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  • Kansas City Star sports reporter Blair Kerkhoff discusses the history of the NAIA basketball tournament in Kansas City and explains why it was instrumental in the demolition of racial barriers in college athletics.
    Sunday, February 19, 2012

    Kansas City Star sports reporter Blair Kerkhoff explains why the NAIA basketball tournament in Kansas City was instrumental in the demolition of racial barriers in college athletics.

    Long before the NCAA and NIT tournaments accepted them, college basketball teams from historically black colleges and universities found a home in Kansas City. The basketball tournament of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics was a fixture on the city’s sports calendar; but to African Americans around the country, it meant something special.

  • 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 19, 2012

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

    This dramatic thriller written and directed by Woody Allen stars Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Scarlett Johansson as outsiders trying to navigate their own separate ways into a rich British family – all the while resisting a mutual attraction. A deeply plotted and surprising story, Allen considers it one of his favorites.
    Rated R. (124 min.)

  • Saturday, February 18, 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.

  • The Kansas City Public Library celebrates Black History Month with Tommy Terrific's Wacky Magic Show honoring the Tuskegee Airmen at selected Library branches. The show is appropriate for ages 4 and up.
    Friday, February 17, 2012

    Tommy Terrific’s Wacky Magic Show honoring the Tuskegee Airmen plays at five Library locations. For ages 4 and up.

  • In his new memoir playwright/novelist/poet Zakes Mda recalls his coming of age under South African apartheid and his love of jazz, comic books, political discourse and writing.
    Thursday, February 16, 2012

    In his memoir Sometimes There Is A Void award-winning South African author Zakes Mda chronicles his youth from boyhood in Soweto to his exile and coming of age in Basutoland (now Lesotho).

  • The Kansas City Public Library celebrates Black History Month with Tommy Terrific's Wacky Magic Show honoring the Tuskegee Airmen at selected Library branches. The show is appropriate for ages 4 and up.
    Thursday, February 16, 2012

    Tommy Terrific’s Wacky Magic Show honoring the Tuskegee Airmen plays at five Library locations. For ages 4 and up.

  • Filmmaker Gary Jenkins unveils his new documentary about the Underground Railroad that helped slaves escape the Kansas City area to safety in the north before and during the Civil War.
    Wednesday, February 15, 2012

    Local filmmaker Gary Jenkins unveils his new documentary about the western branch of the Underground Railroad that before and during the Civil War transported escaped slaves from the Kansas City area to freedom in the north.

    At a post-screening discussion Jenkins will be joined by Jimmy S. Johnson III, whose great- grandfather escaped a Platte County slave farm, and William O. Wagnon, who has worked to preserve Topeka’s Ritchie House, once a stop on the Underground Railroad.

  • The Kansas City Public Library celebrates Black History Month with Tommy Terrific's Wacky Magic Show honoring the Tuskegee Airmen at selected Library branches. The show is appropriate for ages 4 and up.
    Wednesday, February 15, 2012

    Tommy Terrific’s Wacky Magic Show honoring the Tuskegee Airmen plays at five Library locations. For ages 4 and up.

  • The Kansas City Public Library celebrates Black History Month with Tommy Terrific's Wacky Magic Show honoring the Tuskegee Airmen at selected Library branches. The show is appropriate for ages 4 and up.
    Tuesday, February 14, 2012

    Tommy Terrific’s Wacky Magic Show honoring the Tuskegee Airmen plays at five Library locations. For ages 4 and up.

  • Coterie Theatre artists read from their favorite children’s books while the audience enjoys an opportunity to “jump into the story” on stage. This program is appropriate for all ages. Parents are invited to participate with their children.
    Sunday, February 12, 2012

    The Kansas City Public Library invites children and parents to be part of monthly interactive story times presented by the Coterie Theatre. Theatre artists read from their favorite children's books while audience members enjoy an opportunity to "jump into the story" on stage.

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