Event Archive

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Format: 2014-07-23
Format: 2014-07-23
  • Steele will present an energetic and inspiring program about what it’s like to be an author and screenwriter.
    Saturday, July 10, 2010

    Michael Anthony Steele gives an energetic, inspiring, and interactive presentation about what it's like to be an author and screenwriter. He will also describe his exciting journey from professional photographer to his days of blowing things up as a special effects technician.

  • Chamber music ensemble Summerfest performs Luciano Berio’s “Folk Songs,” with Grammy-nominated soprano Tony Arnold.
    Thursday, July 8, 2010

    The chamber music ensemble Summerfest hosts Grammy-nominated soprano Tony Arnold for Luciano Berio's "Folk Songs," an arrangement of folk melodies from America, Armenia, France, Sicily, Italy, Sardinia, and Azerbaijan. 

    This "informance" will explore several of these folk songs, chosen for their emotional character and connection between ancient music-making and contemporary music.

  • Exhibit creator Joseph Opala draws on his 30 years of research to discuss Bunce Island’s history and ties to the American slave trade.
    Thursday, July 8, 2010

    Joseph Opala, the exhibit creator for Bunce Island: A British Slave Castle in Sierra Leone, draws on his 30 years of research to discuss Bunce Island’s history and ties to the American slave trade. From this site off the coast of West Africa, slave traders sent nearly 30,000 African captives to the Americas from 1670 to 1807. Many were shipped to South Carolina and Georgia. The Gullah who live in this region today are descendants of these slaves.

  • To celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Frederic Chopin, John Tibbetts, an associate professor of film at the University of Kansas, presents a multi-media presentation that focuses on the life and work of the composer.
    Wednesday, July 7, 2010

    John Tibbetts, an associate professor of theater and film at the University of Kansas, marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Frederic Chopin with a multi-media presentation on the life and work of the composer.

  • Join us on the first Saturday of every month (May - October)  as the Friends of the Kansas City Public Library present the third annual City Market Summer  Book Sale Series.
    Saturday, July 3, 2010

    On the first Saturday of every month this summer in the City Market, 400 Grand St., Kansas City, MO, the Friends of the Library will hold a series of book sales on the North Walkway next to the Steamboat Arabia. Book sales will continue through October.

    The books range in price from $0.50 to $5.00 and cover many genres.

    For additional information, contact KCLibraryFriends@gmail.com, or call (816) 701-3468.

  • Just in time for Independence Day, William Hogeland discusses his new book that reveals how the American Revolution really began.
    Thursday, July 1, 2010

    Just in time for Independence Day, William Hogeland presents new research and top-notch scholarship to reveal how the American Revolution really began.

  • Author Joan Waugh uncovers the reasons behind the rise and fall of Ulysses S. Grant’s historical reputation in her book, U.S. Grant: American Hero, American Myth.
    Wednesday, June 30, 2010

    Most Americans are unaware of how revered Ulysses S. Grant was in his lifetime, then often considered to be equal in stature to George Washington. Author Joan Waugh uncovers the reasons behind the rise and fall of his renown in her book, U.S. Grant: American Hero, American Myth.

  • Meet the Past with Crosby Kemper III returns for a  conversation with President Woodrow Wilson, as portrayed  by re-enactor Judd Bankert.
    Monday, June 28, 2010

    Location: National WWI Museum at the Liberty Memorial
    100 W. 26th St., Kansas City, MO

    Meet the Past with Crosby Kemper III returns for a conversation with President Woodrow Wilson, as portrayed by Judd Bankert, a Wilson re-enactor from Staunton, Va., at the National World War I Museum.

  • In-depth discussions of five sacred structures that inspire those within and without.
    Sunday, June 27, 2010

    Architect Paul Helmer examines the classical design of Central Presbyterian Church and Grand Avenue Temple United Methodist Church, which share similar histories and architectural designs.

  • The Festival Internacional de Música Española y Latinoamericana (FIMEL) presents the second annual International Festival of Spanish and Latin American Music.
    Thursday, June 24, 2010

    With a mission to bring together master musicians, dancers, and young artists from across the world to "share the beauty and artistry of Spanish and Latin American music through study, collaboration, and performance," the Festival Internacional de Música Española y Latinoamericana (FIMEL) presents the second annual International Festival of Spanish and Latin American Music.