Katy Colloton, a 2001 graduate of Blue Valley North High School, is about to start her second season as Ms. Snap in TV Land’s “Teachers,” based on a web series that she helped create as part of the all-female comedy troupe the Katydids.
“I’m a great admirer of the work that’s coming out of Israel and very proud. But we each have our own vision, our own way of moving,” says Koresh Dance Company founder Ronen Koresh. The Israeli-influenced dance company will appear Saturday at Johnson County Community College in Classic Koresh.”
Hadara Bar-Nadav is an associate professor of English at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She has authored five books of poetry, with all but one garnering local, regional and national awards. She will use the NEA fellowship money to devote more time to writing.
When Bobby Keys took over as DJ for the Royals in late summer 2014, the team started winning and went on to the World Series. The next year they became champions. Now Keys is the man behind the music at Arrowhead Stadium, and the Chiefs won their division. Coincidence? Maybe not.
In “Elle,” Isabelle Huppert has created a character who is charismatic and compelling even as she engages in behavior that most of us would find morally questionable and psychologically twisted. She more than deserves her Golden Globe win.
Actor J.K. Simmons plays a police sergeant in “Patriots Day,” about the Boston Marathon bombing. In a Q&A he also talks about coming to Kansas City for Big Slick Celebrity Weekend, playing Commissioner Gordon in “Justice League” and getting confused with the Harry Potter author.
Kansas City government and the Economic Development Corp. of Kansas City are surveying area artists on their needs for housing, studios and office, retail or program spaces. The deadline to respond is Friday.
Kansas City Symphony concertmaster Noah Geller will reunite with guest conductor Cristian Măcelaru, with whom he worked in Philadelphia. He’ll perform Béla Bartók’s Violin Concerto No. 2, and the Symphony will also perform works by Zoltán Kodály and Antonín Dvorák Jan. 13-15 in Helzberg Hall.