Wednesday MidDay Medley presents “That’s Soooo Gay” our annual LGBTQIA Pride Show! with KC Gay Pride + The Tony Awards!

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

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

That’s Soooo Gay! (Our Annual Gay Pride Show)
+ KC Pride Fest June 5-6-7 + The 69th Annual Tony Awards!

28 Jan 1978, Los Angeles, California, USA --- Liberace spoofs a day in his own life during a television special, including a scene where he baths in his $55,000 marble bathtub. --- Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS

28 Jan 1978, Los Angeles, California, USA — Liberace spoofs a day in his own life during a television special, including a scene where he baths in his $55,000 marble bathtub. — Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS

We celebrate The Pride Season with our annual show, “That’s Soooo Gay!” Mark spins music from: Liberace, Charles Nelson Reilly, Paul Lynde, Jim Nabors, Noel Coward, Fred Astaire, RuPaul, Grace Jones, Dos Fallopia, Judy Garland, Al Franken, Lily Tomlin, Neil Patrick Harris, Billy Porter, David Bowie, Lou Reed, John Cale, The Magnetic Fields, The Cure, The Sleazebeats, The Kinsey Sicks, Summer Osborne, The Clementines, The Lucky, MK Nobilette, Kate Pierson, The Hazzards, the Broadway casts of “Hedwig & The Angry Inch,” “Kinky Boots,” “A Chorus Line,” “Avenue Q,” “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,” and “Fun Home.” Plus the film soundtracks to “Bambi,” and “Sordid Lives.”

We’ll feature music from the biggest Gay Pride celebration of the year, The 69th Annual Tony Awards. We’ll hear music from Fun Home, a new musical based of the 2006 graphic memoir by Alison Bechdel with book & lyrics by Lisa Kron, and the score composed by Jeanine Tesori. We’ll also feature, An American in Paris, nominated for 12 Tony Awards including Best Book of a Musical by Craig Lucas, with Director & Choreographer Christopher Wheeldon nominated in both categories. The 69th Annual Tony Awards will be held at Radio City Music Hall in NYC, June 7, 2015, and broadcast live on CBS. Kristin Chenoweth & Alan Cumming will co-host the ceremony. John Cameron Mitchell will receive a special Tony Award for his return to Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Tommy Tune will be given the Lifetime Achievement Award, and Stephen Schwartz will receive the Isabelle Stevenson Award. More info at: http://www.tonyawards.com/

At 11:15, Mark talks with Bill Svoboda, Festival Director for KC Pride Fest – Love is the Cure, June 5th, 6th, & 7th, at Berkley Riverfront Park, KCMO. Friday & Saturday is $5.00. Sunday is FREE! Children 12 & under are FREE! Friday night will feature: Cyon Flare, DJ Barry Harris, Dirty Dorothy, DJ Chef Nguyen, DJ Daniel, DJ Aaron, DJ Chad Slater, DJ Remix Wes Warner, and Men of Skin. Saturday will feature: Josh Zuckerman, The First Ladies of Disco, Material Girl, MK Nobilette, Devin Tait, Heartland Men’s Chorus, Missie B’s, PerformOut KC, and Widow Von’Du. Sunday will feature: Melinda Rider, Flo, The Clementines, performances by Black Gay Pride, Latino Gay Pride KC, and Sidekicks Saloon. For more information about tickets, vendors, directions, events, or to volunteer, visit: http://www.gaypridekc.org/

Tune in on 90.1 FM KKFI
or streaming live at kkfi.org

Show #579

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