Off the Clock
3:34 pm
Fri January 6, 2012

Novel gets new life through opera

If you hear the word "opera" and think of a stuffy art form with horned helmets and a large singing lady,well, think again. 

A new opera, co-commissioned by the Lyric Opera of Kansas City, is based on Lois Lowry’s  The Giver—a popular, but controversial novel about a dystopian society that’s embraced “sameness.” From Kansas City, Laura Spencer reports.

The Lyric Opera of Kansas City presents The Giver, for schools on January 12 & 13, and the public on January 14 at the Rose Theatre at Rockhurst High School.  Author Lois Lowry  will also speak after each performance.


Columbia’s a pretty bicycle-friendly place to live—be it the commuters navigating downtown traffic or weekend riders on the MKT trail. This week’s Sonic ID features Mark Bendel on the city’s bike culture.

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