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Saturday, February 7, 2020 at 7:00 PM

RE:FORM

RE:FORM is a program that alters the standard concert tradition by utilizing electronics and improvisation over loosely structured works. Project c4 strives to offer the listener organic and eclectic improvisation in multiple forms such as naturally occurring music, ideas inspired by Jimi Hendrix, graphic interpretations, and coordinated improvisation. This performance features composer Seth Davis and a world premiere by Chi Him Chik.

The show is FREE and fit for all ages. Concert begins at 7:00 PM at Capsule, located on 1664 Broadway Blvd, KCMO, just two doors south of Los Tules.

Project c4 is a cutting edge new music ensemble that promotes fresh ideas for the audience by breaking with classical music tradition through free improvisation and newly commissioned music with an original, yet flexible, instrumentation which includes flute, saxophone, percussion, piano, guitar, and computer. By engaging the community through performance, we will increase the exposure to and push the boundaries of experimental music. All this in pursuit of our goal to inspire others to experience, support, and enjoy experimental music and free improvisation.

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Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 7:30 PM

Making Moves #14: NACHMO

For the fourteenth installment in the series, Making Moves shares works created by local choreographers during NACHMO (NAtional CHoreography MOnth). This informal evening invites local movers and makers to share entirely original works that they created as part of Kansas City's third annual NACHMO event.

The event is FREE and open to the public. All ages are welcome. Doors open at 7:00 and the performance starts at 7:30pm. Performances are hosted at Capsule, a contemporary performing arts space located at 1664 Broadway Blvd, Kansas City, MO. The venue is to the left of Los Tules on Broadway Blvd!

A monthly gathering, Making Moves provides a platform for local movers and makers to create, produce, and share new choreographic works. Making Moves aims to build community through a shared passion for dance and movement. The series is produced by Kyle Mullins and made possible by Charlotte Street Foundation.

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Sunday, February 16, 2020 from 8:00 - 10:00 PM

Aaron Osborne/Kelley Gant Duo + Night Mode

Charlotte Street Foundation hosts local Kansas City musicians Aaron Osborne and Night Mode on Sunday, February 16, 2020 from 8:00 to 10:00 PM at the Capsule performance space (1664 Broadway Blvd, KCMO).

The two experimental groups will be celebrating the release of Night Mode's "Gentleman Scientist" on cassette! Kelley and Aaron use multi-instrumentation, electronics and looping pedals to improvisationally create layers of sound.

Concert-goers should prepare for a suggested $5 donation at the door.

Aaron Osborne is a multi-instrumentalist from Kansas City. He uses electric upright bass; bowed gongs; electronics and auxiliary percussion including shakers, frame drums and singing bowls to create multi-layered, improvised compositions. Performances vary from solo, self-contained explorations to duo and trio configurations with multi-instrumentalist Shawn Hansen, vocalist Kelley Gant and others. A regular performer of improvised compositions, Osborne also performed previously with improv ensembles such as Jeff Harshbarger’s COBRA and Tatsuya Nakatani’s Gong Orchestra.

Kelley Gant is a KC-based vocalist who is passionate about her musical community. Her creative work includes deep knowledge of vocal tunes within the American Songbook, as well as various looping machines and effect pedals. A talented improvisor, Kelley is adept at using her vocals, whistling, and arsenal of effect pedals to create beautiful music on the fly while working within a traditional jazz ensemble or her small electro/acoustic band.

Night Mode began with Drew Rudebush when he some borrowed synthesizers and 4-track tape. The act grew to include Damon Mar, Howie Howard, more synthesizers, a patch cord rumored to have once belonged to Edgar Froese, and four years of trying not to wake the family up with filter sweeps. You can listen to their first four EP's now on their Bandcamp site.

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Saturday, April 4 through Saturday, April 11, 2020

Alphabet Soup: Theater from Queer Voices LGBTQ Short Play Showcase

KC's LGBTQ+ short play showcase returns for the 5th year! Join us for 7 plays celebrating the diversity of the LGBTQ+ community!

After sold out houses in 2019, Whim Productions brings Kansas City’s LGBTQ+ short play showcase back for the 5th year with all new plays. Alphabet Soup is presented by Whim Productions with support from the Charlotte Street Foundation.

This year’s plays include an insider’s look at an AA meeting, a voyeuristic tale of Jock Night at a gay bar, and lesbians in a submarine searching for a Selkie to save the world! Featuring works by John Adams, Joel Barrett, Diane Hightower, Kraig Kensinger, Kevin King, Em Swenson, and Adam Yarbrough.

TICKETS: $15

VENUE: Capsule (1664 Broadway Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64108)

PLAYS: (Note: Some plays contain adult themes and partial nudity)

The Damp, Dark Room Just Off the Parlor by John Adams (he/him) - In Victorian England, a junior investigator with Scotland Yard investigates the disappearance of a missing wealthy couple. But danger looms from within the couple's home -- and within their troubled son.

Pink Baby. Blue Blanket. by Joel Barrett (he/him)- Our hero gets a blanket at birth and spends half a lifetime torn between the comfort and the restrictions it brings.

Operation: Find the Selkie by Diane Hightower (she/her) - The playwright who brought you lesbians in space now brings you lesbians in a submarine! In a not-too-distant future, Captain Morgan and Lieutenant Commander Elena Marie search for a Selkie who may hold the key to saving the planet and humankind.

Late Nite Interaction by Kraig Kensinger (he/him) - Strange bedfellows lead two men to navigate the insecurities of sexual desire.

What Happens at Jock Night by Kevin King (he/him)- On Jock Night at the bar, Rob just wants to enjoy the night, but his friends want to sell him stuff for their kids’ fundraisers. Meanwhile, Josh questions whether he’s overdressed.

Step Zero by Em Swenson (Em/Em) - An insider look at an AA meeting. Ryan walks into their first meeting and immediately questions whether they should join this quirky group.

All the Best Ones by Adam Yarbrough (he/him) - What’s the perfect recipe for a stressful formal dinner? Meeting your boyfriend’s mother and ex-wife.

Each play is presented at every performance. Doors open 30 minutes prior to show time. Arrive early for best seats.

SCHEDULE:

Saturday, April 4 (8:00 - 10:00 PM)

Sunday, April 5 (2:00 - 4:00 PM)

Monday, April 6 (8:00 - 10:00 PM)

Thursday, April 9 (8:00 - 10:00 PM)

Friday, April 10 (8:00 - 10:00 PM)

Saturday, April 11 (8:00 - 10:00 PM)

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