Wednesday MidDay Medley features 2 Musical Shows of KC Fringe

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

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Jen Appell of “Arc of Joan”
+ Willi Carlisle & Joesph Fletcher
of “There Ain’t No More” at KC Fringe Fest

Mark plays New & MidCoastal Releases from: Mess, Pink Royal, Making Movies, Mysterious Clouds, Crystal Rose, Shadow Rabbits, Ssion, See Through Dresses, Jorge Arana Trio, Riala, Sudan Archives, Sarah Jaffe, Joon Moon, Deerhoof, Willi Carlisle, and Val Bennett.

Kaelyn Alese Whitt with Jen Appell star and writer of “Arc of Joan” for KC Fringe 2017.

At 10:30 Jen Appell joins us to share music and details about her show “Arc of Joan.” In the wake of 9/11, Jen Appell co-created the original rock musical Joan the Maid (now performed as Arc of Joan). Informed by the political and social climate, the production envisioned what Joan of Arc’s life would have looked like under the microscope of modern media, reality television and the national obsession with cult of personality. In this re-envisioned workshop/production of the song cycle enhanced with slick video elements, Jen Appell and The Saints perform a minimalistic version of the musical to examine the heroine’s path of discovery, power, loss and acceptance. Performances continue: Thursday, July 27, at 9:30 PM, Friday, July 28, at 8:00 PM, and Saturday, July 29 at 5:00 PM, at Musical Theater Heritage Main Stage, 2450 Grand Blvd, Kansas City, on the 3rd floor of Crown Center. More info at:

“Ozark renaissance folklorist” Willi Carlisle of “There Ain’t No More” making a KC debut at KC Fringe 2017.

At 11:00 Mark welcomes award-winning “Ozark renaissance folklorist” Willi Carlisle and director Joseph Fletcher, who share music and information about their show, “There Ain’t No More,” making a Kansas City Debut at the KC Fringe Fest. “There Ain’t No More” is the product of five years of research, down-home poetry, field recordings, music-mentorship, and folklore amidst the misty mountains of the Arkansas Ozarks. Winner 2017 Orlando Fringe “Best Show of the Fringe”, Portland Fringe “Patrons Pick”, and Tampa Fringe “Tech Pick”. The show continues with performances: Tuesday, July 25, at 7:30 PM, Thursday July 27, at 9:00 PM, and Saturday, July 29th 6:00 PM, at at Phosphor Studios, 1730 Broadway, Kansas City. More information at

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