Classical Music & Dance

Classical Music & Dance

Former Alvin Ailey dancer visits Paseo Academy

For many of the students at the Paseo Academy of Fine and Performing Arts, getting lessons from a professional dancer, especially one who just a few months ago was dancing with the famed African-American Alvin Ailey company, can be life changing, said a spokeswoman with the Friends of Alvin Ailey.

Classical Music & Dance

Ben Bliss makes U.S. recital debut in Harriman-Jewell Series with hometown pride

To a packed house of family, friends, fans and free-ticket holders, tenor Ben Bliss made his American recital debut at the Folly Theater for the Harriman-Jewell Series’ Discovery Concert. This Prairie Village native, together with pianist Lachlan Glen, presented an entertaining concert of mixed repertoire, personal stories and regional shout-outs, including the Chiefs, Town Topic, the Gant sisters and jokes about Branson.

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Cuban ballet dancers find refuge in Kansas City

Amaya Rodriguez and Humberto Rivera Blanco are native Cuban ballet dancers who emigrated to the United States last year to pursue greater opportunities in dance for themselves with the Kansas City Ballet and better lives for their families.
Allison Long and David Frese The Kansas City Star
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Cuban ballet dancers find refuge in Kansas City

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Former Alvin Ailey dancer visits Paseo Academy

Christmas in October? Kansas City Ballet prepares for 'Nutcracker' 1:21

Christmas in October? Kansas City Ballet prepares for 'Nutcracker'

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2016 Symphony in the Flint Hills