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March 2018

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Thu, March 1st - 7:00pm
1776 The Musical
1776 The Musical

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Description: Great Plains Theatre Academy and Plain Great Players presents: 1776 The Musical. The theme this season at GPT Academy is history, and what better way to learn American History than with a musical! This is a large cast, 27 characters, mostly male. So, in keeping with the tradition that started in a Kansas City production, we are using females to play members of the 2nd Continental Congress when needed. Imagine, females in Congress! Adults: $15, Students $10 Submitted by: Kim McDowell Great Plains Theatre

Thu, March 1st - 7:00pm

 
 
Thu, March 1st - 7:30pm
Hamlet by William Shakespeare
Hamlet by William Shakespeare

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Presented by Aquila Theatre

"Hamlet" is arguably Shakespeare's greatest play. Written in 1602, it is one of the most complete portrayals of the human psyche that exists in Western literature. A compelling tale of familial discord, personal ambition, love and revenge, "Hamlet" has enthralled audiences for 400 years. Mortality and madness are two of the most pronounced themes of Shakespeare's epic and the characters — Hamlet, Ophelia, Gertrude and Claudius — inhabit a rich landscape replete with deceit, mistrust and schemes. Four centuries after its premiere, "Hamlet" continues as one of the classics of the world stage.

Season Tickets on sale now. Single Tickets on sale July 30.
Visit www.k-state.edu/mccain for a downloadable brochure.
The 2017-2018 Season is sponsored by CivicPlus. This show is sponsored by Meadowlark Hills.

Submitted by:
Todd Holmberg
McCain Auditorium

Thu, March 1st - 7:30pm

 
 
Fri, March 2nd - 6:00pm
Thomas Fox Averill Book Reading
Thomas Fox Averill Book Reading

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Description: Renowned author Thomas Fox Averill discusses and reads from his latest novel, "Found Documents from the Life of Nell Johnson Doerr," the gripping tale of a female Lawrence pioneer. Books available for purchase and signing. Submitted by: Will Hickox Watkins Museum of History

Fri, March 2nd - 6:00pm

 
 
Fri, March 2nd - 7:00pm
1776 The Musical
1776 The Musical

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Description: Great Plains Theatre Academy and Plain Great Players presents: 1776 The Musical. The theme this season at GPT Academy is history, and what better way to learn American History than with a musical! This is a large cast, 27 characters, mostly male. So, in keeping with the tradition that started in a Kansas City production, we are using females to play members of the 2nd Continental Congress when needed. Imagine, females in Congress! Adults: $15, Students $10 Submitted by: Kim McDowell Great Plains Theatre

Fri, March 2nd - 7:00pm

 
 
Fri, March 2nd - 7:30pm
Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

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Presented by Aquila Theatre

"Sense & Sensibility" is one of Jane Austen's most popular novels. The characters live in a world in which choices are limited — especially for the women. The story revolves around the lives of two sisters, Elinor who is levelheaded and full of sense, and the hopelessly romantic, Marianne. After the untimely and unexpected death of their father, both sisters and their mother are forced to leave their comfortable lives, while their half brother and his wife inherit the family estate. The only hope for these two sisters is a profitable marriage. Seduction, courtship, love, heartbreak and surprise abound in this classic romantic comedy.

Aquila expands the canon of classical works for the stage by adapting Jane Austen's "Sense and Sensibility" in a bold and exciting new production. Directed by Aquila's artistic director Desiree Sanchez, this production will incorporate her innovative use of space, movement, design and sound. D.C. Metro says,"Sanchez is wildly inventive, and the production choices made were carried out beautifully," and NY Theater Review says, "Her direction is polished and laser sharp. She gets the maximum amount of potential out of every stage moment, has exceptional attention to detail, and is a demiurge of direction."

Season Tickets on sale now. Single Tickets on sale July 30.
Visit www.k-state.edu/mccain for a downloadable brochure.
The 2017-2018 Season is sponsored by CivicPlus. This show is sponsored by Meadowlark Hills.

Submitted by:
Todd Holmberg
McCain Auditorium

Fri, March 2nd - 7:30pm

 
 
Sat, March 3rd - 2:00pm
Guess How Much I Love You
Guess How Much I Love You

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Description: Little Nutbrown Hare loves Big Nutbrown Hare as far as he can reach and as high as he can hop. But Big Nutbrown Hare loves him as far as his long arms can reach and as high as his strong legs can hop. And so it continues… Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia adapts Guess How Much I Love You, the award-winning classic from author Sam McBratney and illustrator Anita Jeram. In I Love My Little Storybook, an eager little bunny lies on the grass and opens his book, and within moments, the story he’s reading comes alive in fascinating detail. From illustrator Anita Jeram comes this endearing celebration of the joy of reading. Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia presents Guess How Much I Love You & I Love My Little Storybook, adapted, directed and designed by Jim Morrow, music by Steven Naylor, and narrated by Beau Bridges. Reserved Seating. Tickets: $12 Submitted by: Kate Frueh Stiefel Theatre for the Performing Arts

Sat, March 3rd - 2:00pm

 
 
Sat, March 3rd - 6:00pm
An Evening of Song
An Evening of Song

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Description: On Saturday, March 3rd following the 4:00 pm liturgy, the Corpus Christi Music Ministry will host an Evening of Song in the church. The concert will feature the Children’s Choir, the Adult Choir, English Handbell Choir and parish musicians. This concert is a chance for our music ministry to express their gratitude to our community for their continued support. It brings all of us so much joy to be able to enhance our liturgies with our musical talents. We are very excited to perform To Love our God, Do Not Be Afraid, and the I Am His Lamb; songs from our recent CD that was released. The concert will last about 90 minutes and will be followed by light refreshments in Holy Family Hall. There is no cost for the concert. A free will offering will be taken. Submitted by: Shaun Whisler Corpus Christi Catholic Church

