best of 2012 http://kcur.org en Best Music of 2012 http://kcur.org/post/best-music-2012 <p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">There's no doubt that <strong>much of Kansas City's creativity</strong> is embodied in its <strong>local music scene</strong>.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Friday on <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/uptodate"><em>Up to Date</em></a>, Steve Kraske welcomes the return of the <em>Local Music Show</em>​, during which our music experts&nbsp;<strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Chris Haghirian</strong>,&nbsp;<strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Bill Brownlee</strong>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Michael Byars</strong>&nbsp;will check out some of the&nbsp;<strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">best music - local and international - of 2012</strong>.</p><p> Fri, 21 Dec 2012 16:01:08 +0000 Stephen Steigman & Steve Kraske 29380 at http://kcur.org Best Music of 2012 Best Children & Youth Books Of 2012 http://kcur.org/post/best-children-youth-books-2012 <p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">It’s hard enough to keep your kids away from the Xbox on a normal weekday… it must be even tougher when they’re home for winter vacation.&nbsp; But technology might just help this time around: perhaps you can even convince your child to turn off the video game and pick up a Kindle...or a Nook… an iPad or even (yes!)&nbsp;</span><em style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">paper</em><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">…and&nbsp;</span><strong style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">dig deep into a great story</strong><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">.</span></p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">If you're looking for a really good present for your son, daughter, or other kid in your life, consider <strong>the gift of reading</strong>.</p><p> Thu, 20 Dec 2012 01:00:00 +0000 Stephen Steigman & Steve Kraske 29296 at http://kcur.org Best Children & Youth Books Of 2012