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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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“Heathers: The Musical” & “Play It Again, Sam” May 30, 2016 | 12:00 pm

Guests from the Unicorn Theatre will join host Michael Hogge to talk about their new show "Heathers: The Musical", and representatives from City Theatre of Independence will be here to talk about their Woody Allen comedy "Play It Again, Sam".


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“The Graduate” & “The Golden Age Of Musicals”
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May 23, 2016 | 12:00 pm

Michael Hogge welcomes folks from The Barn Players, who will chat about their controversial new drama "The Graduate", and Brad Zimmerman from the Chestnut Fine Arts Center will tell us about his new show "The Golden Age Of Musicals".


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“Brown Bag Baroque” & Kansas City Museum Renovation News
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May 16, 2016 | 12:00 pm

Trilla Ray Carter and Lyra Pherigo chat about their Kansas City Baroque concert, the latest Brown Bag concert presented by the Westport Center for the Arts. Later, Anna Marie Tutera, the Executive Director of the Kansas City Museum at Corinthian Hall, will discuss the activities and renovations of the historic museum.


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Bach Aria Soloists & KKFI’s Upcoming Cultural Calendar!
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May 9, 2016 | 12:00 pm

Bach Aria Soloists will join Michael to have a chat about some special concerts they have coming up, and Bill Sundahl, Special Events Coordinator at KKFI, will talk about upcoming special events.


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“Rite Of Spring” & “My Fair Lady”
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May 2, 2016 | 12:00 pm

The Kansas City Ballet will join Michael Hogge for a chat about their upcoming presentation "Rite Of Spring", and later, guests from the Leawood Stage Company will talk with us about their musical "My Fair Lady". Is it raining in Spain? Find out this Monday!


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New Works at the Rep. and “Amadeus” at Spinning Tree
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April 25, 2016 | 12:00 pm

Artistic Director Eric Rosen will talk about the Kansas City Repertory Theatre production of "New Works". Then in the second half of the show Actor Robert Gibby Brand will speak about the Spinning Tree Theatre production of "Amadeus".


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“Carmen”, “The Life & Times Of Barbara Jordan”, & 30th Anniversary Of City In Motion Dance
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April 18, 2016 | 12:00 pm

Singers Corey Crider and Janai Brugger chat about the Lyric Opera production of "Carmen", actress/writer Jacqueline Lemelle will briefly detail her one-woman show, "The Life And Times of Barbara Jordan", and Artistic Co-Directors Andrea Skowronek and Stephanie Whittler will talk about the 30th Anniversary Company Concert of City In Motion Dance Theatre.


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“Danza” & “Jane Eyre”
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April 11, 2016 | 12:00 pm

Musician Beau Bledsoe will join us in the KKFI studios and talk about the Owen/Cox Dance Company production of "Danza", and actresses Joanna Geffert and Alicia Richardson will speak about the Barn Players production of "Jane Eyre".


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“Bond” & “The Life And Times Of The Three Little Pigs”
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April 4, 2016 | 12:00 pm

Cheryl Kimmi, the Executive Director of the Kansas City Fringe Festival. will discuss the special presentation of "Bond: A Soldier And His Dog", and Valerie Mackey, Artistic Director of Theatre For Young America, will tell us about their upcoming show, "The Life And Times Of The Three Little Pigs".


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“The Fantasticks” & “New Moves”
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March 28, 2016 | 12:00 pm

Actors Peggy Friesen and Andrew Varela join host Michael Hogge to talk about the Kansas City Repertory Theatre production of "The Fantasticks", and Kansas City Ballet Artistic Director Devon Carney will chat with Michael about their upcoming presentation "New Moves".


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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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