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Sundays in the Park Concert Series David Basse Trio

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE THROUGH September 8, 2019

 

CONTACT:          April Bishop, Cultural Arts Coordinator, (913) 663-9157

EVENT:               Sundays in the Park Concert Series  David Basse Trio

DATE:                 Sunday, September 8, 2019

TIME:                   6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

LOCATION:        The Lodge at Ironwoods Park, 147th & Mission Road, Leawood, KS

ENTRY FEE:       FREE

 

LEAWOOD ARTS COUNCIL CONCERT SERIES FEATURING DAVID BASSE

The Leawood Arts Council will again host the Sundays in the Park Concert Series with performances each Sunday evening, August 12th through September 8th. All concerts are free and begin at 6:00 pm.

The series concludes with a concert by David Basse on September 8th. Basse has been at the forefront of the KC jazz community for over 20 years. After focusing on his vocals for the past decade, David has returned to the drums, his primary instrument. He has teamed up with bassist Joe Straws and multi-instrumentalist Greg Richter to form the David Basse Trio.

David Basse is one of Kansas City’s best-known performers. With several albums to his credit and an award-winning career in radio, David’s warm and inviting voice draws listeners into the world of jazz. Basse has recorded with Sandra Booker, Larry Bunker, Jay McShann, Bobby Watson, and Phil Woods. He produced a Grammy-nominated album for pianist Mike Melvoin in 2002. His City Light Orchestra received an International Jazz Hall of Fame award from the Charlie Parker Memorial Foundation. David has performed in Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, New York City, and in 2018 with the Kansas City Symphony.

Greg Richter began arranging music for David in 1999. The pair reached the top 40 of jazz in 2002 with “Old Friends, New Point.” They recorded together in 2004 with Jay McShann on “I Went Back to Kansas City.” In 2016, Greg became the Musical Director of the Charlie Parker Memorial Foundation.

Joe Straws is equally at home playing jazz and reggae music. A native of Kansas City, Joe spent more than a decade living on the island of St. Croix and then in Washington, D.C. During that time, he and Greg found a mentor in clarinetist Jimmy Hamilton. Now, back in Kansas City, Joe is featured with David in a YouTube video of the song “Compared to What.”

The long association of these three musicians comes translates to an easy rapport of musical dialogue, spiced with much laughter as the three share a genuine joy in playing the music.

After many years of performing across the country and around the world, this is home. “I love the rich heritage and vibrant jazz scene that the area has to offer” says Basse. David continues to speak publicly on the merits and musical heritage of Kansas City.

Please join the Leawood Arts Council for our 15th annual free Sundays in the Park Concert Series in the Ironwoods Park Amphitheater. Some seating is available however, we recommend bringing a blanket and/or lawn chairs. Well-behaved dogs on a leash are invited. Picnics are welcomed, but alcohol is not allowed within the park.

This year our presenting sponsor, the Hills of Leawood will be providing free popcorn and bottled water to attendees.

Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy great music at this free concert of the series.  Bring your friends and entire family for a relaxing evening in the park.  In the event of rain or severe heat, the concert will move into the Lodge at Ironwoods Park.

Sundays in the Park Concert Series Heat Index

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE THROUGH September 1, 2019

 

CONTACT:          April Bishop, Cultural Arts Coordinator, (913) 663-9157

EVENT:               Sundays in the Park Concert Series Heat Index

DATE:                 Sunday, September 1, 2019

TIME:                   6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

LOCATION:        Ironwoods Amphitheater at Ironwoods Park, 147th & Mission Road, Leawood, KS

ENTRY FEE:       N/A

 

LEAWOOD ARTS COUNCIL CONCERT SERIES FEATURES HEAT INDEX

The Leawood Arts Council will host a Concert Series each Sunday evening, August 13th through September 8th.  All concerts are free and begin at 6:00 pm.

The Arts Council is thrilled to welcome Heat Index back this year for a concert in the Sundays in the Park Concert Series.  Heat Index is a horn driven, contemporary jazz group, with a strong Latin Jazz influence.  The band combines fresh original music with extraordinary fusion remakes for a broad audience appeal.

Since 2001, Heat Index has been seen around Kansas City and across the country.  These seasoned veteran musicians have performed with some of the biggest names in contemporary music from the last four decades.

The band consists of co-founder David Parsley on woodwinds, Frank Goddard, co-founder and bass player, Paul Roberts on keyboards, Karita Carter on trombone and Mike Warren one of the finest drummers in Kansas City.  David, Frank and Karita provide vocals.

Come sway or dance to the funky sounds of Heat Index.  Fans will be delighted to see the group perform again in Ironwoods Park for this free concert.

