Mostly because it doesn't matter, there are a lot of people who don't know that Mickey Mouse was basically born in Kansas City.
There's a longstanding real estate scheme hoping to make people care about this useless bit of cowtown trivia . . . Still, Steamboat Willie sexually harassing some lady rat is a long way from a ruthless global corporation that would much rather entertain the good people of the far East.
Nevertheless, the Kansas City arts scene is a totally a "big deal" and it provides a way for urban hipsters to feel just a tiny bit better about themselves than relatives and neighbors who reside in Grandview, Olathe and other metro enclaves that don't waste cash on mildly offensive decorations to compliment much more important discount furniture . . . Also manufactured by the honest, hardworking people of some brutal, totalitarian far East dictatorship.
Anyhoo . . .
Because having a good understanding of art might help ladies overlook so many other glaring flaws and deficiencies of personality . . . We share these educational links for consideration amongst the inglorious shift-workers and insomniacs who read this blog overnight.No Escaping KC Bad Poetry
Sounds of poetry are echoing through the Crossroads District in Kansas City, Missouri. The Mid-America Arts Alliance is still closed due to the pandemic, but for the next several months they'll be featuring poetry in audio form. Planned broadcasts via loudspeaker will pump poems into the surrounding city streets.
Aging Hipsters Play Hip-Hop
Fishtank Theatre kicks off their 13th season with The Bomb-itty of Errors, an award-winning ad-rap-tation/hip-hop theater retelling of Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors. The 90-minute powerhouse performance is part play and part rap concert and is presented free to the public on The Black Box's outdoor stage, September 16-25.
Show Won't Go On Without Vaxx
Starting Tuesday at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts you will not only need a ticket to enjoy a concert, but you'll also need to show proof that you've been vaccinated for COVID-19.There is also reduced seating capacity, which will allow for social distancing as an additional prevention measure against the spread of COVID-19.As far as proving vaccination status, patrons will need to bring their vaccination card or a photo of the card.
Dramatic Kangaroo Teachable Moment
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The show goes on for students in the Division of Theater at the University of Missouri Kansas City, who are back performing in front of an audience starting this Thursday.
Raising Curtains Amid COVID
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Glenwood Arts Theater in Overland Park will reopen this week after being closed for a year and a half due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The theater shows independent and local films and has been part of the Overland Park community for almost 40 years.
And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now.