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HANDEL’S ‘ACIS AND GALATEA’ GRACES THE FOLLY STAGE

REVIEW: Boston Early Music Festival presents a Kansas City first, a fully authentic Baroque opera

Performances of Baroque operas are rare enough, but rarer still are productions that take into account all aspects of 18th-century performance practice—not just historically informed singing and period instruments but also costumes, décor, gestures and stage direction that reflect what an audience of the period might have experienced.

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DANCER VISITS KC TO TALK ABOUT MEMOIR

ICON OF DANCE: KC Ballet and Rainy Day Books cosponsor appearance by Jacques D’Amboise
Legendary and iconic dancer Jacques D’Amboise was in Our Town on April 1st to promote his new memoir, I Was a Dancer (Borzoi Books: Alfred A. Knopf, $35). Born Joseph Aheard in Massachusetts, D’Amboise would become one of George Balanchine’s most indispensable muses: Over the course of 33 years at New York City Ballet, Jacques had more works created for him than any other male dancer.

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TALES OF THE CONGO

THE WORLD’S A STAGE: Unicorn presents courageous Pulitzer Prize-winning play
There are extremes of misery in the world that defy comprehension. In the war-torn Democratic Republic of the Congo, violence and sexual brutality against women and girls have remained at epidemic levels for more a decade. “The sexual violence in Congo is the worst in the world,” United Nations undersecretary general for humanitarian affairs John Holmes told The New York Times in 2007.

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