Monthly Archives: February 2012

Review: Coterie Theatre’s “Freedom Sisters”

The Coterie brought home their touring production of “Freedom Sister: Stamping, Shouting, and Singing Home” for a week. The play follows a young black girl in the Deep South during the Civil Rights Movement. Read the review here.

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REVIEW for KCStar: KCBallet’s “Romeo & Juliet”

I reviewed the Kansas City Ballet’s production of “Romeo & Juliet” for The Kansas City Star. Choreography by Ballet Arizona artistic director Ib Andersen, beautiful sets and costumes from Boston Ballet, and great dancing (and acting) from the resident company.

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COVER STORY on KCMetropolis.org: newEar’s “Worlds Apart”

I reviewed newEar Contemporary Chamber Ensemble’s “Worlds Apart” concert. The performance featured two excellent pieces by Kansas City resident composers Nicholas S. Omiccioli and Ingrid Stölzel. Read it here.

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Reading with newEars: “No Such Thing As Silence: John Cage’s 4’33” “

A group of mostly strangers sat in an old house in the Valentine neighborhood staring at the walls. We were listening to a recording by Frank Zappa, performing the most famous piece by one of the last century’s most innovative … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Father and Son at the Piano

“Piano for Two Large Hands and Two Small Ones” by Wisman the Elder and Wisman the Younger, performed by the composers. The indeterminate display featured amorphic responsorial effects, laced with motivated sequences. In an atypical situation, the players performed with … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Grace Kelly Quintet and Phil Woods for Folly Jazz Series

I reviewed the Grace Kelly Quintet, with special guest Phil Woods, for The Kansas City Star.

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REVIEW for KCMetropolis.org: “The Wrestling Season” at Coterie Theatre

I reviewed Laurie Brooks’ “The Wrestling Season” at the Coterie Theatre. A relevant, inventive teen drama, with some updating from the 2000 version the Coterie commissioned. Read it here.

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