Remembering Ella Fitzgerald On Stage, And A Cancer Diagnosis Turned Comedy

Jul 18, 2017

The Mighty Mo Combo was established in 2011, and includes approximately 15 musicians from the Mid America Freedom Band.
Credit The Mighty Mo Combo

Today, Up To Date previews the Kansas City Fringe Festival with a look at two of this year's acts.

First, we find out what a group of Kansas City musicians are doing to bring the music of Ella Fitzgerald back to life. Then, we meet the playwright, actress, and University of Kansas professor who turned her cancer diagnosis into a one-woman comedic play.

Eboni Fondren and the Mighty Mo Combo will perform 'Ella' at City Stage at Union Station at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, July 21, and Friday, July 28. For more information, visit

Performances of Michele Leon's 'Bladder Interrupted' at Phosphor Studio will begin on Saturday, July 22. For other dates and more information, visit