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A Year In The Arts In KC

This was the year the Kansas City Ballet re-imagined “The Nutcracker.” Henry David Thoreau and Barbra Streisand got theatrical treatments, and the Kansas City Symphony had a variety of soloists. On this edition of Up to Date, we turn a critical eye to the arts in the Kansas City area this year.


  • Robert Trussell, theater critic and arts reporter at The Kansas City Star
  • Libby Hanssen, classical music and theater writer for The Kansas City Star
  • Alice Thorson, editor of KC Studio
Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.