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1. A Star is Born A Star is Born September 17, 2011 Article describes the opening night reception at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Festivities included performances by the Kansas City Ballet, the Kansas City Symphony, and opera star Placido...

2. Another Chorus for Bruffy Another Chorus for Bruffy June 29, 2008 Charles Bruffy, "longtime conductor of the Kansas City Chorale," has been appointed conductor of the Kansas City Symphony chorus. Bruffy succeeds Arnold Epley who served for 17 years as conductor of the...

3. Art Center Will be Named for Kauffmans Art Center Will be Named for Kauffmans September 22-28, 2006 The performing arts center planned to be built downtown will officially be named after the Kauffman family who have pledged forty per cent of the cost of the building. The ceremonial groundbreaking is...

4. Bartle Deal Clears Way for Ballroom Bartle Deal Clears Way for Ballroom May 3, 2005 A preliminary agreement has been reached that will allow construction of the Bartle Hall ballroom and provide a $25 million city contribution to a revised Performing Arts Center. About 1/3 of a 17.5 acre...

5. Brand-New Digs, Bigger Shows Brand-New Digs, Bigger Shows November 14, 2010 Kansas City's largest performing arts organizations anticipate "big and better" performances for their 2011-2012 inaugural seasons at the new Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. The Center is scheduled...

6. Crescendo of Guest Artists at Symphony's New Home Crescendo of Guest Artists at Symphony's New Home January 15, 2011 Article details the plans for the 2011-12 season for the Kansas City Symphony that will help "to inaugurate the Symphony's state-of-the-art performance home, the 1,600 seat Helzberg Hall." The program...

7. Fact or Fiction? Fact or Fiction? January/21/1997 Biographical article about Therese Park, author of the novel "A Gift of the Emperor" about forced sex for Japanese soldiers in occupied Asia during World War II. Born in Korea in 1941 and serving as a...

8. Family Friendly: Designers' Showhouse Has Been a Retreat For Many Generations Family Friendly: Designers' Showhouse Has Been a Retreat For Many Generations May 5, 2004 Article about the 2004 Designers' Showhouse XXXV at 1035 W. 57th Street built in 1916 by J. C. Nichols and Wight and Wight as architects. The first resident was George Bunting.

9. Final Community of Christ Auditorium ‘Messiah' Final Community of Christ Auditorium ‘Messiah’ November 21, 2010 Since 1916 the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (now called Community of Christ) has presented George Frideric Handel’s “Messiah” at the Auditorium in Independence. The 220-voice...

10. Frank M. Howe Is Dead: The End Came to the Architect at His Home Last Night Frank M. Howe Is Dead: The End Came to the Architect at His Home Last Night January/5/1909 Portrait and obituary for Frank Howe (1849-1909), a prominent Kansas City architect and native of Massachusetts coming to Kansas City in 1885 and opening an architectural office that year as a partner...

11. Helzberg Plans Symphony Offices Helzberg Plans Symphony Offices April 15, 2008 Philanthropist Shirley Helzberg plans to restore and expand the old Vitagraph Film Exchange Building at 17th and Wyandotte for symphony offices and other tenants. Its close proximity to the Kauffman Center...

12. His Violin Helped Awaken City to Good Music His Violin Helped Awaken City to Good Music August 10, 1963 Photos and biographical article about Louis Klein, a 64-year-old retired violinist and pioneer Kansas City musician with "John Behr's Kansas City Symphony orchestra" starting in 1896, with residence at...

13. How Many Seats Are Enough? How Many Seats Are Enough? October 5, 2003 Article discusses the controversery over the decision of the board of the performing arts center to build a 1,200 seat orchestra hall in the proposed center specifically for the Kansas City Symphony. With...

14. KC Conductor Gains New Job in Iowa KC Conductor Gains New Job in Iowa March 18, 2006 Assistant Conductor of the Kansas City Symphony, Timothy Hankewich, has been hired as music director of the Cedar Rapids, Iowa Symphony. Hankewich, who joined the symphony as resident conductor in 1999,...

15. KC Symphony, DiDonato Take a Turn on TV KC Symphony, DiDonato Take a Turn on TV July 15, 2012 Review of the documentary, "Homecoming: the Kansas City Symphony Presents Joyce DiDonato" produced by PBS and KCPT-TV, and shown as part of PBS Arts Summer Festival. Featuring interviews and views backstage,...

16. Longtime Community Builder Celebrates 90th Birthday Longtime Community Builder Celebrates 90th Birthday September 12, 2008 A birthday party for Norman Kahn given by his wife Sybil was held at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. Kahn built Brown-Strauss Steel into what became Azcon and later started Kahn Steel. He has served...

17. Making History for KC Again Making History for KC Again May 13, 2010 The Kansas City Symphony "relocated to its new space in the restored Vitagraph Film Exchange Building at 17th and Wyandotte streets on May 1." The $24 million renovation of the building was philanthropist...

18. Martha Jo Seufert Martha Jo Seufert December 22, 2004 Obituary for Martha Jo Seufert, co-owner of Ruth Seufert Celebrity Attractions and violinist for the Kansas City Symphony. Died December 20, 2004.

19. Missouri Arts Council Funds Dry Up Missouri Arts Council Funds Dry Up January 8, 2006 Money once promised by the Missouri Arts Council to local arts groups has been canceled. Local arts groups who would have benefited include the Kansas City Symphony, the Kansas City Ballet, the Lyric Opera,...

20. New Baton Will Fly at Symphony New Baton Will Fly at Symphony September 8, 2004 Article describes the hiring of Michael Stern as the symphony's fourth music director. Stern succeeds Anne Manson, and his four-year contract will go through the 2008-2009 season.