Arts & Culture

Central Standard
10:30 pm
Sun July 29, 2012

Crowdfunding For Civic And Arts Projects

Just Deon / flickr

On Monday’s Central Standard, we'll take a look at crowdfunding, a way area projects are creating monetary opportunities in the digital landscape.

Jase Wilson, the CEO of Neighbor.ly, stops by to talk about the ways crowdfunding is transforming the way people can invest in the city.

Up to Date
10:25 am
Fri July 27, 2012

Up To Date's Film Critics' 'Three To See'

Looking for a great independent, foreign, or documentary film to see the weekend of July 27-29, 2012? Up to Date's critics share their three favorite showing on area screens.

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Up to Date
10:15 am
Fri July 27, 2012

What's Showing In Art, Independent, Foreign and Documentary Film

Quvenzhane Wallis stars in "Beasts of the Southern Wild," one of the films on today's list of independent, foreign, and documentary films showing on KC-area screens.

A corporate headhunter steals to maintain his lavish life style.  Sound like a news headline?  

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Up to Date
3:21 pm
Thu July 26, 2012

The Weekend To-Do List: July 26-29

Cathy Rigby stars as the boy who never grew up. 8 p.m. Thursday through Sunday at Starlight Theatre in Swope Park.

Looking for something to do this weekend? Up to Date's Brian McTavish offers up a few options in his Weekend To-Do List for July 26-29, 2012.

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Central Standard Fridays
2:23 pm
Thu July 26, 2012

Food Critics: Late Night Dining

Thomas Hawk / flickr

Coming up on Central Standard Friday, host Charles Ferruzza and the Food Critics share their favorite late night dining spots. Where can you get a good meal after 10 o'clock, but before the last bar closes at 3?

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Performance
5:00 am
Thu July 26, 2012

Local Actors Moonlight In Other Artistic Careers

Cheryl Weaver in the American Heartland dressing room with some of her costumes for "BINGO: The Winning Musical".
Steve Walker/KCUR

Given the growing theater scene in the metropolitan area, professional actors can make a pretty good living here. But there is steady competition and there are down times between jobs.

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Central Standard
1:32 pm
Wed July 25, 2012

Kansas City Youth Jazz

Kansas City Youth Jazz

Pop, rock and rap might top the charts, but it’s good old Jazz that’s capturing the hearts of at least some of the new generation of area musicians.

In the first half of Thursday’s Central Standard – we'll take a look at KC Youth Jazz, a group that’s expanded into more than 50 schools around greater Kansas City. We’ll hear some music, talk concerts, appreciation, preservation – all that jazz with Musical Director and instructor Clarence Smith.

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Central Standard
9:29 am
Tue July 24, 2012

William Trowbridge: Ship Of Fool

Trowbridge in front of the Ruskin Art Club, where he is about to give a reading.

Poet William Trowbridge has been appointed Missouri's next poet Laureate, and is the first Kansas City poet to receive the title.

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Up to Date
11:40 am
Fri July 20, 2012

Up To Date's Film Critics' 'Three To See'

Looking for a great independent, foreign, or documentary film to see the weekend of July 20-22, 2012? Up to Date's critics share their three favorite showing on area screens.

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Performance
5:00 am
Fri July 20, 2012

KC Fringe Dares Artists To Take A Chance

The title of Katie Kalahurka's production, "Lessons from Marlene," is scrawled in lipstick in the Fishtank window.
Laura Spencer KCUR

KC Fringe has been called a festival of daring – providing an opportunity for artists to take risks and to challenge themselves.

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Film
9:34 pm
Thu July 19, 2012

'Headhunters' An Artful Movie About Art Thieves

Art and murder meet head-on in "Headhunters"

Since the early death at 50 of Stieg Larrson, the author of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo trilogy, crime novel fans have been hunting feverishly for his successor.

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Up to Date
5:30 pm
Thu July 19, 2012

Best Music Of 2012 (So Far)

Cepro.com

Pretend #lastfm asked you to tweet your top three songs so far in 2012, what would you select?  Something straight from Billboard, or maybe a tune playing under the radar?

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Up to Date
12:45 pm
Thu July 19, 2012

The Weekend To-Do List, July 20-22

Chicago plays with the Doobie Brothers at Starlight Theater Friday night.

Don't let the heat advisory get you down! There's still plenty to do and see in Kansas City this weekend. Check out Brian McTavish's top five events for July 20-22.

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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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Performance
5:00 am
Thu July 19, 2012

Missouri Tragedy, Kansas Suburbs Get Fringe Festival Focus

Smashing Frames' "Gust", part of the 2012 Fringe Festival
Jeff Paltz

Though the 8th annual Kansas City Fringe Festival is increasingly drawing groups from out of the area, more than half of this year's 87 performance and film offerings originated with Missouri-based artists, while about a quarter hail from Kansas.

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Books
9:03 am
Tue July 17, 2012

Re-Imagining The University Of Missouri Press

bigstock.com

The University of Missouri System announced in May it would eliminate the University of Missouri Press, and that process officially started July 1st.

