After guiding the transformation of the Kansas City Symphony for 18 years, Shirley Helzberg is stepping down as chairwoman of the orchestra’s board. William M. Lyons, a former president and CEO of American Century Investments, will replace her.
Parts of Fridays performance of the Kansas City Symphony, led by conductor and pianist Asher Fisch, were plagued by a variety of issues with balance, blend and synchronization. Despite the flaws, the orchestra was able to capture the music's inherent beauty.
Modern Mexican art, contemporary New York abstraction and probing photographs of the American West head up the summers offerings at Kansas Citys art museums. Meanwhile, Its a big summer for art in St. Louis, where the St. Louis Art Museum will open a 211,431-square-foot wing designed by David Chipperfield.
Tale of the Eye: The Art of Lester Goldman, which closes Sunday at Village Shaloms Epsten Gallery, touches on various points in the late Kansas City artists career and his vast exploration of subjects and media.
When so many adult fiction offerings read like variations on a theme of emotional impotence, is it any wonder readers are turning to young-adult novels for spellbinding stories and authentic connection?
The Guns at Last Light: The War in Western Europe, 1944-1945 is the third volume of Rick Atkinsons Liberation Trilogy, which details the triumph of the Allied powers in Europe and North Africa. He began researching the project in 1999. But, arguably, he began working that story 18 years before that, during a three-hour drive through southeastern Kansas.