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January 2020

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Wed, January 1st - 10:00am
Commitment Day 5K
Commitment Day 5K

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Description: Make running or walking a 5K your positive action to lead off 2020! This powerful community event is a gold-medal way to start the year. Bring the whole family to run, walk, jog or stroll in a Commitment Day 5K. Your ticket includes a race bib, medal and post-run brunch social. This event is open to members and nonmembers of Life Time. Registration is $20 for adults and $5 for kids. Registrants are also encouraged to make a donation to Make-A-Wish and/or the Life Time Foundation. Submitted by: Dan DeBaun Life Time, Inc.

Wed, January 1st - 10:00am

 
 
 
Fri, January 3rd - 5:00pm
Cerbera Gallery Presents: "Winter Salon IV"
Cerbera Gallery Presents: "Winter Salon IV"

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Description: To whomever, it may concern at KPR, Below please find our latest press release. Please call or e-mail us with questions or comments. -------------------------------------- Cerbera Gallery presents: “Winter Salon IV” Dec ’19 – Feb ’20 Enjoy an exciting line-up of emerging and renowned artists during Cerbera Gallery’s “Winter Salon IV”. Original paintings & drawings, photography, prints & editions, ceramics and local + hand-made jewelry – all making great gift ideas for the holiday season and beyond. Our intimate showcase features work by local, national and international artists such as: Regional Artists: Jane Booth Katherine Bello Melanie Sherman Susan Kiefer Mark Hennick Kerry Smith Harris Deller Ben Bates Terry Dixon David Pugh Nick Schleich Laura Nugent Kory Twaddle Helen Graham Gary Hodson Featured: Shepard Fairey Robert Indiana Günther Uecker Joan Hernandez Pijuan Marcello Morandini Nancy Charak Victory Vasarely Greg Miller Casper Brindle Martin Noel Gottfried Salzmann Lindsey Carroll Tineke van Gils Wolff Buchholz Bernhard Heiliger Yoonjee Kwak Sam Chung Werner Haypeter Gottfried Honegger -------------------------------------- "Winter Salon IV" Exhibition Date: December '19 - Feb. '20 Location: Cerbera Gallery 2011 Baltimore Ave, Kansas City, MO 64108 Opening Reception: FRI, Dec. 6, 6-9 PM Collector's Reception: FRI, January 3rd, 4-6 PM Phone: +1-844-202-9303 E-Mail: info@cerberagallery.com Event URL: https://cerberagallery.com/winter_salon-4/ _____________________ With Best Regards, Cerbera Gallery Submitted by: Kennedy Burgess Cerbera Gallery

Fri, January 3rd - 5:00pm

 
 
 
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Tue, January 7th - 11:00am
BIBIBOP Grand Opening in Corbin Park
BIBIBOP Grand Opening in Corbin Park

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Description: Renowned for offering a quick, complete and nutritious meal with flavors unlike any other, BIBIBOP focuses on its guests’ “WELL B•ING” by promoting a happy, healthy lifestyle for all. Inspired by the traditional Korean dish, bibimbap (meaning mixed rice), BIBIBOP adheres to a principle of balance by creating a colorful and wholesome dish that has meaning far beyond taste. Guests can customize their BIBIBOP to satisfy their cravings by choosing from a unique mix of rice or salad bases, fresh vegetables, quality proteins and Asian-inspired sauces. Voted BEST FAST CASUAL* restaurant in Columbus, BIBIBOP has become a local favorite and one of the fastest growing chains in the country. This location marks the 3rd Kansas City location bringing the total to 37 restaurants in 7 states. To kick off the grand opening, there will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10:30am on January 7th. Doors open at 11am. From 11am-2pm guests will receive a FREE BOWL! That’s right, all guests that come in for lunch between 11am to 2pm will receive free food. There will be fun prizes and live music to celebrate the grand opening. For more information please visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/2230946563872474/ Submitted by: Nikki Hurlbut BIBIBOP

