Arts & Entertainment

Professional Mermaid Swimming to Planet Comicon

April 14, 2017

Erika O’Shea, The Heartland Mermaid (785) 760-3137 HeartlandMermaid@gmail.com www.HeartlandMermaid.com Kansas City, MO, April 14th – Local mermaid entertainer Erika O’Shea, also known as “The Heartland Mermaid” is bringing her unique act to upcoming comic book convention and pop culture expo, Planet Comicon. This event is KC’s largest and longest running gathering of its kind, spanning 19 years and boasting attendance ...

Jacomo Chorale presents spring concert

April 13, 2017

The Jacomo Chorale will present a spring concert on April 29th, repeating on April 30th, featuring John Rutter's "The Sprig of Thyme" and other folk songs. In addition to the primary work, the Chorale will sing a piece arranged by Chorale member Doug Rottering. The April 29th concert will be held at Plaza Heights Baptist Church, 1500 E. Clark Rd., ...

AdHoc’s 8th Annual Community Guardian Awards

April 12, 2017

40th Anniversary of the AdHoc Group Against Crime, and 8th Annual Community Guardian Awards Kansas City, MO--On Wednesday, May 3, 2017, the AdHoc Group Against Crime will celebrate the 40th anniversary of its founding by former Mayor Pro-Tem and advocate for the underserved, Alvin Brooks, at the Eighth Annual Community Guardian Awards. Guests will gather at the Muehlebach Tower of ...

Snow White & Seven Drawfs Fairytale Ballet Presented April 22-23, 2017

April 12, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 12, 2017 Contact: Brian McGuinness, 913-492-0004 brian@millermarley.com MILLER MARLEY YOUTH BALLET PRESENTS SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS AND OTHER ORIGINAL BALLETS ON APRIL 22-23, 2017 OVERLAND PARK, KS – Miller Marley School of Dance and Voice will host its annual spring ballet show presented by the Miller Marley Youth Ballet and Youth Ballet 2 companies ...

David Basse & Jim Lower’s 18 Piece Big Band Tuesdays at New Westport Jazz Venue

April 5, 2017

Kansas City, MO (April 5, 2017) -- On April 25 David Basse will begin a year-long weekly engagement on Tuesdays with Jim Lower’s 18 piece Big Band at Jazz Nebula inside Californos Westport. With a full dinner menu and an intimate setting, this new nightspot will provide dinner and a true focus on live jazz, an element that has long ...

Jess Salomon Headlines the Uptown Arts Bar, April 27th

April 4, 2017

Jess Salomon Goes (Mid)West ----- FOR IMMIEDIATE RELEASE ----- Jess Salomon is a Canadian comedian who moved to America just before the last election by marrying a Muslim-Canadian-Female-Comedian who wasn’t even really gay before. She considers this to be her greatest achievement. Now that she has a Green Card, Jess is bringing her very personal brand of political humor to ...

Acclaimed Pianist Martino Tirimo is Featured Performer in Park University International Guest Artist Series Concert on April 21

April 4, 2017

Park University’s International Center for Music will host world-renowned pianist Martino Tirimo as part of the ICM’s International Guest Artist Series on Friday, April 21. Tirimo’s concert will be held at the 1900 Building, 1900 Shawnee Mission Parkway in Mission Woods, Kan., starting at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for this concert are $20 and can be purchased at http://1900bldg.com/concerts/martinotirimo. The concert ...

Bingham, the Missouri Artist: Art, Music & Film

April 4, 2017

Spend a day in historic Independence learning, experiencing, and enjoying the life of Missouri artist George Caleb Bingham Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 2PM to 7:30PM. The day includes: a special screening and Q&A of the new documentary, THE AMERICAN ARTIST: THE LIFE & TIMES OF GEORGE CALEB BINGHAM by Emmy-winning Kansas City filmmakers Wide Awake Films; a personal tour ...

LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Kansas City Breaks Ground on $1 Million Train Station Adventure

April 3, 2017

LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Kansas City announces the addition of a brand new, $1 million exhibit called Train Station Adventure, set to open late Spring 2017. Replacing the current LEGO® City soft play area, Train Station Adventure allows kids to climb, slide, jump and roll around train obstacles and even take control in the conductor’s chair. Families can even use their ...

Park University’s Annual Hauptmann Lecture to Feature PBS Host Alexander Heffner

April 3, 2017

A conversation that will navigate three areas of interest across civic life will be the focus of Park University’s 25th annual Dr. Jerzy Hauptmann Distinguished Guest Lecture Series event on Monday, May 1. The silver anniversary of the Hauptmann Lecture will be held on the University’s Parkville Campus for the first time since 2009 in the Park Distance Learning Conference ...

Up your crafting game at the new Create-it Studio in the West Bottoms

April 3, 2017

— In the spirit of “making the world a little less mass-produced,” Traci and Charli Kinerk started a crafting studio in the West Bottoms. The Create-It Studio is a crafter’s, artist’s, and DIYer’s playground. Along the lines of the “paint-your-own-pottery” concept, the studio specializes in all crafts, including jewelry-making, scrapbooking, paper crafting, wood crafting and so much more. “We want ...

