Wednesday October 11, 2017
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Guests on the show today include Randy Cohen, Pablo Sanhueza, Erika Lynnette Baker and Halee Maj.
Randy Cohen, VP of Research & Policy for Americans for the Arts-Americans for the Arts serves, advances, and leads the network of organizations and individuals who cultivate, promote, sustain, and support the arts in America. Founded in 1960, Americans for the Arts is the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education.
Americans for the Arts (AFTA) just released its Arts & Economic Prosperity® 5 (AEP5) Study, including data for the Greater Kansas City Metropolitan area. The total economic impact in the Greater Kansas City Metropolitan area by nonprofit arts and cultural organizations and their audiences is $276 million, a slight increase over the figure reported five years ago.
ArtsKC – Regional Arts Council, in partnership with Americans for the Arts (AFTA), the City of Kansas City, Mo., and the Arts Council of Johnson County (ACJC), will share more in- depth regional findings from AFTA’s AEP5 Study via forums and presentations.
Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 is Americans for the Arts’ fifth study of the nonprofit arts and culture industry’s impact on the economy. It documents the economic contributions of the arts in 341 diverse communities and regions across the country, representing all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Nationally, the nonprofit arts and culture industry generated $166.3 billion of economic activity during 2015—$63.8 billion in spending by arts and cultural organizations and an additional $102.5 billion in event-related expenditures by their audiences. This activity supported 4.6 million jobs and generated $27.5 billion in revenue to local, state, and federal governments (a yield well beyond their collective $5 billion in arts allocations).
By every measure, the results are impressive. This study puts to rest a misconception that communities support arts and culture at the expense of local economic development. In fact, communities are investing in an industry that supports jobs, generates government revenue, and is the cornerstone of tourism. Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 shows conclusively that, locally as well as nationally, the arts mean business!
Pablo Sanhueza – 100Years of Violte Parra: Cantos de amor y Resistencia, A tribute to Violeta Parra: Chilean folk singer and mutidisciplinary artist. She is perhaps best remembered as the “Mother of Latin American folk” for pioneering the Nueva canción chilena, a renewal of Chilean folk traditions that blossomed into a movement which celebrated the fight for social justice throughout Latin America.
Saturday, October 21 at 4 PM – 8 PM
1800 W. 39th St. KCMO 64111
$10 advance, $12 day of show
Beverages and food from south of the border will be served
Pablo Sanhueza: bass, vocals, percussion.
Camry Ivory: vocals.
Trevor Smith: keyboard, guitar.
Evan Hoffman: percussion.
Today we celebrate the 100th birthday of Violeta Parra, the Chilean composer, folk singer, social activist, author, and artist.
Born in the small, southern Chilean town of San Fabian de Alico, Parra picked up the guitar at an early age and began writing songs with her siblings. She started her career performing in small venues, later traveling across Chile to record a large breadth of traditional Chilean folk music. Her increasing popularity eventually earned her a radio show and an invitation to perform at a youth festival in Poland. While in Europe, she also explored the visual arts, creating oil paintings, wire sculptures, ceramics, and burlap tapestries call arpilleras which were exhibited in the Louvre Palace in Paris in 1964.
She is perhaps best remembered as the “Mother of Latin American folk,” pioneering the Nueva cancion chilena a renewal of Chilean folk traditions that blossomed into a movement which celebrated the fight for social justice throughout Latin America. Upon her return to Chile in 1965, she established Centro Cultural La Carpa de La Reina, a community center for the arts and political activism.
Erika Lynnette Baker-Attention guys and ghouls!
Kansas City Horror Play Festival
Produced by Erika Lynnette Baker
Join us for two evenings of creepy stories, haunting artwork and costumed fun! Featuring SIX new plays each night (written and performed by all local talent) sure to make your skin crawl and stomach burn with laughter. Adorn yourself in your most gruesome attire for a chance to win the costume contest prize package! Support local art while sipping a signature cocktail. It’s sure to be a scream!
Warning: This show contains adult language and themes.
Featuring new work by 12 local playwrights:
Alex Adams, Chris Arnone, Pete Bakely, Jamie Campbell, Emma Carter, Jesse Ray Metcalf, Cara Powers, Curtis Smith, Derek Trautwein, Loren Wendelburg, Andrew White-Winter, Lezlie Revelle
October 27 & 28 at 8:30pm
The Buffalo Room
Westport Flea Market
817 Westport Road
Kansas City, MO 64111
Halee Maj- Halee Maj’s first book of poetry LOVE NEARLY KILLED ME was published and released in 2015 under Wildfire Publications. The book performed quite well and still circulates globally with continued success. LYRICAL INDULGENCES, her first book of poetry published under her company Navarre Media LLC are Halee Maj’s sophomore collection of poems that encourages more socio-economic growth and female empowerment within the confines of a literary world dominated by conformists. LYRICAL INDULGENCES a lyrical nuance that will be sure to please the masses with its take on human individuality fostered by female ingenuity, grace and inner self worth.
Her collections of select compositions created and written during her journey as a human being on this Earth, gave birth to poetry and short stories that reflect her life past, present and future that she wishes to share with the world.
Born and raised in Flint, Michigan by the strongest single African American mother to hail from Flint, Michigan, Halee Maj grew up with the will to succeed and changing the world one word at a time! Born and raised in Flint, Michigan she grew up with one sister and one brother.
“…I’m a hopeless romantic. I’m passionate about my family. I’m passionate about helping others. I love to write poetry and I stand up for what I believe in without degrading other people’s beliefs. I enjoy listening to music and spending quality time with my children. I love to sing and love to dance even though I’m not the greatest dancer in the world”.
Halee Maj is a single mother of three young men. She currently resides in Kansas City, Missouri.
“…Giving is very important to me. Community and family make the nation stronger”.