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In Recital: Isabel Keleti at Schmitt Music Kansas City

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In Recital: Isabel Keleti at Schmitt Music Kansas City

In Recital: Isabel Keleti at Schmitt Music Kansas City Schmitt Music presents a free concert with pianist Isabel Keleti at Schmitt Music Kansas City on Sunday, August 5th at 3:00PM – Free and Open to the Public! Seating is limited, so please let us know if you plan to attend. Call 913-663-4756 or email us at kckb@schmittmusic.com to RSVP today. Watch Ms. Keleti perform Prokofiev’s Sonata No. ! in f minor, Op. 1: [embedded content]  Ms. Isabel Keleti is a pianist from Leawood, KS. She has performed extensively at international music festivals such as the International Institute for Young Musicians, International Keyboard Institute and Festival, Brevard Music Center and MusicFest Perugia. She has performed as a soloist accompanied by orchestras in Italy, Kansas and Missouri. She was awarded the Gladys Casford Memorial Scholarship, first prize in the KMTA Collegiate Auditions and was a finalist in the International Young Artist Piano Competition in D.C. As an educator, Ms. Keleti has found teaching beginner, intermediate, and advanced students of all ages to be a fun, valuable addition to her own studies. She is a piano instructor at Piano Lessons NYC and Music to Your Home. She received her Bachelors of Music from the University of Kansas studying with department chair, Dr. Jack Winerock. Currently, she is pursuing a Masters of Music in piano performance at Mannes School of Music in New York City under the direction of Dr. Vladimir Valjarević.   (Why?) Published at Thu, 19 Jul 2018 19:04:49 +0000

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Coffee, beer and music come together at new Iowa Street pub

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Coffee, beer and music come together at new Iowa Street pub

Coffee, beer and music come together at new Iowa Street pub photo by: Journal-World photo/Chad Lawhorn Woodwork and an absence of televisions are among the interior design features of Shaun & Sons Artisan Pub and Coffeehouse. Maybe Lawrence businessman Shaun Trenholm has come up with the next great political slogan, courtesy of his new business Shaun & Sons Artisan Pub and Coffeehouse. “Our slogan is ‘It takes a pub in every village,’” Trenholm said. (I know some politicians who are willing to do the research on such a platform plank.) Trenholm opened the business recently at 23rd and Iowa streets in the building that previously housed the Phoggy Dog bar. You may remember that about a year ago we reported on plans being filed for Shaun & Sons, and how Trenholm expected the business to have some unique twists to it. Back then, Trenholm said he and his wife, Lori Trenholm, planned to donate a significant portion of business revenues to local nonprofits. “We want to be community friendly,” said Shaun, who also works as a teacher at Woodlawn Elementary. Lori works for the Douglas County Community Foundation. The pair have come up with a plan to regularly donate a half percent of weekday sales to the Lawrence Humane Society, a half percent to St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church’s Mission Nepal project that works to end human trafficking, and a half percent to Cottonwood Inc. Plus, the business plans to have some special benefit events as well. The first one is on Saturday when the Lawrence-based Alferd Packer Memorial String Band will play a show at Shaun & Sons. Trenholm said the $10 cover charge will be split between the band and The Willow Domestic Violence Center. Trenholm also said 1.5 percent of sales on Saturday will go to Willow. The show is set from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. The business itself has had some of its own struggles to overcome in the recent weeks. Shaun said he leaned heavily on Dana Shoup, a former manager of Lawrence’s Dunn Brothers Coffee, to get the coffee side of the business up and operating. But Shoup — a 33-year old, physically active soccer player — died unexpectedly from heart problems just two weeks after the restaurant’s opening. “That has been really rough,” Trenholm said, who noted that thankfully Shoup’s mother had flown in from Alaska for the store’s grand opening and that she was able to see her son as part of that visit. As the name suggests, the coffee lineup Shoup created is a big part of the business. Shaun & Sons gets its beans from Messenger Coffee Co. in Kansas City. The menu includes your standard dark and light roast varieties, plus lattes, cappuccinos, mochas, espresso, and many others, including a blend named after Lori, which features dark roasted beans from Peru, Columbia and Brazil. Beer also is a big part of the business. The bar has 20 craft beers on tap, including from Lawrence Beer Company, Free State, Yankee…

