Event Archive

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Format: 2016-02-13
Format: 2016-02-13
  • Lyric Opera Guild speaker Richard Byrum discusses the career of W.S. Gilbert, who was a renowned British humorist long before teaming up with composer Arthur Sullivan.
    Monday, October 19, 2009

    The At Ease with Opera series returns for a program in support of the Lyric Opera of Kansas City’s November production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s H.M.S. Pinafore.

  • A film series devoted to Edward G. Robinson, an early screen icon who defined the gangster genre.
    Monday, October 19, 2009

    An early screen icon who defined the gangster genre, Edward G. Robinson was an atypical movie star—short and swollen-faced with a nasal voice. He won a diversity of roles in his heyday, some that proved a vehicle for his broad dramatic range while other characters turned outlaw outside the gangster stereotype. This film retrospective shows Robinson At the Maximum of His Villainy in the 1940s.

  • Richard Serrano tells the story of his grandfather’s murder and its cover-up – with links to political boss Tom Pendergast and other colorful characters
    Sunday, October 18, 2009

    Investigative journalist Richard Serrano tells the story of his grandfather’s murder and its cover-up—with links to political boss Tom Pendergast and other colorful characters.

    A drunk living on Kansas City's skid row, James Patrick Lyons was arrested 80 times for public intoxication. On the night of his last arrest, he was taken to the city jail and held in solitary confinement. The next morning he was dead. Officials said it was natural causes—yet they could not explain his broken neck.

  • Saturday, October 17, 2009

    The Metropolitan Community College of Maple Woods presents Stories Rooted in Life: the 10th Annual Storytelling Celebration. Both beginners and advanced storytellers can sharpen skills, share their latest yarn, and settle in for a good listen. For more information, visit mcckc.edu/storytelling.

  • Saturday, October 17, 2009

    The Metropolitan Community College of Maple Woods presents Stories Rooted in Life: the 10th Annual Storytelling Celebration. Both beginners and advanced storytellers can sharpen skills, share their latest yarn, and settle in for a good listen. For more information, visit mcckc.edu/storytelling.

  • Saturday, October 17, 2009

    The Metropolitan Community College of Maple Woods presents Stories Rooted in Life: the 10th Annual Storytelling Celebration. Both beginners and advanced storytellers can sharpen skills, share their latest yarn, and settle in for a good listen. For more information, visit mcckc.edu/storytelling.

  • A film series devoted to Tim Burton, the auteur whose distinct visual landscapes are a play land for unique and sometimes grotesque characters
    Saturday, October 17, 2009

    An auteur who presents a distinct visual landscape, Tim Burton is known for reinterpretations of folk and fairytales featuring his own unique characters—flawed personalities that are sometimes childish, grotesque, or simply insane. Despite employing such an eccentric and idiosyncratic storytelling technique, his films have earned mainstream acceptance and incredible box-office returns. The Kansas City Public Library explores the work of Tim Burton with An Attraction to the Horrific.

  • Saturday, October 17, 2009

    The Metropolitan Community College of Maple Woods presents Stories Rooted in Life: the 10th Annual Storytelling Celebration. Both beginners and advanced storytellers can sharpen skills, share their latest yarn, and settle in for a good listen. For more information, visit mcckc.edu/storytelling.

  • Saturday, October 17, 2009

    The Metropolitan Community College of Maple Woods presents Stories Rooted in Life: the 10th Annual Storytelling Celebration. Both beginners and advanced storytellers can sharpen skills, share their latest yarn, and settle in for a good listen. For more information, visit mcckc.edu/storytelling.

  • Kansas City slipware artist  Irma Starr, one of the greatest living practitioners of 17th century English slipware pottery, demonstrates her unique decorative design techniques.
    Friday, October 16, 2009

    Friday Night Family Fun presents Kansas City artist Irma Starr.

    Starr will give an informative presentation about 17th century English slipware pottery and then demonstrate the slipware technique called feathering. Afterwards, children will be given clay and feathers to fashion their own design.

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