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‘Hair’ at KC Rep soars to unexpected heights

Director Eric Rosen takes an unorthodox approach with “Hair: Retrospection,” a celebration of a classic musical that captured the zeitgeist of the country at a time of radical change. Rosen brings it into the present by constructing a risky show that could have collapsed under its own weight -- but never does.

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Ken Burns attempts to unravel the mysteries of cancer in PBS film

The film airs over three consecutive nights beginning on March 30 and is inspired by Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book. Starting at its most elemental — how cancer got its name — the documentary tells the story of advances and setbacks in years of research on how the disease develops and is treated, through developments since Mukherjee’s book was published in 2010.

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A reunited Fleetwood Mac gives a big Sprint Center crowd a potent dose of nostalgia

Fleetwood Mac never broke up, but in 1998 Christine McVie retired, and for nearly 16 years, the band forged on. But it wasn’t the same without her. Saturday night, for the first time since 1987, the band performed in Kansas City with McVie, nearly filling the Sprint Center and delivering a show that was as rousing and satisfying as it was nostalgic and memorable.

‘Hair’ at KC Rep soars to unexpected heights

Director Eric Rosen takes an unorthodox approach with “Hair: Retrospection,” a celebration of a classic musical that captured the zeitgeist of the country at a time of radical change. Rosen brings it into the present by constructing a risky show that could have collapsed under its own weight -- but never does.

Jazz Town: Rising trombone star Jason Jackson to visit KC

Jason Jackson, a 43-year-old trombonist, arranger and composer, is coming to town for a series of gigs with tenor saxophonist Rob Scheps over the next few weeks. And don’t be surprised if they pop up on some other gigs around the area while they’re in town.

A reunited Fleetwood Mac gives a big Sprint Center crowd a potent dose of nostalgia

Fleetwood Mac never broke up, but in 1998 Christine McVie retired, and for nearly 16 years, the band forged on. But it wasn’t the same without her. Saturday night, for the first time since 1987, the band performed in Kansas City with McVie, nearly filling the Sprint Center and delivering a show that was as rousing and satisfying as it was nostalgic and memorable.

‘Hair’ at KC Rep soars to unexpected heights

Director Eric Rosen takes an unorthodox approach with “Hair: Retrospection,” a celebration of a classic musical that captured the zeitgeist of the country at a time of radical change. Rosen brings it into the present by constructing a risky show that could have collapsed under its own weight -- but never does.
 

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Kansas City man of letters James McKinley dies at 79

James C. McKinley, longtime Kansas City writer and editor, died Saturday. He was 79. McKinley wrote, taught and was the longtime editor of New Letters, a literary magazine published by the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

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