Arts & Entertainment

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 ...

Lees Summit Teacher Curates Student Art Exhibit at State Capitol

April 15, 2014

Press Release A Lees Summit Art Teacher, Stephanie Mennemeyer, has installed a permanent Student Art Exhibit in the Missouri State Capitol! Supported by the Missouri Art Education Association (MAEA) and Missouri Alliance for Arts Education (MAAE), The Inaugural Senate Exhibit has been hung at the Missouri State Capitol! Through the approval of the Capitol Commission, MAEA and MAAE were able ...

Stephens College School of Fashion and Design presents 70th annual student designer fashion show

April 14, 2014

COLUMBIA, Mo. – April 10, 2014 – The Stephens College School of Fashion and Design presents The Collections, the 70th annual student designer fashion show. In a real runway setting, the fashion show, inspired by illumination, elegance and celebration, will take place on Saturday, April 26, 2014 in Windsor Auditorium. Showcasing junior and senior designers, The Collections will present garments ...

Overland Park Convention Center launches Draw-a-Truck

April 14, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Overland Park, KS – (April 11, 2014) – The excitement is building for Touch-a-Truck and the Overland Park Convention Center, managed by Global Spectrum is launching something new; "Draw-a-Truck." OPCC is calling on the community, families, and children of Overland Park to draw their favorite truck to share with Touch-a-Truck fans. Here's how to participate: 1. Draw ...

Tabor College Symphonic Band & Chamber Strings Spring Tour

April 14, 2014

HILLSBORO, Kan. – The Tabor College Symphonic Band and Chamber Strings are preparing for their annual spring tour, taking place April 25-28. The band and string ensemble will perform at six locations in the Kansas City area and in Shawnee, Leavenworth, Topeka and Manhattan. Under the direction of Larry Ediger, assistant professor of instrumental music, the theme for this year’s ...

The Jacomo Chorale presents “Sounds of Broadway”

April 14, 2014

The Jacomo Chorale, directed by Dr. Helena Vasconcellos, will present a concert of Broadway music on May 4th at 6 P.M. at Nativity of Mary Parish, 10017 E. 36th Terrace, Independence, MO. The concert will showcase members of the chorale in solos, ensembles and full chorale pieces. Admission is free and donations will be gladly accepted. The Chorale, in it's ...

Arts & Crafts Fair and BBQ Cookoff

April 14, 2014

The Kansas City Moose Lodge #10 in Sugar Creek, Missouri is having a Crafts Fair and BBQ tasting May 3, 2014. The event will begin at 9:00 a.m. The public is welcome. 510 1/2 Sterling, Sugar Creek, Missouri

Park University Seniors to Display Art Work in Campanella Gallery

April 14, 2014

Parkville, Mo.—April 14, 2014 — The art work of three Park University seniors will be on display at the Campanella Gallery on the University’s Parkville Campus from Sunday, April 27, to Sunday, May 18. A reception will be held on Wednesday, April 30, from 4:30 to 6 p.m., in the Gallery. Students featured include Elisha Bailey, a fine art major ...

Autumn Art Workshop slated in Halsey, Neb.

April 12, 2014

47th Autumn Art Workshop Celebrating our 47th consecutive year artists will once again be given the opportunity to be inspired and hone their skills at the Annual Autumn Art Workshop to be held in the Nebraska National Forest at Halsey, Nebraska September 13-21, 2014 There will be two sessions; the five day workshop begins Saturday September 13 through Wednesday September ...

Park Universitys International Center for Music features students in Young Artist Showcase

April 11, 2014

Parkville, Mo.—April 11, 2014 — Students from Park University’s International Center for Music will be featured in the ICM’s Young Artist Showcase concert on Saturday, April 26, starting at 7:30 p.m. in Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel on the University’s Parkville Campus. Admission to the concert, which concludes the ICM’s 2013-14 Concert Series, is free and open to the public. The ...

