Arts & Entertainment

Greek Festival of St. Dionysios

May 15, 2017

Come for the food stay for the fun!!!! Hot off the Press"' Greek Festival 2017 is coming very soon June 9th, 10th, & 11th Media Contacts: Athan Perahoritis 816-456-3292 Overland Park, KS - It's time to experience the sights, sounds and smells of the Mediterranean! Greek Festival2017 is just around the comer. Mark your calendar for, June 9th, 5 ...

10 Years of Being Weird - The Lawrence Busker Festival Celebrates it’s Run

May 14, 2017

en years is a long time to do anything, especially when you are doing something weird. The Lawrence Busker Festival returns for its 10th year of keeping Lawrence weird with street performers from all over the world. On May 26th through 28th, downtown Lawrence hosts over 50 different acts performing on 5 different stages. The unique and different skills on ...

KC Local Fashion Brand Looks To Spread Some Much Needed Love

May 13, 2017

HeartShaped Clothing Company is Kansas City street wear brand that uses art to uplift the community to spread love. You can shop online at or visit them in-store at the Culture boutique located at 404 E. 18th street in the Crossroads District. For more information about this brand or potential partnerships, please contact them at

The Lodge of Four Seasons Announces Lake of the Ozarks Concerts and Events for Summer 2017

May 12, 2017

LAKE OZARK, MO — Visitors and residents in the Lake of the Ozarks will find a mix of culinary delight, musical entertainment and philanthropic golf this summer at the Lodge of Four Seasons. The waterfront resort has announced its line-up of summer concerts and events. All events are open to resort guests and the public. The resort’s annual Mother’s Day ...

Kansas City Illustrator Elizabeth Baddeley to Receive 2017 Living the Dream Book Award

May 12, 2017

New York, NY — On Monday, May 15, at 10:30 a.m. fifth-graders from Manhattan Country School, Central Park East II and Children’s Workshop School will present the Living the Dream Book Award to the children’s book I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark, written by Debbie Levy and illustrated by Kansas City resident Elizabeth Baddeley, in a ceremony at ...

Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival

May 10, 2017

The 2017 Regional Quilt Festival will be held at the Overland Park Convention Center June 15-17, 2017. 16 quilt guilds in the Kansas City area are hosting the largest quilt show in Kansas. On display will be over 500 quilts by local quilters, 135 vendors, 120 judged quilts by regional and national quilters, classes and lectures, and special exhibits including ...

New Musical Comedy at The Living Room Theatre!

May 9, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The Ballad of Lefty & Crabbe premieres at The Living Room Theatre May 24th - June 18th. The musical comedy returns for a full production following a sold out Fringe Festival run. KC comedy trio Ben Auxier, Brian Huther, and Seth Macchi of Friend Dog Studios present a joyful and hilariously silly piece of pure entertainment. -------------------------------------------- ...

Dr. Cornel West to Keynote JCBA Scholarship Banquet

May 9, 2017

20th Anniversary of the Jackson County Bar Association’s Judge Kit Carson Roque, Jr. Scholarship Banquet “A TIRELESS EFFORT TO COLLECTIVE EMPOWERMENT” The Jackson County Bar Association (JCBA) is thrilled to announce Dr. Cornel West as the keynote speaker at the 20th Annual Jackson County Bar Association Judge Kit Carson Roque, Jr. Scholarship Banquet, to be held on Saturday, October 7, ...

Shrine Rodeo and Demo Derby returns to Tonganoxie

May 8, 2017

Media Contact: Ruth Nicolaus 319.321.2152 For the Shrine Rodeo & Demo Derby ANNUAL RODEO AND DEMO DERBY RETURNS Tickets on sale for Shrine Rodeo & Demo Derby at the Leavenworth Co. Fairgrounds TONGANOXIE, KAN. (May 8, 2017) - The bulls and horses will stampede into Tonganoxie Memorial Day weekend. That’s when the annual Shrine Rodeo and Demo Derby roars into ...

Biannual Open Studio event at the historic Katz Drugstore

May 8, 2017

The Drugstore Open Studio 3948 Main Street, KCMO May 26th 2017 6:00-9:00 PM On May 26th 2017, The Drugstore opens its doors in the historic Katz building for our biannual Open Studios. A communal and collaborative studio space, The Drugstore currently hosts 25 resident artists whose work spans across all mediums. We warmly encourage the public to see ...

“Olathe’s Got Talent” 2017 Scholarship Winners Declared in Sold Out Performance

May 5, 2017

The Bell Cultural Events Center at MidAmerica Nazarene University in Olathe, Kansas was packed the night of April 29th as 28 students offered their best in vocal, instrumental and dance performances at “Olathe’s Got Talent.” Seven students competed in the visual arts category. Scholarships and monetary awards for the twelve winners totaled $9,750.00. Winning the Simmons Bank Show Stopper Award ...

Student Artwork “ON THE VINE

May 4, 2017

Crossroads Charter Schools Presents: “Crossroads on The Vine” a student art exhibit at the American Jazz Museum KANSAS CITY, MO –– On Friday, May 5, 2017 nearly 600 pieces of art work by scholars of Crossroads Charter Schools will be displayed at the American Jazz Museum Art Gallery. This unique First Friday Art display will celebrate the ingenuity and creativity ...

