August 25, 2014

Fall arts guide 2014: Get close with the Kansas City arts scene

The Star’s 2014 preview of fall entertainment in Kansas City focuses on intimacy in arts. From “Hamlet” by Kansas City Actors Theatre to Living Colour at Knuckleheads to small-budget films, there are a lot of choices.

What’s so great about getting up-close-and-personal with the arts? Lisa Gutierrez explains.

Here is our guide for what’s on the horizon.

In theater, Robert Trussell says fresh ideas will dominate and small spaces are special.

In classical music, freelance writer Patrick Neas share the fall lineup for the KC Symphony, Lyric Opera and more.

In pop music, sure Demi Lovato and The Black Keys are coming, but smaller venues also have some great shows, says music writer Timothy Finn.

In visual art, art critic Alice Thorson recommends checking out H&R Block Artspace and “Plains Indians” at Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

In dance, freelancer Libby Hanssen says optimism and innovation will reign.

In movies, here are some small-budget films to put on your list, says freelance movie critic Jon Niccum.

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