Please join the Leawood Arts Council for our 15th annual free Sundays in the Park Concert Series in the Ironwoods Park Amphitheater.  Some seating is available however, we recommend bringing a blanket and/or lawn chairs.  Well-behaved dogs on a leash are invited.  Picnics are welcome, but alcohol is not allowed within the park.

This year our presenting sponsor, the Hills of Leawood will be providing free popcorn and bottled water to attendees.

Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy great music at this free concert of the series.  Bring your friends and entire family for a relaxing evening in the park.  In the event of rain or severe heat, the concert will move into the Lodge at Ironwoods Park.

The concert series concludes on September 8th with the ever popular David Basse.

Sundays in the Park Concert Series Hard@Play

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE THROUGH August 18, 2019

 

CONTACT:          April Bishop, Cultural Arts Coordinator, (913) 663-9157

EVENT:               Sundays in the Park Concert Series Hard@Play

DATE:                 Sunday, August 18, 2019

TIME:                   6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

LOCATION:        Ironwoods Amphitheater at Ironwoods Park, 147th & Mission Road, Leawood, KS

ENTRY FEE:       N/A

 

LEAWOOD ARTS COUNCIL CONCERT SERIES FEATURING HARD @ PLAY

The Leawood Arts Council will again host a Concert Series each Sunday evening, August 11th through September 8th.  The concerts will be held at the Ironwoods Amphitheater in Ironwoods Park at 14701 Mission Road.  All concerts are free and will begin at 6:00 pm.

The series will continue on August 18th with a concert by local favorites Hard@Play.  Back by popular demand, Hard@Play will take us back to cool days in the 70s when Chicago, Blood Sweat & Tears, Santana, Al Green and Steely Dan dominated the airwaves.

Hard@Play’s jazz influenced classic rock features a strong horn section.  The ten-member group includes vocalists Mark Mustain and Troy Burns who is also the keyboardist, drummer Mike Middleton, percussionist Alex Smith, guitarist Rick Gibson, and bassist Joe Nickell.  The horn section rounds out the sound with Ted Williams on trumpet, Ken Westphal on trombone and Max Levy on Sax.

Hard@Play’s jazz influenced music runs from the late 60s through the 70s to more current tunes.  Hard@Play been described as a “tribute band to an era.”  The group loves to perform and their joy is infectious.  This evening of “feel good music” is sure to be popular for those of us with fond memories of days gone by.

Please join the Leawood Arts Council for our 15th annual free Sundays in the Park Concert Series in the Ironwoods Park Amphitheater. Some seating is available however, we recommend bringing a blanket and/or lawn chairs. Well-behaved dogs on a leash are invited.  Picnics are welcome, but alcohol is not allowed within the park.

This year our presenting sponsor, the Hills of Leawood, will be providing free popcorn and bottled water to attendees.

Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy great music at this free concert.  Bring your friends and entire family for a relaxing evening in the park.  In the event of rain or severe heat, the concert will move into the Lodge at Ironwoods Park.

The concert series continues on August 25th with National Park Radio, and Heat Index on September 1st.  The series concludes on September 8th with the ever popular David Basse.

For more information, please call the Leawood Cultural Arts Coordinator at (913) 663-9157 at least 2 days prior to the concert.

Road Closure: Lee Boulevard, 95th Street to 103rd Street

Weather permitting, beginning Monday, July 8, 2019, Lee Boulevard will BE CLOSED between 95th and 103rd.
Kissick Construction Company will be constructing road improvements. 

Beginning at 8:00 AM on Monday, July 8, Lee Boulevard will only be accessible to residents that live along Lee Boulevard, Lee Circle, Lee Court, West 97th Terrace and Leawood Fire Department.  The designated detour routes are State Line Road and Mission Road.  Expect Delays.  Drivers should be alert and follow the posted construction and detour routes.

Press Release

Old Time Stories and Fun at the Historic Oxford Schoolhouse

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE THROUGH July 31, 2019

CONTACT:         April Bishop, Cultural Arts Coordinator, (913) 663-9157, aprilb@leawood.org

EVENT:              Old Time Stories and Fun at the Historic Oxford Schoolhouse

DATE:                 Wednesdays, June 5, 12, 19, 26 & July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 2019

TIME:                  9:30– 11:00 a.m.

LOCATION:       Ironwoods Park, 147th & Mission Road, Leawood, KS

ENTRY FEE:      $3 per child, per session

 

Oxford School Hosts Old Time Stories and Fun

The Historic One-Room Oxford Schoolhouse, located in Ironwoods Park at 147th & Mission Road, Leawood Kansas, will hold an Old-time Stories and Fun event every Wednesday in June and July from 9:30 to 11:00 am again this year.  Each week a costumed turn-of-the-century schoolteacher will read chapters from a book of historical fiction.  The events will be of primary interest to boys and girls, 5 through 10 years of age.

