#952 – July 27, 2022 Playlist

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

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Boxknife + Cooper Scott of Jean Claude and The Eclairs + Stacy Busch & The 3rd Annual Queer Narratives Festival + Kadesh Flow

10:00

  1. “Main Title Instrumental – It’s Showtime Folks”
    from: Orig. Motion Picture Soundtrack All That Jazz / Casablanca / December 20, 1979
    [WMM’s Adopted Theme Song]
Flare Tha Rebel
  1. Flare Tha Rebel & Bob Pulliam – “Rosé All Day”
    from: “Rosé All Day” – Single / Shafer / July 15, 2022
    [“Rosé All Day” is the lead single from Flare Tha Rebel’s upcoming EP titled Summer You, Summer Me. Playful, yet meaningful, the song is about an empowered woman of which a man is pursuing. Lines within the song such as “and if she’s a tease she can do that ya’ll / she don’t owe you nothing man, please back off”, attempt to change the at times degrading scenarios of this power dynamic. The narrative is done in the backdrop of fun and lighthearted warm weather days, cool summernights, and, of course, plenty of rosé. Continuing with Flare’s Art to Empower initiative, “Rosé All Day” aims to raise funds and awareness for a nonprofit, which this time is the Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Abuse (MOCSA). Career and love brought hip-hop MC Flare Tha Rebel back to his hometown of Kansas City, MO, which created a second wind of new music. Noted by The Pitch, “As a member of hip-hop collective Anti-Crew, Flare Tha Rebel made quite an impact on the Kansas City hip-hop scene. After making the leap from KC to Chicago in the late ‘00s, he’s now back…” Known for a highly energetic live performance, Flare has shared the stage with artists such as Chance the Rapper, RZA of Wu-Tang Clan, Mac Lethal, Nappy Roots, and CES Cru. Although hip-hop at the core, Flare Tha Rebel’s versatility remains as he balances music with socially progressive themes that are still enjoyable enough to raise a glass to at a party. There’s also a duality to Flare’s approach. Many of his songs are connected to his Art to Empower initiative, raising awareness and funds for a variety of social justice causes and nonprofits. Flare Tha Rebel & Bob Pullian were guests on WMM, Aug. 11, 2021. Flare The Rebel released the EP, The Revolution Will Not Be Hashtagged on July 9, 2021. The recording was #9 on WMM’s 120 Best Recordings of 2021. Info at: http://www.flaretharebel.com]
Marcotte
  1. Marcotte – “Good For My Soul”
    from: GOOD FOR MY SOUL (EP) / Marcotte / April 1, 2022
    [MARCOTTE released the singles, “Obvious” on March 4, 2022, “The Cure” on March 11, 2022, “Always Be There” on March 18, 2022, “Stars” on March 25, 2022. Good For My Soul was produced with Logan Murphy, MARCOTTE is a husband & wife: Jordan & Sasha Marcotte. More info at http://www.marcotteofficial.com]

[Marcotte plays recordBar, 1520 Grand Ave, KCMO, Thursday, July 28, at 7:30 PM with Lauren Scott.]

Boxknife
  1. Boxnife – “The Tower”
    from: “The Tower” – (Single) / Squarestab Records / May 20, 2022
    [Debut Single from Boxknife, a queer dark-pop band from Kansas City made up of Stephanie Bankston, Britt Wild, Mia Morrow, and Brook Worlledge who formed from the ashes of the band Lovergurl. Keyboardist and vocalist, Stephanie Bankston was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri. She is a graduate of The University of Missouri. She moved abroad in her 20s, and lived in Seoul, Korea, where she played in a mostly female band called BaekMa (“White Horse”). Stephanie returned to Kansas City in the Fall 2015. Brook Worlledge,is a Kansas City native. She is the band’s drummer and she sings and writes songs for the band. Brook is a defender of the proletariat. Brook’s influences range from The B-52s, The Velvet Underground, and The Brian Jonestown Massacre. Brit Wild has played to Wick and the Tricks and other bands in Kansas City.]

[Boxknife play a Manifestering EP Release Show at Lemonade Park, 1628 Wyoming St. KCMO West Bottoms with The Creepy Jingles, and Collidescope.]

Mia Morrow, Brook Worlledge, and Stephanie Bankston

10:14 – Interview with Brook Worlledge, Stephanie Bankston, Mia Morrow of Boxknife

We welcome into our 90.1 FM Studios: Brook Worlledge, Stephanie Bankston, and Mia Morrow, who join us to talk about their new band Boxknife, a queer dark-pop band from Kansas City formed from the ashes of the band Lovergurl. Boxknife are releasing their EP, MANIFESTERING on July 29, 2022 with a special EP Release Show at Lemonade Park, 1628 Wyoming, KCMO, West Bottoms, at 7:00 PM with The Creepy Jingles & Collidescope. The 4-piece Boxknife include: Brook Worlledge on drums & Vocals, Stephanie Bankston on keyboards & vocals, Mia Morrow on bass, & Brit Wild on guitar. Info at: http://www.facebook.com/boxknifemusic

Brook Worlledge, Stephanie Bankston, Mia Morrow thanks for being with us on WMM

Boxknife, a queer dark-pop band from KC formed from the ashes of the band Lovergurl.

