Arts Corner

INGE AND O’NEILL TAKE TO THE STAGE

ADDICTED TO LOVE, AND OTHER THINGS:   Actors Theatre presents contrasting milestones of American drama
British playwrights have figured heavily into the Kansas City Actors Theatre seasons of late, so this year the nine-year-old company found material for its late-summer shows closer to home.

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RECENT HIGHLIGHTS IN REVIEW

10 THINGS I LOVE ABOUT YOU, JULIA: Kauffman sparks yet another worthy arts project
By Paul Horsley
First Julia Irene Kauffman put up more than $100 million from the foundation named for her mother, Muriel McBrien Kauffman, and from her own resources to build one of the most grandly spectacular performing arts centers in the world – smack-dab in the heart of Kansas City.

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FOCUS ON: KC BALLET ARTISTIC DIRECTOR DEVON CARNEY

BOLD NEW DANCE: In an era of change, Carney steps in as Kansas City Ballet’s new leader
By Paul Horsley
It must be an exciting time to be Devon Carney. After a long career that included distinguished stints as principal dancer for Boston Ballet and as associate artistic director at Cincinnati Ballet, the 53-year-old dancer/choreographer is now faced with his biggest challenge: to lead the Kansas City Ballet into a new era, one in which there seem to be no limits.

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