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Arts and Entertainment - February 8, 2013

Q: Twenty-two years ago, the Kansas City Symphony helped to officially open the performance halls at Johnson County Community College in the building that’s now called the Carlsen Center. Who else appeared on stage as part of the opening performance back in January of 1991? Was it…

Lou Rawls… Bill Cosby… or Natalie Cole?JCCC Performers

A: Bill Cosby

Bill-Cosby JCCC-Carlsen-Stage Flickr_FHKE

In January of 1991, the performance spaces at Johnson County Community College were officially opened with a gala performance by the Kansas City Symphony and comedian Bill Cosby. Singer Lou Rawls was the headliner for the 10th anniversary celebration in April 2001 and singer Natalie Cole helped celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Performing Arts Series in September 2010. 


Don't forget to get your tickets to see Garrison Keillor at Johnson County Community College on Wednesday, March 27!

Source: Emily Behrmann at Johnson County Community College.

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