puppetry http://kcur.org en In And Out Of The Labyrinth http://kcur.org/post/and-out-labyrinth <p>Greek mythology is considered one of the major touchstones of Western culture. And modern literature abounds with references. Wed, 06 Feb 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Laura Spencer 31449 at http://kcur.org In And Out Of The Labyrinth Mesmerized By 25 Years Of Paul Mesner Puppets http://kcur.org/post/mesmerized-25-years-paul-mesner-puppets <p>At a recent <a href="http://www.paulmesnerpuppets.org/">Paul Mesner Puppets</a> performance of "Martha Speaks" (based on the book by <span class="st">by Susan Meddaugh), </span>puppeteers Mike Horner, Erika Baker, and&nbsp;Finoula&nbsp;Emmons worked their magic behind the scenes. &nbsp;Operating multiple puppets from below the stage, the three brought to life the story of a dog who let a bowl of alphabet soup go to her head.</p><p></p> Thu, 31 Jan 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Julie Denesha, Steve Kraske & Stephen Steigman 31000 at http://kcur.org Mesmerized By 25 Years Of Paul Mesner Puppets "Avenue Q" at the Jewish Community Center http://kcur.org/post/avenue-q-jewish-community-center <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d0c18bbc53e-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d0c18bbc53e-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d0c18bbc53e-"></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-993404.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 Tony-award winning musical "Avenue Q" satirizes children's television programs, like "Sesame Street." But it echoes the life lessons with a subversive twist. "Avenue Q" has its Midwest premiere at the Jewish Community Center.</p> Fri, 11 Nov 2011 18:36:00 +0000 Laura Spencer 2342 at http://kcur.org "Avenue Q" at the Jewish Community Center