Sunday, June 10, 2012

The Kauffman Center and Walt Disney

Last Sunday my cousin took me to the Disney in Concert: Magical Music from the Movies (part of the family series for the symphony at Kauffman Center), which was magical even at my age.  It was the final in the family series for this year. 

Here are some pictures of the Kauffman Center.  It's a magnificent building where the Kansas City Symphony performs.

The family series for next season is John Lithgow's Farkle and Friends based on John's spellbinding children's book the remarkable Farkle McBride is September 16th.  The Christmas Festival is December 16, Magic Circle Mime Company: Music, Noise & Silence is January 27, and The Orchestra Games is April 21.  To learn more call 816-471-0400 or go on-line at http://KCSYMPHONY.ORG

Many people do not realize that Walt started his career as a film maker began at his first professional film studio, Laugh-O-Gram Studio, right here in Kansas City.  His studio produced both live-action and animated films. 

The building is now on the National Register of Historical Places.  It can be found at 3013 Main Street, Kansas City, MO 64108 and from June 1 - July 27, 2012 you will have a chance to buy pieces of his art.  Go to to learn more.  Hours are M-F 9 a.m. to 5 p.m..

Laugh-O-Gram is currently being renovated by a local non-profit organization.  This building is where Walt met and kept the mouse which inspired the creation of Mickey. 
To celebrate my birthday a little longer, I'm giving a lucky commenter a digital copy of my short story, A Fool's Fool. 

Thank you for visiting my blog, and I'll see you again next Sunday.  Have a great week. 

Sandy AKA Sandra K. Marshall


Linda LaRoque said...

It's a beautiful buidling, Sandy. Enjoyed the pictures. I love anything John Lithgow does. Bet his performance will be fun!

Sandy said...

Thanks for coming by, Linda. I'm sure John Lithgow will be fantastic. I had no idea he wrote children's books until I went to the family series symphony.

Louise Behiel said...

lovely pics, Sandy. Isn't RT going to Kansas City next year? Or did I get that wrong?

Paris said...

I just watched something about Walt's and Mickey's beginnings and found it fascinating. Glad you had fun!

Sandy said...

Louise, you're so right that RT is going to be in Kansas City next year. Will you be coming? Thanks for coming by.

Paris, Walt Disney and Mickey has been in the news quite a bit lately. It's because of the building his studio was in is now on the historical registry.

Sandy said...

Sorry, I'm so late in announcing the commenter who won a copy of A Fool's Fool.

Paris, you're the winner.