Posts Tagged “Music”

Folly Benefit 2012: “Light the Lights!”

By | November 20, 2012

Kansas City is known for a lot of things – its sports, its jazz, its barbecue. Many people, however, do not recall that the performing arts play a large role in the community. For years, plenty of stars have come through Kansas City on their way to bigger and better things and the Folly Benefit […]

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Apocalypse Meow 5: A Benefit for the Musician’s Emergency Health Care Fund

By | November 17, 2012

The annual fundraiser by the Midwest Music Foundation was set as the 5th Apocalypse Meow fundraiser, taking place on Friday, November 2 and then again on Saturday, November 3. If you have never seen the two-day events before, you should definitely take in next year’s events, as this year’s event was a great one, for […]

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Upcoming Concerts in KC

By | November 14, 2012

Kansas City is known for a lot of things: history, sports and barbecue – just to name a few. But as Blair Stover points out below, there are some great concerts that will make anyone want to get up and start dancing. Check out these upcoming concerts in or around Kansas City: The Story Tour: […]

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Great Live Jazz Locations in Kansas City

By | November 10, 2012

Kansas City is known for a lot of things and its love for music is one of them. As you will see below, Kansas City and the surrounding areas have plenty of events that will impress even the youngest of music fans. Blair Stover has a list of upcoming events below. Live Jazz Pianist at […]

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Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts Opens

By | October 11, 2011

Looking like some morphed, American version of the Sydney Opera House, Kansas City’s latest arts and entertainment venue has finally opened its doors. The jaw-breaking moniker, and the full, proper name of the new location, is The Kaufman Center for the Performing Arts. The building will feature opera performances, dance events, theater presentations, and musical […]

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Kansas City Jazz

By | February 26, 2010

Kansas City Jazz began in Kansas City, Missouri and the nearby Kansas City Metropolitan Area in the 1930s. It marked the change from the structured big band style to the musical improvisation style of Bebop. The hard-swinging, bluesy transition style is bracketed by Count Basie who in 1929 joined Bennie Moten’s Kansas City Orchestra and Kansas City native Charlie Parker who ushered the Bebop style in the 1940s.

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