Monthly Archives: August 2012

the musiC/yOu make/insN’t/Like/any Other:/thaNk you.

The title above appears in John Cage’s “A Long Letter” from Empty Words: Cage is either a yes or a no, depending on your particular philosophy. He’s a through-the-looking-glass figure in American history. Once you find him and try to … Continue reading

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PREVIEW: Fall 2012, Smaller, Independent Arts Organizations

The Kansas City Star published its Fall Arts Preview for 2012. I reported on the events for smaller organizations and university series, featuring chamber music, dance and keyboard work. There are some exciting events ahead and my wishlist for this season … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Willie Nelson at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

I reviewed the man, the legend, Willie Nelson for The Kansas City Star. He performed at the Kauffman Center’s Muriel Kauffman Theatre with his family band. He’s a showman, and he and his family band put on a smooth act, … Continue reading

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Beers with Alarm Will Sound

In this age of ridiculous celebrity, it was a treat to knock back a few with some of the members of Alarm Will Sound after their concert Thursday night. It was doubly so not only because we got to discuss … Continue reading

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