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Summerfest Week 2 delights with sounds from many eras

It is exciting to hear the work of a promising young musician and interesting to revisit early works of those venerable names whose oeuvre is complete, established and familiar. Week two of Summerfest chamber music festival offered both in the Saturday concert in the University of Missouri-Kansas City’s White Recital Hall.

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Shakespeare's first folio on display at Kansas City Public Library

A rare First Folio of the works of William Shakespeare is making its only appearance in Missouri during a nationwide tour to mark the 400th anniversary of the Bard’s death. The First Folio, which will be on display at the Kansas City Public Library downtown, consists of 36 plays, including 18 that we otherwise would not even know about. The volume was printed in 1623, seven years after Shakespeare’s death. It is believed there were fewer than 750 First Folios printed. It is unclear how many survive, but the Folger Shakespeare Library has 82 of them, and has loaned this volume to be displayed at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St., in Kansas City. The 400-year-old folio will be on display through June 28, 2016.
Tammy Ljungblad tljungblad@kcstar.com
Shakespeare's first folio on display at Kansas City Public Library 1:44

Shakespeare's first folio on display at Kansas City Public Library

Cindy Williams and Eddie Mekka on stage in New Theatre's 'Beau Jest' 4:06

Cindy Williams and Eddie Mekka on stage in New Theatre's 'Beau Jest'

KC Repertory Theatre's OriginKC New Works festival 1:11

KC Repertory Theatre's OriginKC New Works festival

'Oklahoma!' at Harrisonville High 1:10

'Oklahoma!' at Harrisonville High