I drive past what will soon officially be the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts on my way to work every day. It's a constant motion of trucks and hard hats and dust and concrete outside that place all day long. It perturbs me, if I am being perfectly honest. I am ready for that sucker to open on September 16. But such is the price one pays for what is looking like a pretty amazing arts venue. One of the first impressive acts lined up is performance artist Laurie Anderson, on October 9.
Anderson will perform in the 1,600-seat Helzberg Hall as the first in the center's Vanguard Series, which honors boundary-pushing performers. She'll be presenting "Transitory Life: A Retrospective of Song and Stories," which will include bits from her previous shows "The Speed of Darkness," "Happiness," "The End of the Moon" and "Homeland."
Tickets are on sale now; get them here or 816-994-7222.