International best-selling author Charmaine Craig to visit Kansas City, Kansas Public Library

May 4, 2017

625 Minnesota Ave. Kansas City, Kansas 66101 News Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 5/4/2017 Contact: Kim Woolery Arts and Communication Librarian Kansas City, Kansas Public Library Phone: 913-295-8250 x6410 Email: International best-selling author Charmaine Craig to visit Kansas City, Kansas Public Library KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Kansas City, Kansas Public Library will host a question and answer session and ...

Kansas City Teen Wins Third Place in National Shakespeare Competition

May 3, 2017

With a performance of a sonnet and monologue from Shakespeare, Trevon Wainwright from Kansas City, MO, a student of David Luby at Paseo Academy of Fine and Performing Arts in Kansas City, won third place in the 34th annual English-Speaking Union National Shakespeare Competition. This year's Competition took place on May 1, 2017, on the Mitzi Newhouse Theater stage at ...

Homegrown on the River Music Festival

April 24, 2017

Second Annual Homegrown on the River Music Festival: PRESS RELEASE We're excited to announce our lineup for the second annual Homegrown on the River Music Festival, at Byrd's Adventure Center, August 3-5, with The Steep Canyon Rangers, The MGDs, White Denim, Hot Buttered Rum, Arkansasuce, TAUK, Monophonics, Vintage Pistol, Couch Jackets and many more! We are continuing our mission of ...

McGonigle’s Ribs for Kids Charity Event April 28th & 29th

April 24, 2017

NEWS RELEASE 04-21-17 Contact: Kelsey Huber (913) 649-4040 x102 or Mike McGonigle (816) 694-4720 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: McGonigle’s Market’s Annual ?Ribs for Kids? Charity Event McGonigle’s Market is holding their 14? th? annual ?Ribs for Kids? Charity Event on April 28? th? & 29?th ?from 8 am-6 pm.? The annual event raises money for Foster Adopt Connect. McGonigle’s Market sells ...

Striking the Black Snake Book Release

April 23, 2017

Please join 39 West Press on Saturday, 29 April 2017, at 7 pm at The Outburst KC (1715 Wyandotte St) for the official book release of Striking the Black Snake: Poems from Standing Rock by MG Salazar. Admission is $15 and includes a copy of the book. Overview: Striking the Black Snake is a wild and raw book in equal ...

Westwood Ensemble

April 22, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Westwood Ensemble announces its inaugural concert “Bach to Beetles” on May 10, 2017 at 7:30PM at the Kansas City Community College Performing Arts Center located at 7535 State Ave, Kansas City, KS. Admission is free. The program includes: Organ Concerto in A Minor Bach/Vivaldi/Lane Waltzes from Der Rosenkavalier Richard Strauss Serenade for Strings Edward Elgar Day ...

Disco Turf: A Collaborative Release Event

April 21, 2017

DISCO TURF: A Collaborative Release Event Vulpes Bastille Gallery 1737 Locust St. Kansas City, MO 64108 Friday, April 28th, 8-11 pm Doors open at 8:00 pm and close at 8:45 pm. Fashion show begins promptly at 9:00 pm. Doors reopen for the general public at 10:00 pm. Group seatings must all check in together Seated Tickets are available for purchase ...

Kevin Rabas named Poet Laureate of Kansas™

April 20, 2017

NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 20, 2017 FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Leslie Von Holten, Director of Programs (785) 357-0359 Kevin Rabas named Poet Laureate of Kansas™ TOPEKA — The Kansas Humanities Council (KHC) announced that Kevin Rabas of Emporia, Kan., has been named the 2017-2019 Poet Laureate of Kansas™. As Poet Laureate of Kansas, Rabas will promote ...

Arts and Culture in Missouri Employ 92,000 and Provide $4.8 Billion in Compensation

April 20, 2017

New Federal Study Tracks Jobs per State CONTACT: Barbara MacRobie, public information coordinator,, 314-340-6852, A total of 92,216 people in Missouri work in arts and cultural industries, earning $4,751,234 billion in compensation, according to a new federal study. The study, which analyzes data from 2014, is the first federal effort to provide in-depth analysis of the arts and ...

Spectrum Fantastic Art Live Returns to Kansas City

April 17, 2017

Kansas City, Missouri-- Spectrum Fantastic Art Live (SFAL) returns to Kansas City Friday, April 21st through Sunday, April 23rd at Kansas City’s Municipal Auditorium, in the Exhibit Hall. SFAL is the convention that celebrates Fantastic Art and the people that create it. Attend workshops, panels, and live demonstrations; shop for prints and original drawings and paintings by nearly 200 renowned ...

Annie Warbucks on Stage!

April 16, 2017

CYT-Kansas City continues to bring quality, family-friendly entertainment to the stage by proudly producing Annie Warbucks. to the stage to kick off it’s 2017 Spring production season, featuring the talent of over 80 metro-area kids ages 8 to 18. Ever wonder what happened after Annie stayed with Daddy Warbucks? Annie Warbucks picks up right where Annie ends. Annie Warbucks is ...

Local Horror Icon Brings Werewolves to Kansas City!

April 16, 2017

For IMMEDIATE RELEASE A Werewolf movie to HOWL for!!!! Indie Horror Director and Micro Budget Pioneer Todd Sheets has had a hell of a comeback after his heart attack that resulted in Quadruple Bypass surgery and 31 days in the Hospital. 6 months after his surgery he was in production on HOUSE OF FORBIDDEN SECRETS, a film that went on ...

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