Kauffman Center http://kcur.org en Living With Bipolar Disorder Feels 'Next To Normal' http://kcur.org/post/living-bipolar-disorder-feels-next-normal <p>According to the <a href="http://www.nimh/nih.gov">National Institute of Mental Health</a>, approximately 5.7 million Americans are affected by bipolar disorder, a mental illness accompanied by moods that can swing from deep lows to dizzying highs.</p><p> Tue, 05 Jun 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Steve Walker 18740 at http://kcur.org Living With Bipolar Disorder Feels 'Next To Normal' Broadway Luminaries Bring New York Show to Kansas City http://kcur.org/post/broadway-luminaries-bring-new-york-show-kansas-city <p>When the musical &quot;Evita&quot; swept the 1980 Tony Awards, it triumphantly announced the arrival of two young actors - <a href="http://www.mandypatinkin.org/">Mandy Patinkin</a> and <a href="http://www.pattilupone.net/">Patti LuPone</a> - who would spend the next 30-plus years making remarkable choices in their theater, film, and television roles.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 17 Jan 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Steve Walker 10897 at http://kcur.org Broadway Luminaries Bring New York Show to Kansas City Web Extra: An Interview with Mandy Patinkin http://kcur.org/post/web-extra-interview-mandy-patinkin <p>"An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin" reunites two Tony Award®-winning performers.</p> Mon, 16 Jan 2012 23:43:44 +0000 Steve Walker 10898 at http://kcur.org Web Extra: An Interview with Mandy Patinkin Inside The Nutcracker http://kcur.org/post/inside-nutcracker <p>This year marks the Kansas City Ballet&rsquo;s 39th annual production of The Nutcracker. It&rsquo;s a holiday tradition, with a cast of more than 200, mostly children.</p><blockquote><p><em><a href="http://kcurstream.umkc.edu/news/1209Nutcrackerwithintro.mp3">Click here</a> to start/stop the audio version of this story.</em></p></blockquote><p>Rebecca Smith, the stage manager, is the one charged with the herculean task of coordinating all of the students, dancers, costumes and props. Not surprisingly, she&#39;s hard to keep up with this time of year.</p><p> Fri, 09 Dec 2011 16:00:32 +0000 Laura Spencer 8678 at http://kcur.org Inside The Nutcracker A Move for "Messiah" http://kcur.org/post/move-messiah <p>This year marks the first time Handel’s Messiah will not be performed at the Community of Christ Auditorium in Independence, Mo. since 1916.</p> Fri, 02 Dec 2011 16:56:19 +0000 Laura Spencer 283 at http://kcur.org A Move for "Messiah" Terpsichore for Kansas City: Sound and Light Installation in a Garage http://kcur.org/post/terpsichore-kansas-city-sound-and-light-installation-garage <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d743d52f39a-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d743d52f39a-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d743d52f39a-"></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-995308.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 – Parking garages in Kansas City are infused with art - from the light and sound work called <i>Pulse</i>, next to City Hall; to the dancing lights in the underground garage at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art from a reflecting pool overhead. In the new parking garage at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, there's a public art installation activated by movement.</p> Wed, 23 Nov 2011 21:43:00 +0000 Laura Spencer 2349 at http://kcur.org Terpsichore for Kansas City: Sound and Light Installation in a Garage Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's Robert Battle http://kcur.org/post/alvin-ailey-american-dance-theaters-robert-battle <p>Kansas City, Mo. – As of July 2011, modern dance choreographer Robert Battle is the new artistic director of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. This marks only the third artistic leader of the New York City-based company since its founding in 1958.</p> Fri, 18 Nov 2011 20:52:00 +0000 Laura Spencer 2346 at http://kcur.org Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's Robert Battle WEB EXTRA: Tommy Tune and Patti LuPone http://kcur.org/post/web-extra-tommy-tune-and-patti-lupone <p>Kansas City, Mo. – Hours before the opening gala for the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts at the Muriel Kauffman Theatre, Broadway stars Patti LuPone and Tommy Tune discussed some of their signature roles and what it's like to open a new hall.</p> Mon, 19 Sep 2011 18:35:00 +0000 Laura Spencer 2305 at http://kcur.org WEB EXTRA: Tommy Tune and Patti LuPone Nearly Two Decades in the Making: Kauffman Center Opens Its Doors http://kcur.org/post/nearly-two-decades-making-kauffman-center-opens-its-doors <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d74d916da61-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d74d916da61-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d74d916da61-"></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-986493.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 concrete-and-glass shell-shaped Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts opens tonight. And it's been almost two decades in the making.</p> Fri, 16 Sep 2011 16:51:00 +0000 Laura Spencer 2303 at http://kcur.org Nearly Two Decades in the Making: Kauffman Center Opens Its Doors Dedication of Kansas City's New Performing Arts Center http://kcur.org/post/dedication-kansas-citys-new-performing-arts-center <p>Kansas City, Mo. – Officials gathered Tuesday to mark the dedication of the $413 million Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts - and its new city-funded parking garage.</p> Tue, 13 Sep 2011 14:59:00 +0000 Laura Spencer 2300 at http://kcur.org Dedication of Kansas City's New Performing Arts Center Up to Date: Tour the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts http://kcur.org/post/date-tour-kauffman-center-performing-arts <p>Kansas City, Mo. – The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts will hold its grand opening in mid-September, but finishing touches are already well underway, from the installation of the 5,548-pipe Casavant Freres organ in Helzberg Hall, to the addition of decorative touches in reception suites, to the finishing of the parking garage.</p> Fri, 05 Aug 2011 16:28:00 +0000 Laura Spencer 2302 at http://kcur.org Up to Date: Tour the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts Kansas City Ballet Announces Season in Kauffman Center http://kcur.org/post/kansas-city-ballet-announces-season-kauffman-center <p>Kansas City, MO – The Kansas City Ballet is the first of the resident companies to announce its inaugural season at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.</p> Tue, 09 Nov 2010 17:32:00 +0000 Laura Spencer 2002 at http://kcur.org Kansas City Ballet Announces Season in Kauffman Center