Colin Mackenzie http://kcur.org en A Journey Through Chinese Landscapes http://kcur.org/post/journey-through-chinese-landscapes <p>Nature has provided a source of inspiration for Chinese poets and painters for thousands of years. An exhibition at the <a href="http://www.nelson-atkins.org/">Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art</a> juxtaposes the old with the new - showcasing some of the museum’s collection of Song Dynasty paintings, as well as a monumental landscape by a contemporary Chinese artist. Thu, 14 Feb 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Laura Spencer 31924 at http://kcur.org A Journey Through Chinese Landscapes Chinese New Year Celebrations Begin in Kansas City http://kcur.org/post/chinese-new-year-celebrations-begin-kansas-city <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-5358a932a0175-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-5358a932a0175-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="5358a932a0175-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-883992.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Kansas City, MO – The Chinese New Year is also called the Spring Festival. And it's considered the most important traditional Chinese holiday. Families clean their houses to symbolically sweep away ill fortune and make way for good luck. Windows and doors are decorated with red to celebrate the themes of happiness, wealth and longevity.</p> Fri, 05 Feb 2010 16:48:00 +0000 Laura Spencer 1703 at http://kcur.org Chinese New Year Celebrations Begin in Kansas City