Jeff Harshbarger

Performance
5:00 am
Wed October 2, 2013

[VIDEO] A Musical Exploration Of 'True Grit'

Jeff Harshbarger leads a rehearsal of the The Revisionists.
Credit Julie Denesha / KCUR

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 Kansas City Public Library chose the novel True Grit.

It’s the story of a teenager in the late 1800s who seeks to avenge her father’s murder. The library is hosting a series of public events, including a performance of songs inspired by the era of the novel.

Writing songs from Mattie's perspective

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Performance
5:00 am
Fri November 16, 2012

[VIDEO] Fado Novato, Songs Of Heartache And Struggle

Shay Estes, vocalist for Fado Novato.
Julie Denesha KCUR

Fado is a Portuguese folk-song tradition dating to the early 19th century.

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