The 4-piece Boxknife include: Brook Worlledge on drums & Vocals, Stephanie Bankston on keyboards & vocals, Mia Morrow on bass, & Brit Wild on guitar.

Keyboardist and vocalist, Stephanie Bankston was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri. She is a graduate of The University of Missouri. She moved abroad in her 20s, and lived in Seoul, Korea, where she played in a mostly female band called BaekMa (“White Horse”). Stephanie returned to Kansas City in the Fall 2015.

Brook Worlledge,is a Kansas City native. She is the band’s drummer and she sings and writes songs for the band. Brook is a defender of the proletariat. Brook’s influences range from The B-52s, The Velvet Underground, and The Brian Jonestown Massacre.

Brit Wild has played to Wick and the Tricks and other bands in Kansas City.

Mia Morrow is a professional chef and the owner operator of Cheffed Up, crafting custom, in-home dining experiences as well as chef-inspired meal prep deliveries. for more information: http://www.cheffedupkc.com

Brook Worlledge, Stephanie Bankston, Mia Morrow thanks for being with us on WMM

Boxknife is releasing their debut EP, MANIFESTERING on July 29 with a special EP Release Show at Lemonade Park, 1628 Wyoming, KCMO, West Bottoms, at 7:00 PM with The Creepy Jingles and Collidescope. More info at: http://www.facebook.com/boxknifemusic

10:30

Boxknife
  1. Boxnife – “Sign Or Sickness”
    from: Manifestering [EP] / Squarestab Records / May 20, 2022
    [Debut Single from Boxknife, a queer dark-pop band from Kansas City made up of Stephanie Bankston, Britt Wild, Mia Morrow, and Brook Worlledge who formed from the ashes of the band Lovergurl. Keyboardist and vocalist, Stephanie Bankston was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri. She is a graduate of The University of Missouri. She moved abroad in her 20s, and lived in Seoul, Korea, where she played in a mostly female band called BaekMa (“White Horse”). Stephanie returned to Kansas City in the Fall 2015. Brook Worlledge,is a Kansas City native. She is the band’s drummer and she sings and writes songs for the band. Brook is a defender of the proletariat. Brook’s influences range from The B-52s, The Velvet Underground, and The Brian Jonestown Massacre. Brit Wild has played to Wick and the Tricks and other bands in Kansas City.]

[Boxknife play a Manifestering EP Release Show at Lemonade Park, 1628 Wyoming St. KCMO West Bottoms with The Creepy Jingles, and Collidescope.]

10:33 – Underwriting

  1. Jean Claude and the Eclairs – “Sweet”
    from: “Sweet” – Single / Jean Claude and the Eclairs / April 7, 2022
    [Alternative Pop/Rock band, based in Lawrence, KS., formed in 2016. Cooper Scott is lead vocalist, guitarist and songwriter for Jean Claude & The Eclairs, an Alternative Pop/Rock band, based in Lawrence, KS., formed in 2016. The band includes: Cooper Scott on vocals, Garrison Krotz on bass, Quinn Maetzold on drums, and Ryan Pollock on guitar. The band released their EP, HOW TO TALK on National Eclairs Day, June 22, 2022. Produced and Engineered by Ryan Wasoba. More information at: https://www.instagram.com/eclairsofficial/%5D
Cooper Scott

10:38 – Interview with Cooper Scott

Cooper Scott is lead vocalist, guitarist and songwriter for Jean Claude & The Eclairs, an Alternative Pop/Rock band, based in Lawrence, KS., formed in 2016. The band includes: Cooper Scott on vocals, Garrison Krotz on bass, Quinn Maetzold on drums, and Ryan Pollock on guitar. The band released their EP, HOW TO TALK on National Eclairs Day, June 22, 2022.

Cooper Scott Thanks for being with us onWednesday MidDay Medley

The Eclairs newest EP “How to Talk” hit all streaming platforms on June 23, 2022. 

National Eclairs Day, June 22, 2022.

These songs have been in the works for over 3 years. This album would not be possible without the fantastic work of Ryan Wasoba who produced this EP.

Kelsey Wanamaker created all of the artwork!

The Band wrote on Facebook: “Three years of writing, demoing, recording, rewriting, re-recording, meet ups in Omaha, Kansas City, St. Louis, and Chicago, shows at venues with sketchy PAs, forming new friendships, all of those moments were key to making this EP. We are so excited for you to hear it and we can’t wait to make more music.”

