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Win tickets to Chicago

Win tickets to Chicago

CHICAGO is a musical tale of “murder, greed, corruption, violence, exploitation, adultery and treachery—all those things we hold near and dear to our hearts.” Paint the town red with merry murderesses Roxie Hart, Velma Kelly, their hotshot lawyer, Billy Flynn, and the iconic choreography of Bob Fosse.

Set in the legendary city during the roaring “jazz hot” 20s, CHICAGO tells the story of two rival vaudevillian murderesses locked up in Cook County Jail. Nightclub star Velma’s serving time for killing her husband and sister after finding the two in bed together. Driven chorus girl Roxie’s been tossed in the joint for bumping off the lover she’s been cheating on her husband with. Not one to rest on her laurels, Velma enlists the help of prison matron Mama Morton and slickster lawyer Billy Flynn, who turn Velma’s incarceration into a murder-of-the-week media frenzy, thus preparing the world for a splashy showbiz comeback. But Roxie’s got some of her own tricks up her sleeve…

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Four Score and Seven Years Ago Ticket Giveaway

Four Score and Seven Years Ago Ticket Giveaway

To young Lemuel, who has escaped slavery in Georgia, life in Gettysburg is everything he had dreamed it would be. His ideas about the North and the South, as well as what it means to be a free man are challenged however, when he unexpectedly befriends Jacob, a young confederate soldier. The two men may be of different races and on different sides of the Civil War, but they have much to teach each other about bravery and loyalty in ArtsPower’s exciting and suspenseful musical.

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Motown the Musical Tickets

Motown the Musical Tickets

It began as one man’s story… became everyone’s music… and is now Broadway’s musical. MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is the true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy’s journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson and many more. Motown shattered barriers, shaped our lives and made us all move to the same beat. Now, experience it live on stage in the record-breaking smash hit MOTOWN THE MUSICAL!

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Nutcracker Passes

Nutcracker Passes

The Nutcracker is Kansas City's favorite holiday entertainment! You'll see why as soon as the curtain rises and you experience the breathtaking sights and sounds - a magic Christmas tree, dazzling costumes and scenery, stunning choreography and dozens of beautiful dancers, all paired with the Kansas City Symphony playing Tchaikovsky's unforgettable music. 

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Photo Credit: 
Dancers: Travis Guerin and Taryn MeijaPhotography: Steve Wilson

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas Tickets

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas Tickets

This is a very special year for Mannheim Steamroller. They are celebrating 30 years since the release of their first Christmas record — and 30 years of having the privilege of sharing the Christmas season with their fans! It’s also the 40th Anniversary of their very first Fresh Aire record. Enter for the chance to join them during this Extraordin-AIRE-y Mannheim Steamroller 30/40 year!!!!

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The Met Live in HD Die Meistersinger von Numberg

The Met Live in HD Die Meistersinger von Numberg

James Levine returns to one of his signature Wagner works conducting this epic comedy—back at the Met for the first time in eight years—about a group of Renaissance “master singers” whose song contest unites a city. Michael Volle, Johan Botha, and Annette Dasch lead the superb international cast in this charming and magisterial celebration of the power of music and art.

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The Met Live in HD: Il Barbiere di Siviglia

The Met Live in HD: Il Barbiere di Siviglia

The Met’s effervescent production of Rossini’s classic comedy—featuring some of the most instantly recognizable melodies in all of opera—stars Isabel Leonard as the feisty Rosina, Lawrence Brownlee as her conspiring flame, and Christopher Maltman as the endlessly resourceful and charming barber, himself. Michele Mariotti conducts the vivid and tuneful score.

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CBE Hall of Fame Classic Tickets

CBE Hall of Fame Classic Tickets

Nationally ranked Iowa State will join Alabama, Arizona State and Maryland for the Championship rounds.

