Monthly Archives: April 2011

Review in KCMetropolis: “Ben Franklin’s Apprentice” @ the Coterie Theatre

Playwright Laurie Brooks’ subtle mix of fiction and history (including a bit of modified history) craftily portrays the obsessive curiosity of one of America’s best-loved founding fathers, as well as the social environment of his time and the ongoing clash … Continue reading

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Black House Improvisors Collective

Finishing off their second year, Black House Improvisors Collective performed their 7th cycle of original music in a reed heavy line-up Friday night at City Center Square.  Staged in an abandoned floor of an office building downtown, the group works with the support of … Continue reading

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Review in KCMetropolis: “Enchanted April” @ the Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre

The Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre put on a sweet little comedy of manners in Enchanted April. The production was enjoyable, but faltered at a few points, causing a somewhat lackluster show. The script was an adaption by Matthew Barber from Elizabeth … Continue reading

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Happy Gillis Cafe & Hangout

Cuban: Ham, Swiss, Mustard, Pickles; Foccaccia; Grilled. Alterations made: Add lettuce, subtract mustard, trade swiss for white cheddar. Libby approval rating: AWESOME! Read up on their menu and specials.

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REVIEW in KCMetropolis: Joe Lovano & Us Five

Filling the historic Folly Theatre with brilliant riffs and prolonged melodic concepts, Joe Lovano and Us Five were the latest installment for the Folly Jazz Series. Lovano has a heady, esoteric style of building sound, but his eclectic background meant … Continue reading

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WE! Collaboration @ Town Pavilion

March 31: WE!  This collaboration transformed a ubiquitous floor of a downtown office building into a strange and delightful exploration of the tensions and frustrations of the worker bee’s daily grind.  Set in a muti-stage, tour-guided format,  groups were led by artists dressed in business … Continue reading

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