Arts

The Best Dressed List, Kansas City-Style

From the 1920s through the 1970s, Kansas City’s Garment District turned out everything from house dresses to evening gowns, machine made to hand-sewn. While the Kansas City Museum is under construction, a…

Dia de Los Muertos Festival at the Nelson-Atkins Museum

Having fun with those on the other side of the veil is nothing new. Kids are enchanted with the friendly purple bat known as “Vampirina” on Disney Junior television. In Lawrence, people…

A Q&A with Artist Lisa Grossman

Like many Kansas City-area artists, Lisa Grossman moved here to work for Hallmark in 1988. Eight years later, she began concentrating on her own art. Her first exhibit at the former Dolphin…

Music

Tim Finn Review: John Prine

John Prine danced at his own concert Friday night. As his band vamped the end of Lake Marie, Prine laid down his guitar and jigged slowly and happily offstage to the delight…

Theater

Review: Musical Theater Heritage’s Show Boat

Review presented by UMB Private Wealth Management Show Boat sits in a precarious position in the repertoire. It is undeniably a revolution in American theater, the first runaway success to use music to heighten…

Review: Spinning Tree Theatre’s The Nance

Review presented by UMB Private Wealth Management New York. 1937. La Guardia is mayor. The burlesque scene is alive. And being gay is considered an act of sexual deviancy punishable by law. We…

Nightlife

Tim Finn Review: Jason Sudeikis’ Thundergong!

The inaugural Thundergong!, held in November 2017,  set the bar high for its successor. Last year’s music/comedy revue, hosted by actor and former Saturday Night Live cast member Jason Sudeikis, featured an…

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