Cooper Scott studied Journalism at The University of Kansas.

Cooper Scott is from Overland Park, Kansas

with Garrison Krotz, Cooper Scott was in the band Hireth.

Jean Claude & The Eclairs

Cooper Scott is lead vocalist, guitarist and songwriter

Garrison Krotz on bass

Quinn Maetzold on drums

Ryan Pollock on guitar

Jean Claude and the Eclairs Discography:

“Enzymes” (Single) released November 17, 2017
“Crazy For You” (Single) released September 7, 2018
“All It Ever Was” (Single) released November 20, 2018
“City Sounds” (Single) released February 21, 2019
“Glasgow” (Single) released April 4, 2019
“Sweet” (Single) released April 7, 2022
“Couldn’t Be Anybody Else” (Single) released May 19, 2022
HOW TO TALK [EP] released June 23, 2022

Is there a weekly band practice? And where is it held?

Cooper Scott Thanks for being with us on Wednesday MidDay Medley

The band released their EP, HOW TO TALK on National Eclairs Day, June 22, 2022. Produced and Engineered by Ryan Wasoba. More information at: https://www.instagram.com/eclairsofficial

10:56

  1. Jean Claude and the Eclairs – “Couldn’t Be Anybody Else”
    from: “Couldn’t Be Anybody Else” – Single / Jean Claude and the Eclairs / May 19, 2022
    [Alternative Pop/Rock band, based in Lawrence, KS., formed in 2016. Cooper Scott is lead vocalist, guitarist and songwriter for Jean Claude & The Eclairs, an Alternative Pop/Rock band, based in Lawrence, KS., formed in 2016. The band includes: Cooper Scott on vocals, Garrison Krotz on bass, Quinn Maetzold on drums, and Ryan Pollock on guitar. The band released their EP, HOW TO TALK on National Eclairs Day, June 22, 2022. Produced and Engineered by Ryan Wasoba. More information at: https://www.instagram.com/eclairsofficial/%5D

11:00 – Station ID

  1. Sisterbot – “Into the Moment”
    from: Truth House / Sisterbot / July 10, 2021
    [Sisterbot is a performing artist dedicated to breaking genre boundaries, creating cosmic musical and theatrical experiences. The 9-piece Sisterbot Band is a “punk pop chamber orchestra” complete with electric guitar, drums, piano, strings and horn. “Truth House (2021) is a concept album written over the span of three years, encapsulating a chapter of my life that I spent in a house alone, dealing with the aftermath of trauma and rebirth.”- Sisterbot (Adee Dancy). Written by Sisterbot. Produced by Jametatone and Sisterbot. Engineered, Mixed, Mastered by Jametatone, except “Approval” which was Produced, Engineered, & Mixed by Andrew Bonci Jr. at Magnolia Tree Studios, with AJ Bonci on guitar, Just Angel and Sisterbot on vocals. Cover Art by Mazzy Mann. Adee Rocket Dancy released the single “Hello Moon (feat. The Swallowtails)” on April 26, 2021. (This song is alon on the Sisterbot album.) Produced by Jametatone & Adee Rocket Dancy. Adee Rocket Dancy on piano & vocals & cello; Rachel Lovelace on bassoon; Mikala Petillo on guitar & background vocals, Mixing and Mastering by Jametatone, (J. Asley Miller). Adee Rocket Dancy writes, “This is a song about my life-long love for the moon, featuring The Swallowtails (Rachel Lovelace and Miki P). Adee chose the date April 26, 2021, as their release date, to honor the full moon called “The Pink Moon.” More info at: Sisterbot.bandcamp.com]

[Sisterbot will headline Saturday night of the 3rd Annual Queer Narratives Festival, August 6, 2022 at The Black Box in the West Bottoms, 1060 Union Ave. KCMO.]

Stacy Busch

11:04 – Interview with Stacy Busch

Stacy Busch is a queer composer and performer who utilizes her voice with electronics to build unique sound worlds. Her work is a meeting point between art pop, avant-classical and singer-songwriter. Stacy’s work has been performed nationally and internationally. She has received grants from ArtsKC, ArtSounds, Charlotte Street Foundation and the UMKC Women’s Council. Stacy is a 2020 Charlotte Street Foundation Generative Artist Fellow. Stacy is the cofounder and President of No Divide KC is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that uses the arts as a vehicle for stimulating social awareness, participation and community building. No Divide KC partners with Kansas City-based organizations and artists to create artistic events that are focused on the stories of underserved and misrepresented communities in Kansas City.

Stacy Busch joins us to share details about The 3rd Annual Queer Narratives Festival, August 1-6 2022, at The Black Box 1060 Union Ave, West Bottoms, KCMO. Info at: http://www.nodividekc.org

Stacy Busch, thank you for being with us on WMM

Queer Narratives Festival, August 1-6, 2022

The 3rd Annual Queer Narratives Festival is a week-long festival that includes performances, vendors, craftspeople, food trucks, a visual exhibit along with artist-led workshops, talkbacks, meetups and open mics.

