Category: The Arts

1859 Jail and Museum, 217 N. Main, Independence, Mo., (816) 252-1892. William Quantrill and John Younger were prisoners here, and Frank James awaited trial when the site was a jail, 1859-1933. Now a museum with changing exhibits and a replica of a one-room school. Agricultural Hall of Fame, 630 Hall… Read More

Kansas City is proud of its 18th & Vine District, a neighborhood that was the birthplace of Kansas City jazz, the center of commerce for the city’s African-American community from the 1920s into the 1960s and a place where racial diversity was the norm. Federal, state and local grants and… Read More

Central Park Gallery & Frame Shop, 1644 Broadway, (816) 471-7711. Formerly Webster School, this historic 1885 building is now home to a fine art gallery featuring work by highly acclaimed national and local artists. The front lawn includes a large aviary plus a fountain stocked with exotic Japanese koi. Open… Read More

Everyone can understand the language of dance, and in Kansas City, dance ranges from famous classical ballet troupes to amateur folk dance groups. These listings are a sample of the variety of dance available here for patron and participant. American Dance Center, 11728 Quivira, (913) 451-3020. The official school of… Read More

Barley’s Brewhaus, three locations: 11924 W. 119th St., Overland Park, (913) 663-4099; 16649 Midland Drive, Shawnee, (913) 268-5160; and 91st and Metcalf, Overland Park, (913) 642-4450 Blayney’s of Westport, 415 Westport Road, (816) 561-3747. The Blue Room, 1616 E. 18th St., (816) 474-2929. Club at Plaza III, 4749 Pennsylvania, (816)… Read More

Comedy City, 300 Charlotte, (816) 842-2744. Home of great Kansas City comedy, including “Comedy Sportz.” Stanford’s Comedy House, 504 Westport Road, (816) 753-5653. The original Kansas City comedy club encourages local comedians and brings professional headliners here. Shows are Monday-Thursday and Sunday at 8:30 p.m. and Friday and Saturday… Read More

Kansas Barn Players 8621 West 95th St. – Overland Park, KS Season: June-Late August (913) 381-4004 Community Cultural Council Saint Mary College – 4100 S. 4th St. Leavenworth, KS Season: September-April (913) 684-2580 Cultural Education Center Johnson County Community College 12345 College… Read More