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Reminisce with Stephen Stills and Judy Collins, boogie back to Texas with Asleep at the Wheel and enter the land of enchantment with Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella – all as part of the 2017-18 Performing Arts Series at Johnson County Community College.
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Daniel Morel’s “Artsounds: Kansas City Calling” reminded listeners of their sense of place and local history, and left them with a rekindled interest in Kansas City’s continually morphing soundscape.
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Christopher Durang’s peculiar blend of comedy and pathos has been filling the stage at Olathe Civic Theatre Association (OCTA) for the past several weeks, and an appreciative crowd welcomed his quirky characters again last Saturday night in “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike,” a theatrical love letter to Chekhov.
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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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