William Carl Ferleman

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.

Features // 1 Articles
Reviews // 46 Articles
Blogs // 43 Articles

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.


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!

Chrissie Hynde: Kansas City - 16 November 2014 | 3 Dec 2014 // 10:00 PM

Chrissie Hynde’s stout-hearted, superb Kansas City show made a Sunday feel like a wild Saturday night. It’s no mystery as to why Chrissie Hynde still has skin in this rock and roll game.


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.

//Mixed media

The Hills Are Alive, But Nobody Else Is in 'The Happiness of the Katakuris'

// Short Ends and Leader

"Happiness of the Katakuris is one of Takashi Miike's oddest movies, and that's saying something.

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