Arts & Culture

Food and Drink
2:43 pm
Fri October 8, 2010

Food Critics: News, Reviews and Recommendations

Walt Bodine's Food Critics return with another round of mouth watering restaurant suggestions.

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Music
3:29 pm
Thu October 7, 2010

Kansas City Symphony Opens Classical Season

Baltimore-based composer Jonathan Leshnoff

The Kansas City Symphony opens its classical season this weekend featuring new music written as a "curtain-raiser" by a gifted American composer and a violinist, a former child prodigy, who won her first Grammy at 18, and her second, about a decade later, in 2008.

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KCUR Arts
2:35 pm
Thu October 7, 2010

New Series Features Kansas City-Based Actors

The life of an actor can sometimes resemble a pattern of unpredictable weather. Ask Kansas City actors to reflect over the past several years, and they'll relate stories of both drought and prosperity.

Kansas City, MO – There have been several reasons for that, yet most agree things are getting better, thanks to productions like one next week, when a new company premieres the latest venture for bringing actors to projects they'd never get to do otherwise. KCUR's Steve Walker reports.

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Jazz/Blues
2:58 pm
Mon October 4, 2010

Jeff Harshbarger and Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey

In the jazz world, making it big isn't what it used to be. Record sales are down, instrumentals don't make hit songs, and even Grammy-winners need day jobs. But for those with the right combination of talent, dedication and luck, it's still possible to make a living and good music.

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Local Top Chef Contestant
2:39 pm
Mon October 4, 2010

Celina Tio Sharpens Her Knives for Top Chef Masters

The Bravo TV show Top Chef Masters began April 6, 2011, and one of the contestants is Kansas City resident Celina Tio, chef and owner of the restaurant Julian in Brookside.

Kansas City, MO – Celina Tio made a name for herself as executive chef of the American Restaurant, winning the James Beard Foundation's Best Chef: Midwest award in 2007.

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Food and Drink
8:41 am
Mon October 4, 2010

Cooking With The Grand Dame Of Mexican Cuisine

Often referred to as the "Julia Child of Mexico," British expatriate Diana Kennedy has been exploring the world of Mexican cuisine since she moved there in 1957. Her newest cookbook, Oaxaca al Gusto, focuses on the traditions of the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca.

Oaxaca al Gusto: An Infinite Gastronomy
By Diana Kennedy
Hardcover, 459 pages
University of Texas Press
List price: $50

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KCUR Arts
9:01 am
Thu September 30, 2010

Artist Inspired By Visits To Remote Village In Mountains Of Peru

Artist Ana Maria Hernando

Argentinian-born artist Ana Maria Hernando's paintings, drawings, and prints layer designs, like a lacy mantilla worn in church, with images of plants and insects.

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Food and Drink
2:21 pm
Wed September 29, 2010

Have Your (Less Sinful) Cupcake And Enjoy It, Too

Eve Turow for NPR

Of course, a cupcake is meant to be decadent. But it's possible to pack some nutrition into these trendy little treats and still feel like you're indulging -- without the guilt that can come with consuming the full-calorie versions.

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KCUR Arts
12:57 pm
Wed September 29, 2010

WEB EXTRA: Ana Maria Hernando Reads: "Sin Planes (No Plans)"

Artist Ana Maria Hernando

Ana Maria Hernando is a multimedia artist; she's also a poet. Here, Hernando reads a poem called "Sin Planes (No Plans)."

"Sin Planes (No Planes)" read by artist/poet Ana Maria Hernando

Kansas City, MO –

Excerpt from "Sine Planes (No Plans)"

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Kemper ARTcasts
8:02 am
Mon September 27, 2010

Interview with Artists: Gao Brothers Part 1

Gao Brothers,Two Portraits of Saddam Hussein, 2009

China's Gao Brothers?Gao Qiang and Gao Zhen?have collaborated on their artwork since 1985. Before the opening of the exhibition, "Gao Brothers: Grandeur and Catharsis," curator Arthur Hwang met with the artists for an interview.

