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On Friday, June 16th we’ll have the 3 time Grammy nominated, soul-diva, Ruthie Foster! Ruthie has been noted for her amazing performances and her unique sound blending together Soul, Gospel, Rock, and Blues. Below is a wonderful bio from Ruthie’s team that really shares her defining moments leading to her successful career. In the tightknit…

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Many of us who listen to Cecile McLorin Salvant for the first time comment on the fact that she reminds us of both Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald.  But we mustn’t sell Ms. Salvant short–she has her very own style as is evidenced by the high praise she has received from jazz critics at the…

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Bob James and Fourplay: Folly Theater October 15, 2016 8pm (tickets on sale now)  FEATURING: BOB JAMES-KEYBOARDS/PIANO (YAMAHA ENDORSED PIANIST), RON OTIS-DRUMS, CARLITOS DEL PUERTO-BASS GUITAR, PERRY HUGHES-GUITAR September 15, 2016 There are a few things that the Bob James and Fourplay fans may not know about the music, the man, and the quartet.  Firstly, he is a…

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To become a Folly Theater usher is to join the ranks of some truly remarkable and amazing people.  Many of the Folly Theater ushers have been with the theater since the 1980s.  In addition to being able to spend time with these remarkable people, as a Folly Theater Usher, you will enjoy additional benefits such…

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While completing my Master’s Degree at UMKC, I had the luxury of taking a course on the 1960s taught by the ever-engaging Dr. Mary Ann Wynkoop.  In addition to enhancing our knowledge of the Civil Rights Movement and the complexities of the political landscape in the 1960s, Dr. Wynkoop impressed upon us the role that…

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  The future of jazz in Kansas City is, quite literally beautiful. From the acclaimed Robert Glasper whose new album, “Everything’s Beautiful,” feature his remixes of Miles Davis tracks from the Columbia/Legacy vault to the Grammy winning Cécile McLorin Salvant, this year’s Folly Jazz Series offers a season of prodigies. Virtually all of the artists,…

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