Meet the Young Urban Jewelry Brand from Kansas City Conquering Streetwear

March 28, 2017

In only it's first year of business, The Gold Gods became the top selling urban jewelry brand in North America. KANSAS CITY, MO – March 28, 2017 – The Gold Gods, a street culture jewelry and accessories brand from Kansas City, Missouri, has quickly become the top retail-selling urban jewelry brand in the US, sold in more than 800 stores ...

Park University International Center for Music to Present Concert Featuring Husband and Wife Duo Cellist Daniel Veis and Pianist Helena Veisova

March 28, 2017

The International Center for Music at Park University will host a faculty recital concert featuring the husband and wife duo of cellist Daniel Veis and pianist Helena Veisova on Saturday, April 8. The concert will be begin at 7:30 p.m. in Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel on the University’s Parkville Campus. Admission to the concert is free. The concert will pay ...

ZONA ROSA TO SPRING INTO ACTION FOR ANNUAL EASTER PARADE

March 23, 2017

Beloved community event will award prizes to individual, family and nonprofit parade entries KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The entire city is invited to join the festivities at Zona Rosa for this year’s annual Kansas City Easter Parade at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 15, which will feature the longest standing public tradition, a community walking parade. As always, prizes totaling more ...

Local Artist Using Innovative Painting Technique for Cancer Awareness

March 23, 2017

LEE’S SUMMIT, MO: GOT Art Gallery hosts monthly Fourth Friday art opening to kick of new exhibits each month and offer and opportunity to meet the artists. March Fourth Friday is the return of Fourth Fridays in Downtown Lee’s Summit. These monthly art walks take place in Downtown Lee's Summit from March through August and will feature local art, music ...

Attic Light at Jackpot Music Hall

March 23, 2017

Kansas City based dance-rock band Attic Light returns to Lawrence to play Jackpot Music Hall on April 15! Attic Light is known for their vigorous and eccentric live performances which have made the band a distinct presence in the Midwest. In collaboration with Nashville based AGD Entertainment, Attic Light spent 2016 touring in support of their latest record, The EXILE ...

Alpacas at Hale Arena April 1-2

March 22, 2017

Kansas City, Missouri – The annual Midwest Alpaca Owners and Breeders Association’s Invitational Alpaca Show will be held at the American Royal Hale Arena, 1701 American Royal Court, in Kansas City, Missouri, on April 1-2, 2017. Hundreds of alpacas will be highlighted in halter competitions, a fleece show, and fiber arts. Vendors will have unique alpaca products for sale. Admission ...

Chaz on the Plaza presents Easter Jazz Brunch featuring a prix fixe menu

March 22, 2017

Under the direction of Executive Chef Joe Cizek, The Raphael Hotel’s signature restaurant will offer a holiday version of its Weekend Jazz Brunch on Easter Sunday, April 16 from 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. The four course prix fixe menu includes assorted breakfast pastries, breads and jams; choice of six second-course offerings such as house-made granola with fresh berries and ...

Willow Holding Auditions for Lawrence Lip Sync Fundraiser

March 21, 2017

WILLOW HOLDING AUDITIONS APRIL 15TH FOR LIP SYNC FUNDRAISER Mic Drop: A Lawrence Lip Sync Competition seeks 10 acts to compete for $5,000 at Liberty Hall. Lawrence, KS, March 16, 2017– Willow Domestic Violence Center launches its first-ever fundraising event by searching for ten acts, group or individual, to go head-to-head in a lip sync competition with a $5,000 prize ...

Sports Painter: Anthony “AO” Oropeza – 2nd Annual Opening Day – Weekend Art Exhibit - First Friday Art Exhibit, April 7

March 21, 2017

PRESS RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sports Painter: Anthony “AO” Oropeza – 2nd Annual Opening Day – Weekend Art Exhibit - First Friday Art Exhibit - Featuring Royals Baseball Players Eric Hosmer and Yordano Ventura Work, April 7, 2017 at Ricos Tacos, 5:30pm – 9:30pm Kansas City, KS – March 21, 2017 - AOART5 LLC and Studio & Strong Ave. Studios ...

ERIC SCHWARTZ: STORM THE NATION

March 21, 2017

Eric Schwartz with Susanna Lee, Hosted by Amy Farrand Multimedia and comedy collide in a freak accident to create Eric Schwartz, a mild man-nerd who unleashes a mind-blowing show filled with musical comedy, physical antics, multicultural satire and social commentary. This multi-dimensional showman has earned the description, Everything there is to love about entertainment. (First Order Historians). With appearances on ...

ERIC SCHWARTZ: STORM THE NATION

March 21, 2017

Eric Schwartz with Susanna Lee, Hosted by Amy Farrand Multimedia and comedy collide in a freak accident to create Eric Schwartz, a mild man-nerd who unleashes a mind-blowing show filled with musical comedy, physical antics, multicultural satire and social commentary. This multi-dimensional showman has earned the description, Everything there is to love about entertainment. (First Order Historians). With appearances on ...

Park University Co-Hosting Negro Leagues Literature Event

March 20, 2017

Park University has teamed with the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum to host a “Baseball Book Notes Book Festival” on Saturday, April 1, at the NLBM, 1616 E. 18th Street in Kansas City, Mo. Entry to the event is included with paid admission to the Museum or free for NLBM members with membership card. The Festival is part of Park’s Year ...


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