When: August 1-6, 2022
Weekly programming: August 1-4, 2022
Main Festival: August 5 and 6, 2022
Where: The Black Box in the West Bottoms, 1060 Union Ave..KCMO 6414
For questions and inquiries, please contact: info@nodividekc.org

WEEKDAY EVENTS Monday-Thursday (8/1-8/4) 12PM-7PM:

MONDAY, AUGUST 1

7-8PM – Talking! Out! Loud! Coming Out Sharing Circle! – with Skippy

This hour long story sharing program creates a non-judgmental space for queer people to talk about their identities in the LGTBQIA+ community. Whether you are a community member, an ally, or are on a pathway of self discovery, this is your chance to connect with like-minded people in an safe, intimate setting. All ages are welcome!

8:30-11:00PM – QNF Karaoke!!!!!! – All are invited to this karaoke and chill opening night of the QNF!

TUESDAY, AUGUST 2

5:30-6:30PM – Is it Comedy or is it Just Sad? – with Kailee Karr

The old saying goes “Tragedy + Time = Comedy” but there’s gotta be more to that equation, right? Right. Join comedian Kailee Karr in a comedy writing workshop devoted to finding the humor in the darkest parts of life. During this workshop attendees will have the chance to write out jokes, and of course get on stage!

7:00-8:30PM – Make it Gay: Tropes and Cliches – with Abby Bland

A writing workshop about reclaiming our stories by flipping the narrative.
Co-taught by Abby Bland & Rylan Scott Keeling

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3

8:00-9:00PM – DRAG! – with Cynthia Doll & Special Guests

Join Cynthia Doll (Drag Artist/Musician) and Special Guests to discuss all things Drag Entertainment. This Panel/Showcase Includes The Drag Experience, Drag Makeup, The LGBTQIA+ Community and what it means to drag entertainment.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 4

5:00 – 6:00PM – The Art of Self-Making – with Trish Nixon – There is not one way to be queer! There is not one way to be trans! Your identity is like a collage. We are going to cut, tape, glue, tear, draw, and write for this activity working with old magazines, comic books, etc. // We will create a collaged self-portrait. It can be political, expressive, or personal. The idea behind this exercise is to “think outside of the box” and construct or deconstruct your identity through the medium of collage.

7:00-9:00PM – Gummy Vitamins is a queer art series about collaboration and nourishing the community. The third installment, Vitamin L: Loud is about being joyous and unapologetically yourself. It features installation and performance work from Bubble Gum Kurt, animation from Erika Sakata, and music from Junkyard Royalty. Come ready to participate in the art and get loud with us!

MAIN FESTIVAL – Friday, August 5 and Saturday, August 6

FRIDAY, AUGUST 5 – DOORS OPEN: 6:30PM

Rachel Krause – 7:00-7:30PM – Indoors
EnVee, Lavander Dream and Veri Da’Pressed – 7:35-8:15PM – Indoors
Optical Innovations Fashion Show – 8:20-8:50PM – Indoors
Cynthia Doll – 9:00-9:30PM – Outdoors
Kailee Karr – 9:35-10:05PM – Outdoors
HEADLINER: Arquesta del SolSoul – 10:15-11:15PM – Outdoors

Saturday, August 6 – 11AM-5PM

Join QNF for free panel discussions and opportunities to ask physicians questions about LGBTQ Health! Topics include:

Healthcare for the Transgender patient
Outreach – Binder program with KU Lawrence
JayDoc – Free resident clinic
Legal Considerations
Prep and LGBT Care
Gender Reassignment Surgery
Primary care and what barriers impact the LGBTQ+ community to access healthcare
Q&A Session: Things you want to ask your doctor but haven’t

DOORS OPEN: 6:30PM

Abby Bland – 7:00-7:45PM – Indoors
Virginia Slamz – 7:50-8:35PM – Indoors
Kujo – 8:35-9:05PM – Outdoors
Ameerah Sanders – 9:10-9:55PM – Outdoors
HEADLINER: Sisterbot – 10:00-11:00PM – Outdoors

AFTERPARTY – The Official QNF AfterParty takes place on Saturday at The Ship!
Join us after the festival for live performances, photos, drinks and a good time celebrating this year’s QNF!

