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Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

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Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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May 2019

Kansas City Symphony Presents: Mozart’s Fifth Violin Concerto with Brahms

May 31 @ 8:00 PM - June 2 @ 4:00 PM CDT
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, 1601 Broadway Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States

Brahms’ Piano Quartet in G minor is one of his most energetic and uninhibited pieces with a wild gypsy dance at the end. In Schoenberg’s technicolor arrangement of the chamber work for orchestra, the Quartet emerges as a thrilling showpiece. Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5, “Turkish,” is a technically demanding yet sweetly poetic romp. Within Her Arms, scored for an ensemble of 15 strings, is composer Anna Clyne’s touching memorial to her mother.

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June 2019

National Geographic Live Presents: Cheryl Knott and Tim Laman

June 4 @ 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM CDT
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, 1601 Broadway Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States

Solitary animals living in hard-to-reach places, orangutans are one of the most difficult large land animals to study. Since 1992, husband-and-wife team Cheryl Knott and Tim Laman have been using innovative techniques and new technologies to gain a closer look at this intelligent, resourceful – and threatened – species, giving us insights not only into their world, but also our own. Frequent contributors to National Geographic, Knott and Laman have been studying, photographing and protecting wild orangutans in Borneo for…

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Future Stages Festival

June 16 @ 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM CDT
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, 1601 Broadway Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States

The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts will continue celebrating young, talented Kansas City artists at the 6th annual Future Stages Festival on Sunday, June 16, 2019. This FREE community festival showcases hundreds of young performers on the Kauffman Center stages, and guests can enjoy a wide-range of diverse performance styles and engaging arts activities. Since 2014, Future Stages Festival has: Featured 3,000+ youth performers Highlighted 60+ community arts performance groups Welcomed 25,000+ guests And presented dozens of arts activities for guests of all…

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Napoleon Dynamite: A Conversation with Jon Heder, Efren Ramirez & John Gries

June 28 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM CDT
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, 1601 Broadway Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States

lThe beloved indie classic Napoleon Dynamite hit theaters almost 15 years ago. Since then much has changed; but the characters, as enduring as they are endearing, stay in our hearts. Appealing to the inner-teenager in each of us, the story, and more importantly the dialogue, makes Napoleon Dynamite one of the most quoted movies of our time. Napoleon Dynamite makes us laugh – and laugh hard – over and over again. This unique evening includes a full screening of Napoleon…

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July 2019

An Evening with Jane Fonda: A Celebration of a Storied Career

July 9 @ 7:00 PM CDT
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, 1601 Broadway Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States

Join two time Academy Award-winning actress Jane Fonda as she shares clips from her storied career, along with anecdotes, conversation and an audience Q&A. Not limited to the big screen, Fonda has influenced society in many ways. She is an impassioned activist supporting numerous causes. Her aerobic-exercise videos in the 1980s helped shape a fitness craze that is going strong. Her television projects (including The Newsroom and Grace and Frankie), best-selling books (including My Life So Far and Prime Time)…

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August 2019

Iyanla Vanzant: Acts of Faith

August 23 @ 8:00 PM CDT
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, 1601 Broadway Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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This landmark event celebrates the updated 25th-anniversary edition of Iyanla's internationally acclaimed bestseller, Acts of Faith. The beloved life coach to millions will lead audiences of all hues through the transformative work that unites the humanity in all of us.

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José González with special guest Bedouine

August 29 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM CDT
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, 1601 Broadway Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States

Swedish singer-songwriter and guitarist, José González is taking his soft, rhythmic sound from the studio to the live stage. The indie folk music artist will perform an acoustic set in Helzberg Hall following special guest Bedouine.

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October 2019

Béla Fleck, Zakir Hussain & Edgar Meyer

October 9 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM CDT
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, 1601 Broadway Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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Béla Fleck has reinvented the image and sound of the banjo through a remarkable performing and recording career. Zakir Hussain is a tabla player of the highest order, whose brilliant performances have earned him worldwide fame. Edgar Meyer is an accomplished composer and masterful instrumentalist. Join this super-group and special guest flutist Rakesh Chaurasia for a can't-miss musical experience. Tickets will be available through the Kauffman Center Box Office at (816) 994-7222, via the Kauffman Center mobile app, or online…

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Mary Chapin Carpenter and Shawn Colvin

October 10 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM CDT
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, 1601 Broadway Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States

Mary Chapin Carpenter and Shawn Colvin will appear on stage together at the Kauffman Center as an intimate acoustic duo, swapping songs and sharing stories. This special show will feature the acclaimed songwriters performing material from their vast catalogs as well as some of their favorite songs.

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Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art presents (RE)CLAIM: Indigenous Artists Reflect on Identity

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Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art presents The Contemporary Figure

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Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art presents Divine Inspiration

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Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art presents Discriminating Thieves: Nazi-Looted Art and Restitution

January 26, 2019 - January 26, 2020
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