---CHAMPIONSHIP ROUNDS---

Semifinal Doubleheader
Monday, November 24 - 6:00 PM

Arizona State vs Maryland
Alabama vs Iowa State

Championship Doubleheader
Tuesday, November 25 - 6:00PM

Consolation Game
Championship Game


The Met Live in HD Carmen

The Met Live in HD Carmen

Richard Eyre’s mesmerizing production of Bizet’s steamy melodrama returns with mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili singing her signature role of the ill-fated gypsy temptress. Aleksandrs Antonenko plays her desperate lover, the soldier Don José, and Ildar Abdrazakov is the swaggering bullfighter, Escamillo, who comes between them. Pablo Heras-Casado conducts the irresistible score, which features one beloved and instantly recognizable melody after another.

Holiday Mart 2014 tickets

Holiday Mart 2014 tickets

Win two tickets to Holiday Mart, the Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri’s largest fundraiser. This upscale shopping extravaganza has been a fall tradition for twenty-seven years and is an extra special destination event. With nearly 200 specialty retailers and over 20,000 shoppers, the proceeds from Holiday Mart support community projects sponsored by JLKCMO, including our commitment to Children's Fitness and Nutrition.

Stella Queen of the Snow Folly Kids Series

Stella Queen of the Snow Folly Kids Series

Stella, Queen of the Snow tells the story of two small children as they spend the day playing in the snow. The forest, snowballs, snow angels and the mysterious white stuff itself provide fuel for Sam’s questions and Stella’s answers as they discover the world of winter together.The staged version features Mermaid Theater’s whimsical puppets, striking scenic effects and evocative original music that have earned international recognition for Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia.

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The Met Live in HD: Le Nozze di Figaro

The Met Live in HD: Le Nozze di Figaro

Met Music Director James Levine conducts a spirited new production of Mozart’s masterpiece, directed by Richard Eyre, who sets the action of this classic domestic comedy in an 18th-century manor house in Seville during the 1930s. Dashing bass-baritone Ildar Abdrazakov leads the cast in the title role of the clever servant, opposite Marlis Petersen as his bride, Susanna, Peter Mattei as the philandering Count they work for, Amanda Majeski as the long-suffering Countess, and Isabel Leonard as the libidinous pageboy Cherubino.

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KC Jazz & Blues Festival Tickets

KC Jazz & Blues Festival Tickets

Enter for your chance to win 2 tickets to Kansas City's 18th & Vine Jazz and Blues Festival Saturday October 11th. Gates open at 11am. Festival will feature Meshell Ndegeocello, Roy Hargrove, Lucky Peterson & Midnight Star.

Kansas City’s 18th & Vine Jazz and Blues Festival will feature multiple stages with more than 22 artists or groups performing. In addition, fans can enjoy a food and arts court anchored by the top food, arts/crafts vendors in Kansas City, the Jazz Links Education Workshops, jazz film screenings, panel sessions, the Kidz Zone and several other activities.

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The Met Live in HD: Macbeth

The Met Live in HD: Macbeth

Star soprano Anna Netrebko delivers her searing portrayal of Lady Macbeth, the mad and murderous mate of Željko Lucic’s doomed Macbeth, for the first time at the Met. Adrian Noble’s chilling production of Verdi’s masterful adaptation of Shakespeare’s tragedy also stars Joseph Calleja as the noble Macduff and René Pape as Banquo. Fabio Luisi conducts.

WWE Raw Live Tickets

WWE Raw Live Tickets

Enter for your chance to win 2 tickets to WWE RAW Live at Sprint Center on October 20th.  

They'll be featuring all your favorite Superstars: John Cena & Dean Ambrose Vs Randy Orton & Money in the Bank Contract winner Seth Rollins.  Plus, Triple H, Kane, Bray Wyatt & The Wyatt Family and Many More.

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Curious George at the Folly Theater

Curious George at the Folly Theater

Join the inquisitive, lovable little monkey Curious George in this delightful new musical! All–You-Can-Eat Meatball Day comes just once a year. George has been waiting all month for that day, a day almost bigger than his birthday! On Meatball Day, George helps his friend Chef Pisghetti cook some delicious meatballs, and serves them to the hungry crowd. But this year, the crowd has vanished! George goes on a mission to help his friend and everything turns upside down! Join George as he takes the audience through a fun flavor-filled adventure!

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Family 4-Pack to the Kansas City Zoo

Family 4-Pack to the Kansas City Zoo

Are you looking for something to do with the kids?  Why not head out to the zoo.  

