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Monthly Archives: October 2011
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.