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Although the weather outside is questionably frightful, the second half of the 2016–17 season appears to be delightful. With an abundance of large ensembles performing in Kansas City, there is sure to be something in the concert hall for everyone.
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Within minutes of seeing her onscreen as the late Jackie Kennedy, it is clear that Natalie Portman is about to deliver a performance for the ages. So transcendent is her portrayal that when she is recognized decades from now with a lifetime achievement award, this role will undoubtedly be the first that is displayed among her career highlights.
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For independent movie and live theater enthusiasts, here are some upcoming release dates of note in the Kansas City area including the Kansas City Jewish Film Festival, and a National Theater Live performance of "No Man’s Land" starring Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellan.
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The Kansas City Symphony starts out 2017 with three concerts, two of them featuring principal players in solo roles: concertmaster Noah Geller and principal flutist Michael Gordon. The third KC Symphony concert features guest conductor Seattle Symphony Music Director Ludovic Morlot. Later in the month, the Topeka Symphony will play works of the Baroque and Classical eras. But the leading concert of the month, however, is the Kansas City debut on The Friends of Chamber Music of the legendary Soviet/Russian pianist Alexei Lubimov, whose career dates back to the days of Stalin.
21 days ago | |
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Since its debut in 2009, Kantorei KC, the twelve-voice vocal ensemble led by Chris Munce, has joined the ranks of Kansas City’s finest classical vocal organizations, which it demonstrated in convincing fashion in its holiday concert, “Heaven’s Gate,” performed this past weekend.
29 days ago | |
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Braving the sub-zero temperatures, the David Basse-Joe Cartwright Septet warmed hearts with a selection of favorite Kansas City charts.
30 days ago | |
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Mid America Freedom Band, led by artistic director Lee Hartman, enthusiastically played an interesting program of holiday music perfectly suited to a cold Kansas City afternoon.
30 days ago | |
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The William Baker Festival Singers gave a concert, lessons-and-carols style, that highlighted some of the finest Christmas texts but lacked variety.
30 days ago | |
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"Manchester by the Sea" was chosen as the Best Film of 2016 by the Kansas City Film Critics Circle, the second oldest critics group in the country. The winners were recently announced during a ceremony for the 51st Annual James Loutzenhiser Awards at the Alamo Drafthouse Mainstreet Theatre in Kansas City.
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