They have lots of fun things going on.  Starting in October, Hoots & Howls is every Saturday and Sunday through October 19th from 10am to 3pm.  Cruise around on a pedal tractor, navigate a hay bale maze and show off your artistic side with chalk art and face painting. Shake your ghoul thing at the Monster Mash Bash. Visit the Slitherin Snake Shed, enjoy a hayride around the Zoo, create a wild craft and hear a spooky take in the lobby.  

Don't miss out on the Great Pumpkin Smash. Watch the Zoo's animals crush, kick, bounce and play with big orange pumpkins. On Saturday, November 1 the pumpkin smashes will be at scheduled times from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Or come celebrate Nikita's Birthday on November 15th at 10am.  Watch Nikita devour a delicious giant cupcake made of all his favorite treats.

Or check out the Cheetah Run on October 18th or November 15th at 10:30am. Witness the fastest mammals on Earth race around a track at top speed. Every month the Zoo unleashes our fierce cats for extra exercise. Don't blink! These show-offs can go 70 mph.

Santa will be at the Zoo for Holiday Wild on Saturday, December 6, and this is your chance to tell him what's on your wish list. 

There's still lots of things going on at the Zoo.  Don't miss out on your chance to join in on the fun!  

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Kansas City Symphony Happy Hour Concert

Kansas City Symphony Happy Hour Concert

Join your friends and co-workers in the beautiful Kauffman Center lobby for a drink after work, followed by an inspired performance of chamber music by members of the Kansas City Symphony. The program features Mozart’s Viola Quintet and Elgar’s String Quartet. Bars open at 5 p.m., with a one-hour casual concert in Helzberg Hall beginning at 6 p.m.

You must reserve your seat for the KC Symphony Happy Hour concert prior to concert date.  

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Dr. John tickets giveaway

Dr. John tickets giveaway

Like The Kansas City Star on Facebook for your chance to win a pair of tickets to Dr. John & the Nite Trippers, Sept. 26 at Crossroads KC. Invite more people to like The Star for additional entries. No purchase necessary. Entries will be taken through noon, Sept. 26, 2014. Winners will be notified by email by Sept. 26, 2014 and must pick up their prize at 1729 Grand Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64108 - one block from the venue. Picture ID is required. Full rules below.

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Phoenix Theatres Movie Pass Giveaway

Phoenix Theatres Movie Pass Giveaway

9 lucky winners will win 2 movie passes and 2 small popcorns for Phoenix Theatres Legends Stadium 14!  

Now's the time to catch a movie. Now playing is Gone Girl, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, The Equalizer, The Judge and Guardians of the Galaxy. Coming soon is Interstellar, Dumb and Dumber To, Horrible Bosses 2, Penguins of Madagascar, Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I.

Enter today for your chance to win!

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Win Tickets to Paula Poundstone

Win Tickets to Paula Poundstone

Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland is bringing one of the first ladies of comedy, Paula Poundstone, to Kansas City on September 19th.

25 years ago Paula Poundstone climbed on a Greyhound bus and traveled across the country -- stopping in at open mic nights at comedy clubs as she went. She's become one of the great humorists of our time. You can hear her through your laughter as a regular panelist on NPR’s popular rascal of a weekly news quiz show, Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me.

While there is no doubt that Poundstone is funny, the thing that probably separates her from the pack of comics working today and that has made her a legend among comics and audiences alike is her ability to be spontaneous with a crowd. 

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Win Passes to Murder Among Friends

Win Passes to Murder Among Friends

Enter for your chance to win a pass for 2 to see Murder Among Friends starring Morgan Fairchild at the New Theatre Restaurant August 2th - October 5th.  

When the chic, wealthy, conniving wife of a “fading” star decides to do away with him she finds out that murder is far more challenging than marriage. A comedy thriller involving deceit, robbery, murder and lots of laughs.

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Passes to The Drop

Passes to The Drop

The Drop takes an inside look at organized crime's use of local New York City bars as money-laundering 'drops'. Lonely Brooklyn bartender Bob Saginowski (Tom Hardy – The Dark Knight Rises) finds himself at the center of a robbery gone awry and entwined in an investigation that digs deep into the neighborhood's past where friends, families, and foes all work together to make a living - no matter the cost. Also starring James Gandolfini (The Sopranos) and Noomi Rapace (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo). 

