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'Crucify! Crucify!': A Frantic Effort Wins Success in Kansas City
Photos and article about the production of the controversial rock opera or musical "Jesus Christ Superstar" in Kansas City by "Lyric Theater general director Russell Patterson" together with "the American...
50 Years of Death, Betrayal, and Song
Brief article describing the 50th season of the Lyric Opera and plans for the move to the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Also described is recently purchased 30,000-square-foot building that...
Actors Performing in Production of Carmen
Five unidentified actors performing in the Lyric Opera's production of Carmen (1968 season).
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...
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...
Biography of Samuel Sosland (1886-1983), Publisher
Biography of Tatiana Dokoudovska (1921-2005), Dancer
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...
Bravo! Kansas City's Lyric Opera Celebrates 50 Years
Article provides a short history of the Lyric Opera from its beginning with a performance of La Boheme on September 29, 1958, to the present. The author also emphasizes the economic impact that the Opera...
City Window: Operathon
News of a "radiothon" campaign to raise money for coming seasons for the opera company.
Jack Rees Obituary
June 3, 2008
Local interior designer Jack Rees died May 31, 2008. He was born May 30, 1921, in Stanton, Iowa, to Georgene Madison Rees and Ross Basil Rees. He studied interior design at the Pratt Institute in New York...
Description of "the handsomely balanced sixteenth season of the Kansas City Lyric Theater" and its various operatic productions.
Article about "the Kansas City Lyric Theater's five-week season of opera in English."
Kansas City Lyric Theatre Concludes Initial Season
Description of the "first season of the recently organized Kansas City Lyric Theatre" at the Rockhill Theatre, performing operas.
Kansas City Report: Everything's Up to Date in. ..
Overview of Kansas City's "cultural renaissance" in the arts with descriptions of opera at the Lyric Theater, visual arts at "the Nelson Gallery of Art," classical music by the Kansas City Philharmonic,...
Kansas City, Mo.: Fourth Opera Season
Review of the "fourth annual season of the Kansas City Lyric Theater" and the operas it performed.
KC Charities Pick Up the Pieces After September 11
Article describing the drop in donations to charity organizations in Kansas City following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
Lyric Opera of Kansas City
This book gives the history of the Lyric Opera of Kansas City, which covers the past 50 years. Listed in the back of the book is the Lyric Opera repertory for these first 50 years, 1958-2007. This information...
Lyric Opera of KC Announces Retirement of General Director Evan Luskin
March 18, 2011
The general director of the Lyric Opera, Evan Luskin, will retire on June 30, 2011. Luskin has been with the company since 1986 and started his career as managing director. He was promoted to general director...
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