Sprint Center is outstanding; Arrowhead and Kauffman stadiums are exceptional sports venues; the Bloch Building at the Nelson-Atkins Museum is a thing of beauty; and the Art-Deco-Style Municipal Auditorium still offers the best basketball environment you can find.
But the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts? Spectacular…the biggest step ahead for Kansas City in who knows how long.
I know I’m a late comer to the awed-and-amazed party, but I didn’t get my first look at the center’s interior until last night, when my wife Patty and I and a group of friends went to a performance of the opera Turandot.
I’m sure I’m speaking for all the members of our group when I say it was truly an enchanted evening, and we came away not only uplifted but also proud to be Kansas City area residents. (I wish I could say we are all Kansas Citians, but you know how it goes with these suburbanites.)
We started the evening with dinner at the Nelson’s fabulous Rozzelle Court…From there, well, I hope the pictures will tell the story.