Listening in to a jam session at the Mutual Musicians Foundation, contributors to small presses gear up to read their fiction and poetry at the Writer's Place, and newEar presents the Kansas City premiere of an epic musical tale.
Kansas City, MO – A new report called the Kansas Energy Plan reminds Kansans that the oil and gas wells that dot the landscape are reminders of a disappearing era. At the same time it offers the hope on energizing at least one area of the lagging Kansas economy. The panel sees hope for more exports of wind, ethanol and coal-bed methane based energy.
The Performance Art class at the University of Kansas in Lawrence is thought to be one of the oldest, regularly offered performance classes in the country.
Kansas City, MO – KU?s Distinguished Professor of Performance and Painting Roger Shimomura has taught the class each fall for the past seventeen years. KCUR?s Laura Spencer talked to Shimomura who says he first became interested in performance art in graduate school.
Kansas City – Voices of World War II, a project of UMKC Libraries, lets visitors hear music and radio broadcasts Kansas Citians heard on December 7, 1941 and throughout WWII... many listening on radios like the old Philco at the left. For the KCUR feature and URL address, click on "KCUR News Features" above.
Kansas City – Voices of World War II, a project of UMKC Libraries, lets visitors hear music and radio broadcasts Kansas Citians heard on December 7, 1941 and throughout the war. For the KCUR feature and URL address, click on "feature news" above.
Hundreds of victims of the Robert Courtney drug-tampering scheme and their family members watched as the former pharmacist was sentenced to 30 years on Thursday. The sentence drew mixed responses from those watching the proceedings.
Kansas City – Hearings start tonight on the sale of Health Midwest to HCA, a deal that would spawn a new 800-million dollar foundation. Overland Park celebrates the opening of it's new convention center.
KANSAS CITY – Fitch reduces Aquila bond status to "junk." Kansas Attorney General to challenge Wyandotte County and Edwardsville Sunday liquor sales. Judge lets libel convictions stand for publishers who alleged Mayor Carol Marinovich did not live in Wyandotte County.
KANSAS CITY – Aquila bond rating dropped to "junk." Attorney General to challenge Wyandotte County and Edwardsville Sunday liquor sales. Judge lets libel convictions stand for publisher and editor who alleged carol Marinovich did not live in Wyandotte County.
A bit of Broadway's history arrived in Kansas City recently with Barbara Cook's one-woman show at the Folly Theater.
By Steve Walker
Kansas City, MO – The concert, part of the Harriman Arts Program of William Jewell College, featured several Stephen Sondheim tunes, as well as a few he wished he'd written. At the master class Cook conducted the next day, she passed on to local singers a few lessons from her 50 year career. KCUR's Steve Walker reports.