GALLERY HOURS: The QNF Visual Exhibit will be on display throughout the week and Festival. Go to http://www.nodividekc.org for more information

QNF LINEUP 2022

Sisterbot (they/them) is a performing artist and large ensemble dedicated to breaking genre boundaries, taking listeners into a wormhole through mental, emotional, spiritual, and space time. Each song is episodic, and gives an internal look into the beauty and the bizarre of the human experience through theatrical and musical storytelling. The 7-to-14-piece Sisterbot Ensemble is described as a “punk pop chamber orchestra,” with a full rhythm section and the addition of strings and horns. Sisterbot connects and communicates about love, community, gratitude, queerness, the preciousness of life, the preservation of our planet, and our place in this vast universe. IG: @sisterbotmusic // FB: Sisterbot // TikTok: @sisterbot // https://sisterbotmusic.com/

Arquesta Del SolSoul is a six-piece Kansas City-based music collective of Africanfuturist. Their sound brings an innovative multidimensional eclectic fusion of Soul, Hip-Hop, R&B, Afro-Latin percussion, and Spoken Word. Inspired by their founding musical ancestors, they decolonize and time bend indigenous sounds of the Caribbean, Latin America, West, Central, and Southern Africa. Members include Les Izmore (they/he), Jessica Ayala (she/they), Brad Williams (he/him), Chalis O’Neal (he/him), Jade Green (they/them), and Hadiza (she/they). // IG: @arquestdelsolsoul

Ameerah Sanders (she/her) is a comedian, burlesque dancer, and model based in Kansas City, MO. Her art strives to make people laugh at, indulge in, and think about the shadows we all hold inside. She’s opened for Fortune Fiemster, Hari Kondabolu, and Ron Funches. Beyoncé follows her on Twitter IG: @ameerahsanders // Twitter: @ameerahsanders // TikTok: @dumptruckassshawty

Kailee Karr (they/them) is a Kansas City based stand-up comedian whose comedy has been called “cute” by their parents and “a clear and desperate cry for help” by their therapist. Their comedy centers themes of mental health, queerness, and their ever-present existential crisis. They are a regular at The Comedy Club of Kansas City, and have opened for Mark Normand, Melissa Villaseñor, and River Butcher. IG: @kaileeposts // Twitter:@kaileeposts

Cynthia Doll (she/her) is The Rockstar of Kansas City. This Drag Queen has been bringing high energy, alternative club performances to the Midwest since 2017. In 2021 Cynthia Doll released her Debut Album “Brainwashed” and won “Best New Album of 2021” by ThePitchKC Magazine. In 2022 Cynthia released her Sophomore Album “Dollmination” and continues to Break The Mold of the drag expectations. Cynthia Doll Hosts The Biggest Drag Competition, “Drag Survivor”, at Hamburger Mary’s KC. IG: @cynthiadollx // Music, Merch, Youtube, Twitter, TikTok // https://linktr.ee/CynthiaDollx

Jordan Kaya (she/they) started as a professional dancer at the age of thirteen. Growing up in St. Louis, Missouri she trained in ballet, contemporary, modern, jazz, hip hop and more. Kaya continues working as a professional dancer to this day, premiering choreographic work and teaches nationally. With a father who specialized in photography and videography, her love for directing grew as fast as her love for choreographing on dancers. Kaya started to choreograph and direct short films and music videos for artists. Kaya’s first short film, “RIND,” was self-directed and self-produced in 2022. IG: @jordankaya_
// FB: @JordanKaya

KuJo (they/them) is KC’s liveliest loop musician. The Queer singer/guitarist will make you swoon with their spicy & sultry electric grit. IG: @KuJo_KJ // FB: @KuJoPlease

Martika – Internationally renowned and motivationally captivating, Martika (she/her) is a one woman stunt show. Raised in a military family, Martika grew comfortable constantly moving about the globe from a young age. Learning from top instructors the world of circus has to offer, this delightfully dangerous daredevil studied circus arts, fire, escapology, and a slew of sideshow skill sets before ever taking a stage. Eleven years under her belt she entertains with innovative stunts such as barbed wire hula hooping. While incorporating informative uplifting messages in her shows. Martika’s main message? No matter how terrifying a goal may be, it is achievable. http://www.themartikashow.com

Adriana Aiyetoro (she/her)! KC native, lover of all things yellow, and advocate for marginalized communities. I’ve been a professional maker since the womb (my mother often reminds me of my amazing work in stretch mark artistry). I’ve been wielding the paint brush for about 15 years now but am privy to all forms of visual art! My life motto is we’re all waiting in line to die…do the thing you wanna do. What’s most important to me is to be who I needed when I was younger, and that’s a very Black, very Brown, very Queer, paint slingin’ BADASS. IG: @velvetfat // @paintedteacupkc // @thequeenagers
Www.paintedteacupkc.com

