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Radkey getting ready to release first full-length album with a ‘mature’ sound

Radkey, a trio of brothers from St. Joseph, soon will release “Dark Black Makeup,” a 13-song recording that puts the band in a new light. Radkey, which will perform Friday night at the RecordBar, has been playing songs from the record live and has released three of its tunes as singles.

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Dwight Yoakam, performing Thursday in the Power & Light District, proves country can rock

Dwight Yoakam says the biggest link between his latest album, “Second Hand Heart,” and his 1986 debut, “Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc., Etc.” is an attitude he brought to the projects — a spirit, as he put it, of “reckless abandon, mischief-making and fun” that reminded him of why he wanted to make music in the first place. He performs a free show at 7 p.m. Thursday ///tonight in the Power & Light District.

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Dwight Yoakam, performing Thursday in the Power & Light District, proves country can rock

Dwight Yoakam says the biggest link between his latest album, “Second Hand Heart,” and his 1986 debut, “Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc., Etc.” is an attitude he brought to the projects — a spirit, as he put it, of “reckless abandon, mischief-making and fun” that reminded him of why he wanted to make music in the first place. He performs a free show at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Power & Light District.

Tallest Man on Earth bringing a bigger sound to the Midland

Instead of performing solo on open-tuned acoustic guitars, Kristian Matsson, the diminutive songwriter from Dalarna, Sweden, who performs as under the name the Tallest Man on Earth, is bringing a four-piece band with him Thursday night to the Midland theater, his first appearance in Kansas City.

‘The Book of Mormon’ gets rousing reception in Salt Lake City

The biting satirical musical that mocks Mormons received a rousing reception in its first-ever showing in the heart of Mormon country, kicking off a sold-out, two-week run at a Salt Lake City theater. The audience cheered wildly Tuesday as the Tony Award-winning “The Book of Mormon” began, with the show’s gleefully naive missionaries singing in front of a backdrop of the Salt Lake City skyline and Mormon temple that resembles the real one just two blocks away.

Dwight Yoakam, performing Thursday in the Power & Light District, proves country can rock

Dwight Yoakam says the biggest link between his latest album, “Second Hand Heart,” and his 1986 debut, “Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc., Etc.” is an attitude he brought to the projects — a spirit, as he put it, of “reckless abandon, mischief-making and fun” that reminded him of why he wanted to make music in the first place. He performs a free show at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Power & Light District.

Tallest Man on Earth bringing a bigger sound to the Midland

Instead of performing solo on open-tuned acoustic guitars, Kristian Matsson, the diminutive songwriter from Dalarna, Sweden, who performs as under the name the Tallest Man on Earth, is bringing a four-piece band with him Thursday night to the Midland theater, his first appearance in Kansas City.

‘The Book of Mormon’ gets rousing reception in Salt Lake City

The biting satirical musical that mocks Mormons received a rousing reception in its first-ever showing in the heart of Mormon country, kicking off a sold-out, two-week run at a Salt Lake City theater. The audience cheered wildly Tuesday as the Tony Award-winning “The Book of Mormon” began, with the show’s gleefully naive missionaries singing in front of a backdrop of the Salt Lake City skyline and Mormon temple that resembles the real one just two blocks away.

 

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Grand Arts will close its doors Sept. 4

Founder Margaret Silva announced last year that she is donating the Grand Arts building to the Kansas City Art Institute’s graduate program, which will take over the building by the end of October. Grand Arts’ last show opens Aug. 7.

Grand Arts will close its doors Sept. 4

Founder Margaret Silva announced last year that she is donating the Grand Arts building to the Kansas City Art Institute’s graduate program, which will take over the building by the end of October. Grand Arts’ last show opens Aug. 7.

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‘The Book of Mormon’ gets rousing reception in Salt Lake City

The biting satirical musical that mocks Mormons received a rousing reception in its first-ever showing in the heart of Mormon country, kicking off a sold-out, two-week run at a Salt Lake City theater. The audience cheered wildly Tuesday as the Tony Award-winning “The Book of Mormon” began, with the show’s gleefully naive missionaries singing in front of a backdrop of the Salt Lake City skyline and Mormon temple that resembles the real one just two blocks away.