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KCUR Arts
10:39 am
Fri September 16, 2005

Arts Roundup, September 16

Untitle #1103 (Daphne), 2002-2003
Petah Coyne

This week, a survey of one artist's works at the

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
, and a play that takes a satirical look at modern art. Also, a showcase that brings hip hop artists to downtown Kansas City.

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KCUR Arts
8:50 am
Thu September 15, 2005

Ford Learning Center Opens

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art marked the official opening of the Ford Learning Center today. Officials call it another milestone in the museum's 200 million dollar campus enhancement project.

Kansas City, Missouri – The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art marked the official opening of the Ford Learning Center today. Officials call it another milestone in the museum's 200 million dollar campus enhancement project. KCUR's Laura Spencer reports.

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KCUR News
3:32 pm
Tue September 13, 2005

Squire's Tom Leathers Dies

Tom Leathers
Squire publications

Leawood, KS – Kansas City lost an institution in more ways than one with the passing of Johnson County publisher Tom Leathers. Leathers founded the Squire in 1959 and hosted talk shows on area stations. His family says with Tom Leathers gone, the Squire will likely cease publication. Senator Charles Wheeler, former Overland Park mayor Ed Eilert and KC radio legend Mike Murphy comment on the outspoken journalist.

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People
10:36 am
Mon September 12, 2005

Diversity in Law Firms

Kansas City, MO – This weekend, Kansas City hosted two hundred future lawyers from around the country for a legal job fair. It was the first time the Metropolitan Bar Association organized such an event, aimed at attracting young people of color to Kansas City area law firms. In recent years, local law firms have struggled to hire and retain a diverse team of associates and partners. Former President of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Sylvester James is leading the drive to increase diversity in area firms.

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10:32 am
Mon September 12, 2005

KC CURRENTS 09-11-05

Kansas City, MO – Congressman Emanuel Cleaver discusses the political impact of Hurricane Katrina. Kansas City law firms recruit nationally to attract a more diverse group of attorneys. A local job fair attracts a diverse group of law students from around the country. And on the fourth anniversary of 9-11, a local writer discusses how she turned oral histories into a play.

KCUR News
10:46 am
Sun September 11, 2005

Congresssman Emanuel Cleaver on Hurricane Katrina

Congresssman Emanuel Cleaver on Hurricane Katrina

Kansas City, MO – Congressman Emanuel Cleaver talks about the personal and political impact of Hurricane Katrina.

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KCUR Arts
2:46 pm
Fri September 9, 2005

Arts Roundup, September 9

This week, a cabaret revue pays tribute to the Big Apple; a
play
set in a trailer park in Texas takes on greed and its consequences; and the
Kansas International Film Festival

features a couple dozen films, many of which will be screened in the presence of their directors.

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12:13 pm
Fri September 9, 2005

Robert Gibby Brand in I Am My Own Wife

I Am My Own Wife is a one-actor show playing at the
Unicorn Theatre
. The central figure is Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, a German transvestite who survived World War II and the totalitatian state of East Germany. Here, Robert Gibby Brand reads from the first scene called "Popping the Question."

Robert Gibby Brand in I Am My Own Wife

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Theater/Performance
12:32 pm
Thu September 8, 2005

The Hindu and the Cowboy

A play based on interviews with Kansas Citians of many diverse traditions.

Kansas City, MO – Sunday marks the four-year anniversary of the September eleventh terrorist attacks. The attacks impacted people throughout the country, sometimes bringing out cultural divisions that already existed between communities. As part of the Mosaic Life Stories project, writer Donna Ziegenhorn interviewed Kansas Citians of different backgrounds to write ?The Hindu and the Cowboy.?

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KCUR News
12:01 pm
Thu September 8, 2005

Katrina disaster relief officials relying on technology devised after Midwest floods of 1993.

Katrina disaster relief officials relying on technology devised after Midwest floods of 1993.

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KCUR Arts
8:18 am
Thu September 8, 2005

Outlaw Jesse Howard

Folk artist Jesse Howard's hand-painted signs and sculptures are on display along with the paintings of Chicago Imagist Roger Brown in an exhibit at the H&R Block Artspace at the Kansas City Art Institute. As KCUR's Laura Spencer reports, a new CD puts Jesse Howard's words to music.

Outlaw Jesse Howard

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People
1:47 pm
Wed September 7, 2005

Goin' to Kansas City Plaza at 12th and Vine

Take a stroll on the new 12th and Vine plaza with Ollie Gates.

Goin' to Kansas City Plaza at 12th and Vine

Kansas City, MO – In recent years, the 18th and Vine area has been redeveloped, but 12th and Vine has really been the jazz center of Kansas City. Ollie Gates of Gates Barbeque is now coordinating the redevelopment of the 18th and Vine plaza and tours the area.

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People
11:47 am
Wed September 7, 2005

Goin' to Kansas City Plaza at 12th and Vine

Goin' to Kansas City Plaza at 12th and Vine

Kansas City, MO – In recent years, the 18th and Vine area has been redeveloped, but 12th and Vine has really been the jazz center of Kansas City. Ollie Gates of Gates Barbeque is now coordinating the redevelopment of the 18th and Vine plaza and tours the area.

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Film
11:13 am
Wed September 7, 2005

Kansas City Latin American Film Festival

Kansas City Latin American Film Festival

Kansas City, MO – UMKC professor Louis Imperiale talks about the Argentine film Wild Horses. Imperiale will be presenting the 1995 film at the Latin American Cinema Festival of Kansas City, which begins this month at the Rio Theater in Overland Park. Films from Argentina, Mexico, Colombia and Peru will be presented every Saturday until October 1.

