers insight into Alzheimer’s

Aug. 20, 2015

AUTHOR’S BOOK OFFERS INSIGHT INTO ALZHEIMER’S CrossRiver Media releases ‘Final Grace for Reverend G’ (BREWSTER, Kan.) – RJ Thesman knows about Alzheimer’s Disease, all too well. The author has watched her mother battle the dreaded disease for the past several years. But while Alzheimer’s has slowly robbed her mother of her memories, it hasn’t diminished her indomitable spirit. That experience ...

Join new Tune Time Singers performing group beginning Sept. 14

Aug. 19, 2015

A new performing vocal group is seeking members through a program being presented by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. The group is called the Tune Time Singers and is seeking men and women who love to sing! Directed by a former professional opera singer and vocal instructor, Frank Curtis, and accompanied by Phyllis ...


Aug. 18, 2015

MEDIA ADVISORY FOR THURSDAY AUG. 20TH For more information, contact: James Balsamo?347-236-4846 ALL WELCOME FOR FREE SCREENING OF NEW HORROR COMEDY TO PREMIERE DURING EVENT THURSDAY NIGHT IN KANSAS CITY There will be a FREE SCREENING of Bite School at the Screenland Crossroads in Kansas City, M.O. on Thursday, August 20, at 8 p.m. Come out and see the ...

Rolling Hills Bluegrass Battles Hunger to Host Sixth Annual Concert Event in Support of Second Harvest Community Food Bank

Aug. 17, 2015

Rolling Hills Auto Plaza is excited to announce Rolling Hills Bluegrass Battles Hunger 2015, a 2-day concert event to support Second Harvest Community Food Bank. The event will be held Friday, September 25 and Saturday, September 26, 2015, in Coleman Hawkins Park at Felix Street Square in downtown St. Joseph. The event is being sponsored by several business organizations in ...

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