Monthly Archives: April 2013

this jive-ass scrawl

I don’t tend to commemorate death-dates but during a sleepless moment – beyond medication and meditation – I started thinking about Lester Bangs, who died on this day most-of-my-life ago. Timing is everything, even posthumously. Reading his “How to Be a … Continue reading

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DOUBLE REVIEW: Bobby McFerrin ; “A Night of Tango” with Bach Aria Soloists

I spent the weekend camped out at Helzberg Hall. I reviewed the esteemed and unparrelleled Bobby McFerrin on Friday night and “A Night of Tango” with the Bach Aria Soloists with special guests Héctor del Curto, Alon Yainaz and Jeff … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Lyric Opera’s “The Mikado”

I reviewed the Lyric Opera of Kansas City’s new production of “The Mikado” for The Kansas City Star. I’m more of a “Penzance” girl myself (anyone raised on the Kevin Kline version would be) but “Mikado” is all fun, once … Continue reading

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PREVIEW: Local series’ 2013-2014 seasons

In today’s A&E section of The Kansas City Star, I previewed the upcoming seasons for the Friends of Chamber Music and Johnson County Community College’s Performing Arts Series.      

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REVIEW: Eliane Elias at Folly Theater

I reviewed Brazilian pianist and vocalist Eliane Elias for The Kansas City Star, performing with her trio for the Folly Jazz Series. During intermission and as I walked out of the theater, I overheard numerous patrons commenting on her barefoot style … Continue reading

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REVIEW: KCSymphony with Jennifer Holliday

I reviewed the Kansas City Symphony’s pops concert with guest vocalist Jennifer Holliday and pianist Rich Ridenour for The Kansas City Star. The late, great Marvin Hamlisch was originally booked for this performance and the performers offered tribute and memories … Continue reading

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REVIEW: MOMIX at JCCC

I reviewed a performance of MOMIX’s “Botanica” for The Kansas City Star. Read the review here.

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