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Arts and Sports Communities Teaming Up

Mike Hill's artwork visualizing a baseball season in the exhibition "You're Such a Good Sport."
photo: courtesy of curator Michael Schonhoff
Mike Hill's artwork visualizing a baseball season in the exhibition "You're Such a Good Sport."

It's often viewed as a choice between arts and sports. But it doesn't have to be. On a recent visit to Kansas City, here's what National Endowment for the Arts Chair Rocco Landesman, a Broadway producer who's owned race horses and minor league baseball teams, had to say about it. Landesman: "There's no reason you can't love sports and art both - and I do."

By Laura Spencer


Kansas City, MO – As KCUR's Laura Spencer reports, there are some growing connections between the local arts and sports communities.

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Kansas City is known for its style of jazz, influenced by the blues, as the home of Walt Disney’s first animation studio and the headquarters of Hallmark Cards. As one of KCUR’s arts reporters, I want people here to know a wide range of arts and culture stories from across the metropolitan area. I take listeners behind the scenes and introduce them to emerging artists and organizations, as well as keep up with established institutions. Send me an email at lauras@kcur.org or follow me on Twitter @lauraspencer.
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