<![CDATA[Music News & Reviews | The Kansas City Star & KansasCity.com]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/ en-us Thu, 22 Jan 2015 08:23:08 CST http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Thu, 22 Jan 2015 08:23:08 CST Music News & Reviews 60 Nicki Minaj calls out Miley Cyrus at MTV VMAs http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/article32830230.html#storylink=rss Cyrus had said in interview Minaj was being a poor sport

Minaj calls Cyrus the B word, microphone gets cut off

Minaj, Taylor Swift perform duet together, end with a hug

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Nicki Minaj calls out Miley Cyrus at MTV VMAs http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article32795898.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 30 Aug 2015 21:06:06 CDT By MESFIN FEKADU ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article32795898.html Partial list of winners of 2015 MTV Video Music Awards http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article32834631.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 30 Aug 2015 21:16:07 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article32834631.html Miley Cyrus shakes in barely there silver straps at VMAs http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article32829822.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 30 Aug 2015 21:27:06 CDT By LEANNE ITALIE ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article32829822.html Psychedelic Furs, the Church revive the sounds of the ’80s at Crossroads KC show http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article32634405.html#storylink=rss Thursday night at Crossroads KC, Richard Butler led his band, the Psychedelic Furs, through a 90-minute set that mined a catalog that goes back 35 years. And though Butler has performed many of these songs for decades, he sang them all with gusto, punctuating each one with dance moves or hand and arm gestures.

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Fri, 28 Aug 2015 11:51:05 CDT

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Ticket alert: Ben Folds, Rick Springfield, Underoath, Theresa Caputo and ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article32317959.html#storylink=rss Also on the way: Crystal Gayle, Reckless Kelly, Kelley Hunt, Stevie Wonder, the Sword and Dierks Bentley

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Tue, 25 Aug 2015 12:54:52 CDT

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The best music in Kansas City this weekend: Hard Working Americans, Beans on Toast, Little Big Town, Swervedriver http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article32227038.html#storylink=rss Next week: Modest Mouse at Liberty Hall and Thee Oh Sees at RecordBar

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Wed, 26 Aug 2015 04:00:00 CDT

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Incubus proves worthy of devotion at Starlight Theatre http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article32005437.html#storylink=rss Not only did Incubus perform last and play longer than Deftones, an overwhelming majority of the audience of more than 7,000 were partial to the former ensemble.

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Mon, 24 Aug 2015 07:22:43 CDT

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Jazz Town: KC celebrates Charlie Parker with a week of events http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/article31643447.html#storylink=rss As his Aug. 29 birthday anniversary approaches, Kansas City is in the middle of a 10-day Charlie Parker Celebration, a happy collaboration of several groups to take the jazz message around the community. The emphasis is on performance, with gigs every night. Some will feature the artist-in-residence trumpeter Clay Jenkins, a player of brilliance, heart and wit.

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Sat, 22 Aug 2015 03:00:00 CDT

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The Classical Beat: Organ fest brings the sounds of France to KC cathedral http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/performing-arts/article31643819.html#storylink=rss Mario Pearson, principal organist at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, has added digital samples from some of France’s greatest organs to the cathedral’s Ruffatti organ. The sound will be on full display at Sunday’s third annual French Organ Festival.

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Sat, 22 Aug 2015 05:00:00 CDT

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Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear get a rousing hometown welcome at Midland show http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article31760301.html#storylink=rss Drawing a crowd of about 1,500 on Thursday, it was the duo’s first hometown show this year, but it felt more like a coronation than a homecoming.

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Fri, 21 Aug 2015 08:05:00 CDT

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First signed Beatles recording contract up for auction http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/article31405007.html#storylink=rss Heritage Auctions plans to sell what’s touted as the first recording contract signed by the Beatles.

