In many ways, Kansas City’s early history is that of a stereotypical frontier town. Native Americans, pioneers, and cowboys are indelibly linked to the settlement of the area and the city’s heritage. Cattle and other livestock are crucial.
A young American flautist, Edwin Rist, broke into the British Museum of Natural History in Tring in 2009 and made off with nearly 300 bird skins. Bizarre, perhaps. But Rist had a passion for the art of salmon fly-tying, and knew the value of birds’ rare feathers—in the millions of dollars—to those who shared it. Each specimen was almost 200 years old. Many species were extinct.
Join student dancers, professional musicians, and instructors from the Owen/Cox Dance Group's Take the Stage Program in a special art-and-performance program. Get a sneak peek at the group’s upcoming dance performance, A Night at the Museum—Shine a Light on Me, and learn about the renowned visual artists whose works are on display at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.
For 15 weeks, from the start of their season through the 2016 Alabama state tournament, the wrestlers at Huntsville’s J.O. Johnson High School endured both the demands of their sport and the trials of life in a school and an area where the odds were stacked against them. For a fortunate few, a college scholarship could offer a way out.
Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, named one of the best books of 2018 by The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Time magazine, among others, Washington Black transformed Canadian author Esi Edugyan into an international literary star.
Our country’s deep (and fitful) involvement in the Middle East traces to World War II, when the U.S. came to Britain’s assistance in North Africa, transported millions of tons of material across Iran in support of the Soviet Union, and protected the movement of critical oil across the Mediterranean Sea and through the Suez Canal.