Kansas City, MO – "Gao Brothers: Grandeur and Catharsis"
September 17, 2010-January 2, 2011
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art

Music: Excerpt from "Gallery Echo Sutras" by Jeffrey Rukaman

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Kemper ARTcasts
8:13 am
Sun September 26, 2010

Interview with Artists: Gao Brothers Part 2

Gao Brothers,Outer Space Project - Map of China, 2008

"Gao Brothers: Grandeur and Catharsis" curator Arthur Hwang continues his interview with China's Gao Brothers on their work in the exhibition.

Kansas City, MO – "Gao Brothers: Grandeur and Catharsis"
September 17, 2010-January 2, 2011
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art

Music: Excerpt from "Gallery Echo Sutras" by Jeffrey Rukaman

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KCUR Arts
8:00 am
Thu September 23, 2010

"Thinking Photography" Explores Photography Legacy At KCAI

As a nod to the Kansas City Art Institute's 125th anniversary, an exhibition at the Nelson-Atkins Museum explores the school's photographic legacy from the 1960s to the present. "Thinking Photography: Five Decades at the Kansas City Art Institute" features works by nearly 30 notable KCAI alumni, including Joe Deal, Robert ParkeHarrison, and Mark Osterman.

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Food and Drink
9:59 am
Tue September 21, 2010

A Fishy Question About Genetically Engineered Salmon

The FDA is moving closer to approval of the first genetically engineered animal for human food -- a farm raised, fast growing Atlantic salmon. But will consumers bite?

If you build it he will come, a ghostly voice famously tells Kevin Costner in Field of Dreams.

But if scientists build an Atlantic salmon that grows twice as fast as regular salmon, will consumers eat it?

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Food and Drink
8:15 am
Mon September 20, 2010

The Best Of Fall: Fun, Food And Foliage

KCUR's Jabulani Leffall and other local experts gathered for a round up of the best events, food and places to enjoy this autumn.

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Food and Drink
2:01 pm
Fri September 17, 2010

The Food Critics: News, Reviews and Eating Organic

Walt Bodine and his food critics take another turn at making our stomachs growl and our wallets groan.

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KCUR Arts
12:48 pm
Thu September 16, 2010

First Kansas City Rep Performance Could Ruffle Some Feathers

The production "Saved" opens the season at the Missouri Rep. We hear the challenges and benefits of working through the play's religiosity.

Set in and around an evangelical Christian high school, the 2004 film "Saved" wasn't a huge box office hit. Since its opening, however, it has amassed a dedicated cult following.

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KCUR Arts
11:16 am
Thu September 16, 2010

Gao Brothers Exhibit At The Kemper Museum

Mao's Guilt, 2009

When the Gao brothers show some of their more controversial art in Beijing, they have to keep the location secret, and notify their guests at the last minute via social media. But their upcoming exhibit at Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art is completely above ground.

Kansas City, MO – This will be the Gao brothers' first museum exhibit in the United States, and one of the most complicated that the Kemper Museum has ever taken on. KCUR's Sylvia Maria Gross spoke to Gao Zhen, Gao Qiang and curators about the show.

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Food and Drink
9:17 am
Thu September 16, 2010

Bringing The Bean Out Of Its Shell

Scrap the canned beans and bag the dried ones -- it's time for fresh beans, still nestled in their protective shells. With the help of a few chatty friends or relatives, in no time you'll have plenty of beans freed from their casings and ready for all kinds of hearty, vibrant dishes.

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Music
10:49 am
Fri September 10, 2010

Barclay Martin Quartet Live from the KCUR Studios

Barclay Martin and his band join Steve Kraske for an in-studio performance and talk about Pools That Swell With the Rain, Barclay's fourth full-length album.

