Vocal music often is an integral part of the holiday season, whether for a family gathering, community sing-along or religious service. The King’s Singers celebrated this tradition Saturday night at the Folly Theater with a program that spanned centuries and styles with refinement, sophistication and humor.
For two hours, not including a 20-minute intermission, Allyson and her sterling accompanists performing a dazzlingly eclectic mix of material that included only a small dollop of mainstream jazz. Allyson's voice, an instrument as complex and intoxicating as a fine wine, is capable of making even lesser selections seem like masterpieces.
Friday night’s show at the Midland theater, a holiday mini-festival sponsored by radio station KRBZ, featured four bands with disparate sounds but some common traits: The Architects, the Beautiful Bodies, the Cold War Kids and headliners Cage the Elephant all threw down melodies, riffs and grooves with an abundance of energy, easily stirring a sold-out crowd.
So many jazz singers are out there competing for your attention. But the really good ones stand out because they provide something extra. An emotional honesty is the secret behind the success of Karrin Allyson. The singer who began her career in Kansas City, returns Friday to the Folly Theater.
Seedy news is now publicized by other means, but the murder ballad endures. Friday night at the Dubliner in the Power & Light District, 13 musical acts will sing tales of anger, jealousy and betrayal that end in violence and death.
Tens of thousands of local kids go without enough food on weekends. The Star is partnering with Harvesters to raise money for the area’s hungriest children. All money goes to Harvesters’ BackSnack program, which provides low-income children weekend meals. Just $25 provides a child BackSnacks for a month; $250 provides BackSnacks for a year. Everyone who donates before Christmas Eve will be entered in a drawing for a football autographed by Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles.
As a child in the 1940s, Lee Epstein had polio and spent a year in a hospital two hours away from his home in Brooklyn, N.Y. From feeling lonely when he was in the hospital to being excluded from playground games when he was released, the disease's psychological impacts were almost as bad the physical ones, he said.
They each turned a moment of violence into a call to action. For James Brady, that moment was when he was shot and wounded by a would-be presidential assassin. For Chung Eun-yong, it was the killings of his two children during a Korean War massacre.
Country duo Sugarland, concert promoter Live Nation and 16 other defendants have agreed to pay $39 million to settle claims stemming from the deadly 2011 Indiana State Fair stage collapse, lawyers for the victims and their families announced Friday.
A pain doctor convicted of manslaughter in two patients' overdose deaths was sentenced Friday to more than a decade in prison, after patients' relatives pleaded for a tough punishment and said he put money ahead of medicine.
While ZZ Top is not known for Christmas songs, the band has a holiday connection. The Beach Boys have recorded Christmas tunes - but an especially memorable holiday effort is tied to the season by context instead of content.