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Lyric Opera offers a traditional yet sly take on ‘The Pirates of Penzance’

“The Pirates of Penzance,” the familiar and beloved Gilbert & Sullivan classic operetta, completed the Lyric Opera of Kansas City’s season, opening on Saturday to a robust and receptive audience in the Muriel Kauffman Theatre. The cast, directed by James Alexander, was well suited to deliver the precise lyrics and timeless melodies of the incomparable duo, which can too easily deflate without serious comedic skill and excellent voices.

 

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Live jazz has landed at KCI

Kansas City International Airport teams up with American Jazz Museum to provide live music to travelers coming and going at the airport. The Blue Room All-Stars featuring the McFadden Brothers debuted Friday in Terminal B near Southwest Airlines baggage claim. Musicians from the Blue Room jazz club will play on select Sundays, Mondays and Fridays during peak travel times. On Sunday, the Angela Ward Trio will perform.
Tammy Ljungblad The Kansas City Star
Live jazz has landed at KCI 2:55

Live jazz has landed at KCI

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Ready for Garth? Here he is in 2007 rocking the Sprint Center

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Dallas Symphony members perform carpool karaoke with violins

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