Arts Roundup, January 20

This week, a new jazz festival in the Crossroads features Kansas City artists, as well as a recent transplant from New Orleans. Also, for the first time since its founding in 1964, the Kansas City Repertory Theatre presents A Raisin in the Sun.

Kansas City, MO – The Kansas City Repertory Theatre's A Raisin in the Sun begins previews on January 20, opens January 25 and runs through February 12.

The 1st Annual Crossroads Jazz Festival, at YJ's Snack Bar, 128 W. 18th, Kansas City, MO, (816) 472-5533.

Festival Schedule:

Tuesday, January 17
10pm - Piano Night
Featuring all of your favorite piano jazz standards

Wednesday, January 18
10pm - Ken Lovern's OJT with Matt Hopper and Kevin Frazee Grinding nasty organ jazz

Thursday, January 19
8:30pm - Jazzbo's One Man Band
10:00pm - Bryan Hicks trio featuring Rod Fleeman A superlative lineup of some of Kansas City's finest talent

Friday, January 20
10:00pm - Dirty Force Brass Knuckle Street Band and Soul Revue New Orleans standards with and Kansas City twist

Saturday, January 21
10:00pm - Snuff Jazz
Travelling way outside space and time...

Sunday, January 22
8:00pm - Micah Herman Quintet featuring Loren Pickford 10:00pm - YJs Jazz Jam Session This is the hottest new jazz action in Kansas City. Come hear what everybody's talking about.

Monday, January 23
10:00pm - Thelonius Monk night
All Monk. All night. Yeah.

Tuesday, January 24
10:00pm - Arnold Young and John Brewer