Julie Denesha

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In a basement room of the ​Bolender Center, Costume Shop Supervisor Jennifer Carroll and her assistant Joey Gee spend busy days fitting and repairing the costumes as the Kansas City Ballet prepares for its annual production of The Nutcracker.

Not quite sure how to carve a turkey?
Chef Ted Habiger of Room 39, demonstrates the secret to carving the holiday bird in his home kitchen.

Cooking the Turkey

Chef Ted Habiger suggests starting the process the night before.

Brining Your Turkey

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The term for a musical or artistic piece consisting of motifs or techniques borrowed from other sources is "pastiche."

Aram Demirjian joined the Kansas City Symphony as the new assistant conductor for the 2012-13 season. In this role, Demirjian conducts the Family and Pops Series concerts and other select concerts.