The Fifth Annual Art of the Car Concours® will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 26 on the Kansas City Art Institute campus. The show will feature more than 180 vintage, classic and special-interest vehicles, including cars, trucks, racing cars and vintage motorcycles belonging to collectors from eight states. Vehicles from Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Texas, Colorado, Iowa, North Carolina and Oklahoma will be on view.
Visual Magician: Bruce Branit
Branit creates visual effects for major motion pictures, television and advertisements for his company, Branit FX, in the Crossroads Arts District. He opened his business in 2004 after working in Hollywood for 10 years, but Kansas City is his home and he wanted to come back here to raise a family. Branit grew up in Johnson County, graduated from Shawnee Mission East and earned an industrial design degree from the University of Kansas.
Randy Mason sits down with Branit to discuss the world of Hollywood special effects.
Kansas City’s Most Wanted: Buyers for Vacant Schools
What on Earth should the Kansas City, MO school district do with 38 potential eyesores and dens of crime? We are talking about the 38 schools that the district now has to repurpose or sell. About 20 of them are from last year’s contentious round of school closings, but the remainders have been on the books for a lot longer…some for decades. The district is now providing tours of the schools to would be buyers, but are they getting any bites? The Local Show tags along on the one of the tours.
A Fond Farewell: The Lyric Opera’s Evan Luskin
Evan Luskin has announced that he is retiring as general director of the Lyric Opera…just as the company prepares to move to its new performance space at the Kauffman Center For The Performing Arts. Luskin, the Company’s general director since 1998, will be retiring on June 30, 2012. Mr. Luskin’s retirement will come at the conclusion of the Lyric’s first year of residence in the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, which will open this fall.