March 28 – WMM presents: Bobby Asher, Elsa Rae, and The New Century Follies!

Wednesday MidDay Medley
TEN to NOON Wednesdays – Streaming at
90.1 FM KKFI – Kansas City Community Radio
Produced and Hosted by Mark Manning

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Bobby Asher of Hearts of Darkness + Elsa Rae
+ Guest Host Philip Hooser & The New Century Follies

Mark plays music from Seun Kuti, The Hearts of Darkness, Making Movies, and others.

Hearts of Darkness & Making Movies

At 10:15 Mark talks with Bobby Asher from Hearts of Darkness about playing SXSW; the band’s show with Seun Kuti & Egypt 80, Friday, March 30, at The Granada in Lawrence; and their show with Making Movies at the recordBar, Saturday, March 31, (all ages dinner show) at 6:00, Hearts of Darkness playing at 6:15 PM and Making Movies at 7:30 PM. The late show (21+) opens at 9:00 PM with Making Movies, at 9:30 PM and Hearts of Darkness at 11:15 PM. More info at:

Elsa Rae

At 10:35 Mark welcomes Kansas City based singer and songwriter Elsa Rae. Elsa Rae plays her original songs with Vincent her Ukulele, Mozart the Toy Piano, and Sebastian F. Schwartz the Kazoo. You can learn more about her music at: and

At 11:00, Philip blue owl Hooser is our guest host & producer for a special show that will dance us through the history of a 112-year-old KC landmark, The Folly Theatre. Philip will share music and stories of the Folly from its early vaudeville days through its rebirth as a burlesque house to entertain soldiers during WWII; from its near-destruction in the 1970s to The New Century Follies — bringing vaudeville back to the Folly. Philip talks with Dr. Felicia Hardison LondrĂ© (Curators’ Professor of Theatre) at UMKC. Philip also welcomes special guests: Annie Cherry, Damian Blake, and Daisy Bucket, who’ll all be appearing in The New Century Follies at the Folly Theater, on Friday, April 6, 2012, at 9:30pm.

The Folly Theatre

The Folly Theater opened in 1900 as “The Century,” starting out as a vaudeville house featuring variety arts, comics, and singers. Burlesque was also presented, in big production numbers with special themes and moving tableaus on stage. Now 112 years later KC’s most creative performers are teaming up with The Folly Theatre to bring vaudeville, variety, and dancing girls back to the stage. The New Century Follies DEBUT SHOW at the Folly Theater, on Friday, April 6, 2012, at 9:30pm, will feature: Annie Cherry, Damian Blake, Opal Malone, Sweet Louise, Voler Aerial Acrobatics, Jason Divad, Phil Hoosier, Daisy Bucket, Violet Vendetta, Veronica Voodoo, Vlad Fortuna (St. Louis), Ruby von Blush, Jessalyn Kincaid, Shelby Floyd and with ALL LIVE MUSIC by The People’s Liberation Big Band led by Brad Cox.

The New Century Follies

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Show #414


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