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Recent local, regional and national news stories about the Kauffman Center and the Center’s programming can be found below. Over time links may no longer be valid, please contact the news organization for articles if they are no longer available online. For press inquiries, contact Ellen McDonald, Public Relations Consultant, at publicity@kauffmancenter.org or 816.213.4355.

In the News

ArticleMedia OutletDate
Best of Fall 2022The IndependentAug. 23, 2022
Concert Review: The Happy Together Tour
Media MikesAug. 22, 2022
Concert Review: Boz Scaggs, Robert Cray Band, Jeff LeblancMedia MikesAug. 22, 2022
TEDxKC 2022 brings happiness to the Kauffman Center stageKCUR 89.3July 14, 2022
Hundreds of young artists perform at Kauffman Center for Performing ArtsKSHB 41 (NBC)July 12, 2022
The Kauffman Center’s Annual Future Stages Festival Is Back In Person This YearKansas City MagazineJune 10, 2022
Weekend Possibilities | KC Pride, Future Stages and KC Current vs. Gotham FCFlatland KCJune 9, 2022
Bash & Co. Sotheby’s International Realty: A guide to performing arts in Kansas CityShawnee Mission PostMay 20, 2022
One tank getaway: Kansas CityOnMilwaukeeMay 17, 2022
Things to do in Kansas City: ‘Oklahoma,’ ‘Waitress’ at Starlight; KC Ballet’s ‘Oz’The Kansas City StarMay 11, 2022
Kansas City theatre production aims to bridge racial gap beyond Black History MonthFox 4 KC February 1, 2022
Kauffman Center Announces Ninth Annual Future Stages FestivalBroadway World Kansas CityJanuary 26, 2022
IT WAS 50 YEARS AGO TODAY Beatles Tribute is Coming to the Kauffman CenterBroadway World Kansas CityJanuary 10, 2022
A Packed Schedule of Performances Welcomes Kansas City Audiences in 2022KC StudioJanuary 4, 2022
These Kansas City holiday pop-ups offer festive drinks, eats and plenty of cheerFeast MagazineNovember 23, 2021
Best of Kansas City 2021: Oak & Steel is the place to pre-game a Kauffman Center showThe PitchNovember 9, 2021
Ask a Local: Where Can I See Live Music in Kansas City?AFAR MagazineMay 25, 2021
This Man Keeps Kansas City's Concert Pianos Tuned For The Day When Pandemic Worries EaseKCUR 89.3March 13, 2021
Shuttered venues grants bring $50M in relief to Kansas CityKSHB 41 (NBC)August 4, 2021
Local entertainment venues hoping for some relief from latest stimulus checksFox 4 KCDecember 29, 2020
Signature Lighting Design for Kauffman Center for the Performing ArtsLive DesignOctober 21, 2020
Kauffman Center's Virtual Future Stages Festival On Sunday, June 14Broadway World Kansas CityJune 12, 2020
Young performers still will shine online at 2020 Future Stages FestivalThe Kansas City StarJune 10, 2020
Kauffman Center's Annual FUTURE STAGES FESTIVAL Goes VirtualBroadway World Kansas CityJune 5, 2020
Kauffman Center Announces A Virtual Future Stages FestivalBroadway World Kansas CityMay 15, 2020
Events canceled, postponed across Kansas City region to stop spread of coronavirusThe Kansas City StarMarch 17, 2020
Rascal Flatts, Frankie Valli are coming to Kansas City. Here are ticket detailsBroadway World Kansas CityFebruary 18, 2020
BLIPPI THE MUSICAL Has Been Added to the KAUFFMAN CENTER PRESENTS SeriesBroadway World Kansas CityFebruary 18, 2020
Kansas City tickets going on sale: Incubus, Goo Goo Dolls, Nugent, Martina McBrideThe Kansas City StarFebruary 4, 2020
IN Conversation with Grammy Nominee Michael FeinsteinIn KC MagFebruary 3, 2020
Behind the scenes: Kansas City turns red for Chiefs for Super Bowl Red FridayKSHB 41 (NBC)January 30, 2020
The Gatlin Brothers at the Kauffman CenterLive '80s Kansas City January 23, 2020
