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  • Meet the Past with Crosby Kemper III launches its second season with a conversation with Mark Twain, as portrayed by veteran Chautauqua performer George Frein.
    Tuesday, October 18, 2011

    Meet the Past with Crosby Kemper III launches its second season with a conversation with Mark Twain, as portrayed by veteran Chautauqua performer George Frein.

    Mark Twain’s novels, including The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, established him as one of the great American writers, while some accounts (like that of Ernest Hemingway) cite him as the source of American literature.

  • Supreme Discomfort, written by Washington Post staffers  Kevin Merida and Michael Fletcher, tracks Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas from his poor childhood to his law school years, to his rise within the Republican political establishment.
    Monday, October 17, 2011

    Supreme Discomfort, written by Washington Post staffers Kevin Merida and Michael Fletcher, tracks the odyssey of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas from his poor childhood in Georgia to his law school years at Yale, to his rise within the Republican political establishment.

    The book paints a haunting portrait of a man who straddles two different worlds, uneasy in both, and whose divided personality and conservative political philosophy will deeply influence American life for years to come.

  • Historian Kelly Enright discusses her new biography of Osa and Martin Johnson, world-renowned adventurers and filmmakers from Chanute, Kansas, who recorded their daring travels from the 1920s through the 1950s.
    Sunday, October 16, 2011

    Kansans Osa and Martin Johnson became world-renowned adventurers and filmmakers who recorded their daring travels and jungle experiences from the South Pacific to Africa. Documentaries such as Congorilla and Jungle Depths of Borneo and Osa’s book, I Married Adventure, captured the American imagination. Their legacy survives at the Safari Museum in Chanute, Kansas, which continues to preserve their fascinating story.

  • 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, October 16, 2011

    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.

  • In conjunction with the world-premiere of “The Darwin Project,” British scientist Andrew Berry demystifies the most important and misinterpreted of all biological ideas: evolution.
    Thursday, October 13, 2011

    In conjunction with the world-premiere of “The Darwin Project,” an upcoming co-presentation of The Friends of Chamber Music and the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, British scientist Andrew Berry demystifies the most important and misinterpreted of all biological ideas: evolution. A lecturer in Organismic & Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University, Berry’s research is dedicated to finding evidence of Darwin’s Theory of Natural Selection at the DNA level.

  • Public art inspires dialogue, provides visual appeal, and engages its viewers. This panel, moderated by Porter Arneill, includes Jacqueline Chanda, Julian Zugazagoitia, and Mike Burke.
    Wednesday, October 12, 2011

    Public art inspires dialogue, provides visual appeal, and engages its viewers. This panel, moderated by Porter Arneill, public art administrator for Kansas City includes Jacqueline Chanda, president, Kansas City Art Institute; Julian Zugazagoitia, chief executive officer, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art; and Mike Burke, King Hershey, P.C., and member Mayor’s Task Force for the Arts.

    Co-sponsored by Art in the Loop, Downtown Council and Municipal Art Commission of Kansas City, Missouri.

  • The third installment in the series presenting public conversations with local entrepreneurs features Mary Carol Garrity, founder of Nell Hill’s and one of today’s most sought-after lifestyle mavens.
    Tuesday, October 11, 2011

    The third installment in the series that focuses on local entrepreneurs features Mary Carol Garrity, founder of Nell Hill’s and one of today’s most sought-after lifestyle mavens.

    After establishing Nell Hill’s in an old bank building in Atchison, Kansas, in 1981, Garrity’s company has become a decorating trend-setter thanks in part to Garrity’s elegant, yet practical tips on everything from holiday decorating to stylish ways to entertain at home.

    Garrity has opened a Nell Hill’s at Briarcliff Village in Kansas City, North.

  • The Hindu and the Cowboy, produced by the Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre, follows the lives of a Muslim student, a Shawnee cowboy, and a Jewish woman.
    Monday, October 10, 2011

    The Hindu and the Cowboy, produced by the Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre, is a one-act play inspired by stories of area residents, giving voice to people while bringing forward the experiences that shaped their lives.

    The play follows the lives of a Muslim student and his reaction to post-9/11 hatred, a Shawnee cowboy and his grasp on family prairie land, and a Jewish woman and her daring act at Auschwitz.

    Co-sponsored by Saint Andrew Christian Church and the Kansas City Festival of Faiths.

  • Kansas City Star reporters  Eric Adler and Laura Bauer discuss a new book chronicling the paper’s coverage of the tornado that devastated Joplin and the efforts of residents and volunteers who have helped the community heal.
    Sunday, October 9, 2011

    On May 22, 2011, a massive EF-5 tornado devastated Joplin, Missouri, killing 159 people and injuring countless others.

    Reporters Eric Adler and Laura Bauer of The Kansas City Star discuss Joplin 5:41, a new book chronicling the newspaper’s coverage of the devastating tornado.

    The book celebrates the heroic efforts of Joplin residents and the thousands of volunteers who rushed to the scene to begin the healing. All royalties from sales of the book go to the Joplin Recovery Fund.

  • The Hindu and the Cowboy, produced by the Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre, follows the lives of a Muslim student, a Shawnee cowboy, and a Jewish woman.
    Sunday, October 9, 2011

    The Hindu and the Cowboy, produced by the Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre, is a one-act play inspired by stories of area residents, giving voice to people while bringing forward the experiences that shaped their lives.

    The play follows the lives of a Muslim student and his reaction to post-9/11 hatred, a Shawnee cowboy and his grasp on family prairie land, and a Jewish woman and her daring act at Auschwitz.

    Co-sponsored by Saint Andrew Christian Church and the Kansas City Festival of Faiths.

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