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Mother’s Day Brunch

 

Mayor Sly James and family enjoy brunch at the Kauffman Center.

On Sunday May 14th, the Kauffman Center hosted their annual Mother’s Day Brunch in the Brandmeyer Great Hall.  150 people enjoyed brunch and live music with their mothers while overlooking a gorgeous view of downtown Kansas City. The brunch included a buffet which featured a build-your-own omelet station, a prime rib carving station, Chef’s special homemade pastries, a yogurt parfait station sponsored by the Kauffman Center’s Premier Partner St. Luke’s Health System, bottomless mimosas and more!

Brunch with a view.

Adding to the morning’s festivities was Kauffman Center Executive Chef and mom, Laura Comer. Chef Laura got to attend the brunch and enjoy the morning with her two boys, Donovan (age 13) and Ronan (age 6). This event was open to the public, and members of the Kauffman Center’s membership programs Spotlight and Spotlight Premiere, as well as the corporate membership program, Ensemble, enjoyed a $10 per person discount.

Chef Laura and sons.

For information about joining one of the Kauffman Center’s membership programs, visit kauffmancenter.org/support-us or contact Betsy Lindsey, Development Manager, at or call 816.994.7220.


Vienna Boys Choir to Perform November 11

Vienna Boys Choir

Saturday, November 11 | 8:00PM

 Helzberg  Hall

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The Kauffman Center for Performing Arts is proud to welcome the world-renowned Vienna Boys Choir on Saturday, November 11. Tickets including fees range from $35-$65, and are available now.

Vienna Boys Choir

The Vienna Boys Choir has a history that spans centuries. The group was officially formed in 1498 when Emperor Maximilian I wished to add boys’ voices to the Imperial Choir. The boys began to sing at Sunday Mass at the Imperial Chapel in Vienna, a tradition that continues today.

Heralded as one of the best musical groups in the world, the members of the Vienna Boys Choir are known for their stringent training and admittance policies. The boys are educated in music theory and sight singing, and must also be able to play at least one instrument. At the age of 9, members are tested on musical ability and vocal quality before joining one of the four touring groups.

Today’s Vienna Boys Choir tours all over the world, delighting audiences with angelic voices and beautiful harmonies. Join the Vienna Boys Choir at the Kauffman Center for a night of incredible music on Saturday, November 11.

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Mary Chapin Carpenter with special guest Sarah Jarosz

Mary Chapin Carpenter with special guest Sarah Jarosz

Wednesday, July 26 | 7:30PM

 Muriel Kauffman Theatre

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The Kauffman Center for Performing Arts is proud to welcome Mary Chapin Carpenter with special guest Sarah Jarosz on Wednesday, July 26. Tickets including fees range from $35-$75 and are available now.

Mary Chapin Carpenter

Mary Chapin Carpenter is an acclaimed country folk singer-songwriter whose career began in the 1980s when she was first signed with Columbia Records, and released the album Hometown Girl. The years to follow included the release of many hits, including the songs “Passionate Kisses” and “He Thinks He’ll Keep Her.” Carpenter’s newest album, The Things That We Are Made Of , was released in 2016.

Carpenter’s unique mix of folk and country styles has captivated listeners for decades, and has helped her sell more than 14 million records to date. The winner of five GRAMMY Awards, two CMA Awards, and a spot in the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, Mary Chapin Carpenter continues to delight audiences across the country. She is joined at the Kauffman Center by special guest, GRAMMY winning up-and-comer Sarah Jarosz.

Take a listen to Mary Chapin Carpenter’s “Shut Up and Kiss Me” below and join her at the Kauffman Center on July 26.

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Michael McDonald and Boz Scaggs to Perform June 17

Michael McDonald & Boz Scaggs

Saturday, June 17| 7:30 PM

 Muriel Kauffman Theatre

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The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts is proud to welcome Michael McDonald and Boz Scaggs on Saturday, June 17. Tickets including fees range from $65-$145 and are available now.

Michael McDonald and Boz Scaggs

Michael McDonald’s career took off when he joined the Doobie Brothers in the 1970s. Adding his famous baritone to the group, McDonald pushed the band toward a polished jazz style. In 1982, McDonald left to begin his solo career. His album That’s What It Takes was released that year, featuring the song “I Keep Forgettin’ (Every Time You’re Near).” In the years since, Michael McDonald has released several Motown albums and won five GRAMMY Awards.

Boz Scaggs got his start as a member of the Steve Miller Band. During his time with the band, the group released two acclaimed albums: Children of the Future and Sailor. Boz Scaggs then went on to pursue a solo career, releasing more albums and singles, including the famous songs “Lowdown” and “Lido Shuffle.” Scaggs’ most recent album, A Fool To Care, came out in 2015.

Join this iconic duo at the Kauffman Center on Saturday, June 17.

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George Benson and Kenny G to Perform May 24

 George Benson and Kenny G

Wednesday, May 24 | 7:30 PM

 Muriel Kauffman Theatre

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The Kauffman Center for Performing Arts is proud to welcome The Breezin’ & Breathless Tour, starring George Benson and Kenny G on Wednesday, May 24 at 7:30 pm. Tickets including fees range from $65-$135 and are available now.

George Benson and Kenny G: The Breezin' and Breathless Tour

George Benson’s career began at the age of 10 when he recorded his first song under the name Little Georgie. His career took off from there, and the years to come were full of success for the guitarist. In 1976 Benson released his album Breezin’, which won him the GRAMMY Award for Record of the Year. In 2009, Benson received the highest honor for a jazz musician, Jazz Master as awarded from the National Endowment of the Arts.

Kenny G began his career at the age of 17 when he played with Barry White and his Love Unlimited Orchestra. Kenny G rose to fame with his album Duotones. The albums Breathless- a GRAMMY Award winner- and Miracles propelled his career further. At one point he held the record for the longest sustained note on a saxophone.

Celebrating the 40th anniversary of George Benson’s Breezin’ and the 25th anniversary of Kenny G’s Breathless, each artist’s set will feature classic album cuts and greatest hits, as well as songs performed together.

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