Tue, January 7th - 11:00am

 
 
Wed, January 8th - 7:00pm
Seminar for Seniors: Stress Free Transitioning
Seminar for Seniors: Stress Free Transitioning

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Description: Join us to learn tips about moving and local resources that can make your future transition seamless and stress free. This seminar will provide an informative, interactive, educational seminar, addressing the key concerns for older adults who are anticipating an upcoming move. You will leave the seminar equipped with how to plan your move and an invaluable wealth of resources. Sponsored by the folks at Change Of Address Services. Your attendance is welcomed, but you must register via email to pamelamyers4999@gmail.com as space is limited. Cost is $50 per person. Submitted by: Pamela Myers Change Of Address Services

Wed, January 8th - 7:00pm

 
 
 
Fri, January 10th - 6:30pm
Teen Rebellion Night at Cinema a Go-Go
Teen Rebellion Night at Cinema a Go-Go

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Update: this event has been canceled due to winter weather.

The age of juvenile delinquents, bullet bras and hot rods lives again in a night of teenage rebellion at our next Cinema a Go-Go, Friday, January 10.

Fanning the flames of Eisenhower America’s growing paranoia, High School Confidential! is the quintessential juvenile delinquency film — celebrating the very sex-drugs-and-rock’n’roll culture it pretends to condemn. Russ Tamblyn (just off his Oscar-nominated turn in West Side Story) stars as Tony Baker, the new kid at Santa Bellow High, whose cocky attitude and ambitious weed-dealing enable him to infiltrate the gang of a local narcotics boss.

While High School Confidential! deals with the evils of the demon weed, Date Bait takes on the perils of teenage sex. Two confused teenagers are in love and want to get hitched, but their uptight parents say, "No way!'' The couple finds themselves on the sleazy side of town where they are victimized by the new bride's hoodlum ex-boyfriend, his psychotic drug-addicted brother and other people in show business.

Date Bait star Gary Clarke launched his acting career in teen and horror exploitation classics, peaking in 1958 when he appeared in Dragstrip Riot, How to Make a Monster and Missile to the Moon. He is best remembered for his role as Steve, a singing cowpuncher on TV's The Virginian.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. General Admission tickets are $10 and are available for purchase at the Liberty Hall box office.

Thank you to our event sponsor, Dr. Stephen Chronister, DDS, of Healing Smiles of Topeka.

Fri, January 10th - 6:30pm

 
 
 
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Fri, January 17th - 7:30pm
Marketing Manager
Marketing Manager

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Description: The Gatlin Brothers have accrued a lifetime of noteworthy achievements in their 65-year, storybook career, including a GRAMMY for Best Country Song, “Broken Lady,” three ACM awards for Single of the Year, “All The Gold In California,” Album of the Year, Straight Ahead, and Male Vocalist of the Year. The trio has received five nominations for CMA Vocal Group of the Year, Single of the Year, and Album of the Year. The brothers have accumulated seven No. 1 singles, 32 Top 40 records, 24 studio albums and five BMI Million-Air awards. Most recently, Larry was honored as a 2019 Nashville Songwriter Hall of Fame inductee. In addition to notable accolades, the Gatlin Brothers have entertained audiences in some of the world’ most famous venues, including the Grand Ole Opry, Carnegie Hall, Madison Square Garden, and The Lincoln Theater. They have performed for the GRAMMY Awards, the American Music Awards, and the People’s Choice Awards. They appeared on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, Oprah, Hee-Haw, Love Boat, the Midnight Special with Wolfman Jack, the Merv Griffin Show, Solid Gold, the Barbara Mandrell Show, and their own variety special on ABC. Tickets for Larry, Steve & Rudy: The Gatlin Brothers range from $39 to $49, plus applicable fees. Submitted by: Michelle Smith Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

Fri, January 17th - 7:30pm

 
 