Sat, March 3rd - 6:00pm

 
 
Sat, March 3rd - 7:00pm
1776 The Musical
1776 The Musical

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Description: Great Plains Theatre Academy and Plain Great Players presents: 1776 The Musical. The theme this season at GPT Academy is history, and what better way to learn American History than with a musical! This is a large cast, 27 characters, mostly male. So, in keeping with the tradition that started in a Kansas City production, we are using females to play members of the 2nd Continental Congress when needed. Imagine, females in Congress! Adults: $15, Students $10 Submitted by: Kim McDowell Great Plains Theatre

Sat, March 3rd - 7:00pm

 
 
Sat, March 3rd - 7:30pm
KPR Songwriters Showcase
KPR Songwriters Showcase

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Description: Help support Kansas Public Radio by attending their second Songwriters Showcase, an evening of Americana, alt-country and folk music featuring local singer-songwriters Colin Halliburton, Sky Smeed and Kelly Hunt. Doors open at 6:30pm. Performances begin at 7:30pm. Proceeds benefit Kansas Public Radio. Submitted by: Feloniz Lovato-Winston Kansas Public Radio

Sat, March 3rd - 7:30pm

 
 
Sat, March 3rd - 7:30pm
Lawrence Community Orchestra presents Silent Movie Comedies
Lawrence Community Orchestra presents Silent Movie Comedies

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Description: Come for the merriment as the orchestra accompanies silent movie comedy classics from Charlie Chaplin, Laurel & Hardy and Buster Keaton. Submitted by: Alison Watkins Lawrence Community Orchestra

Sat, March 3rd - 7:30pm

 
 
Sun, March 4th - 1:00pm
KU Natural History Museum Event, Extraordinary Animals Program Series
KU Natural History Museum Event, Extraordinary Animals Program Series

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Description: Extraordinary Animals Program Series 1:00-3:00pm KU Natural History Museum Come to the KU Natural History Museum to enjoy an interactive program that features specimens chosen from museum collections at this family drop-in event. o March 4, Extraordinary Animals: Family Bonds o April 8, Extraordinary Animals: Appreciating All Animals o May 6, Extraordinary Animals: Pollinator Pals Submitted by: KU Natural History Museum KU Natural History Museum

Sun, March 4th - 1:00pm

 
 
Sun, March 4th - 2:00pm
Kansas City Symphony Family Concert: The Science of Sound with Science City’s STEAM Team
Kansas City Symphony Family Concert: The Science of Sound with Science City’s STEAM Team

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Description: Jason Seber, David T. Beals III Associate Conductor Explore the exciting world of sound with the Kansas City Symphony and members of Science City’s STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) Team. How is sound made? How is it heard? Learn all of this and more as the Symphony fills Helzberg Hall with vibrations, soundwaves and decibels. Adult tickets from $25 and youth tickets from $10. For more information or tickets, please visit kcsymphony.org or call (816) 471-0400. Submitted by: Beth Buchanan Kansas City Symphony

Sun, March 4th - 2:00pm

 
 
Sun, March 4th - 2:00pm
1776 The Musical
1776 The Musical

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Description: Great Plains Theatre Academy and Plain Great Players presents: 1776 The Musical. The theme this season at GPT Academy is history, and what better way to learn American History than with a musical! This is a large cast, 27 characters, mostly male. So, in keeping with the tradition that started in a Kansas City production, we are using females to play members of the 2nd Continental Congress when needed. Imagine, females in Congress! Adults: $15, Students $10 Submitted by: Kim McDowell Great Plains Theatre

Sun, March 4th - 2:00pm

 
 
Sun, March 4th - 5:30pm
Bowling for Rhinos
Bowling for Rhinos

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Description: What’s better than bowling? Bowling for a global cause that started here in Kansas City 31 years ago! This March marks the 31st anniversary for the Greater Kansas City American Association of Zoo Keepers’ (GKC AAZK) nationally recognized bowl-a-thon: Bowling for Rhinos. Bowling for Rhinos (BFR) was originated in 1987 by a group of Kansas City zoo keepers that were concerned about the plight of rhinos in Africa. Rhinos have lived on Earth for over 50 million years, but may not survive the next 50. Rhinos are poached for their horns and poaching is being conducted by sophisticated international criminal syndicates that smuggle horns to Asia. Over the past 31 years, the Kansas City community has helped the GKC chapter raise over $125,000 contributing to a nationwide success of over $7 million! The GKC AAZK invite YOU to bowl, have fun, and help raise much needed support for the conservation of endangered rhinos and the ecosystems they inhabit. Registration is $25 per bowler and includes 3 games and shoe rental. Register between 5:30 and 6:00 pm the evening of the event or pre-register by February 18 and receive a FREE BFR t-shirt! Registration information can be found by visiting: www.kcaazk.webs.com. Individuals can support Bowling for Rhinos in several ways: Become an event sponsor Bowl as an individual or team Donate an item to be used in the raffle or silent auction Simply attend and have a great time! All donations are tax deductible, and 100 % of proceeds support in-situ rhino conservation areas around the world: Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in Kenya, Africa and International Rhino Foundation in Indonesia and Sumatra. Funds raised also support community participation with Action for Cheetahs in Kenya. Please visit aazk.org/committee/bowling-for-rhinos/ for more information about the individual conservation organizations that benefit from Bowling for Rhinos. The GKC AAZK chapter was formed in 1984 and is a nonprofit (U.S. 501c3) volunteer organization made up of professional animal care providers and other interested persons dedicated to animal care and conservation. One objective of the chapter is to educate and assist professional animal care personnel in their roles as animal caretakers, public educators, scientific researchers, wildlife conservationists and to promote their respective facilities as cultural establishments, dedicated to the preservation of our natural resources and animal life. Friends of Lakeside Nature Center is the host site for the GKC AAZK chapter. For more information about the Greater Kansas City American Association of Zoo Keepers and Bowling for Rhinos visit: www.kcaazk.webs.com and www.facebook.com/kcaazk Submitted by: Samantha Houston Greater Kansas City AAZK

