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Charlotte Street Foundation Recognizes Generative Artists

photo: Laura Spencer, KCUR
The 2008 Fellows are (pictured left to right) choreographer/dancer DeeAnna Hiett; composer/musician Mark Southerland; and playwright/producer/director/actor Ron Megee.

Kansas City artists who've been recognized by the Charlotte Street Foundation over the last 10 years will tell you that it helps their reputations and their bank accounts.

By Steve Walker


Kansas City, MO – This year, the organization expanded its definition of "artist" to include an actor and playwright, a dancer/choreographer, and a musician. KCUR's Steve Walker gathered the honorees together and found them to be equally flattered, humbled, and appreciative.

A celebration of the 2008 Fellows' work, including live performances, is set for Friday, November 14, 8pm, at the Kansas City Repertory Theatre Copaken Stage, 1 H&R Block Way, in downtown Kansas City. This event is free and open to the public.

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Since 1998, Steve Walker has contributed stories and interviews about theater, visual arts, and music as an arts reporter at KCUR. He's also one of Up to Date's regular trio of critics who discuss the latest in art, independent and documentary films playing on area screens.
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