Classical Music & Dance

The Classical Beat: Singer Marilyn Maye reflects on a very good year

The legendary singer, who is returning to the area Saturday with a Christmas present, a holiday concert with her New York combo at Yardley Hall., traveled to London and continues to sell out shows in New York. She says that Christmas in Kansas City has always been important for her and has fond memories of making music and spreading cheer in her hometown during the holiday season.

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The Classical Beat: Beloved ‘Nutcracker’ production gets one more outing before it’s retired

The Kansas City Ballet will give its 42nd annual presentation of Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker” for 18 performances beginning this Saturday, Dec. 6, so it’s a rock-solid holiday tradition and isn’t going anywhere. But this is the last year for the current production, which was created for the Kansas City Ballet in 1981 by its illustrious former artistic director, Todd Bolender.

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