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BRAVE NEW HALLS: Kauffman Center is poised to spur Kansas City’s culture to new heights   The 2011-2012 performing-arts season is one of the most exciting in Kansas City’s history, thanks partly to the inauguration of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. But the new downtown icon is not the only game in town: […]

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REVIEW: KCB OPENS SEASON WITH AMBITIOUS ‘CARMINA,’ TWO OTHER WORKS  So far the performances we’ve seen in this second Kauffman Center season have made it clear that the wildly successful first season was not a fluke: The sheer grandeur of the place seems to be spurring local performing arts groups to ambitious new heights. I […]

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REVIEW: MORRIS GROUP BRINGS MULTI-FACETED PROGRAM TO HARRIMAN-JEWELL SERIES Mark Morris is one of the great innovators of American dance, but his works rarely have what you would call “the shock of the new.” In fact his choreography is so deftly and intuitively attuned to the music that it often has an almost organic feel to […]

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FROM HAVANA, WITH LOVE: HARRIMAN-JEWELL SERIES PRESENTS U.S. DEBUT OF LEGENDARY CUBAN ORCHESTRA There are some things on this earth that many of us just thought would never happen. Who could have imagined the dissolution of the Soviet Union, or the reunification of Germany, or the Arab Spring, with dictators falling like dominoes? And now […]

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There are good reasons why Emanuel Ax is held in such high esteem in the American classical scene. He has an innate, “natural” musicality that seems to adapt to any period or style, he plays with extreme delicacy but can also tear into a thunderous fortissimo without banging, and he can “sing” you a melody as if […]

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FORTUNE, INDEED: BALLET OFFERS MULTISENSORY SPECTACLE TO OPEN SECOND KAUFFMAN SEASON There’s something about Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana, whose thunderous opening chorus “O Fortuna” is one of the most recognizable pieces of classical music ever, that makes you want to pull out all the stops. And that’s just what the Kansas City Ballet plans to do at […]

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MAKING A MARK: HARRIMAN-JEWELL SERIES BRINGS STORIED DANCE GROUP TO KAUFFMAN CENTER If you want to be a member of the Mark Morris Dance Group, you’d better get busy. For not only are the auditions for his 18-member company as rigorous as just about anything in modern dance, some 300 men and women show up […]

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