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Tue, 18 Aug 2015 14:11:30 CDT

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This weekend’s best music: Foo Fighters, Lady Antebellum, Earth Wind & Fire, Chicago http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article31380974.html#storylink=rss Also this weekend: Split Lip Rayfied, Carswell & Hope, HMPH!, Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear

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Wed, 19 Aug 2015 05:00:00 CDT

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Ticket alert: Reckless Kelly, The Chainsmokers, Hairball and Stevie Wonder http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article31392902.html#storylink=rss Also on the way: Nile, The Sword, Puscifer and Luchafer, Shpongle, Alex Grey and Allison Grey.

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Tue, 18 Aug 2015 12:05:08 CDT

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Hard-to-label Lake Street Dive takes its smooth sound to a broader audience http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/article31273928.html#storylink=rss The indie quartet Lake Street Dive met as students at New England Conservatory in Boston and is slowly widening its audience. It’s a little jazz, a little Americana, a little pop and a little soul. Rolling Stone named the band one of its “10 New Artists You Need to Know” in 2014. The band performs Tuesday night at Knuckleheads with Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers.

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Sun, 16 Aug 2015 20:18:35 CDT

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Gillian Welch, David Rawlings keep things simple at stellar Folly Theater show http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article31188398.html#storylink=rss Gillian Welch and David Rawlings performed nearly two dozen hymns, dirges and ballads to a crowd of more than 1,000 Friday night. All were cast in various shades of folk and country blues at the Folly Theater show.

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Sat, 15 Aug 2015 11:10:48 CDT

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Photo gallery: Pop stars wear eye-popping fashions on MTV Video Music Awards red carpet http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/article32835579.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 30 Aug 2015 20:48:11 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/article32835579.html With ‘Ave Maria,’ Spire Chamber Ensemble delivers a beautiful, varied a cappella performance http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/classical-music-dance/article32790042.html#storylink=rss There are few things more beautiful or more powerful than the unfettered human voice. Saturday night at Visitation Catholic Church, Spire Chamber Ensemble made abundant use of these qualities in its all a cappella presentation, “Ave Maria: Chants and Songs in Honor of Mary.”

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The Classical Beat: World cultures, classics with a twist and superstar performers highlight the season http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/classical-music-dance/article32529651.html#storylink=rss FALL CLASSICAL MUSIC 2015 | Among the standouts will be a noir “Don Giovanni,” an exuberant ode to Bollywood, a sampling of beloved Italian operas, a new “Nutcracker,” Broadway star Audra McDonald and piano great Andras Schiff.

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Kansas City Ballet blends a little danger with dance in season opener ‘The Three Musketeers’ http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/classical-music-dance/article32534490.html#storylink=rss FALL DANCE 2015 | For anyone who has ever wielded a wrapping-paper tube and shouted “en garde!” Kansas City Ballet’s season opener is for you. The ballet is presenting André Prokovsky’s heroic and comedic “The Three Musketeers,” based on Alexander Dumas’ novel.

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Visitors get sneak peek at renovated opera house http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article32820405.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 30 Aug 2015 17:00:48 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article32820405.html Technical virtuoso helps shape electric guitar sounds http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article32563362.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 30 Aug 2015 08:57:05 CDT By NED OLIVER ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article32563362.html American Folk Festival under way in Bangor http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article32792532.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 30 Aug 2015 07:45:49 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article32792532.html Rock Hall to open exhibits on Graham Nash, Smokey Robinson http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article32791227.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 30 Aug 2015 04:20:45 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article32791227.html Hope College's new music center opens to students http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article32790891.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 30 Aug 2015 03:10:47 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article32790891.html The Latest: Clinton: Celebrate progress but continue work http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article32737194.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 29 Aug 2015 19:46:11 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article32737194.html Salute To Charlie Parker http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/article32756091.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 29 Aug 2015 17:43:35 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/article32756091.html Newark holds '24 Hours of Peace' amid surge in violence http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article32721804.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 29 Aug 2015 16:41:25 CDT By JOHN MORITZ ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article32721804.html Birmingham couple opens their home to share love of music http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article32743119.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 29 Aug 2015 13:00:52 CDT By TARA MASSOULEH ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article32743119.html Jury sides with Frederick County in music festival dispute http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article32739570.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 29 Aug 2015 10:56:09 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article32739570.html