KC Currents http://kcur.org en Trading Flint Hills For Fort Riley, Concert-Goers Dive Into Military History http://kcur.org/post/trading-flint-hills-fort-riley-concert-goers-dive-military-history <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In years past, Bill and Julia McBride turned to their </span>tallgrass<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> prairie backyard in </span>Matfield<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Green, </span>Kan<span style="line-height: 1.5;">., to hear the Kansas City Symphony echoing across the Flint Hills.</span></p> Mon, 24 Jun 2013 19:06:30 +0000 Sangeeta Shastry 39045 at http://kcur.org Trading Flint Hills For Fort Riley, Concert-Goers Dive Into Military History New KC Library Bridges Centuries, Riles Historians http://kcur.org/post/new-library-bridges-centuries-riles-historians <p>Say you’re researching for a book report. Or looking up local history. Maybe you want to learn to some do-it-yourself home repair. Chances are good you’ll log on to the internet and get your answers in a few minutes without leaving your chair.</p><p>This leaves old-fashioned libraries with a problem: how to get people back to the stacks.</p><p>One local library has a unique solution for facing the future by embracing the past. The new branch of the Mid-Continent Public Library literally joins a 21st century building with a pre-Civil War home.</p><p>But not everybody is happy about it.</p> Mon, 29 Apr 2013 00:42:42 +0000 Alex Smith 35765 at http://kcur.org New KC Library Bridges Centuries, Riles Historians KC Currents' Election Special http://kcur.org/post/kc-currents-election-special <p><a href="http://www.kcur.org/post/kansas-voter-id-law-faces-biggest-test">Kansas Voter ID Law Faces Biggest Test</a></p><p>Requiring voters to show a photo ID has been a controversial issue in recent years with many states considering the requirement. A photo ID law got vetoed last year in Missouri, but Kansas lawmakers passed a measure last year requiring a photo ID when voting.&nbsp; That law got its first test in August.</p><p><a href="http://www.kcur.org/post/farmers-put-aside-differences-push-farm-bill">Farmers Put Aside Differences, Push For Farm Bill</a></p> Mon, 05 Nov 2012 17:35:04 +0000 Suzanne Hogan, Susan B. Wilson, Sylvia Maria Gross & Alex Smith & Zack Lewandowski 26986 at http://kcur.org KC Currents' Election Special Healthy Hip Hop With Local Rapper Roy Scott, Inside The Studio & Documentary Of Artist Jim Leedy http://kcur.org/post/healthy-hip-hop-local-rapper-roy-scott-inside-studio-documentary-artist-jim-leedy <p><a href="http://www.kcur.org/post/healthy-hip-hop-local-rapper-roy-scott" target="_self"><strong>Healthy Hip Hop With &nbsp;Local Rapper Roy Scott</strong></a> Tue, 04 Sep 2012 16:46:05 +0000 Sylvia Maria Gross, Susan B. Wilson, Alex Smith & Suzanne Hogan & Zack Lewandowski 23921 at http://kcur.org Healthy Hip Hop With Local Rapper Roy Scott, Inside The Studio & Documentary Of Artist Jim Leedy Favorite Love Songs: "Carinhoso" http://kcur.org/post/favorite-love-songs-carinhoso <p><em>KC Currents</em>&#39; <a href="http://kcur.org/people/sylvia-maria-gross"><strong>Sylvia Maria Gross</strong></a> tells us about a Brazilian anthem for unrequited love.</p><p>&quot;She says &#39;my heart, I don&#39;t know why, beats happily when I see you,&#39; &quot; Gross translates the Portuguese lyrics of the song &quot;Carinhoso&quot; to English.</p><p>She continues alongside the singer&#39;s voice, &quot; &#39;And my eyes will smile and follow you down the road, but still, you run away from me.&#39; &quot;</p> Mon, 13 Feb 2012 19:28:58 +0000 Tomeka Weatherspoon 12458 at http://kcur.org Favorite Love Songs: "Carinhoso" Romare Bearden's Prints At The Nelson-Atkins http://kcur.org/post/romare-beardens-prints-nelson-atkins <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53bff9a0b183f-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53bff9a0b183f-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53bff9a0b183f-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-990885.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Artist Romare Bearden was born in North Carolina, and he grew up in the middle of the Harlem Renaissance during the 1920's. Much of his work depicts African Americans, but Bearden said his real focus was the universal human experience.</p> Mon, 24 Oct 2011 14:09:00 +0000 Susan B. Wilson 2329 at http://kcur.org Romare Bearden's Prints At The Nelson-Atkins Search for Birth Mother Uncovers Difficult Truths http://kcur.org/post/search-birth-mother-uncovers-difficult-truths <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53bfffbecdd90-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53bfffbecdd90-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53bfffbecdd90-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-975076.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Growing up in Overland Park, Brian Stanton always knew he was adopted. And like many adoptees, he wanted to know something about his birth parents.</p> Fri, 24 Jun 2011 14:10:00 +0000 Sylvia Maria Gross 2248 at http://kcur.org Search for Birth Mother Uncovers Difficult Truths Local Cave Canem Poets Perform at Jazz Museum http://kcur.org/post/local-cave-canem-poets-perform-jazz-museum <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53bfffbecb653-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53bfffbecb653-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53bfffbecb653-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-964084.