Monthly Archives: December 2011
The old adage holds true: Never work with children or animals. Or try to compete with them…. Nothing Kansas City offered this past year – not the opening of the Kauffman Center, not the great programming at the Nelson-Atkins, not … Continue reading
I reviewed violinist Mark O’Connor and his American String Celebration ensemble at the Folly Jazz Series for The Kansas City Star.
It is difficult to believe that, despite the fact this blog is ostensibly about sandwiches and evokes the name of Proust, I was not aware of le croque-monsieur, the French version of grilled ham-and-cheese, or of its presence in volume … Continue reading
I reviewed the Kansas City Young Audiences’ concert performance of “A Gilbert & Sullivan Christmas Carol” for KCMetropolis.org. This version of Dickens’ tale pulls inspiration from famous melodies from Gilbert & Sullivan’s extensive output. Read it here.
As a music critic, it’s essential to my development to study the cultural commentary of the past. Though in recent times critcs have become speciliasts in a genre (to even more recent times when budgets mandate that critics became specialists … Continue reading
I reviewed Kansas City Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” for the Kansas City Star. The company performed their 39th production of Tchaikovsky’s timeless tale in the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.