An engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and an inspiring advocate for space exploration, Kobie Boykins helped design the solar panels that powered the Mars Exploration Rovers, Spirit and Opportunity, for long past their expected life spans. He worked on the Mars Science Laboratory that is currently en route to the Red Planet, contributing to experiments that will search for water. An engaging, energetic speaker who puts a fresh face on America’s space program, Boykins will recount the Mars program’s amazing successes, and offer a look at the possibilities just lying ahead.
Tuesday, May 14, 7:00 p.m.
Helzberg Hall, Kauffman Center
1601 Broadway, Kansas City MO
Call (816 )994-7222 for ticket information
Störling Dance Theater’s UNDERGROUND reflects the innovative and passionate storytelling that Störling has become known for.
UNDERGROUND tells the story of the Underground Railroad that is both historically accurate and made relevant for today’s generation. Don’t miss this incredible dance company described by the K.C. Star as performing “without doubt one of the most vivid, heartfelt and theatrically astute pieces of dance theater ever to grace a Kansas City stage”
Saturday, February 2, 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.
7:30 pm until 9:00 pm
Muriel Kauffman Theatre at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
1601 Broadway, Kansas City, MO
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With this outing you may be able to combine Dance and Freedom Seekers.
TubaChristmas 2012 in Kansas City will be hosted for the fifth year by The Kansas City Symphony. This event is one of 240 TubaChristmas concerts presented around the United States in tribute to the late artist/teacher William J. Bell, born on Christmas Day 1902. The TubaChristmas ensemble (over 300 students, professionals, and area tuba enthusiasts) will perform traditional Christmas carols and songs.
Family, friends and the general public are encouraged to attend the FREE lunch hour concert to listen to the sounds of the season, tuba-style! Reservations are required.
Thursday, December 13 at noon
Helzberg Hall, Kauffmann Center for the Performing Arts
All area tuba and euphonium players are invited to join in the festivities.