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Kansas City native Glenn North is well known locally for creating regular outlets for poetry and spoken word.</p> Tue, 19 Apr 2011 13:59:00 +0000 Susan B. Wilson 2208 at http://kcur.org Local Cave Canem Poets Perform at Jazz Museum Spanish and Latin American Art Music http://kcur.org/post/spanish-and-latin-american-art-music <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53bfed9b4062a-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53bfed9b4062a-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53bfed9b4062a-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-909845.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Lawrence, KS – A KU music professor teams up with a Spanish vocal coach and master pianist to plan the second Festival of Spanish and Latin American Art Music in Kansas.</p> Tue, 29 Jun 2010 15:07:00 +0000 Sylvia Maria Gross 1748 at http://kcur.org Spanish and Latin American Art Music Interview with Oleta Adams http://kcur.org/post/interview-oleta-adams <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53bfffbec91ff-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53bfffbec91ff-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53bfffbec91ff-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-894497.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>One of Kansas City's favorite daughters Oleta Adams was back in town recently for a performance on 18th and Vine.</p> Mon, 05 Apr 2010 20:17:00 +0000 Susan B. Wilson 1752 at http://kcur.org Interview with Oleta Adams Anatomy of the Pedal Steel Guitar http://kcur.org/post/anatomy-pedal-steel-guitar <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53bfffbec6dfd-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53bfffbec6dfd-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53bfffbec6dfd-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-888181.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Kansas City, MO – Local musician Russ Wever has been playing the pedal steel guitar for more than forty years. He's performed at the Grand Ole Opry and on Broadway, and has had a big influence in the pedal steel guitar world.</p> Mon, 01 Mar 2010 17:30:00 +0000 1728 at http://kcur.org Anatomy of the Pedal Steel Guitar Jazz Singer Angela Hagenbach Releases New Album http://kcur.org/post/jazz-singer-angela-hagenbach-releases-new-album <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53bfffbec3e77-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53bfffbec3e77-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53bfffbec3e77-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-886830.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Kansas City, MO – Kansas City's Angela Hagenbach talks about the music business and her new album.</p> Mon, 22 Feb 2010 17:36:00 +0000 Alex Smith 1718 at http://kcur.org Jazz Singer Angela Hagenbach Releases New Album Century-Old Pipe Organ Inspires Unique Congregation http://kcur.org/post/century-old-pipe-organ-inspires-unique-congregation <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53bfffbec1817-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53bfffbec1817-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53bfffbec1817-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-884295.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Kansas City, MO – Historic pipe organ holds special significance for the homeless members of a downtown church.</p> Mon, 08 Feb 2010 14:40:00 +0000 Alex Smith 1708 at http://kcur.org Century-Old Pipe Organ Inspires Unique Congregation The Little Piano Girl http://kcur.org/post/little-piano-girl <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53bff4cc4af77-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53bff4cc4af77-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53bff4cc4af77-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-881931.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Kansas City, MO – Local author Ann Ingalls' new children's book introduces young readers to the legendary pianist <b>Mary Lou Williams</b>.</p> Mon, 25 Jan 2010 18:23:00 +0000 Alex Smith 1696 at http://kcur.org The Little Piano Girl Master Luthier Finds Voice in Wood http://kcur.org/post/master-luthier-finds-voice-wood <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53bfed57c7601-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53bfed57c7601-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53bfed57c7601-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-876792.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Merriam, KS – Anton Krutz believes that string instruments resonate with people in a unique way. And he'll tell you that it takes more than quality wood and a good craftsman to make a great sounding instrument. It's the varnish that counts.</p> Thu, 17 Dec 2009 19:49:00 +0000 1680 at http://kcur.org Master Luthier Finds Voice in Wood Dutch Pianist Mastered Classic KC Jazz Techniques http://kcur.org/post/dutch-pianist-mastered-classic-kc-jazz-techniques <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53bfffbebf9ac-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53bfffbebf9ac-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53bfffbebf9ac-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-868772.