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UMKC’s weekly arts, sports and culture roundup

Each week, the University of Missouri-Kansas City offers an array of on-campus activities. It’s nothing new. UMKC has a long legacy of hosting countless culturally enriching events. These activities are part of what give UMKC a vibrant campus life, and make UMKC an arts and culture powerhouse. The influence of UMKC-based and UMKC-trained alumni extends well beyond the campus’ edge, so their activities are listed here as well.

Featured Event:

What: UMKC Men’s Soccer vs. University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee
Where: Durwood Soccer Stadium, 5025 Cherry St., Kansas City, Mo.
When: 7 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 3
Current UMKC students receive free admission to all UMKC athletic events with ID. Single game tickets start at $7 and can be purchased online.

                                                            Aug. 31 – Sept. 6

What:  Conservatory Introduction to the Nelson-Atkins Museum
Conservatory Introduction to the Nelson-Atkins Museum, featuring faculty lectures from Dr. Mara Gibson and Dr. Andrew Granade, with performances by UMKC Dance students.
Where: The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak St., Kansas City, Mo.
10 a.m., Friday, Sept. 2
It’s free.

What: Merideth Hite, Guest Master Class
This is a master class featuring Merideth Hite, assistant professor of oboe at University of North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston Salem, NC.
Where: Grant Recital Hall, 5227 Holmes St., Kansas City, Mo.
When: 3 p.m., Friday, Sept. 2
It’s free.

What: Sean Sweeden, Doctoral Recital
This is a doctoral recital for Sean Sweeden, percussion. Cage: Child of Tree; Lang: The Anvil Chorus; Deane: Etude for a Quiet Hall; Beall: Seven to Queens; Druckman: Reflections on the Nature of Water; Martynciow: Impressions; and Trevino: Catching Shadows.
Where: White Recital Hall, James C. Olson Performing Arts Center, 4949 Cherry St., Kansas City, Mo.
When: 2:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 3
It’s free.

What: Bernard “Step Buddy” Anderson Exhibit
Jazz musician Bernard “Step Buddy” Anderson was an early innovator in multi-media presentations, combining slide shows with live musical performances. As an impressive amateur photographer, removed from the context of the multi-media shows, Anderson’s images provide a unique and often surrealistic viewpoint of the Kansas City landscape from the late 1970s.
Where: Special Collections Gallery, Third Floor, UMKC Libraries, 800 E. 51st St., Kansas City, Mo.
When: Now through Dec. 9
It’s free.

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