Dancing on the Edge follows a successful black jazz band, The Louis Lester Band, in 1930s London as they perform for London’s elite class. The group of rising stars, who often perform for the royal family and aristocrats, face social injustices like racism and classism. Tragedy also follows the group’s leader, Louis Lester, as he finds himself to ...Continue Reading
On Tuesday, KCPT hosted an early screening of the documentary Beyond Belief: Three Stories of Faith in Action for around 150 local religious activists and interested community members. The screening included catering and a live musical performance by the Central United Methodist Church’s African Choir, which is featured in a segment of the documentary. A Q&A with the documentary’s producer, Steve ...Continue Reading
For many people, it’s terrifying to go a day — heck, a few hours — without their smartphones. Is this unprecedented access to technology improving human intelligence, or fueling a mindless dependency? Hosted by Carlos Watson with guests Daniel Levitin, Emily Dreyfuss, Jeff Glasse, and Kathryn Finney. Explore more on this and other topics at ...Continue Reading
Paper dolls may not seem like a tool to prompt discussions about race and equality, but the curators at the National Toy and Miniature Museum would like to beg to differ. Born of a partnership with author/collector Arabella Grayson, the museum painstakingly created an encyclopedic exhibit that explores the African American experience throughout history from ...Continue Reading
In a special installment of Meet the Past, the famed playwright William Shakespeare – as portrayed by Kansas City actor Mark Robbins – sits down with Library Director Crosby Kemper III for a probing, public conversation about his life and celebrated body of work.
As part of the Indie Lens Pop-Up series, KCPT hosted a free screening of the documentary “T-Rex” on Saturday, June 14 at the Plaza Branch of the Kansas City Public Library. The film follows Claressa “T-Rex” Shields on her journey to win the first ever gold medal in women’s boxing at the 2012 Olympics in ...Continue Reading