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Buzz Beach Ball tickets/meet & greet

Buzz Beach Ball tickets/meet & greet

Win two tickets to Buzz Beach Ball Sept. 5 at Sporting Park PLUS get a meet & greet with the artist of your choice: Weezer, The 1975, Ume, Bear Hands, the Mowgli’s, Broods, J Roddy Walston and the Business or Meg Myers.

Win tickets to Our Town

Win tickets to Our Town

Enter for your chance to win 2 tickets to Our Town at The Kansas City Repertory Sunday, September 7th at 7pm. 

Experience a young woman's journey to discover the magical and often simple moments that knit together a well-lived life. Acclaimed Broadway director and Macarthur Fellow David Cromer presents his innovative and electrifying new production of Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer Prize-winning classic.

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Win tickets to So You Think You Can Dance Tour 201

Win tickets to So You Think You Can Dance Tour 201

Enter for your chance to Win Two tickets to the So You Think You Can Dance Tour 2014 December 13th at Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland 

Celebrating its momentous 11th season, So You Think You Can Dance’s Top 10 finalists will make their way across North America, performing in more than 70 cities, as part of the So You Think You Can Dance Tour 2014. The Season 11 tour lineup includes the following Top 10 finalists: Bridget Whitman, Casey Askew, Emilio Dosal, Jacque LeWarne, Jessica Richens, Ricky Ubeda, Rudy Abreu, Tanisha Belnap, Valerie Rockey and Zack Everhart.

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Win Passes to What If

Win Passes to What If

What if  is the story of medical school dropout Wallace (Daniel Radcliffe), who’s been repeatedly burned by bad relationships. So while everyone around him, including his roommate Allan seems to be finding the perfect partner, Wallace decides to put his love life on hold. It is then that he meets Chantry an animator who lives with her longtime boyfriend Ben. Wallace and Chantry form an instant connection, striking up a close friendship. Still, there is no denying the chemistry between them, leading the pair to wonder, what if the love of your life is actually your best friend?

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Win Passes to Calvary

Win Passes to Calvary

Calvary is the story of Father James, who is a good priest that is faced with sinister and troubling circumstances brought about by a mysterious member of his parish. Although he continues to comfort his own fragile daughter and reach out to help members of his church with their various scurrilous moral and often comic problems, he feels sinister and troubling forces closing in, and begins to wonder if he will have the courage to face his own personal Calvary.

Calvary stars Brendan Gleeson (In Bruges, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows), Chris O'Dowd (Bridesmaids, IT Crowd), Kelly Reilly (Flight, Black Box) and Domhnall Gleeson (In Time, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows). 

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The Kansas City Star's Like Us On Facebook Sweepst

The Kansas City Star's Like Us On Facebook Sweepst

All you have to do to enter is Like Us on Facebook! You'll get local news updates in your news feed and have a chance to win an iPad Air.
Please note that the one iPad Air winner will be selected from all entries from all participating McClatchy newspapers.

Win Passes to November Man

Win Passes to November Man

The November Man is a spy thriller starring Pierce Brosnan and Luke Bracey.  Peter Devereaux (Pierce Brosnan) is an ex-CIA operative who has been brought back in on a very personal mission to protect witness Alice Fournier. He soon finds himself pitted against former friend and protégé David Mason (Luke Bracey) in a deadly game involving high level US Government officials and the Russian president-elect.

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Kansas City Zoo Family 4-Pack

Kansas City Zoo Family 4-Pack

Still looking for something you and the family can do together this summer?  Why not spend the day at the Kansas City Zoo!  

Enter for your chance to win 4 passes to the Kansas City Zoo.  

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And So It Goes Movie Passes

And So It Goes Movie Passes

Enter for your chance to Win a Pass for 2 to the 7/17 screening of And So It Goes starring Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton and directed by Rob Reiner.

And So It Goes is about a self-centered realtor who enlists the help of his neighbor when he's suddenly left in charge of the granddaughter he never knew existed until his estranged son drops her off at his home.

