Allan Gray

Arts & Culture
7:38 am
Thu April 3, 2014

Development Of A Regional Cultural Plan Underway

Over the last decade, an estimated $1.57 billion has been invested in arts, cultural and entertainment infrastructure. This includes the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, which opened in 2011.
Credit courtesy: Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

Plans are in the works to create a regional cultural plan to establish a shared vision for the Kansas City metro.

In recent years, Kansas City has gained a national reputation as a "culturally rich metropolis." In the five-county metro area, including Kansas and Missouri, there are over 6,000 artists, writers and performers, 250 arts and cultural non-profits, and 360 for-profits. 

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Business & Tech
10:19 am
Thu July 19, 2012

Arts Hold Steady Despite Recession

Randy Mason, KCPT's Executive Producer of Cultural Affairs, moderates questions from the audience at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art with (left to right): Harlan Brownlee, Allan Gray, and Paul Tyler.
Laura Spencer KCUR

Two national studies released Thursday in Kansas City provide an overview of the arts ecology of the metropolitan area. By all accounts, the arts boosted the local economy despite the economic downturn.

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Visual Arts
8:37 am
Fri June 15, 2007

Finding...Alvin Ailey

An image of Alvin Ailey near the entrance to the exhibit
photo: Laura Spencer/KCUR

African-American modern dancer and choreographer Alvin Ailey died nearly 20 years ago. But, until recently, his personal collection of photographs, costume sketches, stage notes and letters had not viewed by the public.

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