Kauffman Center Receives National Endowment For The Arts GrantBroadway World Kansas CityJanuary 17, 2020
Kansas City concerts Jan. 16-22: Gatlin Brothers, Tedeschi Trucks Band, WaleThe Kansas City StarJanuary 14, 2020
Here are Kansas City's top 5 performing arts spotsHoodlineJanuary 9, 2020
2020 Future Stages Festival Announced at the Kauffman CenterBroadway World Kansas CityJanuary 9, 2020
2020 vision: The 20 biggest events around Kansas City this year (after the Chiefs)The Kansas City StarJanuary 6, 2020
Jan Kraybill Hits All the Right Notes
Flatland KCDecember 11, 2019
These Kansas City musicians were just nominated for Grammy AwardsThe Kansas City StarNovember 20, 2019
The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts will Reveal Addition of 112 Children's Handprints to Grow Up Great GalleryBroadway World Kansas CityNovember 11, 2019
Kauffman Center making changes to become more accessible for people with special needsKMBCOctober 14, 2019
Thank you, KC Symphony, for at last giving my special-needs son the music he deservedThe Kansas City StarOctober 13, 2019
Kauffman Center Presents Featured Boyz II Men Live on October 2, 2019Live '80s Kansas CityOctober 9, 2019
Tim Finn’s Top 5 Can’t Miss Concerts – 10/9In KC MagOctober 7, 2019
World Sound RadioKKFIOctober 6, 2019
Concert Review: “The Beatles – White Album 50th Anniversary TributeMedia MikesOctober 4, 2019
Boyz II Men Perform at the Kauffman Center in Kansas CityFabutainmentOctober 3, 2019
Kauffman Center adds sensory rooms and other tools for families with special needsYahoo NewsOctober 3, 2019
KC events Oct. 3-9: KC Oktoberfest, Quixotic ‘Sensatia,’ George Lopez, WaterFireThe Kansas City StarOctober 1, 2019
Celebrating Sensory and Inclusive ResourcesWDAF-KC (FOX)October 1, 2019
So Much Music, So Much Fun!IN Kansas City MagazineOctober 1, 2019
Kauffman Center adds sensory rooms and other tools for families with special needsKSHBOctober 1, 2019
Kauffman Center Announces New Accessible ResourcesBroadway World Kansas CityOctober 1, 2019
Boyz II Men to perform Wednesday at Kauffman CenterKCTV5October 1, 2019
Tim Finn’s Top 5 Can’t Miss Concerts – 10/2In KC MagSeptember 29, 2019
KC events Sept. 26-Oct. 2: Nick Offerman, Horror Film Festival, Delia Owens, Jack HannaThe Kansas City StarSeptember 24, 2019
Kauffman Center Announces New Accessible ResourcesBroadway World Kansas CitySeptember 23, 2019
Shawn Stockman-Boyz II Men interviewHot 103 Jamz!September 19, 2019
David Foster & Katharine Mcphee Announced In The 2019-2020 Kauffman Center Presents SeriesBroadway World Kansas CitySeptember 16, 2019
DANIEL TIGER'S NEIGHBORHOOD LIVE: NEIGHBORHOOD DAY TOUR Added To The 2019-2020 Kauffman Center Presents SeriesBroadway World Kansas CitySeptember 16, 2019
Episode 310: Paul Schofer, Kauffman Center For The Performing ArtsRounding the Bases with Joel GoldbergSeptember 16, 2019
50 Reasons To Travel This FallForbesSeptember 6, 2019
Attracting MillennialsKC StudioSeptember 2, 2019
KC events Aug. 29-Sept. 4: Irish Fest, SantaCaliGon Days, Renaissance FestThe Kansas City StarAugust 27, 2019
Kauffman Center For The Performing Arts Announces the 2020 National Geographic Live Speaker SeriesBroadway World Kansas CityAugust 27, 2019
Fall Season Lookahead: MusicKC StudioAugust 27, 2019
Tim Finn’s Top 5 Can’t Miss Concerts - 8/28In KC MagAugust 25, 2019
The Kauffman Center Presents Jose GonzalezBroadway World Kansas CityAugust 17, 2019
BACKSTAGE AND BEYOND: BEST OF FALL 2019KC IndependentAugust 15, 2019
An Interview with Jose GonzalezThe BridgeAugust 15, 2019
Indigo Girls Come to The Kauffman CenterBroadway World Kansas CityJuly 23, 2019
