This week, a new exhibit of handcrafted dolls and quilts at the American Jazz Museum...and a new work by artist Alexis Rockman - inspired by the natural sciences - will soon go on display on the Project Wall at the H&R Block Artspace.
There's a new play group in Kansas City that meets every Wednesday night on the Plaza to play tag. KCUR's Linda Sher has this commentary.
By Linda Sher
Kansas City, Missouri – There's a new play group in Kansas City that meets every Wednesday night on the Plaza to play tag. They call themselves the Tag Institute, but what makes them unique is that it's mostly for adults! KCUR's Linda Sher has this commentary.
This week, a photography exhibit exploring Route 66...a dancer and choreographer who says anyone can be creative, it just takes a little work...and a poet who was honored this year for lifetime achievement.
This week, an improv comedy group celebrates five years and 100 performances, a new retrospective of the American artist Marsden Hartley opens, and an opera singer performs her first hometown professional recital.
Independence, MO – A proposed new expressway in eastern Jackson County could threaten one of the nation's most important Civil War battlefields, not to mention a nursing home, a historic cemetery and the tranquility of a semi-rural lifestyle. The new Battle of the Little Blue finds residents and Civil War buffs trying to win their favorite routes from area governing bodies.
It's a First Friday, when many galleries in the Crossroads Art District, as well as across the metropolitan area, stay open late. KCUR's Laura Spencer reports on two new exhibits, including a celebration of Day of the Dead.
By Laura Spencer
Kansas City, Missouri – It's the arts roundup, the audio guide to the arts. Tonight's a First Friday, when many galleries in the Crossroads Art District, as well as across the metropolitan area, stay open late. KCUR's Laura Spencer reports on two new exhibits, including a celebration of Day of the Dead.
KANSAS CITY – More than 300,000 men and women in U-S reserve and National Guard forces have served supporting the wars on terrorism and in Iraq. Some part-time soldiers, sailors and airmen have returned home. But more than 170,000 remain on duty, not knowing how long they'll be in service and away from their lives in Kansas City and across the country. K-C-U-R's Matt Hackworth reports on how local employers and families are handling the separation and ambiguity of extended deployments:
This week, an exhibit reveals the balancing act between creating commercial art by day and fine art at night, and an annual tradition of showcasing short stories of the macabre continues at The Coterie Theatre.
Kansas City, MO – This week, an exhibit at the Blue Gallery reveals the balancing act between work and art, and an annual tradition of showcasing short story masterpieces continues at The Coterie Theatre.
KANSAS CITY – The Transportation worker's union held a rally yesterday targeted at American Airlines. The union and the City of Kansas City are pleading with American to keep its Kansas City overhaul base open. The airline has said it might close one of its three overhaul bases. K-C-U-R's Matt Hackworth reports on the effort to keep the base open and what could happen if it closes.
This week, a record collecting couple spins hillbilly country western swing 78's...and Native American artwork takes center stage at the Spencer Museum of Art and other venues in Lawrence.
Kansas City, Missouri – It's the arts roundup, the audio guide to the arts. This week, a record collecting couple spins hillbilly country western swing 78's...and Native American artwork takes center stage in Lawrence.
The summer travel season is all but over for most of us. What did you do on your summer vacation?
By Bill Anderson, Program Director
Wilson, Kansas – KCUR staffers traveled to Thailand, Poland, Hawaii, Italy, and the Czech Republic...the Czech Republic, ahem, sort of. KCUR's Savvy Traveler and Program Director Bill Anderson explains.
The Czech Fest takes place each year during the last weekend in July in Wilson, Kansas.
KANSAS CITY – Some filing fees in Missouri's courts will increase this week. Associate circuit cases will climb by $8, circuit cases by $10 and appellate cases by $20. The hike won't cover rising court costs but instead will directly fund legal aid programs in Missouri. K-C-U-R's Matt Hackworth reports on a program for the needy that was in jeopardy and the effort that saved it.
Kansas City, Missouri – It's the arts roundup, the audio guide to the arts. This week, a celebration of traditional acoustic music at theKansas State Fiddling and Picking Championships in Lawrence, and a popular opera returns to the stage.