“Mean,” by Myriam Gurba, is the FYI Book Club’s latest selection. Readers said the memoir, in which Gurba deals with her sexual assault, was disturbing but rewarding. Some disliked the writing, a blend of true crime, ghost story and humor.
J.C. Nichols developed Kansas City’s swanky Country Club Plaza out of swampy bottomland. This first business, Chandler Floral, moved in in 1917, and the first shop opened in 1923. The first Christmas lights went up in 1925. Part 2
J.C. Nichols, developer of Kansas City’s Country Club Plaza, regarded as the nation’s first shopping center, had begun to reshape the city before the shopping area was built. Crestwood and Brookside shops, Mission Hills, Rockhill Park were all his.
Poet Anne Boyer, who teaches at Kansas City Art Institute, this year has won a $50,000 award from the Whiting Foundation and a $40,000 grant for the Cy Twombly Award for Poetry. And she is a breast cancer survivor.
“Glamorous Night: An Ivor Novello Musical Revue” pays tribute to the man who wrote “Keep the Home Fires Burning” and other WWI songs. William Jewell College will present the show at the World War I Museum March 23-24, 2018.
Gary Neal Johnson has been a Kansas City stage veteran for four decades. He may be best known for his portrayal of Scrooge in the Kansas City Rep's "A Christmas Carol" for the last 17 years, although he's been in productions on may KC stages.
A “Wizard of Oz” premiere will kick off the Kansas City Ballet’s 2018-2019 season. “Lady of the Camellias” and works by Twyla Tharp, William Forsythe and David Parsons are also on the schedule. Plus “The Nutcracker.”