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Stream Katie Ellen's Still Life EP

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Stream Katie Ellen's Still Life EP

Stream Katie Ellen's Still Life EP Last week, the Philly band Katie Ellen premiered “Lighthouse,” the lead single off their new EP, Still Life, and today they’re sharing the EP in full. Still Life is the follow-up to 2017’s excellent debut LP, Cowgirl Blues, which showcased the band’s ability to maneuver through energetic pop-punk and bittersweet songs with dexterity and ease. On this EP, Katie Ellen continue to reckon with much of the same matter that made Cowgirl Blues feel so relatable and intimate — co-dependence, break-ups, and what it really means to grow up. But this time around, frontwoman and vocalist Anika Pyle trades in some of her incisive angst-fueled takes for more vulnerable rhuminations on longing and uncertainty. On the album’s namesake track, Pyle shows off some seriously impressive vocal range and lyrical prowess. She starts off pleading, “I feel it slipping away/ I am desperate to make it okay” before the song grows triumphant, and the listener seems to reach a similar epiphany as she comes to terms with the harsh reality of it all and concedes that “You can’t make love stay / Do your best to hold it in place.” In a lot of ways, this EP feels like an extension, reaching somewhere towards a future resolution but still rooted firmly in the present. Listen below. TOUR DATES:07/25 Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar07/26 St Louis, MO @ Blueberry Hill Duck Room07/27 Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen07/29 Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club07/30 Fargo, ND @ The Aquarium07/31 Billings, MT @ Pub Station08/02 Spokane, WA @ The Bartlett08/03 Seattle, WA @ Vera Project08/04 Vancouver, BC @ The Biltmore08/05 Portland, OR @ Holocene08/07 Sacramento, CA @ Holy Diver08/08 San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop08/09 Fresno, CA @ Strummer’s08/10 Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Theater08/11 San Diego, CA @ Casbah08/12 Las Vegas, NV @ Beauty Bar The Still Life EP is out 7/20 via Lauren Records. Pre-order it here. (Why?) Published at Tue, 17 Jul 2018 20:48:45 +0000

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PHOTOS: Evanescence and Lindsey Stirling's 'Synthesis Tour' Stops at Cincinnati's Riverbend …

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PHOTOS: Evanescence and Lindsey Stirling's 'Synthesis Tour' Stops at Cincinnati's Riverbend …

PHOTOS: Evanescence and Lindsey Stirling's 'Synthesis Tour' Stops at Cincinnati's Riverbend … American radio Goth Rock band Evanescence and electronic violinist Lindsey Stirling joined forces for the North American “Synthesis Tour,” which kicked off June 6 in Kansas City, Mo. The tour pairs a full orchestra with the artists’ performances and stops at amphitheaters across the continent. “Synthesis” stopped at Cincinnati’s Riverbend Music Center on July 14. The tour ends Sept. 8 in Ridgefield, Wash.  (Why?) Published at Mon, 16 Jul 2018 20:26:15 +0000

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Machine Head Announces Fall 2018 North American Tour Dates

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Machine Head Announces Fall 2018 North American Tour Dates

Machine Head Announces Fall 2018 North American Tour Dates Machine Head Announces Fall 2018 North American Tour Dates – mxdwn Music || (Why?) Published at Sun, 15 Jul 2018 16:07:30 +0000

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August Riverfront Readings Tonight

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August Riverfront Readings Tonight

August Riverfront Readings Tonight Kansas City, Mo – infoZine – Maria Vasquez Boyd is host, producer, and sound engineer for ARTSPEAK RADIO; a weekly hour long program that airs live on 90.1FM KKFI Kansas City Community Radio that features artists, performers, musicians, writers, poets, arts organizations and the creative community. She is a founding member of the Latino Writers Collective, and continues to write and publish work. William Trowbridge’s seventh poetry collection, Vanishing Point, was published by Red Hen Press in April, 2017. His graphic chapbook, Oldguy: Superhero, came out from Red Hen in 2016. His other collections are Put This On, Please: New and Selected Poems, Ship of Fool, The Complete Book of Kong, Flickers, O Paradise, and Enter Dark Stranger. He is a faculty mentor in the University of Nebraska Omaha Low-residency MFA in Writing Program and was Poet Laureate of Missouri from 2012 to 2016. For more information, see his website at www.williamtrowbridge.net. Maria Vasquez Boyd, William Trowbridge This event features music by Gib Shell. What: Riverfront Readings featuring Maria Vasquez Boyd and William TrowbridgeWhen: Friday, August 11th, 8:00 PMWhere: The Writers Place, 3607 Pennsylvania, Kansas City, MO Readings are usually on the second Friday of the month. Related Linkwww.riverfrontreadings.com (Why?) Published at Fri, 11 Aug 2017 12:26:47 +0000

