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Arts Magazine


Arts Magazine wants to cover it all in the Kansas City area, from professional stage productions to community and eclectic productions. This KKFI program covers the expensive art galleries as well as the small out of the way places where the new trends begin to surface.  Program host Michael Hogge wants Kansas City to learn what it takes to be a vibrant arts town.

Past guests have included George Keithly, an award-winning stage director and Emmy winning TV director. Kansas City’s own big band and jazz singer, Marilyn Maye was also a guest.

Michael wants the public to know what is going on in their town and how they can participate in it!

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“The Three Musketeers” & The MET October 5, 2015 | 12:00 pm

Devon Carney and Stager Gilles Maidon will tell us about the Kansas City Ballet production of "The Three Musketeers: All For One, And One For All", and Karen Paisley will speak with us about the new season and new location for the Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre, PLUS, your chance to support your community radio station, KKFI, with your donations.

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Alan Portner on the KC Theatre Scene
September 28, 2015 | 12:00 pm

Michael Hogge has a conversation with theatre critic Alan Portner about the theatre scene here in Kansas City and comparing it to other cities he has worked in.

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“Sunday In The Park With George” & “Don Giovanni”
September 21, 2015 | 12:00 pm

Actors Charles Fugate and Melinda McDonald discuss the Kansas City Repertory Theatre production of "Sunday In The Park With George", and singer Joshua Bloom will talk about the Lyric Opera production of "Don Giovanni".

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“Thoroughly Modern Millie” & Universal Film Festival
September 14, 2015 | 12:00 pm

Director Kip Simmons and others from the Barn Players will discuss their new musical, "Throughly Modern Millie", and Kelly Edelman, Executive Director, and Regina Johnson, Marketing Coordinator, will chat with Michael about the Universal Film Festival.

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“Dance In The Park” & “Love’s Labours Lost”
September 7, 2015 | 12:00 pm

Michael Hogge speaks with guests from the 17th annual Dance In The Park to discuss the event, and performers from the Alcott Arts Center will chat about their presentation of Shakespeare's "Love's Labour's Lost".

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“Puppets For The Planet” & “Close Enough For Jazz: My Life On Bass”
August 31, 2015 | 12:00 pm

Heather Loewenstein, the Artistic Director of the Stone Lion Puppet Company, will talk about their event, "Puppets For The Planet Festival". Later, author and musician Ron Roberts will join host Michael Hogge to chat about his new book.

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“The Oldest Boy” & KC Ballet’s “Dance Day”
August 24, 2015 | 12:00 pm

Puppeteer Paul Messner and performers Katie Kalahurka and Alex Esby discuss the Unicorn Theatre production of "The Oldest Boy", and Devon Carney, the Artistic Director for Kansas City Ballet, will chat about their new season and their upcoming Dance Day festivities.

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“West Side Story” & “Momo”
August 17, 2015 | 12:00 pm

Director/Artistic Director Andy Parkhurst and talent will join us to talk about the Spinning Tree Theatre musical production of "West Side Story", and writer Kevin Kraft talks about his book and screenplay "Momo" (The Missouri Monster).

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“The Gin Game” & “Old School”
August 10, 2015 | 12:00 pm

Dennis Hennessy (Director) and Victor Raider-Wexler (performer) join Michael to discuss the Kansas City Actors Theatre production of "The Gin Game", and Harvey Williams (Director) will talk about the Melting Pot Theatre production of "Old School".

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“Othello” & “Seussical”
August 3, 2015 | 12:00 pm

Guests will talk about the return of In-Play to the Kansas City theatrical scene, and their special reading of the classic "Othello". Then, Director Vanessa Campagna and members of the cast will discuss the Gladstone Theatre In The Park production of "Seussical".

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Michael Hogge, host of Arts Magazine, has been involved in entertainment since age 11. Mr. Hogge was a cameraman for “Whizzo the Clown” and other local performers as well as producing for regional syndicators.

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