'How To Listen To Jazz,' A World-Class Kansas City, And The Weekend To-Do List

Nov 17, 2016

Wendell Cox, a visiting fellow in the Thomas A. Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies at The Heritage Foundation, says affordable housing and low poverty rates help put Kansas City in a prime position for future growth.
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Jazz is all about creativity and freedom, but casual listeners can sometimes find deciphering it a chore. Today, we learn How to Listen to Jazz. Then, they say everything's up to date in Kansas City, but are we a "world class" locale? Finally, a winded Brian McTavish presents his Weekend To-Do List.

Ted Gioia will share jazz listening strategies as part of the American Jazz Museum's 'Riffing on the Repertoire' speaker series at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 17. For more information, visit AmericanJazzMuseum.org.

Wendell Cox, of the St. Louis-area public policy firm Demographia, will explore Kansas City's prospects for future growth and prosperity in a presentation cosponsored by the Sinquefield Charitable Foundation at the Kansas City Public Library's Plaza Branch at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 17. To RSVP, visit KCLibrary.org.