Sun, March 4th - 5:30pm

 
 
Sun, March 4th - 8:00pm
Steve Winwood
Steve Winwood

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Description: Singer-songwriter, legendary vocalist, guitarist, keyboardist, mandolin player, producer, Grammy winner and BMI Icon Steve Winwood has sold over 50 million records in the course of his five-decade career. His compositions include “Gimme Some Lovin’”, “Back In The High Life Again”, “Can’t Find My Way Home”, “Arc Of A Diver”, “Higher Love”, “Roll With It”, “While You See A Chance”, “Dear Mr. Fantasy”, “Split Decision”, “The Finer Things”, “Valerie”, and “The Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys”, among many others. For more than five decades, Steve Winwood has remained a primary figure in Rock ‘n’ Roll, a respected innovator who has helped to create some of the genre’s most celebrated achievements. His skills as a composer, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist have developed an impressive catalog of popular music. Reserved Seating. Tickets: $114, $89, $77 ON SALE: Friday, December 8 @10AM Submitted by: Katelyn Frueh Stiefel Theatre for the Performing Arts

Sun, March 4th - 8:00pm

 
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Thu, March 8th - 7:00pm
Kansas City Symphony presents Classics Uncorked: At the Movies
Kansas City Symphony presents Classics Uncorked: At the Movies

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Description: Jason Seber, David T. Beals III Associate Conductor Epic movies need epic music. We’re rolling out the red carpet to celebrate great orchestral repertoire from silver-screen blockbusters such as “2001: A Space Odyssey,” “Apocalypse Now,” “Black Swan,” “Amadeus,” “The Shining,” “Moulin Rouge,” “Fantasia 2000” and more. After the concert, enjoy a complimentary glass of wine or champagne and mingle with Kansas City Symphony musicians in Kauffman Center’s Brandmeyer Great Hall lobby. Sponsored by BMO Wealth Management. Most tickets $25. For more information or tickets, please visit kcsymphony.org or call (816) 471-0400. Submitted by: Beth Buchanan Kansas City Symphony

Thu, March 8th - 7:00pm

 
 
Thu, March 8th - 7:30pm
UNVEILED: A One Woman Play
UNVEILED: A One Woman Play

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Description: Five Muslim women in a post-9/11 world serve tea and uncover what lies beneath the veil. This critically acclaimed one-woman show, performed by Rohina Malik, has been presented at universities, churches, mosques, synagogues and theaters in the United States, Canada and South Africa. Enjoy seating on the stage for this performance. Submitted by: Madi Schulz Lied Center of Kansas

Thu, March 8th - 7:30pm

 
 
Thu, March 8th - 7:30pm
Kinky Boots
Kinky Boots

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KINKY BOOTS is Broadway’s huge-hearted, high-heeled hit! With songs by Grammy® and Tony® winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, this joyous musical celebration is about the friendships we discover, and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind. Inspired by true events, KINKY BOOTS takes you from a gentlemen’s shoe factory in Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan.

Charlie Price is struggling to live up to his father’s expectations and continue the family business of Price & Son. With the factory’s future hanging in the balance, help arrives in the unlikely but spectacular form of Lola, a fabulous performer in need of some sturdy new stilettos.

With direction and choreography by two-time Tony Award
winner Jerry Mitchell (Legally Blonde, Hairspray) and a book by Broadway legend and four-time Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (La Cage Aux Folles), KINKY BOOTS is the winner of six Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Choreography.

Parental Advisory: Recommended for age 10+.

Season Tickets on sale now. Single Tickets on sale July 30.
Visit www.k-state.edu/mccain for a downloadable brochure.
The 2017-2018 Season is sponsored by CivicPlus. This show is sponsored by Kevin and Alyn Pennington West.

Submitted by:
Todd Holmberg
McCain Auditorium

Thu, March 8th - 7:30pm

 
 