Virginia Slamz (she/her) is the mother you never had, the sister everybody would want, and the friend everyone deserves. Through her lively storytelling and seductive dance moves, Virginia proves that a life of delusion is our only chance of survival. You may recognize Virginia from the open-call auditions of The Rockettes, the Christmas cantata back in your hometown, or the kitchen section of HomeGoods. In 2012, she received the Best Actress Award for her portrayal of Jasmine in Haywood Community Theatre’s production of Aladdin. Most recently, Virginia received a free coffee at Starbucks after collecting enough stars. Handle – @virginiaslamz

musicbyskippy is Luke (he/him) “Skippy” Harbur’s entertainment project. Coined as “the meeting point of multi-instrumentalism, hip hop, and Broadway,” the project continues booking with 20+ organizations in the Kansas City area, sharing stages with more than 30+ individual musicians and is for all ages. The passion for musicbyskippy roots in Harbur receiving a life-saving liver transplant at the age of 11 months old, giving him a second chance to live life to the fullest each day. my dying wish, his debut album, is available where you listen to music. Handle: @musicbyskippy // http://www.Musicbyskippy.com

Fred E. Byrd III (he/they) is a fine art and portrait photographer from Saint Joseph, Missouri. Completely self-taught, Byrd’s work centers around Black and queer identity, mental health awareness, and dreamscapes, highlighting beauty in the unlikely and ordinary. They are one of the original members of B.L.A.C.K. Lawrence, a collective of creatives, promoting and uplifting the voices of Black art, writing, and music throughout the Lawrence, Kansas area.” FB: @fredbyrdphot // IG: @fredbyrdphoto @fredebyrd

Abby Bland (she/they) is Kansas City writer and performer. She is the current Program Director for the Kansas City Poetry Slam and Poetic Underground Open Mic and her work has appeared in Gyroscope Review, Ghost City Review, What Are Birds? and elsewhere. Her debut chapbook The Odds Against a Starry Cosmos was published with Perennial Press. Most recently, she received a 2022 ArtsKC Inspiration Grant for her one person spoken word comedy show You Are Here, part of the Kansas City Fringe Festival in July of 2022. Handle: @applestoabby // http://www.abbyblandpoetry.com

Adreena Cook (she/they) is an artist, educator & digital serf, melding together ‘high’ and ‘low’; whether it be material use or the artist’s mood, they work to challenge oppressive binary systems by building curious art piles, sculptural paintings and awkward conversation. Handle: @thepainufeeliscapitalismdying // http://www.adreenacook.com

Trish Nixon (she/they) lives in Kansas City, Missouri and has been a multidisciplinary artist for several years. Their practice investigates trans identity, sexuality, and porn through photography, painting, performance, and text. They question the normative frameworks which constrain the body and sexual behaviors by producing implicit and explicit imagery. They have presented performances and participated in exhibitions throughout Kansas City. Recently, the artist’s work was highlighted in a solo exhibition, “Boi Blue” in St. Joesph, MO. When not making art, they are living the family life with a teenager, partner, four cats, and one dog. They also sit on the board of Modern Family Alliance in Kansas City. IG: @trishnpictures // http://www.pleasurepusherstudio.com

Rachel Krause (she/they) is a musician, researcher, and writer based in Kansas City, Missouri. She studies and plays traditional American fiddle music primarily from the Midwest and South. Their approach is shaped by a deep respect for history and tradition and an appreciation for improvisation and experimentation. Rachel is interested in exploring melodic Midwestern fiddle styles and deeply textured and rhythmic Appalachian approaches – paying special attention to phrasing and other expressions communicated through the bow. By combining traditional techniques and repertoire with modern arrangements and instrumentations, she hopes to create a dialogue between the past and present. Handle: @_sauer.krause // http://www.krauserachel.com

EnVee (She/her) is the lead Vocalist and Emcee for Quixotic and Front Woman of Ziggy and The Neptunes. Cuban Born, Miami Raised and now Kansas City Resident.

Lavander Dream – Hello everyone I’m Lavandar Dream (she/her), Kansas City’s Purple Haze Nightmare. Allow me to take you to the realm of edge and glamour. Some call me a Dream, Others a Nightmare, but I’m always on their mind. Don’t worry I don’t bite…that hard that is. Handle: @lavandardream

Veri Da’Pressed

Stacy Busch‘s work has been performed nationally and in France and Iceland. The Mid America Freedom Band is premiered her double concerto piece for two drag queens. No Divide KC is produced “Stories from Under the Stars” a storytelling event focusing on homelessness in Kansas City as well as the 1st Annual Queer Narratives Festival.
Stacy released the project and album, titled Mass, which she premiered at MTH Theater. She performed at Splice Electroacoustic Music Festival, she scored the documentary “The Ordinance Project” which premiered at the Kansas City LGBTQ Film festival, she partnered with Gilda’s Club KC, Owen/Cox Dance Group and Charlotte Street Foundation to compose and perform the music for “Collective: Our Stories of Cancer,” other service with No Divide KC includes partnerships with the Kansas City Ballet School and the Johnson County Library.
In addition to Kansas City, Stacy’s work has been featured at the University of Colorado-Boulder, University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance, Western Michigan University and Central Michigan University. It has also been performed by ensembles including: loadbang, Bent Frequency and the Beo String Quartet.
She is a 2020 Charlotte Street Foundation Generative Performing Artist Fellow. Stacy has received grants from ArtsKC, ArtSounds, Charlotte Street Foundation and the UMKC Women’s Council. Stacy received her MM in composition from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and her BM in composition from Western Michigan University.
Stacy’s teachers include Rome Prize winners Paul Rudy and James Mobberley as well as Pulitzer Prize winners Zhou Long and Chen Yi. Other influential teachers include Guggenheim Fellow Curtis Curtis-Smith, Christopher Biggs and Lisa Coons. Prior to studying music, Stacy studied print journalism at Boston University.

