Culture Club | July 27th

Culture Club

Wednesday, July 27th | 7:30 PM

Muriel Kauffman Theatre

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Calling all karma chameleons: Relive the ‘80s! Culture Club is back with its original lineup, fronted by the imitable Boy George. They will perform on Wednesday, July 27th in Muriel Kauffman Theatre. Tickets range from $79 to $129.

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Culture Club burst onto the scene in the early 1980s, wowing crowds with their vibrant style and unique blend of genres. This is a band that blazed a trail. They pushed boundaries, and redefined fashion and pop music in equal measure. Elements of soul, reggae, funk, and pop combine in a sound that defies definition, but is instantly recognizable and catchy.

As one of the biggest bands of the 80s, Culture Club broke many records, both in their native UK and here in the United States. Instantly memorable songs such as “I’ll Tumble 4 Ya,” “Do You Really Want to Hurt Me” and “Karma Chameleon” earned the group a string of nine Top 10 Hits. And now, after a hiatus of over 14 years, the band is back to doing what it does best: making and performing music. The show will include favorites from their albums including Do You Really Want to Hurt Me and Colour By Numbers, as well as Tribes, their latest release.

But the music is just one element of watching a Culture Club show. Boy George remains as fierce a showman as ever, taking the stage with the same outré fashion and flair that made him a global icon in the 80s. The loveable front man is captivating to watch as he conducts the band that he once described as a “living soap opera”. More than a gig, this is a performance. And their message of individuality, love, and acceptance remains as relevant today as it was when they first started making music in the early 1980s.

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Shawn Colvin & Steve Earle | August 3rd

Shawn Colvin & Steve Earle

Wednesday, August 3rd | 7:30 PM

Muriel Kauffman Theatre

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GRAMMY Award-winning singer-songwriters Shawn Colvin and Steve Earle will perform on Wednesday, August 3rd in Muriel Kauffman Theatre. Tickets range from $29 to $59.

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Shawn Colvin and Steve Earle have united to record their self-titled debut Colvin & Earle a true standout album in careers already filled with pinnacles and masterpieces. The two esteemed artists will share the stage for a rousing night of song swapping, duets, storytelling and stellar guitar playing. The evening promises to be a rich and inspiring musical experience as these two long-time friends and mutual admirers share music from their extensive catalogues as well as some of their favorite songs by other classic songwriters. 

Shawn Colvin and Steve Earle both remember the night they met. It was nearly 30 years ago, and Colvin had been invited to open a solo acoustic performance by Earle at the Iron Horse in Northampton, MA. Though their interactions that night were limited to some cursory dressing room pleasantries, each left more of an impression on the other than they may have realized at the time.

Cut to two years ago when Colvin called up Earle to propose doing some concerts together, sharing the stage and trading songs. The chemistry was so immediate that after the shows Earle proposed making a record together. They went in the studio with famed producer/songwriter Buddy Miller at the helm, and made Colvin & Earle, a batch of co-written originals (and a few choice covers) which comes out on June 10th.

It would have been impossible to predict backstage at the Iron Horse all those years ago, but Colvin & Earle have gone from sharing a stage to sharing a band to sharing one of the finest records in either of their storied careers. That night in Northampton turned out to be the beginning of a very beautiful friendship indeed.

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Dave Koz & David Sanborn | August 4th

Dave Koz And David Sanborn

Thursday, August 4th | 7:30 PM

Muriel Kauffman Theatre

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Acclaimed jazz saxophonists Dave Koz & David Sanborn will perform on Thursday, August 4th in Muriel Kauffman Theatre. Tickets range from $29 to $89.

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In the 25 years since the release of his self-titled solo debut album, saxophonist Dave Koz has received nine GRAMMY nominations, had nine No. 1 albums on Billboard’s Current Contemporary Jazz Albums chart, toured the world and was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. David Sanborn is an artist whose music has inspired countless other musicians while creating a body of work that spans the genres of rock ‘n’ roll, R&B, pop and jazz. David has helped define the saxophone’s modern sound while influencing a generation and has released an astounding 24 albums, won six GRAMMY Awards and has had eight Gold albums and one Platinum album. Together, they share the stage for an evening of unforgettable jazz.

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You’re Invited: Kauffman Center’s FREE 5th birthday bash!

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Kauffman Center Turns Five, Live!

Friday, September 2nd

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

FREE Admission

FREE First Friday event with performances on three stages, lawn games by KC Crew, delicious food from PB&J restaurants, specialty cocktails by 360 Vodka, fireworks and of course, birthday cake! To receive more information and to RSVP, visit the link below:

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Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts celebrates its fifth birthday with a FREE event open to all on First Friday, Sept. 2 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. BravoKC: Kauffman Center Turns Five, Live! will host a variety of FREE live performances on three stages, lawn games on the south lawn and activities both inside and outside the Kauffman Center. This open house shines a spotlight on all those who helped make the Kauffman Center a bridge to Kansas City’s most dynamic downtown neighborhoods and a cultural cornerstone of Kansas City.

