Pat Jordan http://kcur.org en Pat Jordan On The Future Of Arts In KC http://kcur.org/post/pat-jordan-future-arts-kc <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The co-chair of the </span><a href="http://www.kcur.org/post/vision-taking-shape-kcs-arts-and-culture-plan" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">Mayor’s Task Force for the Arts</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is a woman who’s been a formidable presence in Kansas City’s art scene since the early </span>90s<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Pat Jordan is best known for leading the <a href="http://www.kcur.org/post/aptly-named-gem-theater-celebrates-100-years" target="_blank">revival of the 1912 Gem Theatre</a> on 18<sup>th</sup> and Vine.&nbsp; &nbsp;She’s also opened galleries and organized arts programs for youth. The Missouri Arts Council recently recognized Jordan’s contributions by awarding her the “Leadership in the Arts” award.</p><p> Mon, 25 Mar 2013 21:37:03 +0000 Susan B. Wilson 34042 at http://kcur.org Pat Jordan On The Future Of Arts In KC Aptly Named Gem Theater Celebrates 100 Years http://kcur.org/post/aptly-named-gem-theater-celebrates-100-years <p>It started as the Star Theater in 1912.&nbsp; Back then it was a one-story building presenting silent films.&nbsp; Just one year later it was renamed the <strong>Gem Theater</strong>. Mon, 22 Oct 2012 23:40:14 +0000 Jabulani Leffall & Danie Alexander 26404 at http://kcur.org Aptly Named Gem Theater Celebrates 100 Years