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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 Bess Wallerstein Huff, Director of Marketing, at  or (816) 994-7229.

+2017 News Stories

October 12, 2017 – The Kansas City Star
Meet Rupi Kaur, the Indian rock star poet who’s sold out her Kauffman Center show


September 6, 2017 – The Pitch
Photo Gallery: YES at the Kauffman Center


August 13, 2017 – Shuttlecock Music Magazine
Photo Gallery: Herbie Hancock at the Kauffman Center


July 31, 2017 – SPACES Magazine
Sweet Somethings (interview and recipes feature with Executive Chef Laura Comer)


July 19, 2017 – iheartlocalmusic.com
Photo Gallery: Blondie/Garbage/X at the Kauffman Center


July 19, 2017 – The Pitch
Blondie and Garbage turned the Kauffman Center into a rock club last night (concert review)


July 19, 2017 – The Kansas City Star
Rapturous night of rock ‘n’ roll greatness with Blondie, Garbage, X band members in Kansas City (concert review)


July 17, 2017 – Kansas City Homes & Style Magazine
Fresh Fruit Cocktails (Dining Experience recipes feature)


June 21, 2017 – Kansas City Live! KSHB
Youth take the stage at Future Stages Festival


June 20, 2017 – 94.9 KCMO FM
Future Stages at the Kauffman Center (interview with Paul Schofer)


June 18, 2017 – The Kansas City Star
Michael McDonald mixes old and new in strong Kauffman Center show (concert review)


June 16, 2017 – 90.9 The Bridge
#GiveBackFriday: Future Stages Festival (interview with Paul Schofer)


May 27, 2017 – Live80sKC.com
Photo Gallery: George Benson and Kenny G at the Kauffman Center


May 21, 2017 – The Kansas City Star
George Benson on working with Al Jarreau, why ‘Breezin” is his most memorable song (artist interview/concert preview)


April 24, 2017 – Out to Eat KC
5 anniversary-worthy date spots in Kansas City (Dining Experience)


April 13, 2017 – SPACES Magazine
Crafty Concoctions: Toast to spring with Kauffman Center’s new craft cocktails


April 12, 2017 – The Kansas City Star
Creativity and fine execution meet at Kauffman Center Dining Experience


April 3, 2017 – Fox4 KC
Elegant Easter dinner from Kauffman Center Dining Experience is easier to cook than you’d think


March 27, 2017 – The Kansas City Star
Oak Ridge Boys roll through decades of history and songs in Kauffman Center jubilee (concert review)


March 18, 2017 – The Kansas City Star
Ageless diva Patti LaBelle brings soulful drama to Muriel Kauffman Theatre (concert review)


March 15, 2017 – Curbed.com
The 21 most spectacular theaters in the US


March 12, 2017 – The Kansas City Star
Patti LaBelle, coming to KC, talks about barbecue, rap and her favorite songs (artist interview/concert preview)


March 5, 2017 – The Kansas City Star
Art Garfunkel shows Kauffman Center crowd that the singer still remains (concert review)


March 1, 2017 – Artspeak Radio KKFI
Future Stages Festival – interview with Paul Schofer


February 8, 2017 – 90.9 The Bridge
909 Sessions: Ladysmith Black Mambazo (in-studio performance and interview)


January 21, 2017 – The Independent
The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts – fifth anniversary (photos)


January 8, 2017 – KSHB 41 Action News
Restaurant Week: Highlighting good food in Kansas City


+2016 News Stories

December 23, 2016 – The Kansas City Star
Why 2016 was a very good year for Kansas City arts groups


December 23, 2016 – Feast Magazine
Laura Comer on taking the reins at Kansas City’s Kauffman Center


October 19, 2016 – Feast Magazine
Laura Comer named executive chef at Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts


September 9, 2016 – The Kansas City Star
On its fifth birthday, Kauffman Center is a Kansas City success story


September 2, 2016 – KCUR 89.3 FM
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts celebrates fifth anniversary


September 2, 2016 – KCUR 89.3 FM
Five years on, what does the Kauffman Center mean to Kansas City?


August 27, 2016 – The Kansas City Star
Fall arts guide: A bounty of shows, a Kauffman Center birthday


August 4, 2016 – The Kansas City Star
Steve Earle, Shawn Colvin find common ground at Kauffman Center show (concert review)


June 15, 2016 – The Kansas City Star
Bela Fleck and the Flecktones meld bluegrass and jazz at the Kauffman Center (concert review)


March 19, 2016 – The Kansas City Star
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, violinist Pinchas Zukerman make for invigorating performance (concert review)


March 14, 2016 – The Pitch
Mavis Staples shared the love last night at the Kauffman Center (concert review)


January 30, 2016 – The Kansas City Star
Country comeback: Mark Chesnutt, Joe Diffie and Lorrie Morgan demonstrate vitality at Kauffman Center (concert review)


January 28, 2016 – The Kansas City Star
Kansas City Restaurant Week introduced me to Dining Experience at Kauffman Center