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Film
8:19 am
Wed September 7, 2005

Latin American Cinema Festival of Kansas City

The Latin American Film Festival begins in Kansas City this month.

Latin American Cinema Festival of Kansas City

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Headlines
11:30 am
Tue September 6, 2005

Top Stories

Kansas City, MO – Texas Governor Rick Perry asks Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius for help taking care of hurricane victims. Missouri legislators head to the capitol today to kick off a special legislative session to debate a controversial abortion bill. The Lawrence City Commission to look at changing the city's marijuana law.

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10:34 am
Tue September 6, 2005

KC CURRENTS 09-04-05

Kansas City, MO 09-04-05 – A look at the local impact of Hurricane Katrina, Latino USA's Maria Hinojosa provides snapshot about Hurricane Katrina affect on Spanish-speaking communities, Kansas City Star columnist Lewis Duiguid provides his reaction to news coverage of crisis, UMKC professor Louis Imperiale previews Argentine film "Wild Horses," and Ollie Gates of Gates Barbeque explores the new "Goin to Kansas City Plaza" at 12th and Vine.

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KCUR News
9:48 am
Tue September 6, 2005

Kansas City Unveils Plan to House Hurricane Evacuees

Kansas City Unveils Plan to House Hurricane Evacuees

Kansas City, Missouri – The city of Kansas City, Missouri is opening up housing for families displaced by Hurricane Katrina.

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People
4:13 pm
Sun September 4, 2005

Kansas Citian Angela Cozart's Evacuation

Kansas Citian Angela Cozart's Evacuation

Kansas City, MO – Recent Dillard University graduate Angela Cozart fled New Orleans just before Hurricane Katrina hit. She tells the story to KCUR's Delores Jones.

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KCUR News
3:49 pm
Sun September 4, 2005

Media Coverage of Katrina - Interview with Lewis Diuguid

Media Coverage of Katrina - Interview with Lewis Diuguid

Kansas City, MO – With all the images of destruction in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, especially from New Orleans, some people are concerned that race and class issues are being ignored. KCUR's Sylvia Maria Gross spoke to columnist Lewis Duiguid of the Kansas City Star about his reaction to the news coverage of the crisis.

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KCUR Arts
1:04 pm
Fri September 2, 2005

Arts Roundup, September 2

This week, two artists return to Kansas City for exhibits of new works at the Dolphin in the Crossroads and the Fahrenheit Gallery the West Bottoms...and the ensemble called
Marimba Sol de Chiapas
kicks off a celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.

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Headlines
11:27 am
Fri September 2, 2005

Top Stories

Kansas City, MO – Hurricane Katrina victims in Kansas now eligible for SRS assistance. Attorney General Phill Kline sends staff to assist with consumer fraud cases in the South. Kansas and Missouri National Guard troops gear up to deploy to areas devastated by Katrina. FBI rewards Precious Doe tipster $15,000.

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KCUR News
9:49 am
Fri September 2, 2005

Kowtown Custom Greaserama

Kowtown Custom Greaserama

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11:38 am
Thu September 1, 2005

Painter Eric Sall on Teeth and Tentacles

Teeth & Tentacles, 2005 Oil on canvas, 96 X 78 inches
Eric Sall

Teeth and Tentacles is the title of a new painting on display at Dolphin Gallery. It's part of the new body of work in Eric Sall's first solo exhibition at the space. Here, Eric Sall talks about Teeth and Tentacles.

Painter Eric Sall on Teeth and Tentacles

Kansas City,MO – DOLPHIN

1901 BALTIMORE KANSAS CITY M0 64108

ERIC SALL

THE STATE I AM IN

Sept 2 ? Oct 1, 2005

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9:42 am
Thu September 1, 2005

Marimba Sol de Chiapas

In this excerpt,
Marimba Sol de Chiapas
performs Celia Cruz's Life is a Carnival during a rehearsal. Director John Currey introduces the piece.

Marimba Sol de Chiapas

In this excerpt,

Marimba Sol de Chiapas
performs Celia Cruz's Life is a Carnival during a rehearsal. Director John Currey introduces the piece.

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Financial Planning
10:05 am
Tue August 30, 2005

Intro to Financial Planning

Intro to Financial Planning

Kansas City, MO – Host Delores Jones talk to David Jackson, a Certified Financial Planner with Waddell & Reed and a columnist with The Kansas City Call. Jackson defined financial independence in the first of a series on KC Currents.

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Business & Tech
9:45 am
Tue August 30, 2005

Minority Construction Jobs and the building of the Sprint Center

Kansas City, MO – A little over a week ago, city officials approved the final design for the 250 million dollar Sprint Center - the mayor says it looks like a crystal bowl. Construction begins soon on the city-financed site . . . but some black and Latino contractors and construction workers are concerned that they won't be included on the site.

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KCUR Arts
1:14 pm
Mon August 29, 2005

The Aging Audience of Orchestras

A recent article in The New York Times described how orchestras around the country are trying to draw more people, especially younger ones, to the concert hall. Some of the enticements include speed dating, salsa lessons, 20 minutes concerts, and free buffets.
Kansas City Symphony
Executive Director Frank Byrne responds.

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KCUR News
12:47 pm
Sun August 28, 2005

Latino leaders meet with Congressmen

Latino leaders meet with Congressmen

Kansas City, MO – A recent study by the Pew Hispanic Center reveals a significant difference between the concerns of US Latinos and Latino immigrants. Kansas City is no different - the Coalition of Hispanic Organizations recently called a meeting with area congressmen to discuss a range of legislative priorities.

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People
12:39 pm
Sun August 28, 2005

Excerpt from Imam Hassan Al-Qazwini

Excerpt from Imam Hassan Al-Qazwini

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