Sat, January 18th - 1:00pm
Celebration of William Stafford: Creating a Poetic Life
Celebration of William Stafford: Creating a Poetic Life

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Description: Join the Kansas Authors Club at this free event as they celebrate the life and poetry of William Stafford with readings and refreshments. Submitted by: Will Hickox Watkins Museum of History

Sat, January 18th - 1:00pm

 
 
Sat, January 18th - 8:00pm
Mandolin Orange
Mandolin Orange

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Description: On Sale Now! Coming to The Stiefel on Jan 8. Mandolin Orange’s music radiates a mysterious warmth —their songs feel like whispered secrets, one hand cupped to your ear. The North Carolina duo have built a steady and growing fanbase with this kind of intimacy, and on Tides of a Teardrop, due out February 1, it is more potent than ever. Tickets start at $28 and are available at our box office in person or by phone (785) 827-1998 or online via Ticketmaster. Submitted by: Valerie Johnson Stiefel Theatre

Sat, January 18th - 8:00pm

 
 
Sat, January 18th - 8:00pm
Gatsby Gala
Gatsby Gala

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Description: Roar into the 2020s with the 1920s Gatsby Gala at the Mainframe Studios, 900 Keosauqua Way, Des Moines, IA from 8 to 11 p.m. on January 18. Plans call for live music from Diva and the Deacons, featuring singer Tina Haase Findlay. She describes her music as “Blues, rock and soul meets jazz, jam and gospel- with theatre, jingles, ragtime and whatever the heck we feel like throwing in!", according to the ensemble’s Facebook page. The event is sponsored by Step Into Swing, a local swing dance club and performance ensemble. Tickets are $15 at the door. There will be free wine and beer and a few snacks available. Plans call for a half hour lesson for 20's Charleston, along with a photo booth area for people to take photos. Attendees are encouraged to post them on Facebook® and Instagram®. The Mainframe Studios is in downtown Des Moines at 900 Keosauqua Way. To get there, take Interstate-235 to the Keosauqua way exit, get off and head south to 12th Street. Then go south on 12th Street to Center Street, then go east. The Mainframe Studios is on the east side of Center Street. Parking is available in the lower level covered parking lot, along with overflow parking at the corner of 12th & Center Street. Additional parking is available just south of the building’s atrium entrance. Submitted by: Joel Bader Step Into Swing

Sat, January 18th - 8:00pm

 
 
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Wed, January 22nd - 7:30pm
The Color Purple
The Color Purple

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Description: THE COLOR PURPLE is the 2016 Tony Award® winner for Best Musical Revival! Hailed as “a direct hit to the heart” (The Hollywood Reporter), this joyous American classic conquered Broadway in an all-new “ravishingly reconceived production that is a glory to behold” (The New York Times). With a soul-raising, Grammy®-winning score of jazz, gospel, ragtime and blues, THE COLOR PURPLE gives an exhilarating new spirit to this Pulitzer Prize-winning story. Don’t miss this stunning re-imagining of an epic story about a young woman’s journey to love and triumph in the American South. Experience the exhilarating power of this Tony-winning triumph that New York Magazine calls “one of the greatest revivals ever.” Submitted by: Todd Holmberg McCain Performance Series

Wed, January 22nd - 7:30pm

 
 
Thu, January 23rd - 7:30pm
The Color Purple
The Color Purple

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Description: The Tony Award-winning revival that exhilarated Broadway is now on tour across North America. With a soul-raising, Grammy-winning score of jazz, gospel, ragtime and blues, The Color Purple is an unforgettable and intensely moving revival of an American classic. Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel and Academy Award-nominated feature film, The Color Purple leaves its mark on the soul. Don’t miss your chance to be mesmerized by this joyous show. Submitted by: Betsy Ostrander Lied Center of Kansas

Thu, January 23rd - 7:30pm

 
 
 
 
