Debra Smith: The Kansas City Artist Answers Four Questions

Like jazzy Gee’s Bend quilts, Debra Smith’s paintings with kimono fabric move to their own quiet, powerful rhythms. Working with vintage Japanese textiles, Smith feels something that others might miss—the spirit of…

Four Art Events You Should Not Miss in August

Elias Sime: Tightrope No one knows when Kansas City cultural life will return to normal. Not even Siri. But the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art will still be hosting this traveling exhibit…


Behind the Music: Candice Hill

Candice Hill is something of a rarity in the music world: a woman percussionist whose repertoire includes the steel pan, a chromatically pitched instrument fashioned from an oil drum. She recently answered…


Starlight Theatre Officially Goes Dark in 2020

For the first time since the historic institution’s inception in 1950, Starlight Theatre’s beloved stage will now remain empty with no Broadway or concert offerings under the stars in its 2020 summer…


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