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The sheer power and intense emotional content of Britten’s War Requiem makes it one of the more challenging large-scale works of the twentieth century to undertake. But this weekend, the Kansas City Symphony, in collaboration with the Kansas City Symphony Chorus, Allegro Choirs of Kansas City, and a trio of guest soloists, produced a remarkable interpretation that was both impassioned and musically gratifying.
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Mid America Freedom Band took to the stage with a program of works related to four classical elements: air, earth, fire, and water. Featuring collaborations, a world premiere, and a little funk, this concert was a fantastic display of the LGBTA community wind ensemble’s fiery energy and talent for dramatic musical effects.
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Kansas City’s Owen/Cox Dance Group and Newport’s Island Moving Co. celebrated remarkable milestones and a refreshing partnership in an exciting and varied display of dance.
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The William Baker Festival Singers sang with vitality and sensitivity at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception last Friday evening. Their program consisted of arrangements of spirituals and other various American choral works as well as two Swedish songs.
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Richard Gere is underutilized in “The Dinner,” an otherwise disjointed, unwatchable work of cinema with an unsatisfying ending.
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“I’m Gonna Pray for You So Hard” at Unicorn Theatre; “Elephant and Piggie’s ‘We Are in a Play!’” at The Coterie; “As Time Goes By” at Quality Hill Playhouse; “9 to 5: The Musical” at Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre; “What Would Crazy Horse Do?” and “Man in Love” at Kansas City Repertory Theatre; “A Night on the Town” at Musical Theatre Heritage; “The Realistic Joneses” at Kansas City Actors Theatre; “May Puppet Festival” at StoneLion Puppets; “Fun Home” at Theater League; and more.
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Midwest Chamber Ensemble ended its season with fine performances of da Falla’s “Harpsichord Concerto,” the Violin Concerto in E Major by Bach, and a stirring rendition of Tchaikovsky’s flavorful “Mozartiana” orchestral suite.
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For independent movie and live theater enthusiasts, here are some upcoming release dates of note in the Kansas City area including a documentary about legendary jazz saxophonist John Coltrane and Daniel Radcliffe performing live from London in "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead."
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The Kansas City Chorale performs its final concert of the season featuring the music of Michael McGlynn, the Kansas City Symphony features danceable music in its final Classics Uncorked presentation of the season, and the Northland Symphony Orchestra will entertain you with numbers from Broadway hit musicals. These concerts and more appear in our listings for the last half of May.
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With great tunes, great singers and lots of fleet dancing feet, “42nd Street," based Busby Berkeley’s 1933 movie, is the quintessential Broadway song and dance extravaganza.
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