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IN REVIEW

Lyric’s new Carmen soft at center despite some fine performances
In the final moments of the Lyric Opera’s new production of Bizet’sCarmen, mezzo-soprano Sandra Piques Eddy came quite close to saving the whole show for me.

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IN MEMORIAM RICHARD CASS

Friends, family, former students organize tribute concert for beloved teacher
Kansas City lost one of its greatest artists in November, when pianist and UMKC Conservatory professor Richard Cass died after a brief illness, aged 78.

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MOORE ON THE PIANO

Keyboard wizard thrives on collaborations with classical stars
On October the 9th there will be two world-renowned musicians performing on the stage of the Folly Theater. The fellow seated at the piano will be Bradley Moore, who studied with legendary teachers Maria Curcio and Claude Frank and has performed in most of the world’s major recital halls.

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T-MINUS ONE YEAR AND COUNTING

Kauffman Center celebration features local talent, R&B legend
A year from now, Kansas City audiences will be taking in opera, symphony, ballet, country music, jazz, rock, Broadway and all manner of things in one of the finest performing arts centers in the world.

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DEVIL IN THE DETAIL:

Balanchine wizard helps KC Ballet prep for fall performances
They are an elite group: the dancers and choreographers who worked and trained under George Balanchine, the greatest choreographer of modern times, over the course of a half century. After the great Russian-born émigré’s death in 1983 they scattered, spreading the Balanchine technique, methodology and artistry throughout the world. Some became choreographers, others headed up ballet companies and continue to do so.

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