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Format: 2016-04-29
Format: 2016-04-29
  • The Kansas City Public Library celebrates Black History Month with Brother John Anderson as he tells the story of The Buffalo Soldiers: Black Knights of the West.
    Tuesday, February 7, 2012

    The Kansas City Public Library celebrates Black History Month by hosting Brother John Anderson for performances of The Buffalo Soldiers: Black Knights of the West at two Library branches.

  • The Kansas City Public Library celebrates Black History Month with Brother John Anderson as he tells the story of The Buffalo Soldiers: Black Knights of the West.
    Tuesday, February 7, 2012

    The Kansas City Public Library celebrates Black History Month by hosting Brother John Anderson for performances of The Buffalo Soldiers: Black Knights of the West at two Library branches.

  • A free semi monthly series of films followed by discussions (featuring cinema and psychoanalysis experts) examining Woody Allen, the most deliberately neurotic American filmmaker.
    Sunday, February 5, 2012

    This comedy-drama film tells the intertwined stories of an extended family over two years, beginning and ending with a communal Thanksgiving dinner. Written and directed by Allen, he also stars alongside Mia Farrow, Michael Caine, Barbara Hershey, and Dianne Wiest.
    Rated PG-13. (103 min.)

    The post-film discussion leaders are psychoanalyst Joanne Hindman, and Melissa Lenos, Donnelly College professor of English and film studies.

    Co-sponsored by the Greater Kansas City and Topeka Psychoanalytic Center.

  • Friday Night Family Fun celebrates Black History Month with The Coterie Theatre’s presentation of Freedom Sisters: Stamping, Shouting, Singing Home tour. Recommended for children 5th through 12th grade.
    Friday, February 3, 2012

    Friday Night Family Fun celebrates Black History Month with The Coterie Theatre’s presentation of Freedom Sisters: Stamping, Shouting, Singing Home tour.

    Set in the 1950s Deep South, the play depicts a world on the verge of change but still tainted by everyday injustices and the remnants of slavery.

    This program is recommended for children in grades 5-12.

  • Randy Roberts discusses how a 1944 college football contest played by West Point cadets and Annapolis midshipmen captivated an American public seeking heroism and hope.
    Thursday, February 2, 2012

    Purdue University historian Randy Roberts discusses the iconic 1944 football game between the undefeated cadets of West Point and the midshipmen of Annapolis.

  • Robert Litan discusses the life and art of his father, David Israel Litan, whose lithographs portraying scenes of Kansas and aspects of Jewish life and faith sold widely throughout the Sunflower State during his lifetime, most of which was spent in Wichita.
    Tuesday, January 31, 2012

    David Israel Litan made his living in the oil business, but art was his passion and his gift. His lithographs portraying scenes of Kansas and aspects of Jewish life and faith sold widely throughout the Sunflower State during his lifetime, most of which was spent in Wichita.

    The artist’s son, Robert Litan, noted economist and senior executive at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, discusses his father’s art and faith.

  • Civic leader and Southwest graduate Edward T. Matheny Jr. takes a fond look at his alma mater. Matheny is the author of two books on the history of Southwest High School, The Rise and Fall of Excellence and Once More with Feeling.
    Sunday, January 29, 2012

    Edward T. Matheny, Jr., a civic leader who graduated from Southwest High School in 1940, takes a fond look back at the proud past of his alma mater. Matheny is the author of two books on the history of Southwest High School: The Rise and Fall of Excellence and Once More with Feeling.

  • A free semi monthly series of films followed by discussions (featuring cinema and psychoanalysis experts) examining Woody Allen, the most deliberately neurotic American filmmaker.
    Sunday, January 29, 2012

    The annual Searching the Psyche through Cinema series returns for an examination of the most deliberately neurotic American filmmaker, Woody Allen.

    Crimes and Misdemeanors is a black comedy that interweaves two stories – one deadly serious and another that is often funny, though both end in sadness. It is perhaps Allen’s most successful blend of comedy and drama. Written and directed by Allen, he also stars alongside Martin Landau and Alan Alda. Rated PG-13. (104 min.)

  • Artist Brian Stanley Morgan will lead workshops in January, February and March. Participants will focus on both individual skill building and the completion of a group project using recycled materials by the end of the session.
    Saturday, January 28, 2012

    Children in kindergarten through eighth grade are encouraged to tap their creative energies and create masterpieces at the Westport Center for the Arts’ Team Up for Art this winter.

  • Celebrate the birthday of Loula Long Combs, famous equestrienne daughter of Robert and Ella Long. Enjoy cake, punch, and a special performance of the Long Story of Corinthian Hall.
    Friday, January 27, 2012

    Celebrate the birthday of Loula Long Combs – the famous equestrienne daughter of Kansas City’s Robert and Ella Long – with cake, punch, and a special performance of The Long Story of Corinthian Hall by the Paul Mesner Puppets.

    Explore the lives of the illustrious Long family through the creative animation of the Paul Mesner Puppets and watch as the puppets build the Long’s magnificent home, Corinthian Hall, on Gladstone Boulevard. All ages are welcome.

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