TKC isn't a cheerleader for the creative-class but it's a fact that Kansas City has a reputation as a cultural hub of the American Midwest.
Yes, we're only competing with dump truck burgs and vapid suburbs but, nevertheless, this cowtown is an artsy mecca.
Now, in a MUST READ COLUMN, Kansas City arts scene expert and veteran journalist Robert Trussell explains the local crisis.
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In the world of theater, a ghost light is placed at center stage after a show closes - a single bulb on a stand that dimly illuminates the boards until the next production moves in. Few images are more haunting, because the ghost light denotes the absence of what makes performance possible: People.