Arts & Entertainment

Shawnee business leaders strive to buy Aztec Theatre
Potential new owners seeking financial assistance from city
September 13, 2017
The Aztec Group is seeking financial assistance from the city to renovate the historic downtown movie theater.
Theater company now calls Shawnee home
July 14, 2017
A popular musical theater company is now calling Shawnee home.
Like mother, like daughter
June 21, 2017
Shawnee mom and daughter acting duo take the stage in “Crazy for You” at Theatre in the Park this weekend.
Shawnee native recognized for stunning chalk illustrations
May 31, 2017
Savannah College of Art and Design Film and Television student Brennan Colahan, of Shawnee, recently claimed a top honor at the university’s annual Sidewalk Arts Festival.
KU organ recital to be held at Hope Lutheran Church next Friday
April 12, 2017
Students from the Division of Organ and Church Music at the University of Kansas will present an organ recital at Hope Lutheran Church.
Lights, camera, action!: Shawnee couple to screen feature film at KC Film Festival
April 5, 2017
Shawnee independent filmmakers Lolo Loren and Patrick Poe will be screening a feature film at the KC Film Fest this weekend.
Literary classic Fahrenheit 451 to come to life at The White Theatre
March 31, 2017
The futuristic literary classic “Fahrenheit 451” will take the stage of The White Theatre at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City this weekend.
KC SuperStar auditions coming up this week
March 27, 2017
Auditions for KC SuperStar are on Wednesday and Sunday.
Drive-in theater celebrates new season with free movie
March 21, 2017
The Boulevard Drive-in Theatre will kick off its 68th season with a special “Celebration of Dedication” to its longtime owner, Wes Neal, plus a free movie.
Downtown theater plans up in the air
March 17, 2017
A Shawnee couple’s dream to renovate the former Aztec Theatre has been put on hold.
Free New Horizons Band Concert set for March 14 at Lakeview Village
March 8, 2017
A free concert by the New Horizons Band is set for 7 p.m. on March 14 at Lakeview Village, 9100 Park St., Lenexa.
Auditions for Theatre in the Park held this weekend
February 28, 2017
The park’s new season features a total of six musicals: Spamalot, Crazy for You, Disney’s Camp Rock, Back to the 80s, and Disney’s Beauty in the Beast.
JCCC hosts visiting artist’s presentation
February 15, 2017
Artists Thomas Kiefer and Sean Lyman, will be sitting down with Johnson County Community College art department faculty members during the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art’s “visiting artist’s presentation.”
Downtown theater meeting draws dozens
Residents react to upcoming renovation plans; offer suggestions
February 7, 2017
Nearly 100 people packed into a meeting room at the Shawnee Public Library, eager to hear details about the former Aztec Theatre’s potential resurrection.
Symphony Orchestra to perform in Overland Park
January 24, 2017
The Luther College Symphony Orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at Atonement Lutheran Church.