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MY ACHIN’ HEART: Musical uses classic country songs to tell stories of heartbreak and courage If you want to know the heart and soul of America, listen to its songs. And few genres of song tell our stories more vividly than country music, that unique style born of folk and gospel and blues and rooted […]

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SIZZLING CLASSICS: Summerfest offers chamber music to musically needy fans The key to finding a niche in Kansas City is to identify something that’s lacking in the community and go for it. That’s what a group of local musicians did 21 years ago, when they determined that July was a frightfully dead month for music locally—and […]

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BIG AND BOLD: Bolender Center to forge new paths for the KC Ballet and its School Mark your calendars: In just a few days the Kansas City Ballet enters a new era of its 54-year history, as it moves into its new Todd Bolender Center for Dance and Creativity and, just a month and a […]

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GRABBING THE RING: San Francisco Opera presents fascinating production of Wagner milestone By Paul Horsley SAN FRANCISCO – In this loveliest of West Coast cities, the San Francisco Opera has staged what is arguably the most intriguing production of Wagner’s Ring that one can currently see in America. On four separate nights during a week in June […]

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READY, SET, DANCE: KC Ballet inaugurates new $32 million Bolender Center to great fanfare And they’re off! In a fall cultural season to be filled with exciting “firsts,” the Kansas City Ballet leapt from the starting gate on August 26th with the inauguration of its new Todd Bolender Center for Dance and Creativity, located in […]

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REVIEW: Actors Theatre scores big with haunting Pinter classics If you like everything spelled out for you in black and white, Harold Pinter is not your playwright. The late British author deals in alienation, love, power, menace, marital stress, sexual longing, and the sort of quotidian absurdity that lurks around the edges of bourgeois life. […]

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A PILL FOR ALL SEASONS: KC Rep presents searing, funny, prize-winning family drama The Westons of Oklahoma may not be your typical American family, but their crises are familiar to anyone who has followed American drama of the last century, from Eugene O’Neill to Tennessee Williams, Arthur Miller to Edward Albee. Booze, drugs, divorce, depression, sexual depravity: […]

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