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Entertainment briefs, June 6, 2014

June 6, 2014

By Shea Conner, St. Joseph News-Press, Mo.

June 06--New Albrecht-Kemper exhibitions go on display

Two new exhibitions will go on display this weekend at the Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art.

The first, titled "Naturally Human," features the work of Kwanza Humphrey. Drawing at a very young age, Humphrey's work was first recognized by the staff at the Albrecht-Kemper Museum when he was a college student at Missouri Western State University. Humphrey entered his work in the museum's Membership Exhibitions and was consistently an award winner and viewer favorite. His work is primarily large-scale oil paintings with expressive figures.

Humphrey has steadily established himself in the Kansas City art scene, being featured in shows at the KC Artist Coalition Underground Exhibition, the Late Show Gallery and the River Market Regional Exhibition.

The public is invited to meet Humphrey at an opening reception from 4 to 7 p.m.June 6. There is no charge for this event.

The other exhibition will feature the quilts of world-renowned textile artists Tula Pink and Luke Haynes. "Pattern: Repeat" will be displayed starting on June 8. However, the opening reception for this exhibition will be held from 4 to 7 p.m.June 14. For more information about "Pattern: Repeat" and the artists, check out the cover story in the June 13 edition of St. Joe Live.

Acclaimed artist to host workshop at Albrecht-Kemper

Join nationally recognized artist Adam Clague for an intensive three-day workshop exploring painting of the clothed figure. The workshop will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 17, 18 and 19 at the Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art. Through lectures and demonstrations, Clague will explain the fundamentals necessary to achieve realistic figure oil paintings. Each day, attendees will paint models from life under his guidance. Artists of all skill levels will enjoy this information-packed class.

Clague won "Best of Show" at the Missouri Valley Impressionist Society Exhibition held at the museum earlier this year. The admission fee is $225 per person and a supply list will be provided upon registration. Lunch will be provided each day.

Register online at, or call the museum at 233-7003 (ext. 301).

Performing Arts Association announces 2014-2015 season

The Performing Arts Association has announced the programs for its upcoming season. For more information, call PAA at 279-1225 or visit

Sept. 13, 8 p.m.: Rich Little starring in "Jimmy Stewart & Friends" -- Comedian and impressionist Rich Little brings his one-man show to the Missouri Theater. Tickets are $20 to $42.

Oct. 11, 8 p.m.: Texas Gypsies -- Comprised of several Grammy winners and seasoned musicians, this band is known for its unique take on classic jazz and swing, Gypsy jazz and Western swing. Tickets are $15 to $25.

Nov. 8, 8 p.m.: Neil Berg's "100 Years of Broadway" -- Broadway stars perform some of the most famous Broadway classics from productions like "Cats," "Les Miserables" and "Jesus Christ Superstar." Tickets are $20 to $42.

Nov. 29, 8 p.m.: A Tribute to Trans-Siberian Orchestra -- Kick off the holiday season with this tribute to the world-renowned ensemble known for blending thrilling visuals, rock guitar riffs and classical music. Tickets are $17 to $32.

Feb. 7, 2015, 8 p.m.: Cantus-- Acclaimed as "the premier men's vocal ensemble in the United States" by Fanfare magazine, this singing group is known for its adventurous programming spanning many genres. Tickets are $17 to $32.

March 7, 2015, 8 p.m.: Ailey II --Under the direction of Troy Powell, these talented, young modern dancers are renowned for captivating audiences. Tickets are $25 to $45.

March 31, 2015, 2 and 7:30 p.m.: "The Last Potluck Supper" -- It's the final edition of the popular "Church Basement Ladies" series of plays. Tickets are $20 to $40.

April 16, 2015, 7:30 p.m.: Deana Martin -- Singer Deana Martin will charm and entertain the crowd. Her show includes video footage of her famed father Dean Martin. Tickets are $20 to $42.

Shea Conner can be reached at Follow him on Twitter: @stjoelivedotcom.


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