Event Archive

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Format: 2014-10-23
Format: 2014-10-23
  • Join Robert Kikuchi-Yngojo of Eth-Noh-Tec for an afternoon of music and storytelling as he presents Asia Fantasia.
    Saturday, March 13, 2010

    One half of the husband and wife team that makes up the national performance group Eth-Noh-Tec, Robert Kikuchi-Yngojo, presents Asia Fantasia.

    Growing up in the late ‘60s with a Japanese and Filipino American heritage, Kikuchi-Yngojo was provided with a rich cultural environment from which to explore the creation of an Asian American identity. His talent for Asian music, dance, and theater, along with his innate comedic ability merged with his social and political philosophy place him in the exciting art form of storytelling.

  • Dianne de Las Casas presents an evening of singing, clapping, laughing, and storytelling.
    Friday, March 12, 2010

    Award-winning author and storyteller Dianne de Las Casas presents an evening of singing, clapping, laughing, and of course, storytelling.

    Inspired by her seventh grade English teacher, who would read aloud to the class every day, de Las Casas “fell in love with words both on paper and in the air.” De Las Casas adapts traditional folklore, adding fun audience participation, song, and of course, humor. Through the use of character voices, creative movement, animated facial expressions, and gestures, she creates a world of fantasy and enchantment.

  • Courtney E. Martin discusses the history of the iconic doll and the controversy surrounding the influence it has had on the self-image of American girls.
    Thursday, March 11, 2010

    Author Courtney E. Martin discusses the history of Barbie and the influence the iconic doll has had on the self-image of American girls since its launch in March 1959 on Thursday, March 11, at 6:30 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

  • Linda Maria Gigante discusses the roles of slaves and freedmen in Roman culture.
    Tuesday, March 9, 2010

    This event has been canceled at the request of the speaker due to a family emergency. The event sponsor, the Classical and Ancient Studies Program at the University of Missouri – Kansas City, regrets any inconvenience this may cause.

  • Architect Alan Dunlop discusses the development of Glasgow as a city and how it drew inspiration from – and inspired architecture in – many American cities, most notably Chicago.
    Tuesday, March 9, 2010

    Renowned Scottish architect Alan Dunlop discusses the development of Glasgow as a city and its relationship to American cities on Tuesday, March 9, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

  • KCUR’s KC Currents broadcasts  a live discussion on key issues in the upcoming Kansas City School Board election.
    Sunday, March 7, 2010

    Celebrate the Grand Reopening of the
    Newly Renovated Lucile H. Bluford Branch

    Sunday, March 7 • 5 p.m.
    A discussion focusing on the April Kansas City School Board elections, hosted by KCUR 89.3 FM’s KC Currents, a magazine-style show covering Kansas City’s minority communities. This event takes place at the Lucile H. Bluford Branch, 3050 Prospect Ave.

    Call 816.701.3407 for more information.

    Also part of the celebration:

    Friday, March 5 • 6:30 p.m.

  • The Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre presents Jason Miller’s That Championship Season, the third performance in the American Classics Script-in-Hand series.
    Sunday, March 7, 2010
    Related Events:
    Script in Hand 2009-2010

    That Championship Season

    by Jason Miller
    Sunday, March 7, 2010—2 p.m.
    Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

  • Celebrate the grand re-opening of the Lucile H. Bluford Branch with a host of events for children, teens, and adults alike.
    Saturday, March 6, 2010

    Celebrate the Grand Reopening of the
    Newly Renovated Lucile H. Bluford Branch

    Saturday, March 6 • 10 a.m.
    Ribbon cutting celebration at the Bluford Branch, 3050 Prospect Avenue, featuring special guest Guion Bluford -- the nephew of civil rights pioneer Lucile Bluford and America’s first black astronaut in space -- and a host of local dignitaries.

    Call 816.701.3407 for more information.

    Also part of the celebration:

    Friday, March 5 • 6:30 p.m.

  • Celebrate the Grand Re-Opening  of the Lucile H. Bluford Branch with  Guion Bluford, the first black astronaut in space and nephew of Lucile Bluford.
    Friday, March 5, 2010

    A weekend of events celebrating the grand reopening of the Lucile H. Bluford Branch begins with a presentation at the Central Library by Guion Bluford, the nephew of civil rights pioneer Lucile Bluford, about his experiences as America's first black astronaut in space.

    A veteran of four space missions, Bluford is an engineer and a colonel (retired) in the United States Air Force. His first mission in space was in 1983 as a member of the crew of the space shuttle Challenger.

  • Author Mark Lee Gardner discusses his new book about one of the most thrilling manhunts in Wild West history.
    Thursday, March 4, 2010

    Mark Lee Gardner discusses his new book about one of the most thrilling manhunts in Wild West history, lawman Pat Garrett’s pursuit of outlaw Billy the Kid on Tuesday, March 4, at 6:30 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.