Jane Fonda talks her speaking tour, political activism and the art of getting younger with age435 MagazineJuly 2, 2019
IN Conversation with Jane FondaIN Kansas CityJune 27, 2019
Kansas City's Royal RenaissanceBachtrackMay 9, 2019
Jan Kraybill, KC's vital organist, is revved upThe PitchMay 8, 2019
Boyz II Men, Cameron Carpenter Announced For 2019-2020 Kauffman Center Presents SeriesBroadway World Kansas CityMay 7, 2019
25 Best Things to Do in Kansas City, MissouriVacation IdeaApril 2, 2019
When Women Ruled the World: An Interview with Egyptologist Kara CooneyKC StudioMarch 12, 2019
"Off the menu" video series - interviews with Executive Chef Laura ComerThe Kansas City StarMarch 6, 2019
An Interview with Anoushka Shankar (artist interview/concert preview)90.9 The BridgeFebruary 27, 2019
Living On The Edge And Climbing To New Heights: Interview with Mark SynnottKCUR 89.3February 14, 2019
13 U.S. Music Halls That Raise the BarAfarFebruary 13, 2019
Jane Fonda Coming to Kauffman Center in JulyKMBCJanuary 25, 2019
Jane Fonda Comes to the Kauffman CenterBroadway World Kansas CityJanuary 17, 2019
Kansas City Restaurant Week 2019 | The Guide To Top ChefsFlatland KCJanuary 10, 2019
A chat with Chris Thile, who will be in town for Live From Here at the Kauffman Center on SaturdayThe PitchJanuary 8, 2019
Market Fresh: Ring in the New Year with Laura Comer’s Chocolate Champagne Raspberry TartSPACES MagazineDecember 12, 2018
The Most Beautifully Designed Theater in Each StateArchitectural DigestOctober 15, 2018
Chef Laura Comer Named Chef of the Year by Greater Kansas City Restaurant AssociationFeast MagazineOctober 4, 2018
Black Violin: “Not Your Grandma’s Classical Concert” (artist interview/concert preview)KC StudioSeptember 5, 2018
From ‘Wizard of Oz’ by KC Ballet to Joyce DiDonato, 10 must-see shows this fallThe Kansas City StarSeptember 2, 2018
Best of Fall: Our Picks for Music, Theatre and Dance (event previews)The IndependentAugust 18, 2018
Live review: Alice Cooper at the Kauffman Center (concert review)The PitchAugust 7, 2018
Tim Finn Review: Alice Cooper (concert review)In Kansas CityAugust 7, 2018
Photo Gallery: Lee Greenwood at the Kauffman Center (concert review)Live80sKC.comJuly 12, 2018
The most beautiful building in every US state, according to people who live thereBusiness InsiderJuly 10, 2018
David Byrne's utopic show at Kauffman Center had everyone dancing (concert review)The Kansas City StarJune 8, 2018
It's time for spring menus at some Kansas City restaurants (Dining Experience)The Kansas City StarApril 26, 2018
An Interview with Peter Cetera (concert preview)90.9 The BridgeFebruary 8, 2018
Meet Rupi Kaur, the Indian rock star poet who’s sold out her Kauffman Center show (event preview)The Kansas City StarOctober 12, 2017
Photo Gallery: Yes at the Kauffman Center (concert review)The PitchSeptember 6, 2017
Photo Gallery: Herbie Hancock at Kauffman Center (concert review)Shuttlecock Music MagazineAugust 13, 2017
Sweet Somethings (interview and recipes feature with Executive Chef Laura Comer)SPACES MagazineJuly 31, 2017
Photo Gallery: Blondie/Garbage/X at the Kauffman Center (concert review)iheartlocalmusic.comJuly 19, 2017
Blondie and Garbage turned the Kauffman Center into a rock club last night (concert review)The PitchJuly 19, 2017
Rapturous night of rock 'n' roll greatness with Blondie, Garbage, X band members in Kansas City (concert review)The Kansas City StarJuly 19, 2017
Fresh Fruit Cocktails (Dining Experience recipes feature)Kansas City Homes & Style MagazineJuly 17, 2017
