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SUMMER PERFORMING ARTS CALENDAR

SUN IN THE FUN: Kansas City’s cultural summer sizzles in 2011
Ah, summer. Kansas City used to be a downright sleepy place during the warm months, culturally speaking—but no longer. In recent years, perennial favorites such as the Starlight Theatre, the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival and Summerfest have been joined by all sorts of presentations large and small.

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HONKY TONK ANGELS’ AT AMERICAN HEARTLAND THEATRE

MY ACHIN’ HEART: Musical uses classic country songs to tell stories of heartbreak and courage
If you want to know the heart and soul of America, listen to its songs. And few genres of song tell our stories more vividly than country music, that unique style born of folk and gospel and blues and rooted in the soil of Middle America. Love, work, family, heartache, infidelity, addiction—like it or not, this is the stuff of our lives.

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COOL YOUR CLASSICAL JETS

SIZZLING CLASSICS: Summerfest offers chamber music to musically needy fans

The key to finding a niche in Kansas City is to identify something that’s lacking in the community and go for it. That’s what a group of local musicians did 21 years ago, when they determined that July was a frightfully dead month for music locally—and that classical fans were left hungry for chamber-music fare.

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KC BALLET GETS A PERMANENT HOME, AT LAST

BIG AND BOLD: Bolender Center to forge new paths for the KC Ballet and its School
Mark your calendars: In just a few days the Kansas City Ballet enters a new era of its 54-year history, as it moves into its new Todd Bolender Center for Dance and Creativity and, just a month and a half later, begins dancing on the stage of the $413 million Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.

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