University of Kansas film professor Kevin Willmott is getting Oscar buzz for his screenplay for “BlacKkKlansman.” His play “Becoming Martin,” about young Martin Luther King Jr., debuts at the Coterie theater.
KC Repertory Theatre mixes big band, baseball and bromance in an endearing premiere of the new 1940s musical “Last Days of Summer.” It’s adapted by Steve Kluger from his novel, with a score by Jason Howland.
M.J. L’Donna, former owner of a Country Club Plaza carriage business, spent eight years in prison for a murder-for-hire scheme. She maintains her innocence. Her story will be told on “Pink Collar Crimes” on CBS.
Take a look inside the refreshed Folly Theater. The historic theater has been closed for a $2.5 million renovation but opens this month with concerts and a performance as part of RuPaul’s Drag Race World Tour.
Ebony Patterson, of Jamaica, used an abandoned hydrotherapy pool for children in Swope Park, and transformed the site into a memorial for those who suffered from incurable ailments in the years before penicillin was developed.
This fall’s arts guide: Jason Sudeikis will return to host Thundergong fundraiser for Steps of Faith Foundation. Sally Field will be at Rainy Day Books. Nelson-Atkins museum will have a show on Napoleon.
Open Spaces is a nine-week contemporary art event that is like nothing Kansas City has seen before. Pieces of art are scattered around the city and shows feature Janelle Monae, The Roots at Starlight Theatre.
Local artist Shawn Bitters, also a professor at University of Kansas has inserted a code in his installation on the Rancho D-Lux Trail in Swope Park. Crack the code and nature will impart a secret message.
At the Institute for Healthy Singing, director Jamea Sale helps singers develop their voices without damaging them. Her insights help William Baker’s Summer Singers prepare to perform Carmina Burana on Aug. 19.