Monthly Archives: October 2011

REVIEW: Midori and Özgür Aydin at the Folly Theater

I reviewed violinst Midori and pianist Özgür Aydin in recital for the Kansas City Star. They performed at the Folly Theater and were presented by the Harriman-Jewell Series. Advertisements

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REVIEW for KCStar: Steve Lippia with Kansas City Symphony

I reviewed the Kansas City Symphony’s opening show for their 2011-2012 Pops Series for The Kansas City Star. The featured artist was Vegas entertainer Steve Lippia, who sang modern classics from the American songbook in a show titled, “Simply Swingin’ with … Continue reading

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REVIEW for KCMetropolis.org: “The Darwin Project”

I reviewed “The Darwin Project,” an ambitious production put on by the Friends of Chamber Music and the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts for KCMetropolis.org. Read it here.

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REVIEW for KCMetropolis.org: Kansas City Ballet’s “Tom Sawyer”

I reviewed the music for Maury Yeston’s ballet “Tom Sawyer – A Ballet in Three Acts.” It was performed as the Kansas City Ballet’s inaugural event in the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Read it here.

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There’s more than corned beef in Indiana

Shapiro’s Delicatessen may be the reason I love Jews. Sure, the Jewish people have a rich and complicated history, sure they themselves are interesting, funny and intelligent, sure they have a long and honorable tradition of art and music and cultural … Continue reading

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Feature story on KCMetropolis.org: Marimba Sol de Chiapas

I interviewed John Currey, leader and founding member of Marimba Sol de Chiapas. Sol is the only authentic Mexican marimba group in the Midwest, with only a handful in the entire US. Read it here.

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meme me

A quote from one of my reviews has ended up on Wordsmith’s A.Word.A.Day, which in itself is pretty neat. I love words and to have unwittingly contributed to a web service about words warms my heart. The weird thing is that … Continue reading

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