Sun, January 26th - 7:00pm
Bach Cantata Vespers
Bach Cantata Vespers

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Description: The Immanuel Choir will be joined by professional soloists, instrumentalists and other guests to present Bach's Cantata 23, Du wahrer Gott und Davids Sohn (Thou True God and David's Son), as a part of the evening vespers service. This is a unique opportunity to hear works by J.S. Bach presented in worship, the context for which they were written and intended to be performed. We welcome all people to join us for this unique worship experience. This service also marks the beginning of a revival of Immanuel Lutheran's Bach Cantata Vespers Series after a break of several years. The next Bach Cantata Vespers will be on Sunday, April 26th at 7:00 p.m. with Cantata 150, Nach dir, Herr, verlanget mich (O Lord, I long for thee.) There is no fee to attend, but a free will offering will be taken to help support the Bach Cantata Vespers Series. Submitted by: Connie Benolkin Immanuel Lutheran Church Kansas City, MO

Sun, January 26th - 7:00pm

 
 
Sun, January 26th - 7:30pm
Martha Redbone–Bone Hill: The Concert
Martha Redbone–Bone Hill: The Concert

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Description: Bone Hill: The Concert is an interdisciplinary musical theatre work created by Martha Redbone and Aaron Whitby that brings to light an important piece of American history that’s never been told. Inspired by the lives of Redbone’s family in the hills of coal-mining Appalachia, their story is shared through songs spanning a swath of American music—from traditional Cherokee chants and lullabies to bluegrass, blues, country, gospel, jazz, rock ‘n’ roll and R&B. As a multiracial Cherokee/Shawnee and African American family, this is the story of their connection to the land, the simplicity and sacredness of that connection and the ruptures that threaten to extinguish it. Redbone, an award-winning and charismatic musician, is one of today’s most vital voices in American roots music. This engagement is part of KU’s ongoing Indigenous Cultures Festival. Submitted by: Betsy Ostrander Lied Center of Kansas

Sun, January 26th - 7:30pm

 
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Mon, January 27th - 11:00am
FreeEliza: A Father's Rights Demonstration
FreeEliza: A Father's Rights Demonstration

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Description: Kansas Man, Supporters, to Rally at Statehouse for Father’s Rights A Kansas man’s fight for the right to parent his daughter ramps up. In a case of contested adoption, the unwed father appeals to the Kansas Supreme Court after his rights are terminated by the District Court and the Court of Appeals. Supporters of unwed father Paul Allen Fiscus will host “FreeEliza: A Father’s Rights Demonstration,” on the South steps of the KS State Capitol building on Monday, January 27, 2020, from 11:00am to 4:00pm, with attendees from Fathers Rights organizations in Kansas and surrounding areas expected to attend. Supporters are seeking judicial review of the Baby Girl G case, in which the Petition for Review was filed with the KS Supreme Court late last month. Despite 3500 text messages and supportive testimony from family members of the mother, Mr. Fiscus’s rights as a father were terminated, without a finding of unfitness, in the District Court, with the Court of Appeals later affirming the lower court's ruling. He now takes his case to the KS Supreme Court for review. Anyone concerned with the equal protection of constitutional rights for fathers should attend this event. Learn more information at www.facebook.com/events/575585099946684/. In recent cases, the KS Supreme Court has ruled strongly in favor of father's rights: “We do not find in the statutory scheme a legislative call to make the assertion of parental rights a Herculean task. The preservation of a father’s relationship with his child is the starting point of a termination proceeding, not the finish line that a father must labor to reach. Second, we want to emphasize what is not at issue here. We are not searching for who might be the best possible parents for Baby Boy F. The courts are, of course, part of our government, and absent specific and very strong reasons, the government can’t take children away from their parents to be raised by someone the government deems a better parent.” (Baby Girl P., 291 Kan. At 435-36.) Mr. Fiscus will speak on his experience fighting for his daughter Eliza and will be available following to answer questions from the media. Representatives from both House and Senate have been invited to attend the rally, and to speak in support of Fathers Rights. Submitted by: Susan Jeppsson FreeEliza: A Father's Rights Demonstration

