Kansas City Arts Scene Moves Online

Local culture vultures continue their work via a smattering of chats and performances that offer nuances in the cowtown niches.

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Kansas City arts group respond to pandemic with ample online content This year fans of the performing arts have learned that you don't have to leave home to take in a show. Although some organizations have experimented with carefully-distanced outdoor (and occasionally indoor) performances, local audiences still remain disinclined to attend indoor events.


Anonymous said…

Shboom, shboom,
pretention fills the room.
Anonymous said…
Oh, I don't know, the little skank on the far left looks like she'd be fun to use and degrade for a week or so before dumping her chubby ass, so this isn't a total waste.
KC said…
I'm surprised the Heartland Men’s Chorus aren't performing their seminal works Reach Around and Tales of the Skin Flute.
Anonymous said…

Look at that photo! I believe I count 32 people in the group, but only see ONE dark-skinned male. They need to whip themselves, giveaway all their money/possessions, and beg forgiveness for their evil whiteness! That is, unless they're all fake liberals who just spout the agenda for show.

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