At Sunday night’s Liberty hall show in Lawrence, duo’s harmonies and the guitar play were both noteworthy. Over Joey Ryan’s rhythms, Kenneth Pattengale laid down plenty of scintillating leads, some in high-speed bluegrass mode, others in jazzier and funkier or more soulful flavors.
Accompanied by daughter Blue Ivy sporting a big tulle train, Beyonce was angel-winged and green-feathered Sunday night on the white carpet of the MTV Video Music Awards, one of the wildest celebrity fashion parades of the year.
To commence its 30th anniversary season, the Kansas City Chamber Orchestra gave a celebratory performance in Helzberg Hall on Saturday, the featured soloists from Park University’s International Center for Music representing not only the quality of performance in Kansas City, but the future of it, too.
“Only a few hundred people have had the rare opportunity to tour the estate during his lifetime,” Prince’s sister, Tyka Nelson, said. “Now, fans from around the world will be able to experience Prince’s world for the first time as we open the doors to this incredible place.”
"Cats" is back on Broadway, purring along. "Hamilton" tickets are still hard to get. What else is new this fall? Some big celebrities are coming, including Cate Blanchett, Diane Lane, Janet McTeer, Josh Groban and Liev Schreiber. Some old writers are also showing up, like Anton Chekhov and Leo Tolstoy. Here's a look at some highlights of the first half of the 2016-17 Broadway season:
One day in the mid-'90s, while Living Colour's Vernon Reid was taking a break outside Unique Recording Studios in New York, the Notorious B.I.G. pulled up in a gray Mercedes. "I'm looking at him: 'That's Biggie.' Next thing I know, he steps up: 'What's up? Who is you?' " recalls Reid, who'd been playing guitar on singer Madeleine Peyroux's "Dreamland." "It was obvious we had our instruments with us. It's not like the 1930s, or something, like I'm going to pull a Thompson machine gun out of my guitar case."