Fri, March 9th - 8:00am
Sara Evans
Sara Evans

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Description: Multi-platinum entertainer Sara Evans is at the top of her game. With five No. 1 Country singles including “No Place That Far,” “Suds In The Bucket, “A Real Fine Place To Start,” “Born to Fly,” and “A Little Bit Stronger,” which spent 2 weeks in the top spot and was certified platinum by the R.I.A.A., Sara thrills audiences across the U.S. playing close to 100 shows each year and in 2018 will headline the “CMT Next Women of Country presents Sara Evans All The Love Tour featuring RaeLynn and Kalie Shorr” starting February 12 in New York City. Her “stunning, country voice” (Rolling Stone) has earned her the prestigious Academy of Country Music Top Female vocalist accolade as well as numerous American Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards, Country Music Association, CMT and Grammy Awards nominations. In addition, the CMA awarded Video of the Year honors for her hit chart-topping single, "Born to Fly" from her double-platinum album of the same name. Evans’ discography also includes the platinum-selling studio albums Real Fine Place and Restless and the gold-certified No Place That Far. Sara continues to forge a bold, creative path with the launch of Born To Fly Records, distributed by Sony RED, and her highly anticipated eighth studio album, Words, which debuted at #2 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums Chart. The project has been dubbed the album of her lifetime and “captures an artist in full musical flight” (Associated Press). In addition to a prolific country music career, Sara is an accomplished author, lifestyle blogger and Red Cross ambassador who in 2008 was presented with the national Crystal Cross award for her work with the disaster-relief organization. Reserved Seating. Tickets: $65, $49, $39 Tickets on sale Thursday, December 21 @ 10AM Submitted by: Kate Frueh Stiefel Theatre for the Performing Arts

Fri, March 9th - 8:00am

 
 
Fri, March 9th - 7:00pm
Address on American Theology by the Rev. Dr. Serene Jones, President of Union Theological Seminary, NYC
Address on American Theology by the Rev. Dr. Serene Jones, President of Union Theological Seminary, NYC

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Dr. Jones will be this year's Visiting Scholar, an annual event sponsored by Village Presbyterian Church. She is a highly respected scholar and public intellectual and also the 16th president and first woman to head the 180-year-old Union Theological Seminary in New York City. Formerly she was the Titus Street Professor of Theology at Yale Divinity School and chair of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Yale University. Her topic will be "What is True: Theology and the American Story." The program will be in 3 sessions, one on Friday, March 9, 2018, at 7:00 p.m., and two on Saturday morning, March 10, 9:00-12:00. More information at: villagepres.org Submitted by: Mary Lehoczky Village Presbyterian Church, Prairie Village, KS Submitted by: Mary Lehoczky Village Presbyterian Church, Prairie Village

Fri, March 9th - 7:00pm

 
 
Sat, March 10th - 9:00am
UPDATE, please note re: Dr. Serene Jones, Pres. of Union Seminary
UPDATE, please note re: Dr. Serene Jones, Pres. of Union Seminary

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Dr. Jones will be this year's Visiting Scholar, an annual event sponsored by Village Presbyterian Church. She is a highly respected scholar and public intellectual and also the 16th president and first woman to head the 180-year-old Union Theological Seminary in New York City. Formerly she was the Titus Street Professor of Theology at Yale Divinity School and chair of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Yale University. Her topic will be "What is True: Theology and the American Story." The program will be in 3 sessions, one on Friday, March 9, 2018, at 7:00 p.m., and two on Saturday morning, March 10, 9:00-12:00. More information at: villagepres.org Submitted by: Mary Lehoczky Village Presbyterian Church, Prairie Village, KS Submitted by: Mary Lehoczky Village Presbyterian Church, Prairie Village

Sat, March 10th - 9:00am

 
 
Sat, March 10th - 9:00am
Address on American Theology by Dr. Serene Jones, President, Union Theological Seminary, NYC
Address on American Theology by Dr. Serene Jones, President, Union Theological Seminary, NYC

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Description: Description: Dr. Jones will be this year's Visiting Scholar, an annual event sponsored by Village Presbyterian Church. She is a highly respected scholar and public intellectual and also the 16th president and first woman to head the 180-year-old Union Theological Seminary in New York City. Formerly she was the Titus Street Professor of Theology at Yale Divinity School and chair of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Yale University. Her topic will be "What is True: Theology and the American Story." The program will be in 3 sessions, one on Friday, March 9, 2018, at 7:00 p.m., and two on Saturday morning, March 10, 9:00-12:00. More information at: villagepres.org Submitted by: Mary Lehoczky, Village Presbyterian Church, Prairie Village, KS Submitted by: Mary Lehoczky Village Presbyterian Church, Prairie Village, KS

Sat, March 10th - 9:00am

 
 
Sat, March 10th - 10:00am
Using Maps in Genealogy Research
Using Maps in Genealogy Research

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Description: Part of our popular series of genealogy classes taught by Richard and Alisa Branham. This will be an expansion of Richard’s first class on Land Records and Maps, with a more intense focus on using maps as an analytical tool. For info and tickets visit www.watkinsmuseum.org/genclasses.php Submitted by: Will Hickox Watkins Museum of History

Sat, March 10th - 10:00am

 
 
Sat, March 10th - 7:30pm
Los Angeles Guitar Quartet
Los Angeles Guitar Quartet

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The Grammy-winning Los Angeles Guitar Quartet is world-renowned for its stunning precision, rich palette of tone-colors and joyous music-making. Capturing sounds and styles of music from around the globe, LAGQ's program will feature works as diverse as Music from the "T ime of Cervantes," J.S. Bach's spirited Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 and Brazilian jazz. "Opals" is a captivating work by Phillip Houghton, in which he represents the glints and sparkles emanating from the national gemstone of his native Australia in vivid sonic form. The highlight of the program will be the Kansas premiere of "Road to the Sun," written for the LAGQ by guitar legend Pat Metheny. This six-movement work is a mind-blowing journey through the musical worlds of Metheny, including jazz, groove, ballad, rock and expressionist elements. Not to be missed!

