In his first season as artistic director of the Kansas City Ballet, Devon Carney has made his mark by creating a second Kansas City Ballet company made up of younger dancers and has created works for it and the regular company. But he also respects and loves tradition, which is a good thing because in his hands is one of Kansas Citys most beloved traditions, The Nutcracker.
Kansas City loves Christmas, no doubt about it. As soon as the lights get switched on at Crown Center and the Country Club Plaza, the entire city bursts forth with the holiday spirit. And that includes lots of great music.
Ceramics rule this December First Friday. If youre looking for gifts, from unusual oversized piggy banks to unique ornaments, you wont want to miss Red Star Studios holiday open house at the Belger Crane Yard Studios. Nine members and resident artists are transforming their work spaces into display spaces, selling cups and ring holders, jewelry, bowls and decor items.
Hix Fragments and (pashn), Jim Sajovics exhibition that runs through Monday at the Todd Weiner Gallery, explores issues of trust, secrecy and sexual desire through two series of paintings utilizing portraiture, text and digital photography.
Five books stand out as best of the best, but our compilation of 100 good reads covers diverse ground and a wide array of tastes.
In The Running Kind, Kansas City-based author David Cantwell contends the prolific songwriter never got his mainstream due. He is probably the best songwriter America has ever produced, Cantwell says. You can talk about him in he same breath as Cole Porter. Just a magnificent songwriter.