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Sing, dance, and share your inner light with Jim “Mr. Stinky Feet” Cosgrove. This concert is all about bringing friends and families together during the holiday season, while spreading joy and warmth to those in need by participating in the Happy Bottoms diaper drive. Recommended for ages 3 and up. Note the morning starting time.
In a discussion of his book Designing Camelot: The Kennedy Restoration of the White House, historian James Archer Abbott presents a tour of America’s most famous residence as reimagined and reinterpreted some 60 years ago for John and Jackie Kennedy. Abbott recounts some of the famous changes to the Executive Mansion while sharing bits of behind-the-scenes politics and intrigue.
Reporters with ABC television affiliate KMBC 9 have spent a year studying the consequences of both the unchecked pile-up of trash in some parts of Kansas City and the near-capacity situation at area landfills. Not to mention litter on roadways.
See portions of the documentary, Chronicle: Dirty Kansas City, first aired in early October, and hear a discussion between key players responsible for keeping the city safe, clean, and beautiful.
Art Lujin, a former manager of aircraft engineering during a nearly 26-year career with TWA and now a guide at Kansas City’s TWA Museum, recounts the airline’s history, impact on the industry, and indelible place in our city’s aviation annals.
Art in the Loop organizers and participants in Kansas City’s 2023 Art in the Loop Project: Celebrate look back on the artistic works and performances featured during the project’s 10th year. A presentation highlights all the offerings, and the folk duo of Kirstie Lynn and Galen Clark offers a warm final musical performance.
Richard Kurin, the distinguished scholar and ambassador-at-large of the Smithsonian Institution and founder of the Smithsonian Cultural Rescue Initiative, discusses the institution’s vital work to protect and preserve cultural heritage in war-torn places around the world such as Iraq and Ukraine.