Artistic director Jacques Heims pieces originate with the construction of a compelling, typically enormous set piece. His dancers climb, run, leap, tumble, slide, flip, turn and soar from, on or around this structure with thrilling athleticism. The troupe will perform April 25 and 26 at JCCC.
For its 2014-15 season, the Performing Arts Series at Johnson County Community College will present its usual wide-ranging musical performances, but the season promises extraordinary theater as well. Renowned actor Julian Sands will offer A Celebration of Harold Pinter, and the Heart of American Shakespeare Festival will present its first indoor production.
His Royal Highness Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, a grandson of Saudi Arabias ruler, came to Kansas City for opening ceremonies of the Roads of Arabia exhibition at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art on Wednesday. Museum officials and the prince himself say the collection of 200-plus artifacts, excavated over the last four decades, shows that Arabia was not some distant desert outpost but a center of culture and innovation.
We are emotionally and psychically shaped by the people with whom we are raised, whether we are biologically connected or not. Their culture becomes our culture, and their histories live within us. So the question arises, how do four contemporary Jewish artists reflect on the Holocaust without their work becoming reductive.
In Hotel Florida: Truth, Love and Death in the Spanish Civil War, her new book about the Spanish Civil War, biographer Amanda Vaill weaves the intriguing tales of three very different and captivating couples, including Ernest Hemingway and Martha Gellhorn.
Marines stonewalled flow of findings that showed troops and families were consuming water that was a toxic brew.