Season Tickets on sale now. Single Tickets on sale July 30.
Visit www.k-state.edu/mccain for a downloadable brochure.
The 2017-2018 Season is sponsored by CivicPlus. This event is sponsored by Paul and Phoebe Warren in honor of Mary Ellen and Ralph Titus.

Submitted by:
Todd Holmberg
McCain Auditorium

Sat, March 10th - 7:30pm

 
 
Sat, March 10th - 8:00pm
The Music of Prince with the Kansas City Symphony
The Music of Prince with the Kansas City Symphony

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Description: Marshall Charloff, vocalist Let’s go crazy! Prince Rogers Nelson left us unexpectedly on April 21, 2016. We’ll celebrate this musical icon who masterfully mixed pop, rock, R&B, jazz, soul and funk. Prince’s music lives on in our Kansas City Symphony tribute complete with a full rock band. You’ll hear all of the hits, from “Purple Rain” and “When Doves Cry” to “Little Red Corvette” and “Kiss.” Tickets from $40. For more information or tickets, please visit kcsymphony.org or call (816) 471-0400. Submitted by: Beth Buchanan Kansas City Symphony

Sat, March 10th - 8:00pm

 
 
Sun, March 11th - 2:00pm
Anthony Trionfo, flute
Anthony Trionfo, flute

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Description: Praised for his “spellbinding” performances with “authoritative intellect” by the Santa Barbara Voice after his performance of the Jolivet Concerto with the Music Academy of the West Festival Orchestra, flutist Anthony Trionfo made his recital debuts on the Young Concert Artists (YCA) Series at the Kennedy Center as well as in New York City’s Merkin Concert Hall. Recipient of the Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award in 2012, Trionfo appeared on From the Top as a featured alumni performer. He served as the Principal Flute of the American Youth Symphony for the 2015–2016 season. At the Young Concert Artists 2016 international auditions, Trionfo received numerous prizes including the distinction of being the first YCA artist to win the inaugural LP Classics Debut Recording Prize, granting him a commercial recording. Trionfo studies at the Colburn Conservatory of Music under the tutelage of James Walker. He graduated from the Interlochen Arts Academy, having studied with Nancy Stagnitta. He has performed concertos with the Interlochen Symphony Orchestra, the Colburn Symphony Orchestra, the President’s Own Marine Band and the Las Vegas Philharmonic. In 2013, Trionfo was a first-prize winner of the Alexander & Buono International Flute Competition and a winner of the National Young Arts Foundation Competition. Tickets are $16-$30. Submitted by: Madi Schulz Lied Center of Kansas

Sun, March 11th - 2:00pm

 
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Tue, March 13th - 7:30pm
The Staatskapelle Weimar Orchestra of Germany
The Staatskapelle Weimar Orchestra of Germany

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Description: The Lied Center is honored to host The Staatskapelle Weimar on its first tour of North America. Founded in 1491, it is one of the oldest, most illustrious orchestras in the world. In 1756, Duchess Anna Amalia made the orchestra the primary musical institution of the city of Weimar. There are many famous names in classical music history that have been associated with the orchestra, including Johan Hummel, Franz Liszt, Richard Strauss and many others. $21-$55. Submitted by: Madi Schulz Lied Center of Kansas

Tue, March 13th - 7:30pm

 
 
Tue, March 13th - 7:30pm
Riverdance
Riverdance

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The international Irish dance phenomenon is back by popular demand in Riverdance — The 20th Anniversary World Tour. Drawing on Irish traditions, the combined talents of the performers propel Irish dancing and music into the present day, capturing the imagination of audiences across all ages and cultures in an innovative and exciting blend of dance, music and song. Of all the performances to emerge from Ireland — in rock, music, theatre and film — nothing has carried the energy, the sensuality and the spectacle of Riverdance. Riverdance — The 20th Anniversary World Tour is composed by Bill Whelan, produced by Moya Doherty and directed by John McColgan, and comes directly to North America from a sold-out run across Europe and Asia.

Season Tickets on sale now. Single Tickets on sale July 30.
Visit www.k-state.edu/mccain for a downloadable brochure.
The 2017-2018 Season is sponsored by CivicPlus. This show is sponsored by Holiday Inn.

Submitted by:
Todd Holmberg
McCain Auditorium

Tue, March 13th - 7:30pm

 
 
 
Thu, March 15th - 6:30pm
Kansas City Symphony presents Charles and Virginia Clark Inside Music Series: Joyce DiDonato, Mezzo-Soprano
Kansas City Symphony presents Charles and Virginia Clark Inside Music Series: Joyce DiDonato, Mezzo-Soprano

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Description: Helzberg Hall will fill with song as international superstar Joyce DiDonato shares insights into performance, technique, auditioning and more at this free Inside Music event. Students interested in performing should submit a nomination form by Monday, February 26. Visit kcsymphony.org for more information and free tickets. Submitted by: Beth Buchanan Kansas City Symphony

Thu, March 15th - 6:30pm

 
 
Thu, March 15th - 6:30pm
Civil War Talk: Eleventh-Hour Soldiers
Civil War Talk: Eleventh-Hour Soldiers

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Description: Sgt. Samuel J. Churchill Camp 4, Sons of Union Veterans, hosts historian Dr. Will Hickox for a talk on: "Eleventh-Hour Soldiers: The Late-War Volunteers Who Secured Union Victory." Join us and learn about a little-known aspect of this momentous conflict. Submitted by: Will Hickox Watkins Museum of History

Thu, March 15th - 6:30pm

 
 
