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9.5 Tons of Pigeon…Duty

Prior to the Folly Theater re-opening in 1981, one of the major renovations that was needed was to clear the 9.5 TONS of pigeon…well…doodoo. I promise you there’s a point to that fact, so keep reading! On Wednesday, June 13th, we hosted our annual Volunteer Recognition Night…and WOW! It was truly a FIESTA! For those that may not…

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Some Soul, Some Blues, Some Gospel, Some Rock – Ruthie Foster

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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A Couple of Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Bob James

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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Join the Order of the Pigeon

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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A Newly Released DVD and a Live Performance: Roger McGuinn

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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A Season of Prodigies: Folly Jazz Series 2016-2017

  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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