Jennifer Owen

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This year, the Owen/Cox Dance Group is bringing its annual jazzy adaptation of The Nutcracker and the Mouse King to the Polsky Theatre at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, Kan.

Returning to perform in the production is a powerful dancer with an explosive name: Winston Dynamite Brown. A frequent guest artist with the group, Brown says he relishes his role as the Nutcracker.

Growing into an explosive name

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The Owen/Cox Dance Group, with pianist Kairy Koshoeva, performs its interpretation of The Goldberg Variations and brings its 2012-2013 season to a close.