The New York Philharmonic’s acclaimed production of Stephen Sondheim’s iconic musical thriller, staged in March 2014 to a sold-out crowd at Avery Fisher Hall, tells the story of the eponymous barber who, with his romantically inclined landlady, Mrs. Lovett the piemaker, seeks vengeance on what he considers a merciless world. The remarkable cast features bass-baritone ...Continue Reading
The shooting of an allegedly unarmed, 18-year-old African American man by a St. Louis County police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, has fueled outrage and debates over race and justice in communities across the country.
Johnson County announced Thursday that it has hired a new director for its mental health center. The new hire is Tim DeWeese, a longtime staff member of the Johnson County Mental Health Center. For nearly the past two years, DeWeese has served as director of clinical services, overseeing the largest operating division of the center. ...Continue Reading
U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts was able to introduce a high-profile visitor he called “one of my heroes” to an enthusiastic crowd of GOP supporters Wednesday. Sen. John McCain, a Republican and the senior senator from Arizona, joined a handful of famous Republicans visiting Kansas to support Roberts in his campaign against Independent candidate and businessman ...Continue Reading
Arts Upload VIDEO
Is Kansas City a theatre town, an incubator for music-makers, a haven for visual artists? Does it blaze trails in animation, the spoken word and creative ways to preserve the past? KCPT’s ARTS UPLOAD says “yes” to all of the above, and we’re building the show to prove it! It’s a half-hour exploration of the ...Continue Reading
Lunch time at Harris Bilingual Elementary School in Fort Collins, Colo., displays all the usual trappings of a public school cafeteria: Star Wars lunch boxes, light up tennis shoes, hard plastic trays and chocolate milk cartons with little cartoon cows. It’s pizza day, the most popular of the week, and kids line up at a ...Continue Reading