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13th Annual Crossroads Music Fest

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13th Annual Crossroads Music Fest Kansas City, MO – infoZine – The 13th annual Crossroads Music Fest will be held from 6:00 Pm to 2:00 AM on Saturday, September 9th All performance venues are within 3 blocks of each other centered around 18th and McGee in the Crossroads Arts District and include the main stage at the Record Bar with additional stages at The Brick, The Living Room (Upstairs and Downstairs), green Lady Lounge, Black Dolphin, Mod Gallery, Normal Human and Collection, with food and drink at several stages and food trucks at others. Over 40 artists will be performing at the festival. This year KKFI 90.1 FM partner with MixMaster’s ‘The Business of Art’, a one-day music conference offering independent musicians a rare opportunity to connect, learn and network within the industry, held at the Living Room at 11:00 AM and 5:00 PM. Free day parties take place at noon and 7:00 PM with live music at Brewery Emperial and across the street at Josey Records plus pop-up shops under tents in the parking lot south of Josey Records for local makers and sponsors, and including a kids’ area. Tickets for Crossroads Music Fest are $20 in advance and $25 at the gate and available online now at CMFKC.COM and KKFI.org. Tickets for the all ages VIP Experience from 6 pm – midnight at Hilliard Gallery are $75 and $90 and include complimentary food from Californios, complimentary drinks from Union Horse Distilling Co. Aubrey Vineyards, and Gomers Midtown, plus unique all ages performances at 8:00 and 10:00 pm. Day parties are free. Confirmed artists: The Phantastics – Enrique Chi (of making movies) – Jessica Paige – Count Tutu – Sara Morgan – Various Blonde – Brody Buster OMB – Barclay Martin – Duncan Burnett – Mundo Nouvo – Instant Karma – The Safes – Crystal Tose – Pageant Boys – Kyle Reid – The Project H – Hot Club KC – The MGDs – American Slim – Carswell and Hope – Black Mariah Theater – Mad Libby – Eems – It’s Just Ivy – AJ Young – Tyler Giles – Savanna Chestnut – Tom Hall w/Joe Clyne – Dan Bliss – Tyler Gregory – Kelly Hunt – Brad Cunningham Venue addresses: Black Dolphin – 1809 McGee; Record Bar – 1520 Grand Blvd; Collection – 1532 Grand Blvd; Green Lady Lounge – 1809 Grand Blvd; Mod Gallery – 1809 McGee; Normal Human – 1815 McGee; Record Bar – 1520 Grand Blvd ; The Brick – 1727 McGee; The Living Room – 1818 McGee Related Linkwww.cmfkc.com (Why?) Published at Sat, 19 Aug 2017 20:02:00 +0000

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Sonic Sound Sculpture, Light Installation at the Nelson-Atkins

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Sonic Sound Sculpture, Light Installation at the Nelson-Atkins

