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Press Release posted by Bob Evans


Shaken & Stirred: Michael Feinstein and special guest Storm Large perform February 9

Kansas City, MO – American entertainer Michael Feinstein and special guest Storm Large will perform at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Muriel Kauffman Theatre on February 9, as part of the 2019-2020 Kauffman Center Presents series.

The five-time GRAMMY-nominated musician Michael Feinstein is joining forces with renowned vocalist Storm Large for an unforgettable evening of live music. Performing hits from the Great American Songbook, this duo dazzles audiences with their brilliant vocals and witty anecdotes. Tickets for Shaken & Stirred: Michael Feinstein and special guest Storm Large range from $49 to $109, plus applicable fees. Tickets go on sale to the public at 10 a.m. Friday, July 12, and will be available through the Kauffman Center Box Office at (816) 994-7222 or online at www.kauffmancenter.org.


Michael Feinstein is a multi-platinum recording artist with Emmy-nominated PBS specials and an acclaimed NPR series. With a long list of musical accolades, Feinstein has established himself as a renowned singer and pianist worthy of such iconic venues as the Sydney Opera House and the White House. His exceptional musicality is matched by his passion for arts education. Feinstein founded the Great American Songbook Foundation in 2007, an organization dedicated to celebrating and preserving the Great American Song Book through master classes, education programs and the annual High School Songbook Academy. He currently serves as the artistic director of the Palladium Center for the Performing Arts, a $170 million, three-theatre venue in Carmel, Indiana, known for its diverse live programming. His most recent award-winning albums are A Michael Feinstein ChristmasThe Sinatra Projectand The Power Of Two.


Storm Large gained national prominence as a finalist on the CBS showRock Star: Supernova in 2006. A graduate of the Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York, her recent highlights include engagements with the New York Pops, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and the San Francisco Symphony. Storm Large made her guest debut in 2011 as a vocalist in Pink Martini, singing four sold-out concerts at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. with the National Symphony Orchestra. In 2014 her band released the record Le Bonheur, a collection of twisted and tortured love songs.


The Kauffman Center Presents series features extraordinary and diverse artists from a variety of musical genres and performance styles. Upcoming events include:

2018-2019 Kauffman Center Presents event:  

  • Friday, June 28 – Napoleon Dynamite Live Screening and Q&A – 7:30 p.m., Muriel Kauffman Theatre

2019-2020 Kauffman Center Presents events:

  • Tuesday, July 9 – An Evening with Jane Fonda – 7:30 p.m., Muriel Kauffman Theatre
  • Friday, August 23 – Iyanla Vanzant: Acts of Faith Remix Tour – 8 p.m., Muriel Kauffman Theatre
  • Thursday, August 29 – Common – Let Love Tour – 7:30 p.m., Muriel Kauffman Theatre
  • Thursday, August 29 – José González with Bedouine – 7 p.m., Helzberg Hall
  • Friday, September 6 – Los Tucanes de Tijuana – 7:30 p.m., Muriel Kauffman Theatre
  • Tuesday, October 1 – The Kingdom Choir – 7 p.m., Helzberg Hall
  • Tuesday, October 1 – Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild Live! Presented by Nationwide – 7:30 p.m., Muriel Kauffman Theatre
  • Wednesday, October 2 – Boyz II Men – 7:30 p.m., Muriel Kauffman Theatre
  • Thursday, October 3 – It Was 50 Years Ago Today – A Tribute to the Beatles’ White Album – 7:30 p.m., Muriel Kauffman Theatre
  • Wednesday, October 9 – Béla Fleck, Zakir Hussain & Edgar Meyer with special guest Rakesh Chaurasia – 7 p.m., Helzberg Hall
  • Thursday, October 10 – Mary Chapin Carpenter and Shawn Colvin – 7 p.m., Helzberg Hall
  • Saturday, February 1 – Squirrel Nut Zippers and The Dirty Dozen Brass Band – 7:30p.m., Muriel Kauffman Theatre
  • Sunday, February 9 – Shaken & Stirred: Michael Feinstein and special guest Storm Large – 7p.m., Muriel Kauffman Theatre
  • Wednesday, March 4  – Cameron Carpenter – 7 p.m., Helzberg Hall

*Events announced to date. Additional performances will be announced throughout the 2019-2020 season. Updates are available at www.kauffmancenter.org/events-tickets/kauffman-center-presents/.


The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts – a major not-for-profit center for music, opera, theater and dance designed by Moshe Safdie – opened in 2011. Serving as a cultural cornerstone for Kansas City and the region, the Kauffman Center delivers extraordinary and diverse performing arts experiences. Honored as one of the World’s 15 Most Beautiful Concert Halls, the Kauffman Center attracts some of the world’s most renowned performers and entertainers.

Through educational outreach programs and community enrichment, the Kauffman Center supports Kansas City as a cultural destination. More information on the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts is available at kauffmancenter.org.

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