Thu, March 15th - 7:30pm
Sara Evans - All The Love Tour featuring RaeLynn and Kalie Shorr
Sara Evans - All The Love Tour featuring RaeLynn and Kalie Shorr

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Description: Sara Evans – All The Love Tour Featuring RaeLynn and Kalie Shorr CMT Next Women of Country Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 7:30 PM Muriel Kauffman Theatre | Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts Country singer Sara Evans brings her All The Love Tour to the Kauffman Center on Thursday, March 15. Part of CMT’s Next Women of Country program, the concert will also feature up-and-coming country stars RaeLynn and Kalie Shorr. This event is part of the 2017-2018 Kauffman Center Presents series. Tickets for the event range from $39 to $79 plus applicable fees, and go on sale to the public at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 22. VIP packages will also be available for purchase. Tickets will be available through the Kauffman Center Box Office at (816) 994-7222, via the Kauffman Center mobile app, or online at www.kauffmancenter.org. Sara Evans has had five No. 1 singles, sold millions of records, won the Academy of Country Music’s Top Female Vocalist Award and claimed a Country Music Association trophy for her signature song, “Born To Fly.” RaeLynn got her start as a contestant on The Voice; her first studio album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart in March. Kalie Shorr is a member of CMT’s Next Women of Country Class of 2018. More information and tickets: http://tickets.kauffmancenter.org/single/eventDetail.aspx?p=13621 Submitted by: Margaret Hair Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

Thu, March 15th - 7:30pm

 
 
Fri, March 16th - 8:00pm
Kansas City Symphony Classical Concert: Joyce DiDonato Sings Bernstein and Berlioz
Kansas City Symphony Classical Concert: Joyce DiDonato Sings Bernstein and Berlioz

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Description: Michael Stern, conductor Joyce DiDonato, mezzo-soprano BERLIOZ Le corsaire Overture BERLIOZ La mort de Cléopâtre BERNSTEIN Songs “Greeting” “Music I Heard with You” “What Lips my Lips have kissed” BERNSTEIN Symphonic Dances from West Side Story Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato returns! Our hometown star and international diva joins Michael Stern and the Kansas City Symphony to present works by Berlioz and Bernstein. Berlioz’s Death of Cleopatra foreshadows the dramatic stylings of the French composer’s later masterworks. Bernstein’s songs display the great American musician’s lyric genius and wit. Berlioz’s swashbuckling Le corsaire Overture and Bernstein’s timeless Symphonic Dances from West Side Story complete this captivating program. Tickets from $35. For more information or tickets, please visit kcsymphony.org or call (816) 471-0400. Submitted by: Beth Buchanan Kansas City Symphony

Fri, March 16th - 8:00pm

 
 
Sat, March 17th - 8:00pm
Kansas City Symphony Classical Concert: Joyce DiDonato Sings Bernstein and Berlioz
Kansas City Symphony Classical Concert: Joyce DiDonato Sings Bernstein and Berlioz

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Description: Michael Stern, conductor Joyce DiDonato, mezzo-soprano BERLIOZ Le corsaire Overture BERLIOZ La mort de Cléopâtre BERNSTEIN Songs “Greeting” “Music I Heard with You” “What Lips my Lips have kissed” BERNSTEIN Symphonic Dances from West Side Story Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato returns! Our hometown star and international diva joins Michael Stern and the Kansas City Symphony to present works by Berlioz and Bernstein. Berlioz’s Death of Cleopatra foreshadows the dramatic stylings of the French composer’s later masterworks. Bernstein’s songs display the great American musician’s lyric genius and wit. Berlioz’s swashbuckling Le corsaire Overture and Bernstein’s timeless Symphonic Dances from West Side Story complete this captivating program. Tickets from $35. For more information or tickets, please visit kcsymphony.org or call (816) 471-0400. Submitted by: Beth Buchanan Kansas City Symphony

Sat, March 17th - 8:00pm

 
 
Sun, March 18th - 1:00pm
KU Natural History Museum Event, Discovery Day: Reptiles
KU Natural History Museum Event, Discovery Day: Reptiles

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Description: Discovery Day Program Series 1:00-3:00pm *10:00 am -12:00pm for special 'Lawrence Public School's out' programming KU Natural History Museum Discover hands-on educational activities for parents and children and explore the museum in a new way. Offered monthly, each program has a different theme. o Sunday March 18, 1-3pm, Discovery Day: Reptiles o *Wednesday March 21 (school's out), 10am - 12pm, Discovery Day: Amphibians o Saturday April 21, Discovery Day with mobile museum at Lawrence Earth Day celebration {details TBA} o *Thursday, May 24 (school's out), 10am - 12pm, Discovery Day: Pollinators Submitted by: KU Natural History Museum KU Natural History Museum

Sun, March 18th - 1:00pm

 
 
Sun, March 18th - 2:00pm
Kansas City Symphony Classical Concert: Joyce DiDonato Sings Bernstein and Berlioz
Kansas City Symphony Classical Concert: Joyce DiDonato Sings Bernstein and Berlioz

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Description: Michael Stern, conductor Joyce DiDonato, mezzo-soprano BERLIOZ Le corsaire Overture BERLIOZ La mort de Cléopâtre BERNSTEIN Songs “Greeting” “Music I Heard with You” “What Lips my Lips have kissed” BERNSTEIN Symphonic Dances from West Side Story Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato returns! Our hometown star and international diva joins Michael Stern and the Kansas City Symphony to present works by Berlioz and Bernstein. Berlioz’s Death of Cleopatra foreshadows the dramatic stylings of the French composer’s later masterworks. Bernstein’s songs display the great American musician’s lyric genius and wit. Berlioz’s swashbuckling Le corsaire Overture and Bernstein’s timeless Symphonic Dances from West Side Story complete this captivating program. Tickets from $35. For more information or tickets, please visit kcsymphony.org or call (816) 471-0400. Submitted by: Beth Buchanan Kansas City Symphony