The schedule includes great local bands and an assortment of performances during an eclectic evening of entertainment. There will be music by KC’s very own Hembree, Jessica Paige, The Grisly Hand, Calvin Arsenia and special guests, The Phantastics and DJ Sheppa.  Performances by the Kansas City Ballet Second Company, Lyric Opera of Kansas City’s NEW Resident and Young Artists and members of the Kansas City Symphony will showcase the talent of Kauffman Center’s resident companies. The event will also feature the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance Division of Jazz Studies, lawn games by KC Crew, a cake decorating contest, specialty cocktails by 360 Vodka, unforgettable balloon structures and a fireworks display to close the evening.

You will find the performance and event activity schedule and information about the food that will be available at the event below. Our full press release containing further details is available here.

PERFORMANCE AND EVENT ACTIVITY SCHEDULE

Brandmeyer Great Hall
5 – 9 p.m. Bars are open
5:30 p.m. KC Ballet Second Company performance
6:00 p.m. Cake contest display
6:45 p.m. UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance Division of Jazz Studies performance

Helzberg Hall
6:00 p.m. Kansas City Symphony Chamber Ensemble performance*
6:30 p.m. Lyric Opera of Kansas City Resident and Young Artists*
7:00 p.m. Calvin Arsenia and Special Guests*

Muriel Kauffman Theatre
6:00 p.m. Jessica Paige*
7:00 p.m. The Grisly Hand*

Lawn and Outdoor Stage
5 – 9 p.m. Lawn Games provided by KC Crew
PB&J Brands, food options in four tents
Outdoor bars
5:00 p.m. Hembree*
6:00 p.m. DJ Sheppa*
8:00 p.m. The Phantastics*
9:00 p.m. Fireworks Display

PB&J RESTAURANTS

Special thanks to four PB&J restaurants for their generous support of BravoKC. Each of the following restaurants will provide one menu item for cash sales.

Red Robin: The Ultimate Red Robin Slider: Freshly grilled burger with bacon, guacamole, cheese, crispy onions, lettuce, tomato, pickles on bun.
Yaya’s: Greek salad and chicken skewer with citrus vinaigrette.
Newport Grill: Sushi and ceviche, citrus scallop ceviche, wonton crisps.
Burnt Ends Restaurant: Burnt End BBQ bowl with southwest succotash, crispy onions and southwest chipotle glaze.

Small plates will be available for $6 each and an all you care to eat option will be available for $20 per person.

BRAVOKC IS SUPPORTED BY:

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Los Tigres del Norte | 11 de Junio

Los Tigres del Norte

Sábado, 11 de Junio | 7:30 PM

Muriel Kauffman Theatre

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Kauffman Center presenta a Los Jefes de Jefes – Los Tigres del Norte tocando todos sus éxitos, Sábado 11 de Junio en el Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Precios de los boletos varían entre $55 hasta $115.

Para la compra de boletos pueden visitar el sitio web kauffmancenter.org o las tiendas de Balls Foods que se encuentra a continuación. Si tiene alguna pregunta, no dude en ponerse en contacto con nosotros en .

Price Chopper: 4950 Roe Blvd, Roeland Park, KS 66205
Payless Discount Foods: 2101 E Santa Fe St, Olathe, KS 66062
Sun Fresh Market: 241 S 18th St Kansas City, KS 66102
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En el mundo diverso de la música Latina, Los Tigres del Norte son la leyenda indiscutible del género. Seis veces ganadores de los premios GRAMMY y seis veces ganadores de los premios Latín GRAMMY, la leyenda musical norteña, Los Tigres del Norte ha reinventado la música popular Mexicana con su estilo moderno de norteño con cumbia tradicional, bolero y ritmos de rock. El grupo ha vendido más de 32 millones de records, recibido una estrella en el Paseo de la Fama de Hollywood y actualmente clasificado #15 en la lista de “Los 30 Artistas Latino Más Influyentes de Todos los Tiempos” por la Revista Billboard.


Con su lanzamiento en 2014 de su más reciente álbum #1 Realidades, Los Tigres del Norte no han dejado de llevar con orgullo el manto de mensajeros sociales para su comunidad, detallando historias peligrosas de la vida real, discriminación y rechazo social que frecuentemente sus fanáticos ambos, Mexicanos y México-Americanos, en cada lado de la frontera.

El concierto de Los Tigres del Norte es patrocinado por las tiendas de Balls Foods y su familia de marcas.

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