This summer we will be reading several books focusing on the western expansion between 1850 and 1865:

  • Ranger in Time on the Oregon Trail                 June 5, 12,
  • Native Americans of the Plains                          June 19
  • California Gold Rush                                            June 26
  • Pioneer Summer                                                   July 3
  • Cabin in the Snow                                                 July 10
  • Our Kansas Home                                                 July 17
  • Ranger in Time Long Road to Freedom           July 24, 31

In addition to the reading, each session will include historic games, crafts or activities related to the reading.

Children may come for all nine sessions or they may select individual weeks.  The cost is $3 per session, per child.  Reservations are not necessary.

The Historic Oxford Schoolhouse is also available for programs year-round to groups of all ages by appointment any day or time, except during open house hours.  Special events and workshops are offered throughout the year.

Come by the schoolhouse to pick up the Historic Oxford Schoolhouse 2019 Events Calendar or the Interpretive Site Coalition’s Kansas City’s Passport to Adventure.  The Historic Oxford Schoolhouse is open in the summer, Tuesdays through Saturdays 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and Sundays 1:00 to 4:00 pm.

For more information go to www.leawood.org or you may phone (913) 663-9157 or email aprilb@leawood.org at least one day prior to each session.

Theatrical Production of “Kiss Me Kate”

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE THROUGH July 20, 2019

CONTACT:    April Bishop, Cultural Arts Coordinator, (913) 663-9157

EVENT:         Theatrical Production of “Kiss Me Kate”

DATE:           July 11-14 & July 18-20

TIME:            8:00 p.m. nightly

LOCATION:  Ironwoods Amphitheater in Ironwoods Park, 14701 Mission Rd., Leawood, KS 66224

ENTRY FEE: Free Admission

Leawood Stage Company Performs “Kiss Me Kate”

The Leawood Parks and Recreation Department, in cooperation with the Leawood Stage Company, presents the classic Broadway musical Kiss Me Kate.  Join us July 11, 12, 13, 14 & 18, 19, 20 at 8:00 p.m. nightly at the Ironwoods Amphitheater in Ironwoods Park, located at 147th and Mission Road.

This Broadway classic earned the very first Tony award for Best Musical.  Kiss Me Kate is currently enjoying a revival on Broadway and is nominated for four 2019 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival.

With a book by Sam and Bella Spewack, and a score by Cole Porter, Kiss Me Kate is a comedy of relationships. A play-within-a-play where each cast member’s on-stage life is complicated by what is happening offstage as they put on a musical version of William Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew.

The “on-stage” lead characters of Katherine and Petruchio in The Taming of the Shrew potion of the show are played “off-stage” by former married couple, Lilli and Fred who clearly belong together if they could stop fighting long enough to realize it.

Written in 1948, Kiss Me Kate demonstrates that we have come a long way with gender stereotypes, but ultimately we find that the compromises of relationships resonate today. This satire is still relevant through a modern viewpoint. Add in a couple of gangsters and mistaken identities, to create a delightful farce.

Cole Porter’s wonderful music and lyrics of memorable songs like “So in Love”, “I Hate Men”, “It’s Too Darn Hot” and “Brush up Your Shakespeare” accentuates the whimsy of the story.

Leawood Stage Company is delighted to welcome Hersh Ellis for his LSC Directing debut. Hersh Ellis is a NYC based director and scenic designer. He is the Artistic Director at Home Grown Theatre in KC. He has directed Cult Next Door Ensemble Projects and worked as Assistant Director with Rattlestick, Public Theater, New York Theatre Workshop and Lincoln Center Theatre.

Some seating is available at the amphitheater, however we recommend bringing a blanket and/or lawn chairs. Picnics are welcome but alcohol is not allowed in the park. Dogs must be leashed and we request that they not disturb the audience members around them. Check www.leawoodstageco.org for rain cancellations or the Parks & Recreation Rainout line at 913-982-2433.

Don’t miss this free opportunity to see Kiss Me Kate. For more information please call the Cultural Arts Coordinator at (913) 663-9157, prior to the day of the show, or visit www.leawoodstageco.org or www.leawood.org.

Free Gun Locks Available at Police Department

The Leawood Police Department has free cable gun locks available for residents at
the Justice Center, 4201 Town Center Drive. The locks (limit one per household)
are available Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

If you own a firearm, please be a responsible gun owner and make sure it is
stored securely.

Attention: New Leawood Governing Body Meeting Time

Beginning on May 1, 2019, most Leawood Governing Body meetings will start at 7:00 p.m.  If there is a work session scheduled prior to the regular meeting, the regular meeting will commence at 7:30 p.m. An easy way to verify the starting time is to click here.

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2019 Construction Projects

The Leawood Public Works department has released a map locating construction projects taking place in 2019.

2019 Construction Projects (PDF)