Kauffman Center Invites You to Future Stages Festival

Future Stages Fest LogoSince opening in September of 2011, more than one million visitors have experienced an event at Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. To celebrate this milestone, Kauffman Center is hosting a new, free community event: Future Stages Festival.

Future Stages Festival will be held at the Kauffman Center on Sunday, June 22, 2014 from 12 pm – 5pm. The festival invites youth and families to experience a diverse range of performance and interactive arts activities. The one-day festival, an extension of the Kauffman Center’s Open Doors Spotlight on Youth program, will also provide opportunities for youth and community arts organizations to perform on stage at Kauffman Center.

Muriel Kauffman Theatre photo by Eric Bowers Small“We are committed to encouraging students and young artists to participate in creative endeavors. As an extension of this commitment, the Future Stages Festival will provide opportunities for future artists to take center stage at the Kauffman Center,” stated Jane Chu, President & CEO of Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.

Kauffman Center’s resident companies, the Kansas City Ballet, Kansas City Symphony and Lyric Opera of Kansas City will take part in the event. In addition, the nomination process is now open for any community arts organizations and school programs to be considered for a coveted onstage performance at the Kauffman Center in Future Stages Festival.

The event is open to the public and attendees are encouraged to RSVP for free to receive the latest event updates and schedule for performances and activities. All ages are welcome to attend Future Stages Festival. Programming may be most suitable for youth ages 4 – 15.

RSVP for free today Nominate a Performance Group

All nominations must be submitted by April 30, 2014.

 

 

 

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Tony Bennett at the Kauffman Center on May 23rd

Tony Bennett
Friday, May 23rd | 7:30 PM
Muriel Kauffman Theatre
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

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Tony Bennett- May 23rd at the Kauffman CenterBiography
With worldwide record sales in the millions, and dozens of platinum and gold albums to his credit, Tony Bennett is a musician who touches the hearts and souls of audiences with his legendary vocals and charming stage presence. Winning 17 Grammy Awards over his 60 year career, his signature tunes, such as “Steppin’ Out With My Baby” and “I Left My Heart In San Francisco” form part of the fabric of American music culture. Often billed as the world’s most boyish octogenarian, Tony Bennett is a vital musical artist at the peak of his powers.

Tony’s daughter, Antonia Bennett is touring with her father and will open the performance with a collection of jazz/pop standards. She is a graduate of the prestigious Berklee College of Music.

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Jodi Cobb at the Kauffman Center on April 29th

Jodi Cobb: Uncovering Hidden Worlds
Tuesday, April 29th | 7:30 PM
National Geographic Live!
Muriel Kauffman Theatre |Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

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Jodi CobbPhotographer Jodi Cobb
Jodi Cobb specializes in large-scale, global stories, as well as more intimate stories set inside closed and secret worlds. She has worked in more than 50 countries, primarily in the Middle East and Asia, and she was the first woman to be named White House Photographer of the Year. Cobb has entered many worlds closed to outsiders, including the geisha of Japan.

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Watch this video to learn how the question “What can I do that I have never done before?” drives Jodi Cobb:

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Jodi Cobb’s presentation is generously supported by the following sponsor:
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The 5 Browns at the Kauffman Center on May 16

The 5 Browns
Friday, May 16th | 8:00 PM
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts | Helzberg Hall

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5 siblings, 5 pianos, and an exciting infusion of energy into the classical piano music repertoire! 

Photo credit: Brian Hernandez

Biography
The 5 Browns – Ryan, Melody, Gregory, Deondra and Desirae – all attended New York’s prestigious Juilliard School. They became the first family of five siblings ever accepted simultaneously. The quintet received their first wave of attention in 2002 when People magazine dubbed them the “Fab Five” and they were featured on Oprah and 60 Minutes. The 5 Browns have released three CDs that each went to #1 on Billboard Magazine’s Classical Album Chart.

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Whether performing individually or together in complex five-piano arrangements, The 5 Browns reveal a deep connection to the intent of the material while bringing a fresh energy and dynamic character, color, and tone to the music.

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Check out this video to see the 5 Browns play their arrangement of Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue for five pianos:

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Paul Sereno at the Kauffman Center on May 13th

Paul Sereno: Dinosaur Hunter
Tuesday, May 13th | 7:30 PM
National Geographic Live!
Muriel Kauffman Theatre |Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

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Paul SerenoPaleontologist Paul Sereno
“I see paleontology as adventure with a purpose. How else to describe a science that allows you to romp in remote corners of the globe, resurrecting gargantuan creatures that have never been seen? And the trick to big fossil finds? You’ve got to be able to go where no one has gone before.” — Paul Sereno
Having discovered more than two dozen new species of dinosaurs on five continents, Sereno has been called a modern-day Indiana Jones. A professor at the University of Chicago, Sereno has written several articles for National Geographic and scholarly journals, and is the subject of many documentaries.

Watch this clip to see one of Paul Sereno’s most recent discoveries, Eodromaeus, the “Dawn Runner”

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Behind every great National Geographic story there is a great storyteller: the writers, photographers, filmmakers, scientists, explorers, and adventurers who bring the world home. The Kauffman Center’s National Geographic Live series brings these storytellers to Kansas City audiences.

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