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Kansas City, MO – When the Majestic Steakhouse in downtown Kansas City shut down in May, Bram Wijnands was forced to look for a new way to spend his Friday and Saturday nights. For the previous 16 years, the Dutch pianist had delivered authentic 1930s KC-style swing and boogie woogie in the cellar which once served as a speakeasy.</p> Tue, 03 Nov 2009 21:21:00 +0000 Alex Smith 1627 at http://kcur.org Dutch Pianist Mastered Classic KC Jazz Techniques Playing on All Seven Strings http://kcur.org/post/playing-all-seven-strings <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53bfffbebce82-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53bfffbebce82-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53bfffbebce82-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-839114.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Kansas City, MO – Cedric Patterson grew up playing music at his church in Topeka. And in seeking out the perfect instrument for gigs inside and out of the church, he constructed his own seven-string bass guitar.</p> Thu, 21 May 2009 15:00:00 +0000 Sylvia Maria Gross 1478 at http://kcur.org Playing on All Seven Strings Cabaret Singer Marilyn Maye Attracts New Audiences http://kcur.org/post/cabaret-singer-marilyn-maye-attracts-new-audiences <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53bfffbebaf5a-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53bfffbebaf5a-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53bfffbebaf5a-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-826236.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>What the critics are praising is something midwest fans have known for decades: that Marilyn Maye is a master of the lost art of connecting with audiences. She recently stopped by our studios and told KCUR's Alex Smith about her philosophy of performing.</p> Tue, 17 Mar 2009 14:36:00 +0000 1419 at http://kcur.org Cabaret Singer Marilyn Maye Attracts New Audiences Blue Note Records Through the Years http://kcur.org/post/blue-note-records-through-years <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53bfffbeb8df0-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53bfffbeb8df0-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53bfffbeb8df0-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-819774.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Kansas City, MO – The Blue Note record label started 70 years ago when German immigrant Alfred Lion was inspired to record some of the boogie-woogie piano music he heard at Carnegie Hall. Today, the label is recognized as one of the finest in jazz. It's classic records, especially those from the 50's and 60's, have a cult following. <a href="http://www.americanjazzmuseum.com/" target="_blank">The American Jazz Museum at 18th and Vine</a> is celebrating Blue Note's anniversary with a series of events.</p> Mon, 09 Feb 2009 20:48:00 +0000 Alex Smith 1375 at http://kcur.org Blue Note Records Through the Years Tubas Carol for Christmas http://kcur.org/post/tubas-carol-christmas <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53bfe01206b35-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53bfe01206b35-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53bfe01206b35-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-808740.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Kansas City, MO – TubaChristmas is an annual event that brings together hundreds of tuba and euphonium players of all ages and music levels, shapes and sizes. And they all perform arrangements of traditional Christmas tunes.</p> Mon, 22 Dec 2008 19:43:00 +0000 Elana Gordon 1337 at http://kcur.org Tubas Carol for Christmas Ailey Camp Inspires Area High School Students http://kcur.org/post/ailey-camp-inspires-area-high-school-students <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53bff8a02b57b-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53bff8a02b57b-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53bff8a02b57b-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-792184.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Kansas City, MO – Ailey Camp is one of the legacies of the Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey. It's more than a summer camp for kids who want to dance. Alvin Ailey started the camp with the idea that dance could be a vehicle for growth and personal development among the community's youth.</p> Sun, 16 Nov 2008 16:40:00 +0000 Laura Ziegler 1300 at http://kcur.org Ailey Camp Inspires Area High School Students South America in Kansas City - Sons of Brasil http://kcur.org/post/south-america-kansas-city-sons-brasil <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53bfffbeb624b-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53bfffbeb624b-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53bfffbeb624b-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-788671.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Kansas City, MO – The bossa nova craze hit the US in the late 50's, and ever since then, that mellow Brazilian groove has been a standard part of many jazz musicians' repertoire. But when Kansas City musicians Stan Kessler, Doug Auwater, Danny Embrey and Greg Whitfield formed the Sons of Brasil in 1991, they were determined to dig deeper into the rhythmic soul of the country.</p> Mon, 10 Nov 2008 21:43:00 +0000 Alex Smith 1288 at http://kcur.org South America in Kansas City - Sons of Brasil KC Currents Election Dreamin' http://kcur.org/post/kc-currents-election-dreamin <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53bfe369401e1-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53bfe369401e1-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53bfe369401e1-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-784691.