Sun, March 18th - 2:00pm

 
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Tue, March 20th - 6:00pm
Kansas City Symphony - Free Symphony Happy Hour Concert: Spring Strings
Kansas City Symphony - Free Symphony Happy Hour Concert: Spring Strings

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Description: A great way to begin your date night! Join us in the beautiful Kauffman Center lobby for a drink after work, followed by a delightful one-hour casual chamber music concert featuring musicians of the Kansas City Symphony. Hear favorite chamber works, including Beethoven’s “Serioso” String Quartet. Cash bars open at 5 p.m. and the concert begins at 6 p.m. Reserve your free general admission tickets in advance starting January 15 by visiting kcsymphony.org. Sponsored by Lead Bank. Submitted by: Beth Buchanan Kansas City Symphony

Tue, March 20th - 6:00pm

 
 
 
 
Fri, March 23rd - 8:00pm
Kansas City Symphony Classical Concert: Yo-Yo Ma, Pines of Rome and Bernstein
Kansas City Symphony Classical Concert: Yo-Yo Ma, Pines of Rome and Bernstein

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Description: Michael Stern, conductor Yo-Yo Ma, cello CHRIS ROGERSON Kansas City Symphony commission (world premiere) F.J. HAYDN Cello Concerto in D Major BERNSTEIN Three Meditations from Mass RESPIGHI Pines of Rome Legendary cellist Yo-Yo Ma is back in Helzberg Hall with Michael Stern and the Kansas City Symphony! Witness Yo-Yo Ma’s flawless technique in Haydn’s illuminating Second Concerto with its lyrical grandeur and high spirits, and then experience his sublime tone in Bernstein’s Three Meditations. Respighi’s Pines of Rome depicts the sights, sounds and history of the Italian capital. The concluding “Pines of the Appian Way” is perhaps the most exhilarating movement in all of concert music. Plus, the program unveils the world premiere of a Kansas City Symphony commission by impressive young American composer Chris Rogerson. Tickets from $45. For more information or tickets, please visit kcsymphony.org or call (816) 471-0400. Submitted by: Beth Buchanan Kansas City Symphony

Fri, March 23rd - 8:00pm

 
 
Sat, March 24th - 8:00pm
Kansas City Symphony Classical Concert: Yo-Yo Ma, Pines of Rome and Bernstein
Kansas City Symphony Classical Concert: Yo-Yo Ma, Pines of Rome and Bernstein

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Description: Michael Stern, conductor Yo-Yo Ma, cello CHRIS ROGERSON Kansas City Symphony commission (world premiere) F.J. HAYDN Cello Concerto in D Major BERNSTEIN Three Meditations from Mass RESPIGHI Pines of Rome Legendary cellist Yo-Yo Ma is back in Helzberg Hall with Michael Stern and the Kansas City Symphony! Witness Yo-Yo Ma’s flawless technique in Haydn’s illuminating Second Concerto with its lyrical grandeur and high spirits, and then experience his sublime tone in Bernstein’s Three Meditations. Respighi’s Pines of Rome depicts the sights, sounds and history of the Italian capital. The concluding “Pines of the Appian Way” is perhaps the most exhilarating movement in all of concert music. Plus, the program unveils the world premiere of a Kansas City Symphony commission by impressive young American composer Chris Rogerson. Tickets from $45. For more information or tickets, please visit kcsymphony.org or call (816) 471-0400. Submitted by: Beth Buchanan Kansas City Symphony

Sat, March 24th - 8:00pm

 
 
Sun, March 25th - 2:00pm
Kansas City Symphony Classical Concert: Yo-Yo Ma, Pines of Rome and Bernstein
Kansas City Symphony Classical Concert: Yo-Yo Ma, Pines of Rome and Bernstein

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Description: Michael Stern, conductor Yo-Yo Ma, cello CHRIS ROGERSON Kansas City Symphony commission (world premiere) F.J. HAYDN Cello Concerto in D Major BERNSTEIN Three Meditations from Mass RESPIGHI Pines of Rome Legendary cellist Yo-Yo Ma is back in Helzberg Hall with Michael Stern and the Kansas City Symphony! Witness Yo-Yo Ma’s flawless technique in Haydn’s illuminating Second Concerto with its lyrical grandeur and high spirits, and then experience his sublime tone in Bernstein’s Three Meditations. Respighi’s Pines of Rome depicts the sights, sounds and history of the Italian capital. The concluding “Pines of the Appian Way” is perhaps the most exhilarating movement in all of concert music. Plus, the program unveils the world premiere of a Kansas City Symphony commission by impressive young American composer Chris Rogerson. Tickets from $45. For more information or tickets, please visit kcsymphony.org or call (816) 471-0400. Submitted by: Beth Buchanan Kansas City Symphony

Sun, March 25th - 2:00pm

 
 
Sun, March 25th - 4:00pm
Smooth Hound Smith - Prairie Window Concert Series
Smooth Hound Smith - Prairie Window Concert Series

