President Barack Obama delivered an address at the University of Kansas on Thursday, January 22, 2015. KPR coverage also contains a photo slideshow of the historic day.
KPR coverage of the event was hosted by News Director J. Schafer. Joining him for analysis were Steve Kraske, host of the KCUR program "Up to Date"...and Dr. Michael Smith, professor of political science at Emporia State University. The on-scene reporters are Stephen Koranda and Elle Moxley.
For full audio of KPR's coverage and the President's remarks, CLICK HERE.
The Retro Cocktail Hour's Cinema a Go-Go series returns to Liberty Hall with a night of extraterrestrial bad guys! Our big double feature has two of the original "alien invasion" movies of the early 1950s, including Howard Hawks' production of the original The Thing From Another World (1951) and low budget auteur Edgar G. Ulmer's The Man From Planet X(1951).
Will Earth survive? Join us and find out at Cinema a Go-Go - and be sure to enter our intermission giveaway when we'll be handing out all manner of otherworldly goodies from the RCH Warehouse.
Join us at Liberty Hall in downtown Lawrence, Friday, October 20. Tickets are $8, available at the doors, which open at 6:30 p.m.
Get ready for a cool Yule when KPR presents a Big Band Christmas, our holiday concert served up by the Kansas City Jazz Orchestra and special guest vocalists Kathleen Holeman and Ron Gutierrez.
Our ninth annual celebration of holiday tunes is Saturday, Dec. 9, 8 p.m., at Liberty Hall in downtown Lawrence. Doors open at 7 p.m.
You can buy reserved seats on the floor, either as a table of 10 ($300), a table of 4 ($120), or individual reserved seats ($30). Seating in the balcony is general admission and run $20 a ticket. The dance floor will be open to balcony and floor seating. A service charge may be added to your order. Tickets are available at the Liberty Hall box office or ticketmaster.com. Tickets will also be available the night of the concert. The Liberty Hall ticket office is cash only.
Ron Gutierrez joins the fun again this year. His rich, soulful vocals and vast repertoire have led to performances alongside such artists as Michael McDonald, Wynonna Judd, Rita Moreno and B.B. King, as soloist with The National Symphony Orchestra and during national television appearances on such shows as “Showtime at the Apollo” and numerous PBS concerts.
Kathleen Holeman has been performing for more than 20 years as a solo act, sideman and leader of jazz groups of all sizes. She’s led the Ray Alburn Big Band since June 2007. She’s been a private music teacher for 20 years and on the faculty at Missouri Western State University since 2008.
Formed in 2003, the Kansas City Jazz Orchestra brings many of the region's greatest jazz musicians together to perform big band jazz in a concert setting. The KCJO is under the direction of Clint Ashlock, Kansas City native and trumpeter.
Description: Join your friends in the Kauffman Center lobby for a drink after work, followed by an inspiring performance from Kansas City Symphony members. From lively to lush, this roller-coaster program includes Ginastera’s exhilarating String Quartet No. 1 and Bruch’s gorgeous Octet in B-flat Major. Cash bars open at 5 p.m. with a one-hour casual concert in Helzberg Hall beginning at 6 p.m. Reserve your free general admission tickets in advance starting July 31 by visiting kcsymphony.org. Sponsored by Lead Bank. Submitted by: Beth Buchanan Kansas City Symphony