Monthly Archives: March 2012

REVIEW for the Kansas City Star: Heartland Mens Chorus and Dan Savage

I reviewed the Heartland Mens Chorus for The Kansas City Star. They performed the program “When I Knew,” addressing awareness of sexuality and the issue of bullying of the LGBT youth.  They partnered with Dan Savage, co-founder of “It Gets … Continue reading

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Central Standard Culture

The following is my entry for the 2012 Spring for Music Festival Arts Blogger Challenge. It addresses the question: “New York has long been considered the cultural capital of America. Is it still? If not, where?”  This is my answer.  Cultural … Continue reading

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REVIEW for the Kansas City Star: Red Star Red Army Chorus and Dance Ensemble

Last Friday was quite the Communist uprising at the Kauffman Center. Lyric Opera presented John Adams “Nixon in China” in Kauffman Theatre and the Harriman-Jewell Series brought in the Red Star Red Army Chorus and Dance Ensemble to perform in … Continue reading

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FEATURED STORY on KCMetropolis.org: MET’s “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”

My review for the Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre’s production of “One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest” is a featured article on KCMetropolis.org. Read the review here.

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COVER STORY: Vanguard Jazz Orchestra at Folly Theater

The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, the Monday night house band for the legendary Village Vanguard jazz club in New York, performed for the Folly Jazz Series. The audience for their show included considerable representation from the Kansas City jazz scene. Read the review here.

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One for the books

Even in a town as energetically supportive and creatively diverse as Kansas City, last weekend was one for the books. With a combination of imported and home-grown talent, the full spectrum of music making – excellent music making – played … Continue reading

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