Olathe North Eaglette spring show slated April 18-19

April 11, 2014

"The Eaglettes Extravaganza- The Lucky O.N.E." is Friday, April 18 and Saturday April 19 at 7:00 p.m. at Olathe North High School-600 E. Prairie St., Olathe, KS 66061 Tickets are $7 at the door and $5 in advance. (children under 5 are free) Tickets paid for in advance can be held at the door. Contact Coach Sara Heptig at sheptigon@olatheschools.org ...

KU Wind Ensemble to present world premiere of flute concerto by KU composer James Barnes at Lied Center on April 15

April 11, 2014

Media Contact: J.D. Warnock KU School of Music 785-864-9742 jdwarnock@ku.edu LAWRENCE - The University of Kansas Wind Ensemble will present its final concert of the 2013-2014 season at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 15 at the Lied Center of Kansas. Paul W. Popiel, director of KU Bands, will conduct the Wind Ensemble program, which includes Symphonies of Wind Instruments by ...

Fundraiser for Roeland Park City Hall Arts Commission

April 10, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact Information: Jen Harris, co-owner createfulstudios@gmail.com: Email 913-575-6795: Phone www.createfulstudios.com Roeland Park, KS May 3, 2014 7-9p Roeland Park City Hall 4600 W 51st St #200 Roeland Park, KS 66205 All ages! No cover! Fundraiser for the Arts Headline: Fundraiser for Roeland Park City Hall Arts Commission Join Createful Studios at Roeland Park City Hall (RPCH) on ...

National Tap Dance Day Celebration

April 10, 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 24, 7-9p Uptown Arts Bar, 3611 Broadway KCMO 64111 $5 Cover Headline: National Tap Dance Day National Tap Dance Day falls on May 25 every year and is a celebration of tap dancing as an American art form. The idea ...

BCR Band

April 10, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Aaron Barksdale-Burns staff@californos.com 816.531.1097 The legendary Black Crack Revue appears at Californos on Earth Day, Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at Californos Ballroom, 4124 Penn. Ave, Kansas City, MO. This event begins at 8:30 pm, $10 cover is due at the door ($6 with student I.D.). Upstairs in Californos bistro, dinner is served until 10:00 pm, while ...

Victor and Penny Bring Johnny Boyd to Kansas City for Dinner and Dancing

April 10, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sunday April 27, Johnny Boyd and His Swing Lover Band appears at Californos ballroom for dinner and dancing with Victor & Penny and their Loose Change Orchestra. Reservations are available at 816.531.7878. Tickets are $15 in advance. Valet parking is available for $5. Buy tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/626328 Crooner Johnny Boyd of Indigo Swing fame is back and better ...

Phantoms of the Opry Perform with Local Songsters This Weekend

April 10, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Aaron Barksdale-Burns staff@californos.com 816.531.1097 Californos is hosting a dinner show with dancing this Friday, April 11, beginning at 8:00 pm. The Phantoms of the Opry have invited well-respected songwriters, Kasey Rausch, Betse Ellis and Chad Brothers to join in the music-making for this special evening of entertainment. Phantoms of the Opry are a full band that ...

Three Bands Join Forces Under the Stars at Californos

April 10, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Aaron Barksdale-Burns staff@californos.com 816.531.1097 April 19, Californos is hosting three great local bands on the back patio beginning at 9:00 pm. The evening includes appearances by Scott Hrabko and the Rabbits, Sad American Night, and Foes of Folly. Scott Hrabko plays a mix of Blues and Western-Swing. Sad American night performs Americana and Pop, while Foes ...

Three Bands Join Forces Under the Stars at Californos

April 10, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Aaron Barksdale-Burns staff@californos.com 816.531.1097 April 19, Californos is hosting three great local bands on the back patio beginning at 9:00 pm. The evening includes appearances by Scott Hrabko and the Rabbits, Sad American Night, and Foes of Folly. Scott Hrabko plays a mix of Blues and Western-Swing. Sad American night performs Americana and Pop, while Foes ...


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