Arts & Entertainment

The Whole Person to Celebrate the 26th Anniversary of the ADA

June 25, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Terri Goddard Office Phone: (816) 627-2220 Cell Phone: (816) 572-0497 Email: tgoddard@TheWholePerson.org The Whole Person to Celebrate Independence KANSAS CITY, MO (June 25, 2016) — Monday July 23rd and Saturday, July 25, 2016, The Whole Person will be celebrating the 26th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in grand style with their 2nd annual ...

Shawnee Summer Concert Series

June 24, 2016

Get ready for some summer fun! The Shawnee Parks and Recreation Summer Concert Series kicks off next month presented by Overland Park Regional ER of Shawnee. Performances available to the public include music for all ages. The Suburbans will play July 8th at Swarner Park (63rd and Lackman), Private Stock will play July 22nd at Stump Park (47th and Woodland), ...

New Kansas CIty Soap Box Derby Champions Were Crowned!

June 23, 2016

On June 18, 2016, the Kansas City Soap Box Derby held their annual Local Race. Twenty-three drivers from our local area competed, hoping to be crowned the next champ. As the afternoon sun beat down on competitors, families, and spectators, two new champions were crowned. Alesia McGhee held on to her day of being undefeated and claimed the local title ...

Kansas Humanities Council awards eight grants

June 22, 2016

NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 22, 2016 FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Murl Riedel, Director of Grants (785) 357-0359; murl@kansashumanities.org www.kansashumanities.org Kansas Humanities Council awards eight grants Topeka - The Kansas Humanities Council (KHC) recently awarded $51,014 in Humanities and Heritage grants to eight Kansas organizations. KHC is a nonprofit organization that supports community-based cultural programs, serves as a financial ...

Avila University Singers to Perform in St. Peter’s Basilica

June 21, 2016

(June 21, 2016) KANSAS CITY, MO – The Avila University Singers embarked today on the first leg of a concert tour through Italy. Led by Music Director, Dr. Amity Bryson, the choir is set to perform at St. Peter’s Basilica, the epicenter of the Catholic faith on June 23. Additional concerts are scheduled for the Basilica di Santa Maria sopra ...

Huge vintage market with special guest The Pioneer Woman coming to Kansas City, MO

June 20, 2016

Jana Roach (208) 640-4823 press@thevintagewhitesmarket.com KANSAS CITY, MO: The Vintage Whites Market, a top 5 traveling vintage/antique show in the US, is bringing their unique event to Kansas City, Missouri on August 26th and 27th. Special guest Ree Drummond, The Pioneer Woman from Food Network will be helping kick off the inaugural Kansas City show with a bang! She will ...

Celebrate National Pollinator Week with Puppet Show, Plant Giveaway and More at Powell Gardens!

June 19, 2016

Media Contact: Karen Case, kcase@powellgardens.org, 816.697.2600 x236 In celebration of National Pollinator Week, which takes place June 20-26, 2016, enjoy these activities at Powell Gardens, Kansas City's botanical garden: Messner Family Farm Pop-Up Shop 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, June 22 Erik and Rachael Messner, owners of Messner Family Farm in Kansas City, Mo., are coming to Powell Gardens to share ...

Popular faith based film star from Kansas City getting noticed for secular movie roles

June 18, 2016

Horror/Comedy "Kudzu Zombies" taps Hollywood trained actor Michael Joiner to co-star. Michael Joiner has starred in about a dozen Christian films. He became somewhat of a "name" actor in that genre after landing the lead role in Sony Pictures "The Grace Card." That movie became what's known as a "sleeper" hit when it was introduced to theaters in 2011. Most ...

Trail ride for Local Kids with Cancer

June 17, 2016

June 25th come out to Big River Ranch, Lexington,Mo for the 4th Annual Trailride for Childhood Cancer. All the funds raised go to helping families right here in Kansas City!! We have three families we are helping at the moment. More waiting for help! Bailey Bennett lost her battle at age 8 but we fight on to help other kids! ...

BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF GREATER KANSAS CITY SPORTSFEST LUNCHEON FEATURES A CONVERSATION WITH LEGENDARY SPORTS FIGURE HERSCHEL WALKER

June 17, 2016

A Fundraiser to Help Youth Sports Programs KANSAS CITY, Mo. (June 17, 2016) - The Kansas City Royals are teaming up with Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City to bring Herschel Walker to town in support of the Clubs’ youth sports programs. Heisman Trophy winning, professional football player, sprinter, Olympic bobsledder and mixed martial artist, Herschel Walker is ...

Local artists offer healing arts workshop to local LGBT Community after Orlando disaster

June 17, 2016

Local KC artists Jenny Hahn and Stephanie Gray of Creative Nectar Studio are creating a healing response to the tragedy earlier this week at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando. The two are offering a process painting workshop on a donation basis for the local LGBTQ community this Wednesday evening, June 22nd from 6-9 pm at the Bauer Building in the ...

