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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.

In the News

ArticleMedia OutletDate
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
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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