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Dance Celebrates Kansas City Flavor

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photo: Laura Spencer, KCUR
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props for "Gates Bar-B-Que Suite"

A new dance piece, titled "Gates Bar-B-Que Suite," pays tribute to a Kansas City barbecue restaurant.

By Laura Spencer

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Kansas City, MO – A new dance piece pays tribute to a Kansas City barbecue restaurant. Titled "Gates Bar-B-Que Suite," the work pairs an original composition by jazz artist Bobby Watson with the choreography of Wylliams/Henry Contemporary Dance Company co-founder and artistic director Mary Pat Henry.

The Wylliams/Henry Spring Dance Concert, 7:30 pm, Thursday, May 14; 8:00 pm, Friday, May 15, Saturday, May 16, 2009. White Recital Hall, 4949 Cherry, UMKC Center for the Performing Arts, Kansas City, Mo.

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