Marilyn Maye, who turned 90 this year, will perform her American Songbook standards November 11 at Yardley Hall at Johnson County Community College. When she isn’t traveling, she lives in Overland Park.
Thousands have viewed the light projection of giant poppies onto the Liberty Memorial in the nights leading up to the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended to World War I. Museum plans several events.
The Kansas City Symphony conducted by Michael Stern will perform Schubert’s Ninth and the Kansas City Symphony Chorus will join the symphony for music by Bach, Mozart and John Adams Nov. 16-18 at Helzberg Hall.
Will Forte and Jason Sudeikis will host the second annual Thundergong!, a charity show that supports Steps of Faith. Chance the Rapper is a headliner. The show will be November 3 at the Uptown Theater.
As a native of Seoul, South Korea, Karah Son believes she brings a special insight into the title character of Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly.” Lyric Opera will present it at Kauffman Center for Performing Arts.
Bravo’s “Welcome to Waverly” is about 7 urban professionals spending six weeks in small-town Waverly, Kan., about 90 minutes from Kansas City. The shows explores divides, like coastal vs. middle of the country.
The most delightful thing about reading L. Frank Baum’s book “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz”? How different it is from the classic 1939 movie, said participants in The Star’s FYI Book Club. And now it’s a ballet.
“Uncommon Allies,” by Shawnee Mission East grad Jon Brick, tells the story of Rosilyn Temple of KC Mothers in Charge as well as the police working on homicides. It screens at Kansas International Film Festival.
Ahead of her headlining show at The Starlight Theatre as part of the Open Spaces arts festival, singer and actor Janelle Monáe, of Kansas City, Kan., talks about her first show in Kansas City since 2013.
“The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” lives on in movies, a museum and now a new adaptation by the KC Ballet. Why are we still fascinated with Dorothy and the Emerald City 118 years after L. Frank Baum wrote the book?