KCUR | Suite for the Passersby

I did a very fun audio story on a new app that plays music based on GPS location in the Nelson-Atkins Sculpture Park. The app (and the composition) is Suite for the Passersby, by Christina Butera. The process was pretty hands-on, doing an in-studio interview (actually two, because the audio got messed up...), attending the... Continue Reading →

The Pitch: Best of Kansas City 2018

It's shiny and full of treasures...it's The Pitch's annual BEST OF issue. Flipping through the staff picks, I'm already marking off new restaurants I want to check out and new adventure options. I love that there isn't just one BBQ winner - there's about seven different BBQ categories. (Though Joe Kansas City's Z-Man is a... Continue Reading →


Wouldn't it be great if someone came in from off stage and brought you up to speed every once in a while in your own life, highlighting the pertinent points? I get so caught up in day to day ephemera that I lose my grip on the plot, the characters, and the over-arching themes, and can’t help... Continue Reading →

HIGHLIGHTS from 2011

The old adage holds true: Never work with children or animals. Or try to compete with them.... Nothing Kansas City offered this past year - not the opening of the Kauffman Center, not the great programming at the Nelson-Atkins, not the most intimate show nor the biggest extravaganza of a production - could compare to the experience... Continue Reading →

A mixed bag

Forgive him - he just flew in from Moscow. Paul D. Miller, AKA DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid, presented an eclectic performance/lecture loosely connected to the work of Romare Bearden, whose work and process are currently exhibited at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Friday evening’s lecture was disjointed, jumping from topic to topic, making narrative... Continue Reading →

Just Giving It Away: Part 3

This is part 3 of a series of posts in response to Matthew Malady’s “El Cheapo Guide to Culture” on Slate.com. Go here for the first and second part of the series. ************ Volunteer your time instead of forking over your money: Again, the attitude persists that cultural events are not worth the author’s money.... Continue Reading →

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