A Sikh and Kundalini Yoga teacher, Snatam Kaur is a singer and musician, gaining a growing fame in the world of spiritual music. Renee Blanche, host of KCUR's "Night Tides" music program, talked with Snatam Kaur during a recent visit to Kansas City.
By Renee Blanche
Kansas City, MO – A Sikh and Kundalini Yoga teacher, Snatam Kaur is a singer and musician, gaining a growing fame in the world of spiritual music.
Bessie and Sadie Delaney were born in the late 1890's in North Carolina. A hundred years later, they were living in upstate New York, and a New York Times reporter began a series of interviews with the two extraordinary women, who had each lived through a century of United States history. Their story became an oral history, then a book, and then a play that eventually made it to Broadway.
Good actors are used to doing homework in preparation for a role. Prior to Avila University Theatre Department's production of Dead Man Walking, KCUR's Steve Walker talked with members of the student cast who prepared by visiting Lansing penitentiary.
When historian Delia Gillis began compiling photographs for a book on Kansas City's African American history, she turned to both local and national archives. But she found some of the most compelling images in her friends' family albums--like this one of Marcheita Bush, reprinted with permission from Kansas City, by Delia Gillis.
A new exhibit of Jennifer Steinkamp's large-scale installations opens tonight (February 16) at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. Here, Steinkamp talks about a work with personal significance called Wreck of the Dumaru.
The Kansas City Repertory Theatre recently opened its second stage, Copaken Stage, in the new H&R Block headquarters at 13th and Walnut. The day before previews began of the current production of Love, Janis, KCUR's Laura Spencer talked about the new chapter in the Rep's history with Producing Artistic Director Peter Altman.
The UMKC Theater Department is exhibiting a healthy commitment to new, original works with what it calls its Festival of N.O.W.
By Steve Walker
Kansas City, MO – The UMKC Theater Department is exhibiting a healthy commitment to new, original works with what it calls its Festival of N.O.W. As KCUR's Steve Walker reports, its latest offering is set in the Midwest and features the kind of young characters the festival hopes to draw.
Animals and ways of perception have been the topics of exhibitions in recent months in area galleries. From Cryptozoology at the H&R Block Artspace to the new exhibit at Grand Arts exploring the sense of smell. The Greenlease Gallery at Rockhurst University continues this trend in an invitational group exhibition called Beasts.
The 12 candidates running for mayor of Kansas City Mayor have courted business leaders, neighborhood activists and different geographical parts of the city...but at least two of them are actively pursuing a constituency often by-passed in politics: artists, the creative class. KCUR's Laura Spencer has the story.
Clive Smith, 5x5 (5 days a week for 5 weeks with Lauri), 2004; oil on wood panel, 50 x 50 inches; Collection of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Museum Purchase, Enid and Crosby Kemper and William T. Kemper Acquisition Fund, 2004.14
This year marks the Kansas City Ballet's 34th annual production of The Nutcracker, with music by Tchaikovsky and choreography by the late Artistic Director Emeritus Todd Bolender. Here, Ballet Master James Jordan and Associate Ballet Mistress Lisa Thorn talk about the production.
For most of its 33 years, the Unicorn Theatre has been steadfast in its vow to ensure that its December show has nothing to do with the holidays.
By Steve Walker
Kansas City, MO – For most of its 33 years, the Unicorn Theatre has been steadfast in its vow to ensure that its December show has nothing to do with the holidays. As KCUR's Steve Walker reports, the theatre is sticking to its guns again this year with an irreverent musical set in a trailer park.
Author Judy Blume's Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing is a classic story about sibling rivalry and family relationships - issues that often come to the forefront around the holidays. The Coterie brings the work to the stage this holiday season.
Though the Kansas City Repertory Theatre's A Christmas Carol is a long-established Kansas City tradition, there is a new way to experience the show that will be of interest to Spanish-speaking audiences.
Bega kwa Bega or Shoulder to Shoulder is a group exhibit of fabric artists featuring Nedra Bonds, Sherry Whetstone McCall and Charlotte Hill O'Neal. It'll be on display until January 26 at the African American History and Culture House at UMKC.
The Midwest - the area of the country stretching between the East and the West coasts - has long been considered a "flyover zone." An exhibition of vivid landscapes at the Kemper Museum of Art takes a look at this "underappreciated and unexplored" territory.
This week, a young local playwright - not yet out of college - unveils his latest work. It's a play that skewers a world everyone participates in, especially during the holiday season: the retail industry.
By Steve Walker
Kansas City, MO – This week, a young local playwright - not yet out of college - unveils his latest work. It's a play that skewers a world everyone participates in, especially during the holiday season: the retail industry. KCUR's Steve Walker reports.
This week marks the annual Design Week for the local chapter of the American Institute of Architects. And the architecture community says as a new landscape takes shape in downtown Kansas City, they'd like to increase the level of dialogue about what makes good design.