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1:56 pm
Thu October 30, 2003

Arts Roundup, Friday, October 31

Pet Store, on the Project Wall at the H and R Block Artspace at the Kansas City Art Institute
Alexis Rockman

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.

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KCUR Arts
11:37 am
Mon October 20, 2003

The Game of Tag - It's Not Just for Kids

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.

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.

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KCUR News
3:35 pm
Thu October 16, 2003

Feud Over Wind Power in Kansas

KCUR Arts
10:44 am
Thu October 16, 2003

Arts Roundup, Friday, October 17

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.

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KCUR Arts
10:41 am
Thu October 16, 2003

City Stage Theatre expands its offerings

Since the renovation of Union Station, attendance figures haven't been as high as projected. But one area of the facility that promises to be consistently abuzz this fall is the City Stage Theatre.

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KCUR Arts
2:15 pm
Mon October 13, 2003

New Father Shrader Mystery

Two professors at Rockhurst University have created a mystery-solving clergyman named Father Dietrich Shrader. The second Father Shrader adventure is about to hit local bookstores.

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KCUR Arts
9:21 am
Thu October 9, 2003

Arts Roundup, Friday, October 10

Marsden Hartley (1877-1943). Portrait of a German Officer, 1914. Oil on canvas, 68-1/4 x 41-3/8 in. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The Alfred Stieglitz Collection, 1949. ? 1985

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.

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KCUR News
9:21 am
Wed October 8, 2003

A New Battle of the Little Blue

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.

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KCUR News
1:11 pm
Thu October 2, 2003

National parties pour millions into Missouri campaigns

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KCUR Arts
12:35 pm
Thu October 2, 2003

Arts Roundup, Friday, October 3

Day of the Dead exhibit at Mattie Rhodes Art Gallery

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.

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.

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KCUR News
12:37 pm
Wed October 1, 2003

Families, businesses grapple with extended deployments

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KCUR Arts
3:59 pm
Tue September 30, 2003

Auditioning for The Lion King

Disney Theatrical Productions visited Kansas City recently to eyeball local talent. The New York based company was holding auditions for its various productions of The Lion King.

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KCUR News
10:56 am
Tue September 30, 2003

Families, businesses grapple with extended deployments

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KCUR News
9:07 am
Tue September 30, 2003

Families, businesses grapple with extended deployments

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:

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KCUR Arts
3:12 pm
Mon September 29, 2003

Bluegrass Festival in Winfield, Kansas

Jeff and Vida play on Stage 5 at Winfield with High on the Hog
Sara Lerner

Winfield, Kansas is home to the annual Walnut Valley Festival. The Winfield fairgrounds, 30 miles outside Wichita, transform into a four day concert every September.

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KCUR Arts
12:57 pm
Mon September 29, 2003

Riding the Bus with My Sister

Author Rachel Simon's most recent book is called Riding the Bus with My Sister. It tells the story of the year Simon immersed herself in her sister Beth's daily routine.

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KCUR Arts
3:27 pm
Thu September 25, 2003

Arts Roundup, Friday, September 26

From L to R Charles Fugate and Phil Fiorini appear in The Cask of Amontillado, one of three short stories presented in the production.
Coterie Theatre

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.

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KCUR News
8:25 am
Wed September 24, 2003

Incentives may not save overhaul base

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.

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KCUR Arts
9:18 am
Thu September 18, 2003

Arts Roundup, Friday, September 19

Jean Lowe, Empire Style (installation detail), 2003; acrylic and enamel paints on canvas, enamel paint on papier-m?ch?, clocks, mirror; installation dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist and Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
photo: Douglas M. Parker Studio

This week...two choreographers collaborate with area dancers on a site-specific work in Mill Creek Park, and an artist creates mixed-media installations suggesting Baroque and Rococo interiors.

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KCUR Arts
3:01 pm
Wed September 17, 2003

Contract Talks take Center Stage at the Missouri Rep

The Missouri Repertory Theatre enters its 40th season this year...and it does so amid controversy over discussions about renewing Producing Artistic Director Peter Altman's contract.

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KCUR Arts
11:52 am
Thu September 11, 2003

Arts Roundup, Friday, September 12

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.

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KCUR News
1:14 pm
Wed September 10, 2003

Doctors lobby for tort reform

Kansas City, MO – Patients of some medical practices in Kansas City found that the doctor was out Thursday, Septmber 11th gone to Jefferson City to lobby the legislature. KCUR's Steve Bell reports.

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KCUR News
3:39 pm
Mon September 8, 2003

Legislature poised for special session, veto reversal

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KCUR Arts
9:30 am
Thu September 4, 2003

Catherine Chalmers: American Cockroach

Executions c-print 40"x60" 1997
Catherine Chalmers

American Cockroach is the title of a new art show at Grand Arts.

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KCUR Arts
8:54 am
Thu September 4, 2003

Arts Roundup, Friday, September 5

This week, we have two reports. First, a two character play called The Guys comes to Kansas City as part of a national tour.

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KCUR Arts
11:39 am
Wed September 3, 2003

A visit to the Czech Fest in Wilson, Kansas

The summer travel season is all but over for most of us. What did you do on your summer vacation?

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.

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KCUR News
8:36 am
Wed September 3, 2003

New school standard may be flawed

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KCUR Arts
1:44 pm
Thu August 28, 2003

Arts Roundup, Friday, August 29

This week, author Eric Miles Williamson reads from his as-yet-unpublished new novel, and Ballet in the Park, a Kansas City tradition of outdoor performances of ballet, continues.

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KCUR News
11:26 am
Tue August 26, 2003

Added court fees save legal aid program

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.

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KCUR Arts
11:15 am
Thu August 21, 2003

Friday, August 22 Arts Roundup

The Two Dollar Shoe Revival Story playing at a barn dance, February 2003
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This week, a celebration of traditional acoustic music at the Kansas State Fiddling and Picking Championships in Lawrence, and a popular opera returns to the stage.

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.

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