Wish List: Małe Instrumenty

Sometimes you have to take matters into your own hands. Sometimes you order a bunch of stuff from Poland and your far-more-budget-conscious spouse gives you the stink-eye and says dismissively, "Do you even know how to read Polish?" And sometimes, after he looks through the books you are so happy to now own (happy early birthday to... Continue Reading →

The Last Byline

I gotta admit, even though I have less than a decade of regular contributions to The Kansas City Star, I get a little ... itchy ... when I don't have a byline in Monday's paper from a weekend review. As a freelance contributor, my office is my home, more specifically my couch. I've never set... Continue Reading →

No More Nomads

A Picnic on My Dress: Gorgeous women in gorgeous gowns in a gorgeous setting making gorgeous art. Sounds like an easy win, huh? But the catch, here, was that each artist had to perform despite her garment, constrained by it, each gown (though created with both the artist's body and the performance space in mind) crafted... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Lyric Opera’s “The Mikado”

I reviewed the Lyric Opera of Kansas City's new production of "The Mikado" for The Kansas City Star. I'm more of a "Penzance" girl myself (anyone raised on the Kevin Kline version would be) but "Mikado" is all fun, once you get past the steroetypes. The language itself is witty and amusing and takes multiple... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Eliane Elias at Folly Theater

I reviewed Brazilian pianist and vocalist Eliane Elias for The Kansas City Star, performing with her trio for the Folly Jazz Series. During intermission and as I walked out of the theater, I overheard numerous patrons commenting on her barefoot style of playing, as well as how smoothly and efficiently she slipping in and out of... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: KCSymphony with Jennifer Holliday

I reviewed the Kansas City Symphony's pops concert with guest vocalist Jennifer Holliday and pianist Rich Ridenour for The Kansas City Star. The late, great Marvin Hamlisch was originally booked for this performance and the performers offered tribute and memories to him. For a short time, the review is available here.

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