Scribe, aka Donald Ross, has spent 14 years as the staff artist at Children’s Mercy Hospital. His whimsical and colorful murals have helped ease and distract countless patients. But his work is not limited to the hospital; his murals can also be seen on buildings across Kansas City.
Amaya Rodriguez and Humberto Rivera Blanco, at different stages in their careers, left Cuba to find a better life for their families. The dancers will perform in the Kansas City Ballet’s production of “The Nutcracker” in December.
Guest conductor Bernard Labadie, pianist Robert Levin and the Kansas City Symphony featured lively selections from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven and Franz Joseph Haydn on Friday night in Helzberg Hall. The program will be repeated at 2 p.m. Sunday.
Amaya Rodriguez and Humberto Rivera Blanco are native Cuban ballet dancers who emigrated to the United States last year to pursue greater opportunities in dance for themselves with the Kansas City Ballet and better lives for their families.
“We can identify with the possibility of love far more than we can with political or social debates,” director Jeff Nichols says in explaining his film “Loving,” about interracial couple Richard and Mildred Loving and their battle against racist laws.
An emotional powerhouse, “Loving” is the best film I’ve seen so far in 2016. It tells the story of Richard and Mildred Loving, a Virginia couple whose case led to a Supreme Court decision that dismantled laws banning mixed-race marriages.
Early Music specialist Robert Levin will perform Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 with the Kansas City Symphony Nov. 25, 26 and 27 at Helzberg Hall. On the same program, popular guest conductor Bernard Labadie will lead the orchestra in music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Franz Joseph Haydn.