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Fall A&E Events Preview

“There’s more than one way to take a life.” The Words, an upcoming drama/romance out Sept. 7, starring Bradley Cooper, Zoe Saldana and Olivia Wilde, tells the story of a young man who reaches the top of his writing career by passing another man’s writing off as his own. Watch as Cooper’s character, Rory, faces immediate and devastating consequences when he is exposed.


Let your artsy side out at the 33rd annual Art Westport festival. The weekend of Sept. 9-11 will feature live entertainment and food from restaurants like The Jerusalem Cafe and The Westport Flea Market, both well reviewed local eateries.  Showcasing everything from photography to ceramic to watercolor pieces created exclusively by Kansas City artists, Art Westport is a laid-back cultural experience with something everyone can enjoy.


Follow the story of young Prince Pippin of France as he searches for some meaning in his royal life at the Kansas City Repertory Theatre from Sept. 14 to Oct. 7. In his endeavors, he finds himself wading through the perils of war, turbulent romances and royal politics before finding himself living among peasants. The Tony award winning former Broadway musical has been revitalized as a “modern-day rock fable” with stunning choreography and score.


With a 13 year gap from the alternative rock band’s last album, The Unauthorized Biography Of Reinhold Messner (1999), The Ben Folds Five trio — made up of lead singer and pianist Folds, bassist Robert Sledge and drummer Darren Jessee — releases their fifth studio album The Sound of the Life of the Mind on Sept. 18. After splitting up in 2000 for over a decade, the trio came back together in January to announce the recording of their highly-anticipated new album


Huge on the underground music scene, Odd Future makes its second trip to the area for a concert on Sept. 19 at The Granada in Lawrence. Led by rapper Tyler, The Creator, Odd Future comprises of other rappers Hodgy Beats, Earl Sweatshirt, Domo Genesis and Mike G, along with several other members that may come and go. Coming together, they create music that is, in some cases, highly controversial. With lyrics designed to shock and create a message combined with lots of talent and loud beats, Odd Future will give you an experience you’re not likely to forget.


Let your hair down and head over to the Starlight Theater on Oct.11 for Florence + The Machine’s second Kansas City concert. The band has yet to disappoint. Lead singer/songwriter, Florence Welsh’s distinctive  voice is known around the world. Nominated for a Grammy in 2011 for best new artist, Florence is sure to deliver a performance to wow everyone attending the nearly sold out show.

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