Review: Kansas City Ballet

I reviewed Kansas City Ballet’s “Dances Daring (Then and Now)” for The Kansas City Star.

For a brief time, read the review here.

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KC Studio, May/June

I made my first contribution to KC Studio, a local magazine “Covering Performing, Visual, Cinematic and Literary Arts.”

Alice Thorson, formerly visual art critic for The Kansas City Star , is the new editor. I’m excited to be involved as she evolves this publication.

I had two stories in latest issue:

International Piano Stars Come to Kansas City

Kansas City Dance Season Closes with Enticing Performances

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Review: Emanuel Ax in recital for the Harriman-Jewell Series Founders’ Concert

I reviewed pianist Emanuel Ax, presented by the Harriman-Jewell Series, in a special performance on the campus of William Jewell College in Liberty, MO, for The Kansas City Star.

For a brief time, you can read the review here.

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Review: KCSymphony with Nielsen’s “Inextinguishable” No. 4 and pianist Steven Lin

I reviewed the Kansas City Symphony’s performance of Carl Nielsen’s Symphony No. 4, with Strauss’ Don Juan and Steven Lin on Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 20 for The Kansas City Star.

For a brief time, you can read the review here.

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Review: Lyric Opera’s “Tosca”

I reviewed the Lyric Opera of Kansas City’s season finale of Puccini’s “Tosca” for The Kansas City Star.

For a brief time, read the review here.

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Fountain City Brass Band

I wrote a profile on Kansas City’s Fountain City Brass Band for The Kansas City Star. As a lapsed trombone player, this was one of my more fun assignments since I got to blast brass-tastic music as “research.”

Read the story here.

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Review: The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

I reviewed the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain’s performance at Johnson County Community College for The Kansas City Star.

For a brief time you can read the review here.

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