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Tweet The Prairie Village JazzFest planning committee is sure to be singing a happier tune after receiving permission from the City Council last week to engage a professional to raise funds for the event, which is heading into its fourth year. JazzFest organizer Jack Shearer initially approached the City Council in early January about securing [...]
Tweet The organizers of this year’s Prairie Village Jazz Festival have slated a lineup of both familiar and new faces for the 2012 show. Grammy-award nominated singer Karrin Allyson, who was among the featured artists at the inaugural festival in 2010, will the the headliner at this year’s festival September 8. She’ll take the stage [...]
Tweet Mayor Ron Shaffer announced earlier this week that Jack Shearer, a commercial real estate salesman, will chair this year’s Jazz Fest committee. Shearer takes over for Kathy Peterson, who became lead organizer of the 2011 event when festival co-founder Dan Anderson stepped down as co-chair last April. Shearer has been involved with Jazz in [...]
Tweet Prairie Village Jazz Festival organizer Kathy Peterson was under a tent just to the north of the main stage Saturday when the winds began to whip through the municipal grounds. And she has one word for the experience of waiting out the 30-minute storm that ended up washing out the event: terrifying. “The equipment [...]
Tweet A wild, intense 30-minute storm put a damper on what was shaping up to be an excellent second Prairie Village Jazz Festival, doing damage to the stage and forcing organizers to cancel the rest of the event. The storm, which hit the event site around 4 p.m., brought torrential rains, pea-sized hail, and heavy [...]
Tweet Put your ears on a fast today, Village people. Because they’re going to get a feast tomorrow. The second annual Prairie Village Jazz Festival kicks off on the city’s municipal grounds Saturday at 2 p.m. with a decidedly homegrown act: The SM East Blue Knights jazz band. The full lineup is as follows: 2 [...]
Tweet It’s been kind of a rough week for proponents of public puppy participation. First came news that the Prairie Village public pool was shutting down early for the season on account of the Crypto outbreak across the county, a move that necessitated the cancelation of the city’s planned first “Paws in the Pool” event. [...]
Tweet Visa troubles half a world away have forced a late lineup change for the second annual Prairie Village Jazz Festival. A five piece jazz ensemble from Prairie Village’s sister city Dolyna, Ukraine, had been scheduled to take the stage at the event September 10. But Ukrainian officials denied the band leader a visa, effectively [...]
Tweet A second of the founders of the Prairie Village Jazz Festival has left the planning committee for this year’s event, citing a situation that has been “untenable for several months.” Rod Atteberry submitted his letter of resignation to Mayor Ron Shaffer last week. Co-founder Dan Anderson stepped down as co-chair of the festival in [...]
Tweet Organizers of the second annual Prairie Village Jazz Festival have released this year’s lineup, which features performers old and young, from near and far. Among the headliners will be David Basse and 12th Street Jump, the band that plays a standing Saturday night gig at the downtown Marriott. Like those Saturday night performance, their [...]
Tweet When Kimberly Genseal, 20, heard the announcer at Sunday’s BRGR Run 4 Jazz 5K call “Go,” she knew she had support around the globe. The Warrensburg, Mo., resident had spoken with her father, who is stationed with the Air Force in Iraq, via Skype the night before. When she told him about her last [...]
Tweet Prairie Village Jazz Festival chair Kathy Peterson went door-to-door Saturday letting people who live along the route of the BRGR Luv 4 Jazz 5K run know that the roads along their houses will be closed off during the run. See the Google map below for an overview of the race route. View BRGR Luv [...]
Tweet Fundraising efforts for the second annual Prairie Village Jazz Festival officially got under way last night with Jazzree, a silent auction and music event at the US Bank branch at the Village Shops. Patrons bid on 18 silent auction items, and enjoyed wine and appetizers.
Tweet If your jazziness levels are critically low, you’re in luck. The first fundraiser for this year’s Prairie Village Jazz Festival takes place tomorrow night at US Bank in The Village Shops. “Jazzree” will feature a silent auction, wine tasting and live music by the Charles Catschet Trio. The silent auction will feature: A Prairie [...]