Sonic Sound Sculpture, Light Installation at the Nelson-Atkins Kansas City, MO – infoZine – A free, one-of-a-kind outdoor event featuring Quixotic, an innovative performance art collective, will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Bloch Building at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City Friday, Sept. 8 from 8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Surfaces: 10 Years of Illumination, a Nelson-Atkins/ Quixotic partnership, will employ projection, choreography and musical composition to honor Bloch Building architect Steven Holl. “We are delighted that the Nelson-Atkins is teaming up once again with Quixotic for the auspicious occasion of celebrating our iconic Bloch Building,” said Julián Zugazagoitia, Menefee D. and Mary Louise Blackwell CEO & Director of the Nelson-Atkins. “For 10 years, the Bloch Building has been a physical manifestation of the forward-thinking leaders who championed it, and utilizing a group of talented artists to mark this anniversary is fitting.” Original Bloch Building image courtesy of Tim Hursley An evening is planned to delight the audience on the north side of the Nelson-Atkins, featuring pop-up performances with music and dance. At dusk, a magical light installation with a projection mapping experience will light up the spectacular Bloch Building. Food trucks will also be on hand, and coffee and wine will be available for purchase. “We are excited for the opportunity to create a one of a kind audio and visual performance installation in honor of the Bloch Building,” said Anthony Magliano, Quixotic Founder and Creative Director. In case of rain, the event will be held Sunday, Sept. 10. In 2013, Quixotic and the Nelson-Atkins teamed up to present Surfaces, an illuminated retrospective that used the museum’s south façade as a backdrop for airborne, dancing performers, moving projection art and aerialists performing while suspended in mid-air. (Why?) Published at Tue, 22 Aug 2017 13:41:19 +0000

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2017 June Riverfront Readings

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2017 June Riverfront Readings

2017 June Riverfront Readings Kansas City, MO – infoZine – Brian Shawver is the author of the novels The Cuban Prospect and Aftermath, and the nonfiction books The Language of Fiction and Danger on the Page. He is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and has taught at Boston University, Northeastern University, and Missouri State University. He currently serves as Chair of the English Department and Associate Dean of the School of Liberal Arts at Park University. Brandon Whitehead is originally from Oklahoma, where there are generally only two accepted ways in which a man may express himself: silence or rage. He studied violin at the University of Kansas. Yes. Violin. Brandon has been a furniture mover, a short-order cook, a movie and music reviewer, a bartender, a camera operator for a local news station, a warehouse foreman for a blood bank, and a courier of bio-hazardous materials. He lives in KCKS, in a tiny apartment that doesn’t adhere to normal Euclidian geometry. He spends his nights writing poems and stories while listening to the strange old man that lives above him play the violin. Brian Shawver, Brandon Whitehead, Diane Willie Fiction writer Diane Willie is from the Navajo tribe of New Mexico. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Education and is a graduate of both Haskell Indian Nations University and the University of Kansas, Lawrence. Diane is currently an instructor at the Native American Community Academy in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she enjoys teaching native literature to her students. Her favorite authors are Leslie Marmon Silko and Louise Erdrich. This event features music by Saffie Bettis. What: Riverfront Readings featuring Brian Shawver, Brandon Whitehead and Diane WillieWhen: Friday, June 9th, 8:00 PMWhere: The Writers Place, 3607 Pennsylvania, KCMO (Why?) Published at Thu, 01 Jun 2017 14:38:32 +0000

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May 2017 Riverfront Readings at The Writers Place

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May 2017 Riverfront Readings at The Writers Place

May 2017 Riverfront Readings at The Writers Place Kansas City, MO – infoZine – As an African American Muslim woman, Aisha Sharif’s work explores how racial, gender, and religious identities align, separate and blend. Her poem, “Why I Can Dance Down a Soul Train Line in Public and Still Be Muslim” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2015. Sharif’s poetry has appeared in Crab Orchard Review, Tidal Basin Review, Callaloo, Calyx, Rattle and other literary journals. She is a Cave Canem fellow who earned her MFA at Indiana University, Bloomington. She teaches English at Metropolitan Community College in Lee’s Summit, Mo. Aisha Sharif, Susan Whitmore Susan Whitmore is the author of four poetry collections: Your House is Floating, The Melinda Poems, The Invisible Woman and The Sacrifices. Recent work has appeared in Georgetown Review, Glassworks, I-70 Review, Melusine, New Letters, Poet Lore and Stone Highway, among other journals. Whitmore has a BA from Vassar and an MFA from Emerson. She taught creative writing and literature at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the University of Missouri-Kansas City for 10 years and was executive director of The Writers Place for five years. She is currently President & CEO at First Call. This event features music by Saffie Bettis. What: Riverfront Readings featuring Aisha Sharif and Susan WhitmoreWhen: Friday, May 12th, 8:00 PMWhere: The Writers Place, 3607 Pennsylvania, KCMO (Why?) Published at Tue, 09 May 2017 13:14:17 +0000

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