Stacy Busch, thanks for being with us on Wednesday MidDay Medley.

The 3rd Annual Queer Narratives Festival, August 1-6 2022, at The Black Box 1060 Union Ave, West Bottoms, KCMO. Info at: http://www.nodividekc.org

11:22

Arquesta Del SolSoul
  1. Arquesta Del SolSoul – “Six Second Sun (Radio Edit)”
    from: “Six Second Sun” – Single / Arquesta Del SolSoul / June 1, 2022
    [They call themselves, “African Futurist Genre Killerz from the Middle of the Map bringing an innovative multidimensional sound inspired by our founding musical ancestors to decolonize and time bend indigenous sounds of the Caribbean, Latin America, West, Central, and Southern Africa.” Members include Les Izmore, Jessica Ayala, Brad Williams, Chalis O’Neal, Jade Green, & Hadiza. http://www.instagram.com/arquestadelsolsoul%5D

[Arquesta Del SolSoul will headline Friday night of the 3rd Annual Queer Narratives Festival, August 5, 2022 at The Black Box in the West Bottoms, 1060 Union Ave. KCMO.]

[Arquesta Del SolSoul play Crossroads Music Fest on Saturday, August 27, 2022]

[Arquesta Del SolSoul play SolSoul Fest 2022 on September 30, 2022 at Lemonade Park, West Bottoms, 1628 Wyoming, KCMO.]

