William Carl Ferleman is a professional music journalist and Shakespearean. He has written for the Baylor Journal of Theatre and Performance, Borrowers and Lenders: The Journal of Shakespeare and Appropriation, and The Kansas City Star. He holds a B.A. and M.A. from The University of Kansas. A Kansas City native, Ferleman now is based in South Florida.
Ave Anna: Anna Nicole Smith and Celebrity Culture | 27 Mar 2007 // 5:00 PM
Lost in the media's sensationalizing of Anna Nicole Smith was any sense of the human being behind the myth.
Armed With a Slew of Hits, Billy Joel Welcomes the New Year in South Florida | 20 Jan 2016 // 6:22 AM
Billy Joel unlocked the door to his hit factory in South Florida. His songs tonight happened to be as classic as they were dated; that is, they were both timeless and historical.
Van Halen's Hard Rock Party Is Not to Be Outdone | 12 Oct 2015 // 4:30 AM
Van Halen, helmed by a vivacious David Lee Roth and a steady Eddie Van Halen, put on a fine, festive old-school hard rock party not to be outdone. The good times have not gone anywhere!
Bill Maher: 13 April 2014 - Kansas City, Missouri | 1 May 2014 // 3:00 AM
Doubtless, Bill Maher’s stand-up concert was mordant, hard-hitting, and spectacular, and yes, subsequent to the dreadful -- but comic gold -- Bush years.
Lorde: 21 March 2014 - The Midland, Kansas City, Missouri | 11 Apr 2014 // 6:00 AM
Lorde crowns herself as a pop princess at riveting, polished Kansas City show.