 

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Food and Drink
9:44 am
Thu September 9, 2010

Why The Priest Fainted: An Ode To Eggplant

This fruit commonly used as vegetable is perhaps less loved in the U.S. than in India and the Mideast, where food writer Monica Bhide grew up. But after years of presenting different renditions to American friends and family, she's found ways to woo the eggplant skeptics -- including these spice-laden recipes and tips.

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Music
2:26 pm
Tue September 7, 2010

Heart: A Legendary Rock Band Looks Ahead

Heart, led by Ann and Nancy Wilson, has survived more than three decades of music and fashion.

 

Listen Now

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KCUR Arts
10:24 am
Thu September 2, 2010

"Duty" Explores Conflicted Feelings About War

When art and war have collided over the past century, the results have ranged from Picasso's "Guernica" to Francis Ford Coppola's "Apocalypse Now."

Kansas City, MO – A new play premieres this weekend from a Kansas City writer who served in Vietnam and, though the war he references is a more current one, the piece grapples with such historic themes as family, honor and duty. KCUR's Steve Walker reports.

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Food and Drink
1:55 pm
Wed September 1, 2010

Learning Who You Are Through What You Eat

The long Labor Day weekend marks the end of summer for many in the U.S., but it's also a time when ethnic churches hold massive food festivals to celebrate their origins. For food writer Michele Kayal and her young daughter, Syrian festivals -- and the preparations for them -- are an enduring link to the past.

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KCUR Arts
11:31 am
Wed September 1, 2010

Juliàn Zugazagoitia Takes Helm At Nelson-Atkins Museum Of Art

New Museum Director & CEO Juli?n Zugazagoitia

September 1, 2010 marks the first day on the job for the new director of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Juliàn Zugazagoitia.

Kansas City, MO – In the spring, after a more than year-long search, a committee of nine museum trustees announced selecting international scholar, museum director and consultant Juliàn Zugazagoitia (HOO-lian SZU-ga-sa-GOY-tee-ah) as the fifth director in the museum's 75-year history. They touted his "energy as a leader, his passion for the arts, and his international background."

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Food and Drink
11:18 am
Fri August 27, 2010

Food Critics: News, Reviews and Favorite Pasta Joints

Walt Bodine and guests weigh in on the city's best spaghetti, fettuccine, rigatoni, macaroni and and other great foods that one can find in the metro.

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KCUR Arts
12:35 pm
Thu August 26, 2010

On The Fringe: From Kansas City To Edinburgh And Back Again

The roots of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland, can be traced to 1947, when eight theater companies showed up uninvited to another theater festival, hoping to capitalize on the crowds. Over sixty years later, the Fringe has become the biggest arts festival in the world, with groups from all over the planet.

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Food and Drink
3:49 pm
Wed August 25, 2010

DIY Wedding Cake: Secret Ingredient Is Love

It isn't quick -- or easy -- but making a cake for someone's wedding is a wonderful gift and a money-saver for the newlyweds. Food writer Nicole Spiridakis relays tips and recipes from her cake-crafting success story.

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Food and Drink
3:28 pm
Tue August 24, 2010

Why Coffee Is Getting More Expensive

The higher price of beans ? up about 40 percent since March ? means higher prices for the coffee you buy by the pound. But it probably won't affect the fancy coffee you buy by the cup.

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Food and Drink
1:30 pm
Mon August 23, 2010

Bottled Tea Comes Up Short

Researchers tested bottled teas for antioxidants called polyphenols and found that most brands contain very little of them.

Tea companies like to brag about the antioxidants in their bottled tea beverages.

Some even put the amount of antioxidants on the label. But if you think that you're getting a big dose of these natural chemicals from your favorite bottled brew, think again.

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Music
12:20 pm
Mon August 23, 2010

From Zero To Hero: Seraphic Fire's Viral Monteverdi

In just a few days, the group's self-released record was a best-selling classical album on iTunes.

 

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