Mon, January 27th - 11:00am

 
 
 
 
Thu, January 30th - 7:30pm
Cirque du Soleil AXEL
Cirque du Soleil AXEL

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Description: Spectacular skating, breathtaking acrobatics, live music and stunning graphics - It’s waiting for you in an all new ice spectacle: Cirque du Soleil AXEL. Join Axel and his adrenaline-fueled crew on an exhilarating adventure as his passion for music and graphic arts takes you on an electrifying journey. See sparks fly as Axel falls for the captivating Lei. Together they jet off on a fast-moving quest through fantastic and colorful worlds to retrieve the stolen light from the mystical Vi. Will Axel find his voice and fulfill his destiny? Get ready for amazing music, stunning projections, and mind-blowing acrobatic skating performances in Cirque du Soleil AXEL. Kansas City Show Schedule Thursday, January 30 at 7:30 pm Friday, January 31st at 7:30 pm Saturday, February 1st at 3:30 and 7:30 pm Sunday, February 2nd at 1:00 and 5:00 pm https://www.cirquedusoleil.com/axel Submitted by: Mark Schulte Allied Global Marketing

Thu, January 30th - 7:30pm

 
 
Fri, January 31st - 7:30pm
Squirrel Nut Zippers and The Dirty Dozen Brass Band
Squirrel Nut Zippers and The Dirty Dozen Brass Band

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Description: Squirrel Nut Zippers: Their musical journey began in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, in the mid 1990s as a musician’s escape from the cookie-cutter world of modern rock radio at the time. Jimbo Mathus, along with drummer/percussionist Chris Phillips, formed the band as a casual musical foray among friends and family in the area. It wasn’t long before the band’s quirky mix of jazz chords, folk music and punk rock leanings spread out of the region and attracted a national audience. The Squirrel Nut Zippers sold over 3 million albums from 1995-2000 and their watershed record “Hot” was certified platinum. The Squirrel Nut Zippers are inspired by the city of New Orleans, the poet Ron Cuccia and a disregard for convention. The Dirty Dozen Brass Band: Celebrating over 40 years since their founding in 1977, New Orleans-based Dirty Dozen Brass Band has taken the traditional foundation of brass band music and incorporated it into a blend of genres, including bebop jazz, funk and R&B/soul. This unique sound, described by the band as a “musical gumbo,” has allowed the Dirty Dozen to tour across five continents and more than 30 countries, record 12 studio albums and collaborate with a range of artists from Widespread Panic to Norah Jones. Forty-plus years later, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band is a world-famous music machine whose name is synonymous with genre-bending romps and high-octane performances. Submitted by: Todd Holmberg McCain Performance Series

Fri, January 31st - 7:30pm

 
 
Fri, January 31st - 7:30pm
Cirque du Soleil AXEL
Cirque du Soleil AXEL

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Description: Spectacular skating, breathtaking acrobatics, live music and stunning graphics - It’s waiting for you in an all new ice spectacle: Cirque du Soleil AXEL. Join Axel and his adrenaline-fueled crew on an exhilarating adventure as his passion for music and graphic arts takes you on an electrifying journey. See sparks fly as Axel falls for the captivating Lei. Together they jet off on a fast-moving quest through fantastic and colorful worlds to retrieve the stolen light from the mystical Vi. Will Axel find his voice and fulfill his destiny? Get ready for amazing music, stunning projections, and mind-blowing acrobatic skating performances in Cirque du Soleil AXEL. Kansas City Show Schedule Thursday, January 30 at 7:30 pm Friday, January 31st at 7:30 pm Saturday, February 1st at 3:30 and 7:30 pm Sunday, February 2nd at 1:00 and 5:00 pm https://www.cirquedusoleil.com/axel Submitted by: Mark Schulte Allied Global Marketing

Fri, January 31st - 7:30pm

 
 
 

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