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Description: Using primal foot percussion, complex, fuzzed-out, finger-picked guitar patterns, warbled harmonicas, tasty harmonies and A LOT of tambourine, they are able to create something rugged and visceral- a modern interpretation of early blues, soul, and rock ‘n’ roll music that harkens back to the traditions of hazy front porch folk songs as well as raucous back-alley juke joints. Submitted by: Brad Guhr Dyck Arboretum of the Plains

Sun, March 25th - 4:00pm

 
 
Sun, March 25th - 7:00pm
Miranda Sings Live
Miranda Sings Live

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Description: Miranda Sings (aka actress, comedian and singer Colleen Ballinger) has become an international phenomenon whose YouTube channel has amassed more than 8 million devoted subscribers and over 1 billion views. The character Miranda was created in 2008 to parody the young, self-absorbed singers with far more confidence (and vibrato) than talent who Ballinger saw uploading videos to YouTube. Miranda is known for her overdrawn red lips, questionable advice about singing and life, a deluded self-confidence, and over-the-top rants about her family and personal problems. Ballinger has appeared as Miranda on Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee and The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. With her New York Times No. 1 bestselling book Selp Helf, and the hour-long comedy special inspired by it, Ballingers’ eccentric alter ego continues to grow beyond her YouTube channel. Tickets for this event range from $39 to $89 plus applicable fees. Tickets are available through the Kauffman Center Box Office at (816) 994-7222, via the Kauffman Center mobile app, or online at www.kauffmancenter.org. More information and tickets: http://tickets.kauffmancenter.org/single/eventDetail.aspx?p=13838 Submitted by: Margaret Hair Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

Sun, March 25th - 7:00pm

 
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Tue, March 27th - 7:30pm
KU Natural History Museum & Bier Station, A KC Science on Tap Event: The Last Jungles: Biodiversity Exploration in the Amazon
KU Natural History Museum & Bier Station, A KC Science on Tap Event: The Last Jungles: Biodiversity Exploration in the Amazon

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Description: KU Natural History Museum & Bier Station, A KC Science on Tap Event: The Last Jungles: Biodiversity Exploration in the Amazon KC Science on Tap Tuesday, March 27, 7:30pm Bier Station, 120 E Gregory Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64114 The Amazon Rainforest of South America is one of the world's most biological diverse regions and also one of the most poorly explored. Many new species- from small insects to birds and mammals- are still being discovered every year. At this Science of Tap, Dr. Andrew Short will discuss why the Amazon is so diverse, and share his experiences traveling by canoe, helicopter, and bush plane to document and describe its fauna. More information at biodiversity.ku.edu. Submitted by: KU Biodiversity KU NAtural Hisotry Museum & Biodiversity Institute

Tue, March 27th - 7:30pm

 
 
 
 
Fri, March 30th - 7:30pm
Frank Waln
Frank Waln

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Description: Frank Waln is an award-winning Sicangu Lakota hip-hop artist and music producer from the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota. His awards include three Native American Music Awards, the Native American 40 Under 40, the Chicago Mayor’s Award for Civic Engagement and the 3Arts Grant for Chicago Artists. He has been featured on Buzzfeed, NPR, ESPN, MTV and numerous other media outlets. Waln earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Columbia College Chicago and now travels the world performing and hosting workshops focusing on self-empowerment and expression of truth. Onstage seating and standing room. Tickets are $14-$25. Submitted by: Madi Schulz Lied Center of Kansas

Fri, March 30th - 7:30pm

 
 
Sat, March 31st - 8:00am
America
America

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Description: The year 2015 marked the 45th Anniversary of perennial classic-rock favorite, America. Founding members, Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell (along with former band mate Dan Peek) met in high school in London in the late 1960s and quickly harmonized their way to the top of the charts on the strength of their signature song "A Horse With No Name”. America became a global household name and paved the way with an impressive string of hits following the success of their first #1 single. Forty plus years later, these friends are still making music together, touring the world and thrilling audiences with their timeless sound. Their best-known tunes, which also include "I Need You," "Ventura Highway," "Don't Cross The River," "Tin Man," "Lonely People," and "Sister Golden Hair" were cornerstones of 1970’s Top 40 and FM rock radio. Their material encompassed an ambitious artistic swath; from effects-laden rockers to oddball medleys to soul-bearing ballads, America displayed a flawless blend of disparate genres and styles as wide-open as the great American plains. Reserved Seating. Tickets: $77, $59, $45 Submitted by: Kate Frueh Stiefel Theatre for the Performing Arts

Sat, March 31st - 8:00am

 
 
Sat, March 31st - 8:00am
America
America

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Description: The year 2015 marked the 45th Anniversary of perennial classic-rock favorite, America. Founding members, Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell (along with former band mate Dan Peek) met in high school in London in the late 1960s and quickly harmonized their way to the top of the charts on the strength of their signature song "A Horse With No Name”. America became a global household name and paved the way with an impressive string of hits following the success of their first #1 single. Forty plus years later, these friends are still making music together, touring the world and thrilling audiences with their timeless sound. Their best-known tunes, which also include "I Need You," "Ventura Highway," "Don't Cross The River," "Tin Man," "Lonely People," and "Sister Golden Hair" were cornerstones of 1970’s Top 40 and FM rock radio. Their material encompassed an ambitious artistic swath; from effects-laden rockers to oddball medleys to soul-bearing ballads, America displayed a flawless blend of disparate genres and styles as wide-open as the great American plains. Reserved Seating. Tickets: $77, $59, $45 Submitted by: Kate Frueh Stiefel Theatre for the Performing Arts

Sat, March 31st - 8:00am

 
 

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