Jeff Harshbarger http://kcur.org en [VIDEO] A Musical Exploration Of 'True Grit' http://kcur.org/post/video-musical-exploration-true-grit <p></p><p>The National Endowment for the Arts started the initiative called The Big Read as a way to encourage reading. This year, for its Big Read selection, the <a href="http://www.kclibrary.org/">Kansas City Public Library</a> chose the novel <em>True Grit</em>.</p><p>It&rsquo;s the story of a teenager in the late 1800s&nbsp;who seeks to avenge her father&rsquo;s murder. The library is hosting a series of public events, including a performance of songs inspired by the era of the novel.</p><p><strong>Writing songs from Mattie&#39;s perspective </strong></p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Julie Denesha 44372 at http://kcur.org [VIDEO] A Musical Exploration Of 'True Grit' [VIDEO] Fado Novato, Songs Of Heartache And Struggle http://kcur.org/post/video-fado-novato-songs-heartache-and-struggle <p>Fado is a Portuguese folk-song tradition dating to the early 19th century.</p><p> Fri, 16 Nov 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Julie Denesha & Suzanne Hogan 27638 at http://kcur.org [VIDEO] Fado Novato, Songs Of Heartache And Struggle