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Kansas City Ballet
Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
"Doc" Brown, Famous Kansas City Cake Walker
Manuscript about Kansas City cake walker Joseph "Doc" Brown (Doctor William Henry Joseph Cutter Brown), that consists of a chronological collection of 149 published articles, notices, and advertisements....
A Ballerina for the People
Profile of Westport Ballet Company founder and director Elizabeth Hard-Simms.
A Charmed Life: Kansas City Ballerina Makes the Leap from Dancing to Jewelry Design
December 1, 2004
Lauren Wright, a former professional ballerina with the Kansas City Ballet, now designs her own jewlery. She sells her work at art shows, Perfect Scents in Kansas City, and through her web site.
A Different Breed of Athlete
Discussion about male dancers usually not being regarded as athletes but rather as "sissies."
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...
All the World's a Stage? Not Here
November 5, 2005
The closing of both the Music Hall and Midland Theater for renovation in 2006 will create a shortage of performance spaces for local arts groups. Local organizations such as the ballet and Harriman series...
Full-body portrait in dance costume of ballerina identified as Anna Ludmila.
Autographed, full-body portrait in dance costume of ballerina Anna Ludmila. Autograph reads: "To Helen Thomes with most sincere admiration, Anna Ludmila."
Information on Anna Pavlova (also spellled Anna Pavlowa here), a Russian ballet dancer appearing in Kansas City with the Imperial Russian Ballet at the Ivanhoe Auditorium in 1925 and at Convention Hall....
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...
Interview with Kansas City Ballet's artistic director, William Whitener, about their new headquarters, the Todd Bolender Center for Dance and Creativity, and upcoming performances.
Feature article about Shirley Helzberg and her many contributions to improving Kansas City through not only the arts but restoration of historic buildings. The 1,600-seat Helzberg Hall in the new Kauffman...
Ballet Finds Balance in Old Site's New Role
July 15-21, 2011
BNIM Architects designed the Kansas City Ballet's Todd Bolender Center for Dance and Creativity that is taking over the old Power House building near Union Station. The building, along with Union Station,...
Full body portrait of dancing student Beatrice Burk. Danced with Anna Pavlowa's ballet and used the stage name of Sonia Ledinova.
Full body portrait in ballerina dance costume identified as Beatrice Burk. According the newspaper clippings in the collection, Miss Burk danced with Anna Pavlowa's ballet. Her stage name was Sonia Ledinova....
Beatrice Burk and Dance Partner
Interior, full body portrait of dancer identified as Beatrice Burk with unidentified dance partner. Miss Burk danced with Anna Pavlowa's ballet under the stage name of Sonia Ledinova.
Beatrice Burk/Sonia Ledinova
Autographed half body portrait in dance costume of Beatrice Burk, dancing professionally under the name of Sonia Ledinova. Autograph reads: "For Miss Thomes my greatest teacher and inspiration, Sonia Ledinova"....
Big Day For KC Dance Arrives
March 11, 2008
The Kansas City Ballet will open March 11, 2008, with a week-long engagement at the Joyce Theater in New York City. "The Joyce appearance will include works by Whitener and Donald McKayle that premiered...
Biography of Dale Eldred (1933-1993), Sculptor
Biography of Dorothy B. Perkins (1884-1981), Ballet Teacher
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