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Midwest Classic Golf Tournament

Midwest Classic Golf Tournament

Enter to Win 2 Tickets to the Midwest Classic July 21-27 at Nicklaus Golf Club at LionsGate in Overland Park, Kansas. Tickets include access to the Par-Tee club on the 17th Hole with food and drink provided.  No purchase necessary.  See rules for details.  

Sound of Music at Starlight Theatre

Sound of Music at Starlight Theatre

It has been called “the loveliest musical ever written,” and the hills of Kansas City will come alive, with The Sound of Music! Rodgers & Hammerstein’s final collaboration tells the classic story of how the stern Captain Von Trapp discovers a new love for his children when the free spirited, Maria, brings laughter and music back into their lives. Wit, warmth and gentle humor combine to make this one of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s best-loved musicals.

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Justin Timberlake tickets giveaway

Justin Timberlake tickets giveaway

Like The Kansas City Star on Facebook for your chance to win one of two pairs of tickets to Justin Timberlake at Sprint Center, July 31. Invite more people to like The Star for additional entries. No purchase necessary. Entries will be taken through 11:59 pm. July 4, 2014.Winners will be notified by email by July 8, 2014 and must pick up their prize at 1729 Grand Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64108. Picture ID is required. Full rules below.

The Met in HD: The Enchanted Island

The Met in HD: The Enchanted Island

In one extraordinary new work, lovers of Baroque opera have it all: the world’s best singers, glorious music of the Baroque masters and a story drawn from Shakespeare. In The Enchanted Island, the lovers from Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream are shipwrecked on his other–worldly island of The Tempest. Inspired by the musical pastiches and masques of the 18th century, the work showcases arias and ensembles by Handel, Vivaldi, Rameau, and others, and a new libretto by Jeremy Sams. Eminent conductor William Christie leads an all–star cast with David Daniels (Prospero) and Joyce DiDonato (Sycorax) as the formidable foes, Plácido Domingo as Neptune, Danielle de Niese as Ariel, and Luca Pisaroni as Caliban. Lisette Oropesa and Anthony Roth Costanzo play Miranda and Ferdinand. The dazzling production is directed and designed by Phelim McDermott and Julian Crouch (Satyagraha and the Met’s 125th anniversary gala).

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The Met in HD: Otello

The Met in HD: Otello

The Metropolitan Opera Live in HD present Metropolitan Opera Live in HD Summer Encores: Otello.

In Verdi’s retelling of Shakespeare’s towering tragedy, Renée Fleming gives a captivating performance as the innocent Desdemona, a role long considered one of her calling cards. As the title hero, Johan Botha, delivers an imposing portrayal of a proud warrior brought down by jealousy, and Falk Struckmann is thrilling as the villainous Iago.

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The Met in HD La Rondine

The Met in HD La Rondine

Angela Gheorghiu and Roberto Alagna star in the 2009 Metropolitan Opera production of Puccini's La Rondine ("The Swallow"). This new production, directed by Nicholas Joël, was the company's first staging in 70 years.

This elegant romance is the least-known work of the mature Giacomo Puccini. The story concerns a kept woman who defies convention to chase a dream of romantic love with an earnest, if naive, young man. This Metropolitan Opera production features the dynamic soprano Angela Gheorghiu and French-born tenor Roberto Alagna performing the roles of Magda and Ruggero, it blooms into its rightful place in the glorious Puccini canon.

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The Met in HD: Rigoletto

The Met in HD: Rigoletto

Enter for your chance to win a pass for 2 to the Summer Encore of The Met in HD: Verdi's Rigoletto on June 18th.  

Verdi's masterpiece is set in 1960's Las Vegas - a neon-lit world ruled by money and ruthless, powerful men.   In this bold new vision, Piotr Beczala is the Duke, a popular entertainer and casino owner.  Zeljko Lucic sings Rigoletto, a comedian and the Duke's sidekick and Diana Damrau is Rigoletto's innocent daughter, Gilda.  When she is seduced by the Duke, Rigoletto sets out on a tragic course of murderous revenge.


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Susan Boyle Giveaway

Susan Boyle Giveaway

Enter for your chance to win 2 tickets to see Susan Boyle October 23rd 7:30pm at the Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland.  


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