Youth take the stage at Future Stages FestivalKansas City Live! KSHBJune 21, 2017
Future Stages at the Kauffman Center (interview with Paul Schofer)94.9 KCMO FMJune 20, 2017
Michael McDonald mixes old and new in strong Kauffman Center show (concert review)The Kansas City StarJune 18, 2017
#GiveBackFriday: Future Stages Festival (interview with Paul Schofer)90.9 The BridgeJune 16, 2017
Photo Gallery: George Benson and Kenny G at the Kauffman Center (concert review)Live80sKC.comMay 27, 2017
George Benson on working with Al Jarreau, why 'Breezin'' is his most memorable song (artist interview/concert preview)The Kansas City StarMay 21, 2017
5 anniversary-worthy date spots in Kansas City (Dining Experience)Out to Eat KCApril 24, 2017
Crafty Concoctions: Toast to spring with Kauffman Center's new craft cocktails (Dining Experience)SPACES MagazineApril 13, 2017
Creativity and fine execution meet at Kauffman Center Dining Experience (Dining Experience)The Kansas City StarApril 12, 2017
Elegant Easter dinner from Kauffman Center Dining Experience is easier to cook than you'd think (Dining Experience)Fox4 KCApril 3, 2017
Oak Ridge Boys roll through decades of history and songs in Kauffman Center jubilee (concert review)The Kansas City StarMarch 27, 2017
Ageless diva Patti LaBelle brings soulful drama to Muriel Kauffman Theatre (concert review)The Kansas City StarMarch 18, 2017
The 21 most spectacular theaters in the USCurbed.comMarch 15, 2017
Patti LaBelle, coming to KC, talks about barbecue, rap and her favorite songs (artist interview/concert preview)The Kansas City StarMarch 12, 2017
Art Garfunkel shows Kauffman Center crowd that the singer still remains (concert review)The Kansas City StarMarch 5, 2017
Future Stages Festival - interview with Paul SchoferArtspeak Radio KKFIMarch 1, 2017
909 Sessions: Ladysmith Black Mambazo (in-studio performance and interview)90.9 The BridgeFebruary 8, 2017
The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts - fifth anniversary (photos)The IndependentJanuary 21, 2017
Restaurant Week: Highlighting good food in Kansas City (Dining Experience)KSHB 41 Action NewsJanuary 8, 2017
Why 2016 was a very good year for Kansas City arts groupsThe Kansas City StarDecember 23, 2016
Laura Comer on taking the reins at Kansas City's Kauffman Center (Dining Experience)Feast MagazineDecember 23, 2016
Laura Comer named executive chef at Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts (Dining Experience)Feast MagazineOctober 19, 2016
On its fifth birthday, Kauffman Center is a Kansas City success storyThe Kansas City StarSeptember 9, 2016
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts celebrates fifth anniversaryKCUR 89.3 FMSeptember 2, 2016
KCUR 89.3 FMKCUR 89.3 FMSeptember 2, 2016
Fall arts guide: A bounty of shows, a Kauffman Center birthdayThe Kansas City StarAugust 27, 2016
Steve Earle, Shawn Colvin find common ground at Kauffman Center show (concert review)The Kansas City StarAugust 4, 2016
Bela Fleck and the Flecktones meld bluegrass and jazz at the Kauffman Center (concert review)The Kansas City StarJune 15, 2016
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, violinist Pinchas Zukerman make for invigorating performance (concert review)The Kansas City StarMarch 19, 2016
Mavis Staples shared the love last night at the Kauffman Center (concert review)The PitchMarch 14, 2016
Country comeback: Mark Chesnutt, Joe Diffie and Lorrie Morgan demonstrate vitality at Kauffman Center (concert review)The Kansas City StarJanuary 30, 2016
Kansas City Restaurant Week introduced me to Dining Experience at Kauffman CenterThe Kansas City StarJanuary 28, 2016