From opera to street festivals, Kansas City's art culture is widely recognized. Here are five surprisingly free ways to enjoy the arts in Kansas City.

Kansas City has developed a huge culture for three things. Sports. Food. Art. We are faithfully passionate about our Royals, Chiefs, Sportings, Tigers, and Jayhawks. This city has an insatiable appetite for deliciously authentic culinary masterpieces. We support the visionaries who creatively bring the depth of their imaginations to life in architecture, installations, music, literature, dance, and theater. Which leads me to the subject of this story. Five surprisingly free ways to become a connoisseur of the arts in Kansas City. Kansas City is widely recognized for its arts. It also works tirelessly to maintain accessibility of the arts in Kansas City for all whoRead More →

My City Adventures, An Evening of Tea, Kansas City, MO

I received complimentary passes to An Evening of Tea in exchange for this special event article. I had the privilege of experiencing my first tea festival in the Spring of 2016. The annual Midwest Tea Festival was a day long celebration of everything to love about tea. During the event, I learned how to prepare a proper cup of tea and how tea merchants select teas from the farmers who grow them. I even discovered a few favorites to take home. What I appreciated most was that the festival dove far beyond mere causal tea drinking and brought those who attended into the rich cultureRead More →

The Future Stages Festival is an annual community celebration of young performing artists in Kansas City. This spotlight on youth performances and family friendly programming supports the growth of future artists with a focus on engaging youth performers. All ages can experience the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts as artists and patrons through the Future Stages Festival. The free event included a diverse array of performances along with interactive arts activities. The Future Stages Festival takes place every year through the Kauffman Center’s Spotlight on Youth program. This provides opportunities for youth and community arts organizations. Each year, about 25 groups are chosen through a competitive process. Visit kauffmancenter.orgRead More →

Miles Ahead is an American biographical film directed by and starring Don Cheadle. Cheadle co-wrote the bio-pic based on the life of jazz musician Miles Davis with Steven Baigelman, Stephen J. Rivele, and Christopher Wilkinson. The film also stars Emayatzy Corinealdi and Ewan McGregor. The film takes its title from Davis’ 1957 album. Miles Ahead is now showing in theaters nationwide. Don Cheadle made a special appearance at the 2016 Kansas City Film Festival for the Kansas City premiere of the film. After the screening, Cheadle held a Q&A hosted by Michelle Davidson from local morning talk show Kansas City Live. During the Q&A audience members learned whyRead More →

Annie Get Your Gun is a musical with lyrics and music by Irving Berlin and a book by Dorothy Fields and her brother Herbert Fields. The story is a fictionalized version of the life of Annie Oakley (1860–1926). The Musical Theater Heritage production was directed by Sarah Crawford and conducted by Jeremy Watson. George Harter hosted a pre-show talk on the history behind the musical. Annie Oakley (born Phoebe Ann Mosey) was an American sharpshooter and exhibition shooter. Her talent first came to light when the then 15-year-old won a shooting match with traveling show marksman Frank E. Butler (whom she married). The couple joined Buffalo Bill’sRead More →

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