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‘Hamilton’ could be a story for today’s political climate

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Forgiveness. The unimaginable. We can all relate to being forgiven, asking someone for forgiveness, and waiting to be forgiven. It’s a surprising and potent message that wraps up the Broadway production of ...

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C.S. Lewis’s ‘The Screwtape Letters’ will bedevil audiences with classic tale of spiritual warfare

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One of the first rules of battle is to know your enemy, and nowhere is that more important than in spiritual warfare. “The greatest victory of the devil is to convince people ...

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Branson show ‘NOAH’ will now be in movie theaters for three days only

With a catastrophic storm on its way, Noah is given a monumental task: build a boat big enough to save mankind from a flood that will cover the entire earth. NOAH takes ...

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Mother Superior shines in The Sound of Music production at the Kauffmann Center

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There is something extraordinary about a musical when the loudest and longest applause goes to a nun! Lauren Kidwell, who plays Mother Abbess, owns the stage in The Sound of Music with ...

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Shen Yun celebrates ancient culture destroyed by Chinese Communism

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Shen Yun Performing Arts will bring 5,000 years of traditional Chinese culture to Kansas City and Lawrence in the next few weeks. The production returns to Kansas City Jan. 25-27 a the ...

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KC Ballet’s ‘Nutcracker’ will leave you speechless

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Christmas is gifts, snow, imagination, music and magic for kids. A Christmas tradition that incorporates all these is the Kansas City Ballet’s The Nutcracker. The opening night for The Nutcracker in Kansas ...

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Where did the rock go? School of Rock: The Musical

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I have heard that actors stray from scripts that highlight children and dogs. I understand the logic, now that I have seen “School of Rock: The Musical.” Here, though, the fact that ...

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Jennie Finch takes bold stand over ‘DWTS’ song: ‘I want to glorify God’

Olympic athlete and “Dancing With the Stars” contestant Jennie Finch last week refused to perform to a popular new Janelle Monae track, ‘Make Me Feel,’ citing her Christian faith and desire to honor ...

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Lion King musical will captivate young and old alike

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Most musicals are not known as visual feasts. It’s not cliché to describe Lion King in those terms. But it is so much more including an aw-inspiring beauty of movement. The production ...

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Dramatic Truth production explores negative thoughts on the mind

What happens when a free mind encounters negative thoughts for the first time? In the new dance production The Forest Inside, a young girl opens the door of her forest to a ...

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Finding Neverland encourages you to always believe

 “The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease for ever to be able to do it.”  ― J.M. Barrie, the creator of Peter Pan. The concept of imagination was center stage ...

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Bleeding Kansas Series Returns

Dramatic interpretations and talks about the violent territorial and civil war history of Kansas, from 1854-1865, will highlight the 2018 annual Bleeding Kansas series, which begins January 28. The programs are held ...

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Les Miserables inspires and amazes this week

It is no secret that Broadway productions often mock Christianity, if not openly display hostility towards it. But for Les Miserables, which for many years was the most seen musical on The ...

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Cleargold Worship Dance Offers Awestruck III

Public Concert to offer Scripture through the Grace, Power and Joy of Dance Cleargold Worship Dance will offer their third annual Awestruck performance at First Southern Baptist Church, 1912 SW Gage, on ...

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Shen Yun returns to Kansas City in epic performance

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The 2016 production of Shen Yun, the magnificent production featuring Chinese dance, music and art in a magical celebration of their 5,000-year-old culture, has added a live symphony orchestra for its 30 ...

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Check out these highlights of Kansas City events, classes & concerts

Here are just a few of the hundreds of events coming up in Kansas City. For a full listing of our Kansas City calendar, click here: Metro Voice Calendar of Events.  For ...

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Christmas Events Fill KC’s Calendar

For a full list of Christmas Events in Kansas City plus hundreds of other activities, click HERE.   ADVENT LESSONS AND CAROLS. December 12, 7:00 pm. Immaculate Conception Cathedral, 416 W. 15th ...

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Mystery of Christmas Marks 18 Years

This year marks the 18th season of The Mystery of Christmas. This high-tech production has inspired audiences for almost two decades–15 years at The Youthfront Auditorium in Kansas City, and two years ...

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Acclaimed Underground Returns to KC

Storling Dance Theater to bring history of slavery for growing audiences   After being dubbed one of the Top 10 performances of the decade by The Kansas City Star (2000-2009) and gaining ...

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KC Ballet Ends Season With Family Favorite–Cinderella

By Anita Widaman | Entertainment Editor Everyone loves a story with a happy ending and that usually means boy meets girl; boy gets the girl. But when the story is told through ...

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‘Underground’ Expects Sold-Out Performances This Weekend

Groundbreaking Performance This Weekend Local pastors and community leaders Charles Briscoe and Stan Archie attended Storling Dance Theater’s popular production of “Underground” in recent years and they’re still moved by what they ...

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Kansas City’s connection to the Nazi’s stolen loot

Legislation Would Award Congressional Gold Medals Kansas City, Mo.– As excitement builds for the release of the Sony film The Monuments Men, Kansas City’s Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art is recognizing six real-life ...

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C.S. Lewis Production Comes to the Kansas City Stage

The producers of the hit national tour of The Screwtape Letters  bring another Lewis classic to life New York–Max McLean, Artistic Director of Fellowship for the Performing Arts, announces that C.S. Lewis’ “The ...

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Film Screening of The Abolitionists Jan. 27

MNU Film Series on Civil Rights in America OLATHE, KAN, — A free screening of The Abolitionists followed by a scholarly discussion, will be held Jan. 27, 2014 at 7 p.m. at ...

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Wicked. An unintended allegory for our time?

by Dwight Widaman |   Heading to Chicago or another great city soon? Plan to see the Broadway production of Wicked. It’s a delicious look at an imaginary culture which some astute ...

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