Wednesday December 13, 2017
Host/producer Maria Vasquez Boyd talks with writer/community activist MG Salazar, Consuelo Cruz Arts Marketing Coordinator with the Office of Culture and Creative Services KCMO, UNESCO-United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Education members Anita Dixon-Director of the Mutual Musicians Foundation, John James-President of the Wendall Phillips Neighborhood Association, & Jacob Wagner-Director of Urban Studies and co-founder of the Center for Neighborhoods at the University of Kansas City-Kansas City and writer Kevin Peery.
MG Salazar-Cinema Cabaliste is a quarterly collection of quirky silent movies watched with audience participation. We regularly feature live performances and have used the Cinema Cabaliste vehicle to raise hundreds of dollars for Standing Rock. We’re turning our attention to Camp Makwa now, on Line 3 in Minnesota, where direct action water protectors are chaining themselves to equipment. We will be watching Charlie Chaplin’s The Great Dictator as well as a few choice shorts. MG Salazar will be doing live readings of dirty jazz, vaudevillian and blues songs from nearly a hundred years ago. We will also be raffling off Native art as well as some other fun prizes! Cinema Cabaliste 3611 Broadway St. KCMO 64111 Dec. 16 – Dec. 17 10pm- 12:30pm Tickets by Eventbrite
Consuelo Cruz-Open Spaces 2018: The City of Kansas City, Mo. announced the official launch and call for artists to participate in an innovative, new two-month arts event called Open Spaces 2018: A Kansas City Arts Experience – an exciting partnership between the City and local philanthropic and community arts leaders.
Open Spaces 2018 will feature art installations in open spaces across Kansas City, showcasing the city’s famed parks and boulevards, as well as urban spaces and existing arts and cultural venues. Art experiences will include visual art and performances created by local, national and international artists – all curated by internationally-recognized artistic director Dan Cameron.
The event will run Aug. 25 – Oct. 28, 2018, with a hub of artistic activity in Kansas City’s largest park, Swope Park and a network of additional venues throughout Kansas City. Attendees can expect a wide variety of visual and performing art experiences over the course of the two months.
Open Spaces 2018 is a collaboration between the City’s Office of Culture and Creative Services and a private arts initiative led by Kansas City philanthropist Scott Francis, to create an event that highlights Kansas City’s arts, culture and creativity, one of 10 goals included in the City’s Arts Convergence Plan, adopted by Mayor James and City Council in 2013.
Open Spaces 2018: A Kansas City Arts Experience is a two-month multi-platform arts event that aims to attract cultural visitors and bring significant visibility to Kansas City. The event showcases renowned local, national and international artists, with a hub of activity in Swope Park and a network of additional venues extending throughout Kansas City. Open Spaces 2018 is led by internationally-recognized curator Dan Cameron and backed by a public-private partnership that includes the City of Kansas City, Mo., KC Creates and a Founders Circle collaboration of large donors and arts leaders.
For more information, visit openspaceskc.com.
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)-Anita Dixon, Director of the Mutual Musicians Foundation (Ret), John James, President of Wendell Phillips Neighborhood Association, Jacob Wagner, Director of Urban Studies and co-founder of the Center for Neighborhoods at the University of Missouri-Kansas City
UNESCO United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization on October 31, 2017 Kansas City was recognized as a music city. Kansas City is among more than 60 cities around the world that earned “Creative City” distinction from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on October 31. Along with cities in Cabo Verde, Chile, Czechia, India, Kazakhstan, Portugal, Sweden, Kansas City was recognized as a music city.
The UNESCO application focused on Kansas City’s jazz history and current music scene. The initiative was spearheaded by the Wendell Phillips neighborhood association John James, in coordination with jazz advocate Anita Dixon, and Jacob Wagner, director of urban studies and co-founder of the Center for Neighborhoods at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. For more information about the UNESCO designation, please contact Mayor Pro Tem Wagner at 816-513- 6503.
Kevin Peery- Americana songwriter and Kansas City based storyteller, K.W. Peery, is the author of four poetry collections.
Tales of a Receding Hairline -2016
Purgatory – 2016
Wicked Rhythm – 2017
Ozark Howler – 2017
Tales of a Receding Hairline – Semifinalist in the 2016 Goodreads Best in Poetry 2016
His work appears in the Vincent Van Gogh Anthology – Resurrection of a Sunflower -2017
and the Walsal Poetry Society –
Diverse Verse II – 2017
He is a regular contributor in Veterans Voices, The Australia Times Poetry Magazine and The Gasconade Review.
Follow on Twitter @KWPeery
Gallatin Gallows – 2018
Howler Holler – 2018
Cockpit Chronicles -2019