All plays employ words. But relatively few are about words — about how we use language to reveal and conceal, to amuse and distract. In Will Eno’s “The Realistic Joneses,” now getting its Kansas City premiere in an impeccably performed Actor’s Theatre production at Union Station, words are shuttlecocks batted about in a carefully choreographed game of verbal badminton.
Jazz was the main attraction on the second day of the new Kansas City Jazz & Heritage Festival on Saturday. Following an opening night in which R&B hit-makers drew thousands of revelers to the festival grounds near 18th and the Paseo, substantially fewer people took in sets by the jazz musicians that dominated the schedule.
The American Jazz Museum kicks off the ambitious three-day Kansas City Jazz & Heritage Festival. Museum executive director Cheptoo Kositany-Buckner describes her vision for a world-class destination event.
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