Spectacular Circus coming to KC

By Chara Circus-lovers can get their fill of acrobats, aerialists, animals, daredevils and clowns this weekend in Kansas City, Missouri.The Spectacular Circus will stage performances at 7 p.m. Friday (Feb. 11); 11 a.m., and 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 12); and 1 and 5 p.m. Sunday (Feb. 13) in Hale Arena at the American […]

Mexican icon Vicente Fernandez dead at 81

By Chara Singer Vicente Fernandez, a Mexican icon, passed away at 6:15 a.m. Sunday (Dec. 12), multiple media outlets reported.“He was a legend,” said Luciana Guerrero, a Fernandez fan. “We will miss him, and he will be forever in my heart. Rest in peace, Vicente Fernandez.”Fernandez, who was fighting several health problems, fell at his […]

“The Mystery of Christmas” returns

By Tere Siqueira  A familiar holiday tale is getting a new treatment.The Dramatic Truth Ballet School of Kansas City, Missouri, will present a series of performances of “The Mystery of Christmas,” a retelling of “The Nutcracker,” Dec. 17-19 in the Goppert Theatre at Avila University. For the first time, it will include a Spanish adaptation […]

The Nutcracker returns to Kauffman Center

The Nutcracker is back.Starting Friday (Dec. 3), the Christmas-themed ballet with music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky will run through Dec. 24 at the Muriel Kauffman Theatre at The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City, Missouri. “I am so excited to be returning to the Muriel Kauffman Theatre, presenting our wonderful, vibrant production of […]

Artista del área cumple un sueño

Héctor Trinidad Pérez-Sevilla, residente del área de Kansas City, hizo realidad uno de sus sueños cuando fue elegido por Kenny y los Eléctricos, una de sus bandas favoritas, para crear la portada de su nuevo disco.Saltó ante la oportunidad porque la música de la banda lo había ayudado a superar los episodios de depresión.“Siempre he […]

Lugo growing her music career

By Roberta PardoElizabeth “Eli” Lugo’s music career is growing.Lugo started singing when she was 6. A DJ at an event at her local church heard her sing and invited her to the stage. Even at that age, Lugo never felt embarrassed about performing, she said.After that, Lugo’s mother encouraged her passion and found her music […]

El último adiós a Octavio Ocaña

¿Quién era Octavio Ocaña?El actor de 22 años tuvo una corta, pero fructífera carrera en la televisión, su personaje más recordado fue Benito en la serie Vecinos. La Fiscalía General de Justicia del Estado de México confirmó que Octavio Ocaña murió por un impacto de bala en la cabeza y los hechos se suscitaron en […]

Choral foundation launches Spanish-language choir

The William Baker Choral Foundation has its first Spanish-language choral ensemble.Voces Festivas was unveiled on Oct. 8 during the foundation’s recruiting event in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. Leilani Velasco, Voces Festivas music director, gave a short presentation describing her vision for the Spanish-language choir and explained how it will fit a unique niche in […]

Kansas City Museum reopens after seven years of renovation work

By Tere Siqueira After seven years of renovation efforts, the Kansas City Museum staged a ribbon-cutting and dedication ceremony on Oct. 21 to celebrate its reopening.The reopening follows the completion of work on Corinthian Hall, one of five buildings that comprise the museum. Built in 1910 and occupied for 20-plus years by Robert Alexander Long […]

Celebrating the Day of the Dead

By CharaDia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is typically associated with Mexican culture. But observance of the Nov. 1-2 holiday is becoming an annual tradition in other countries, too.Rooted in ancient traditions that have been observed by generations of Mexicans, the holiday is based on the belief is that a deceased person’s soul […]