Kansas City, Kan., police reports

Nov. 2
Burglary, criminal damage, 2800 block of North 55th, door, $100 value.
Burglary from vehicle, 4500 block of Kansas Avenue, vehicle registration, insurance papers.
Burglary, criminal damage, 1100 block of Argentine Boulevard, television, DVD player, window, $230 value.
Burglary, criminal damage, 2000 block of South 18th, window, nailers, $375 value.

Nov. 1
Aggravated burglary, criminal damage, 300 block of North 31st, door, $250 value.
Burglary to vehicle, criminal damage, 900 block of Lafayette, damage to rear door of Ford Explorer, three power tools stolen, one hand tool stolen, $1,160 value.
Burglary, 2200 block of Birch, stove, $1,600 value.
Burglary, criminal damage, 1100 block of County Line Road, door frame, television, laptop computer, $300 value.
Burglary to auto, theft, 500 block of River Park Drive, ignition, window, ignition, $3,300 value.
Theft from motor vehicle, criminal damage, 3000 block of North 55th, window, steering column damaged, pocket knife recovered, $520 value.
Attempted auto theft, burglary to auto, 5100 block of Leavenworth Road, van, trailer hitch, $550 value.
Criminal deprivation, 1900 block of Garfield, Chrysler Concorde, $2,000 value.
Theft, 2600 block of Merriam Lane, vehicle, $1,500 value.
Auto theft, 2800 block of North 51st, Dodge Grand Caravan, $2,000 value.
Theft, 00 block of South 27th, Ford Econo E250 van, $2,000 value.

Oct. 31
Burglary, 1900 block of North 31st, 10 video games, two video game systems, $900 value.
Burglary, from motor vehicle, 5400 block of Sutton, gun, wallet, driver’s license, $660 value.
Burglary, criminal damage, 1600 block of Armstrong, door, garage wall, $1,500 value.
Burglary, 00 block of South 11th, television, video game machine, bicycle, $900 value.
Burglary to auto, 8300 block of Ruby, catalytic converter, GPS, $4,400 value.
Attempted theft, criminal damage, 4000 block of Roswell, steering column, $500 value.
Theft, shoplifting, possession of marijuana, 7800 block of State, Kmart, 3 .30 grams of marijuana, four tools, two MP3 players.
Criminal damage, 1600 block of Armstrong, Chevrolet S10, $1,000 value.
Theft, 00 block of North 7th, Nissan Maxima, $3,000 value.
Theft, 700 block of Central, Chevy Suburban, $6,000 value.
Theft, 1200 block of Kansas Avenue, Chevy Equinox, $4,500 value.

Oct. 30
Burglary, 2000 block of Tauromee, three televisions, $3,000 value.
Burglary, 800 block of Central, television, DVD player, speakers, $775 value.
Burglary to auto, 3600 block of State, toothpaste, deodorant, stickers, $11.50 value.

Oct. 8

Theft, motor vehicle, criminal damage, 1900 block of South 16th, Monte Carlo, ignition.

Women’s Chamber to meet Dec. 10

The Kansas City, Kan., Women’s Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon Wednesday, Dec. 10, at the Great Wolf Lodge, 10401 Cabela Drive, Kansas City, Kan.

Networking begins at 11:30 a.m., followed by the program at noon. For the December meeting, the program is a Christmas gift exchange. Those who would like to participate are asked to bring a $15 gift.

The cost of the lunch is $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers.

Guests are welcome, but reservations are required by emailing Barbara Newby at btnewbyks@gmail.com or calling 913-485-1208 or Ardith Deason at deason_a@wmhci.org, telephone 913-233-3305.

KCKCC Jazz Ensemble to perform dress rehearsal before Cuba performance

by Kelly Rogge

In preparation of its upcoming performance at the 30th annual Havana International Jazz Festival, the Kansas City Kansas Community College Jazz Ensemble will be performing a complete dress rehearsal next month.

The dress rehearsal will be during the Spirituality and All That Jazz Program at 7 p.m. Dec. 3 at Unity Temple on the Plaza, 707 W. 47th St., Kansas City, Mo. Tickets are $7 at the door, and children under 16 are free. Spirituality and All That Jazz is a monthly program held the first Wednesday of every month. During the program, the KCKCC Jazz Ensemble will be performing a complete dress rehearsal of their introduction of Kansas City Jazz to the islands.

The jazz ensemble was invited last fall to perform at the jazz festival, which is Dec. 16-22. The invitation was based on the group’s long reputation as one of the premiere community college jazz ensembles in the nation.

The Havana International Jazz Festival started in 1978 when Bobby Carcasses and other Cuban jazz musicians had a concert at the Case de la Cultura de Plaza. The following year, Chucho Valdes, now the president of the festival’s organizing committee, gave another concert. Those yearly concerts morphed into the festival as it is known today.

In addition to attending the festival, the jazz ensemble will have the opportunity to take a guided tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Site and the Havana Historical Centre; tour Cuba’s National Museum of Fine Arts; visit the Institute Superior de Arte, the country’s top art academy; explore Finca Vigia, where Ernest Hemingway lived for more than 20 years; enjoy tap dancing and live jazz music at Pena de Santa Amalia and learn about the Cuban culture. Any U.S. citizen is allowed to travel to the small country with the appropriate license.

The KCKCC Jazz Ensemble is under the direction of Jim Mair.

For more information on the KCKCC Jazz Ensemble’s invitation to the 2014 Havana International Jazz Festival and on the group’s fundraising efforts, contact Jim Mair at jmair@kckcc.edu or call 913-288-7149.

Kelly Rogge is the public information supervisor at Kansas City Kansas Community College.