Monthly Archives: July 2012

REVIEW: Summerfest Concert 4

I reviewed the final concert for Summerfest’s “An Invitation to the Dance” for The Kansas City Star.

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REVIEW: Jewell Early Music Summer Fest Concert 3

I reviewed the Jewell Early Music Summer Fest for The Kansas City Star. The Saturday night concert of their four-part series was performed at St. Andrew’s Christian Church. It was a nice setting, but the instruments suffered from being moved … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Summerfest Program 3

I reviewed Summerfest’s third program for their “An Invitation to the Dance” series for The Kansas City Star. And I have a beef: Before beginning the concert’s third piece, one of the ensemble member’s spoke about her thoughts during preparation. … Continue reading

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A poem for Helen Gillet

Over a year ago, maybe closer to two I guess, I was handed a concert flier. Everybody hands out concert fliers all the time and how often do you look at them? You stick them in a pocket or leave … Continue reading

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REVIEW for Kansas City Star: Summerfest Program 2

I reviewed the second program for Summerfest’s “An Invitation to the Dance” for The Kansas City Star. It was much livelier than the previous week, with a tremendous, invigorating performance of Ernő Dohnányi’s Sextet in C major.

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North by Northeast

Northeast Kansas City has a reputation. Actually, it has had a lot of reputations, not all of them savory. Once the home of Kansas City’s elite, the area fell into disrepute and disrepair. Currently, though, it seems on the path … Continue reading

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Plein-air Shakespeare

That’s the way to see the Bard. Nearing the end of their 20th anniversary, dual-show run, the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival has engineered a presentation that rivals the clockwork precision of a comedic double act. Despite Saturday’s record setting … Continue reading

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