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KC chorus tackles Nazi persecution of gay people

Maria Sudekum | Associated Press The lives of gay men in Germany in the early 20th century — from their freedom in Berlin’s rowdy nightclubs in the 1920s to their persecution under the Nazis a decade later — are the focus of an upcoming production by the Heartland Men’s Chorus. “It’s an important chapter in […]

The two sides of falling in love with Heartland Men’s Chorus

Kellie Houx | KC Studio In major cities across Europe such as London, Paris and Berlin during the 1920s and the first couple of years of the 1930s, gay culture boomed. Cabarets popped up and the bawdy nightlife hit an all-time high. Then in just a few years the Nazi regime took the raucous gay […]

Nazi persecution of homosexuals focus of traveling exhibit at UMKC

Barbara Bayer | Kansas City Jewish Chronicle When the Holocaust comes to mind, many people Jewish and non-Jewish alike, often forget that the Jews were not the only people persecuted by the Nazis. The persecution of the homosexual community is the theme of a traveling exhibition from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, entitled “Nazi […]

Exhibit filled with reminders of Nazis’ persecution of gays

Tim Engle | Kansas City Star The gay scene in Berlin in the 1920s and early ’30s wasn’t as hidden as you might suppose. More than 100 nightclubs catered to gay men and women, including the Eldorado, which sported a banner above its entrance declaring (in German) “It’s OK here!” Berlin and other major German […]

KC Magazine 100 List

Kimerly Winter Stern and Katie Van Luchene | KC Magazine A Heartland Men’s Chorus performance is not to be missed, period. The talent, passion and theatrics of this beloved KC choral group are divine, thanks in large part to artistic director Nadeau, who has led the men since 1998. Watching Nadeau conduct the chorus—whether it’s a […]

HMC Presents Falling In Love Again

Heartland Men’s Chorus takes on the ambitious task of examining two radically different periods in German history through song. The 130-voice gay men’s chorus will present Falling in Love Again March 23 and 24, 2013 at the Folly Theater. The concert provides a fascinating glimpse into a period of history often ignored: the halcyon days […]

“Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals 1933-1945” Exhibition Comes to UMKC

The University of Missouri-Kansas City will host a traveling exhibition from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, entitled Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals 1933-1945. The free exhibition will be on display February 16 – April 10 in the Dean’s Gallery of the Miller Nichols Library. An opening reception and exhibition preview will take place Feb. 13, […]

Cool and marvelous

Kristin Shafel Omiccioli | KCMetropolis.org Performing for a sold-out Folly Theater last Saturday night, the Heartland Men’s Chorus continued its holiday tradition with the big band jazz-inspired program Cool Yule and special guest artist Marilyn Maye. In its first-ever collaboration with the Mid America Freedom Band, members of the group accompanied HMC as the Mighty […]

Marilyn Maye and Heartland Men’s Chorus have a hit with ‘Cool Yule’

Steve Wilson | Examiner.com Kansas City native and musical icon Marilyn Maye joined the Heartland Men’s Chorus at the Folly Theater for “Cool Yule, Big Jazz Band and Marilyn Maye!” on Friday night. Maye made a record 76 appearances on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. Her recording of “Too Late Now” was selected by the Arts Council of the […]