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Kansas City, MO – It's been an intense political season, enough to blow away some seasoned political reporters, like Up to Date's Steve Kraske, who last week declared, "I think this whole thing has been a dream." So the KC Currents team imagined what that dream might sound like . . .</p> Mon, 03 Nov 2008 05:30:32 +0000 Alex Smith 4731 at http://kcur.org KC Currents Election Dreamin' People's Liberation Big Band of Greater Kansas City http://kcur.org/post/peoples-liberation-big-band-greater-kansas-city <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53bfffbeb3b0f-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53bfffbeb3b0f-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53bfffbeb3b0f-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-781530.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Kansas City, MO – The People's Liberation Big Band of Greater Kansas City got its start two years ago. That's when an all-star group of local jazz composers decided to do their own radical take on Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker." The mix of folk, popular and avant garde styles turned out to be so much fun that the musicians decided to stick together.</p> Mon, 27 Oct 2008 19:57:00 +0000 Alex Smith 1280 at http://kcur.org People's Liberation Big Band of Greater Kansas City Jazz Singer Megan Birdsall http://kcur.org/post/jazz-singer-megan-birdsall <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53bfffbeb2179-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53bfffbeb2179-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53bfffbeb2179-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-730481.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Kansas City, MO – Singer Megan Birdsall grew up in Kansas City, but in this last year, she has really come to understand what being a part of the local jazz community is all about.</p> Sun, 13 Jul 2008 18:21:00 +0000 Alex Smith 1221 at http://kcur.org Jazz Singer Megan Birdsall Soul Singer Angie Stone http://kcur.org/post/soul-singer-angie-stone <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53bff1581eccb-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53bff1581eccb-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53bff1581eccb-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-723260.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Kansas City, MO – Singer and songwriter <a href="http://angiestoneonline.net/" target="_blank">Angie Stone</a> is no newcomer to the music industry. Stone was in KC recently for the Rhythm &amp; Ribs festival.</p> Mon, 23 Jun 2008 13:34:00 +0000 Susan B. Wilson 1210 at http://kcur.org Soul Singer Angie Stone Jazz Trombonist Moves To NYC http://kcur.org/post/jazz-trombonist-moves-nyc <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53bfffbeb092f-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53bfffbeb092f-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53bfffbeb092f-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-711300.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Kansas City, MO – Up and coming jazz trombonist Kevin Cerovich talks about his new album and why he's leaving KC.</p> Tue, 27 May 2008 16:25:00 +0000 Alex Smith 1191 at http://kcur.org Jazz Trombonist Moves To NYC Kansas City Youth Jazz Welcomes Clark Terry http://kcur.org/post/kansas-city-youth-jazz-welcomes-clark-terry <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53bfffbeae7a0-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53bfffbeae7a0-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53bfffbeae7a0-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-703167.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Kansas City, KS – Kansas City Youth Jazz and conductor Leon Brady prepare for this Sunday's performance with legendary trumpeter Clark Terry at Unity Temple on the Plaza.</p> Sun, 04 May 2008 20:33:00 +0000 Alex Smith 1181 at http://kcur.org Kansas City Youth Jazz Welcomes Clark Terry Tango Looks for a Place in Kansas City http://kcur.org/post/tango-looks-place-kansas-city <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53bfffbeac008-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53bfffbeac008-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53bfffbeac008-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-684551.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>KANSAS CITY, MO – Mila Vigdorova and Korey Ireland met at a tango marathon in Holland. The couple now teaches tango in Kansas City.</p> Mon, 10 Mar 2008 17:51:00 +0000 Alex Smith 1150 at http://kcur.org Tango Looks for a Place in Kansas City Looking Back at the Mayoral Candidates http://kcur.org/post/looking-back-mayoral-candidates <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53bffee3b202a-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53bffee3b202a-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53bffee3b202a-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-664967.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>KANSAS CITY, MO – The story that most impacted the rest of the year's news coverage in Kansas City was the spring's mayoral showdown between then City Auditor Mark Funkhouser and city councilman Alvin Brooks.</p> Wed, 09 Jan 2008 16:04:56 +0000 Sylvia Maria Gross 3787 at http://kcur.org