Nicholas K Clark Solo Show Icona-Pop at Paper Birch Landing Gallery July 2016

June 16, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nicholas K Clark chosen to exhibit his work in a Solo show at Paper Birch Landing Gallery Kansas City, Missouri– June 8,2016/ – Artist Nicholas K Clark of Kansas City, Missouri announced today that his series entitled "Icona-Pop" was selected to be displayed for a solo show at Paper Birch Landing Gallery in Kansas City, Missouri. Nicholas ...

Paint For Orlando!

June 15, 2016

CONTACT: Joey Kramer Apple Pie Painting 816-510-4259 joey@applepiepainting.com www.applepiepainting.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Paint For Orlando - KC Cares Kick Off Painting Party Fundraiser To Benefit The Orlando Shooting Victims OVERLAND PARK, Kan., June 15, 2016 - In response to the recent tragic events in Orlando, Apple Pie Painting has coordinated with three area bars to provide a charity fundraising event ...

Booms, Blooms & Dinosaurs on July 2 at Powell Gardens, Kansas City’s Botanical Garden

June 14, 2016

Contact: Karen Case, kcase@powellgardens.org, 816.697.2600 x236 Grab your friends and family and come to Powell Gardens on Saturday, July 2, for a day of dinosaurs, daylilies, live music, food, kids’ activities and a fireworks display against the dark country sky! See more details at powellgardens.org/booms. -9 a.m.-3 p.m. —MoKan Daylily Society members will be here to offer advice on growing ...

June and July Bring Jurassic Fun to Powell Gardens, Kansas City’s Botanical Garden

June 14, 2016

Take a short drive to Powell Gardens and travel back millions of years as you explore Jurassic Garden: A Prehistoric Adventure. The exhibit, which is open through October 3, 2016, features 18 incredibly realistic dinosaur sculptures in 11 different scenes. Jurassic Garden is included with regular Garden admission of $10/adults, $9/seniors 60+, $4/children 5-12 and free/members and children 4 and ...

July Jazz Jam 6

June 14, 2016

Community Christian Church presents Tim Whitmer's July Jazz Jam 6: Stompin' at the Steeple. Join Tim Whitmer for a sizzling,swinging 90 minute stomp through some of the most fun and upbeat music ever written! This toe tapping, finger snapping concert will feature some of the area’s most dynamic performers and entertainers, including the amazing talents of singers Jesica “Baby J” ...

Theatre in the Park presents “The Drowsy Chaperone”;canned food drive for Johnson County Christmas Bureau

June 12, 2016

“The Drowsy Chaperone” premieres at Theatre in the Park June 17-25 Partners with Johnson County Christmas Bureau The era of the happy musical — with a little romance, big production numbers and catchy show tunes — is featured as Theatre in the Park’s next summer production, ”THE DROWSY CHAPERONE”. The musical opens Friday night, June 17 and runs through Sunday, ...

Discover the Deadly Dakotaraptor at Dino-Soiree—An Adults-Only Evening at Powell Gardens

June 10, 2016

Adults love dinosaurs nearly as much as kids do. If you're in that camp, join us for Dino-Soirée from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, June 17, at Powell Gardens. Eat, drink and be merry as Dr. David Burnham, a paleontologist at the University of Kansas, introduces us to the Dakotaraptor—a giant feathered raptor that was a killing machine. KU researchers, including Dr. ...

“Minions” and “Inside Out,” to be shown at The Theatre in the Park during July

June 9, 2016

Those pill-shaped gibberish-speaking yellow guys and a bevy of emotions inside the head of a young girl are the subjects of two recent animated movies which will be shown during July as The Theatre in the Park’s Movies in the Park program continues. July movies will include a July 5 showing of “Minions;” and a July 19 showing of “Inside ...

55th Annual Greek Festival of St. Dionysios

June 9, 2016

Come for the food stay for the fun!!!! Hot off the Press"' Greek Festival 2016 is coming very soon June 10th, 11th, & 12th Media Contacts: Athan Perahoritis 816-456-3292 zophini@kc.rr.com Overland Park, KS - It's time to experience the sights, sounds and smells of the Mediterranean! Greek Festival2016 is just around the comer. Mark your calendar for, June 10th, 5 ...

Charlotte Street Foundation Presents, Sincerely Yours,

June 7, 2016

Charlotte Street Foundation Presents, Sincerely Yours, An exhibition of the Charlotte Street Studio Residency—Visiting Curator Series [Kansas City, MO] Charlotte Street Foundation presents, Sincerely Yours, at Paragraph Gallery (23 E 12th Street, Kansas City, MO) opening Thursday, June 30th, with a reception from 6-8PM. A curator and artists’ talk will take place on Saturday, August 6th at 1PM. This is ...

Institute for Cultural Entrepreneurship (ICE) to tour National World War I Museum and Memorial

June 7, 2016

Cooperstown, NY, June 7, 2016 On Wednesday, July 13, participants of ICE will tour the National World War I Museum, and finish up the day with a picnic dinner on the museum grounds. The National World War I Museum and Memorial is America's leading institution dedicated to remembering, interpreting and understanding the Great War and its enduring impact on the ...


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