John Waters http://kcur.org en UMKC Theater Design Students Draw Inspiration From Visiting Artists http://kcur.org/post/umkc-theater-design-students-draw-inspiration-visiting-artists <p>For the past 16 years, University of Missouri-Kansas City graduate students in <a href="http://www.umkctheatre.org/">theater design</a> have participated in an intensive professional training exercise called a charette. Visiting artists from the profession visit the university&nbsp;to both encourage and critique the students, who are given five days to design the set, costumes or lighting for a production that will never really open.</p><p><strong>Drawing inspiration</strong></p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Steve Walker 52107 at http://kcur.org UMKC Theater Design Students Draw Inspiration From Visiting Artists LGBT Film Festival Serves Up Divine Fare With A Dash Of James Franco http://kcur.org/post/lgbt-film-festival-serves-divine-fare-dash-james-franco <p>Any film festival centered around themes that appeal to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered audiences or their supportive allies is sure to be as eclectic as its targeted demographic. This year’s <a href="http://www.OutHereNow.com">Kansas City LGBT Film Festival</a> at <a href="http://www.tivolikc.com">Tivoli Cinemas in Westport </a>makes good on that promise.</p><p>The festival features a tasty menu of movies addressing such subjects as 9/11, teen angst, the irrefutably trashy partnership between John Waters and Divine, and the controversial 1980 Al Pacino movie <em>Cruising.</em></p> Wed, 19 Jun 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Steve Walker 38543 at http://kcur.org LGBT Film Festival Serves Up Divine Fare With A Dash Of James Franco An Interview With John Waters http://kcur.org/post/interview-john-waters <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Filmmaker John Waters grew up in Baltimore in the </span>1950s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and began making silent </span>8mm<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and </span>16mm<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> films in the mid </span>1960s<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, screened in rented church halls and attended by underground audiences who heard of the films by word-of-mouth and leaflets. Tue, 22 Mar 2005 17:55:00 +0000 Steve Walker 705 at http://kcur.org An Interview With John Waters