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KC Currents
3:47 pm
Mon July 16, 2012

Local Father-Daughter Duo Shines On A National Stage

Kansas City based father daughter duo Maurice and Shanice Hayes.
www.kcvocals.com Shanice and Maurice Hayes

Kansas City’s own father-daughter singing duo, Maurice and Shanice Hayes, are competing in NBC’s national talent competition, America’s Got Talent, for a $1 million prize. 

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Performance
6:54 pm
Sun July 15, 2012

Celeste Holm, Dead at 95, Had Missouri Rep Credit

Celeste Holm, who died this weekend at 95, did Missouri Rep show in 1989.
nndb.com

Actor Celeste Holm, who died in New York this weekend at 95, won an Oscar for Gentleman's Agreement and was nominated twice more, including for her supporting role in All About Eve

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Artists in Their Own Words
3:00 pm
Thu July 12, 2012

Allan Winkler's Whimsical World

Artist Allan Winkler
Laura Spencer KCUR

Artist Allan Winkler’s whimsical paper and metal cut-outs of people and animals are instantly recognizable. A 1975 graduate of the Kansas City Art Institute, his style has been described as "deliberately naïve."

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Central Standard
9:31 am
Thu July 12, 2012

Citywide Picnic Celebration

When was the last time you packed a basket and headed outside to dine with the ants and the cicadas? On this Thursday's Central Standard, join us for a picnic.

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Dance
10:00 pm
Fri July 6, 2012

Kansas City Ballet's Artistic Director Changes Steps In 2013

Kansas City Ballet Artistic Director William Whitener
courtesy of the Kansas City Ballet

The Kansas City Ballet announced late Friday that longtime artistic director William Whitener will step down at the end of the 2012-2013 season

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Up to Date
11:44 am
Fri July 6, 2012

Up to Date's Film Critics' "Three To See"

Looking for a great independent, foreign, or documentary film to see the weekend of July 6-8, 2012? Up to Date's critics share their three favorite showing on area screens.

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Performance
11:20 am
Wed July 4, 2012

Slam Poetry Meets Jazz

The House pianist, Everett Freeman, performs during the opening 30 minute set.
Eric Baker KCUR

Let’s play a word association game.  What’s do you think when I say, “Kansas City?”  Barbecue?  The Royals? How about jazz?  Now what about when I say “Jazz,” what do you think?  It probably isn’t poetry.

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Film
4:21 pm
Sat June 30, 2012

Young Hearts Beat Wild In 'Moonrise Kingdom'

Kara Hayward & Jared Gilman plot their escape to "Moonrise Kingdom"
Focus Features

In Moonrise Kingdom, Wes Anderson's first live action film since The Fantastic Mr. Fox,  his stop-motion animation offeringthe director has created one of the most artful and inventive movies in many moons about the crazy, throbbing pulse of first love and how piteous the fool who stands in its way.

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Up to Date
5:21 pm
Thu June 28, 2012

Encore Broadcast: National Geographic Photographer Annie Griffiths On Work-Life Balance

White pelicans in the Mississippi Delta

National Geographic staff photographer Annie Griffiths says she's "learned that even without a shared language, it’s easy to let people know that their children are beautiful, their homes are lovely…and that their stories are worth sharing with the world.”

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Central Standard
10:01 am
Thu June 28, 2012

KC Exit Interview: Illustrator Nathan Fox

Nathan Fox

From large Mutant Mosquitoes to sumptuous femme fatales to souls that turn into wolf form, illustrator Nathan Fox has drawn and seen it all. His work has appeared in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, Wired, ESPN, Entertainment Weekly, Mother Jones, Spin, Mad Magazine, DC Comics, Vertigo, Dark Horse Comics, Marvel and more. And, up until just 2 weeks ago, he was based here in KC.

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Classical Piano
1:24 pm
Tue June 26, 2012

Rising Local Pianist Behzod Abduraimov Releases Debut Album

Pianist Behzod Abduraimov studies at Park University.
behzodabduraimov.com

One of Kansas City’s musical greats has just made another leap in his quest for international acclaim.

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Business & Tech
11:05 am
Tue June 26, 2012

Kickstarter: 'Funding Dreams' In Kansas And Missouri

At least every couple of months, or more, an email request lands in my inbox from an artist to help fund a new project, a gallery to support their programming budget, or a filmmaker to make a new movie.

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Up to Date
9:59 am
Fri June 22, 2012

Up To Date's Film Critics' 'Three To See'

Looking for a great independent, foreign, or documentary film to see the weekend of June 22-24, 2012? Up to Date's critics share their three favorite showing on area screens.

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Film
6:28 am
Fri June 22, 2012

Religious Tension Squelched With Song In 'Where Do We Go Now?'

Keeping a Village At Peace: "Where Do We Go Now"
Sony Pictures Classics

Director Nadine Labaki's Where Do We Go Now? is a darkly comic and provocative riff on the suggestion that if women ruled the world, war would be a thing of the past.

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