Ben Harper
  1. Ben Harper – “We Need to Talk About It”
    from: Bloodline Maintenance / Chrysalis Records Limited / July 22, 2022
    [All instruments played by Ben Harper. Backing Vocals by Chavonne Stewart, De’Ante Duckett, Alethea Mills. Produced by Sheldon Gomberg and Ben Harper. Engineered by Kevin Smith. Additional Engineering by Sheldon Gomberg and Jason Gossman. Mixed at the Carriage House, LA, by Sheldon Gomberg. Mastered by Gavin Lurssen. Artwork by Jonathan Conda. Animation by Zhenia Tananko. Art Direction by Jackie Phillips. // Benjamin Charles Harper (born October 28, 1969) is an American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Harper plays an eclectic mix of blues, folk, soul, reggae, and rock music and is known for his guitar-playing skills, vocals, live performances, and activism. He has released twelve regular studio albums, mostly through Virgin Records, and has toured internationally. Harper is a three-time Grammy Award winner and seven-time nominee, with awards for Best Pop Instrumental Performance and Best Traditional Soul Gospel Album in 2004 and Best Blues Album in 2013. At the 40th Blues Music Awards ceremony, Harper’s joint composition with Charlie Musselwhite, “No Mercy in This Land”, was named Song of the Year. // Harper was born in Pomona, California. His late father, Leonard Harper, was of African-American and Cherokee ancestry, and his mother, Ellen Harper Verdries (née Chase), is Jewish. His maternal great-grandmother was a Russian-Lithuanian Jew. His parents divorced when he was five years old, and he grew up with his mother’s family. Harper has two brothers, Joel and Peter Harper. // Harper began playing guitar as a child. His maternal grandparents’ music store, the Folk Music Center and Museum, laid a foundation of folk and blues for the artist, complemented by regular patrons Leonard Cohen, Taj Mahal, John Darnielle, and David Lindley and quotes of William Shakespeare and Robert Frost made often by his grandfather. // In 1978, at the age of 9, Harper attended Bob Marley’s performance in Burbank, California, where Marley was joined by former bandmate Peter Tosh for the encore. It was, according to Harper, an important influence. // At the age of twelve, Harper played his first gig. During the 1980s, in his teen years, Harper began to play the slide guitar, mimicking the style of Robert Johnson. Harper refined his style, taking up the Weissenborn slide guitar.  Harper escaped from the Inland Empire after being offered an invitation by Taj Mahal to tour with the artist. They recorded Taj Mahal’s album Follow the Drinking Gourd, released in November 1990, and toured Hawaii. // In 1992, Harper recorded the LP Pleasure and Pain with folk multi-instrumentalist Tom Freund. After this limited-edition record, Harper secured a lifetime record deal with Virgin Records, which released his debut album, Welcome to the Cruel World, in 1994. This allowed him to be invited to the Rencontres Trans Musicales of Rennes in France in December 1993 where he went up on a large stage for the first time. His first album was followed by Fight For Your Mind in 1995, with Juan Nelson on bass, which became a college radio favorite and included several songs that Harper still plays live regularly. // In 1999, at the Santa Barbara Bowl, Harper met Jack Johnson and sent a demo tape of Johnson’s songs to his producer, J. P. Plunier, who then produced Johnson’s first album, Brushfire Fairytales, in December 2000. Jack Johnson became the opening act in late February 2001 for the last 23 cities of Ben Harper’s “Innocent Criminals” tour of the United States. // Early in Harper’s career, his music received more attention in Europe and was widely played in Australia (first on Triple J radio). Harper has made comments on a number of occasions that his career was kicked off in Australia. While he was a well-known and respected figure in the United States, he was also a star in countries like Australia, New Zealand, France, Portugal, Germany, Switzerland and the Netherlands, receiving a great deal of airplay and critical acclaim. His popularity in Europe became wide enough that he was French Rolling Stone magazine’s Artist of the Year (Artiste De L’Année) in 2003, and his Australian tour that year for Diamonds on the Inside was highly successful with record sales. // In 2002, Harper was one of the featured singers covering Motown hits by Marvin Gaye in the documentary, Standing in the Shadows of Motown (a history of The Funk Brothers). Harper was featured on the album True Love by Toots and the Maytals, which won the Grammy Award in 2004 for Best Reggae Album, and showcased many notable musicians including Willie Nelson, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Trey Anastasio, Gwen Stefani / No Doubt, Bonnie Raitt, Manu Chao, The Roots, Ryan Adams, Keith Richards, Toots Hibbert, Paul Douglas, Jackie Jackson, Ken Boothe, and The Skatalites. // On April 3, 2004, Harper and Jack Johnson performed with Toots and the Maytals on Saturday Night Live (season 29, episode 16), a show hosted by Donald Trump. // In October 2004, Harper participated in the Vote for Change concert tour organized to benefit Moveon.org and encourage people in the swing states to vote during the 2004 U.S. presidential election. In the same month, Harper contributed a live recording of the song “Oppression” to For The Lady, a benefit album for jailed Nobel Peace Prize winner and Burmese pro-democracy advocate Aung San Suu Kyi. //Harper playing a Weissenborn in Massey Hall, Toronto, Ontario, 2008. // In 2006, Harper released the double album Both Sides of the Gun which debuted at number 7 on the Billboard 200. Though uncredited, he appears briefly in the 2006 David Lynch film Inland Empire, alongside his wife Laura Dern. //Harper is part of the No Nukes group which is against the expansion of nuclear power. In 2007 the group recorded a music video of a new version of the Buffalo Springfield song “For What It’s Worth”. Harper’s collaboration “Boa Sorte/Good Luck” with Brazilian singer Vanessa da Mata peaked at #1 in Brazil and Portugal. In Brazil it also won a highly coveted Prêmio Multishow for “Best Song” in 2008. Also in 2008, Harper participated in the benefit album Songs for Tibet. // On August 27, 2010, it was reported that Harper had formed a band called Fistful of Mercy with Dhani Harrison and Joseph Arthur. Fistful of Mercy released their debut record, As I Call You Down, on October 5, 2010. // On May 17, 2011, Harper’s official site posted that his next album was released, entitled Give Till It’s Gone. The album is a continuation of recording with Relentless7. // On October 1, 2012, a new album from Harper with Charlie Musselwhite was announced entitled Get Up! on Stax Records / Concord Music Group. The official release date for the album was January 29, 2013. Get Up! was recorded in Los Angeles and produced by Harper. It is Harper’s 12th studio album and first new recording since 2011’s Give Till It’s Gone (Virgin). // In December 2012, it was announced that Harper had co-produced lead vocalist Natalie Maines of the Dixie Chicks first solo rock album Mother.[33] It was released on May 7, 2013. // In early 2015, it was announced that Harper and The Innocent Criminals would perform at the Boston Calling Music Festival in May 2015.[35] Ben Harper and The Innocent Criminals performed at Rock Werchter Festival 2015 on June 28, 2015 .// Harper has five albums and one single that have been certified Gold by the RIAA. Welcome The Cruel World/Virgin, Burn To Shine/Virgin, Fight For Your Mind/Virgin, Live From Mars/Virgin, Diamonds On The Inside/Capitol-Virgin and You Found Another Lover/Stax (single). // On February 12, 2016, Harper released (as a YouTube video) his new single “Call It What It Is”, first track taken from his upcoming new studio album Call It What It Is due to be released on 8 April 2016. // On April 8, 2019, Harper performed as a guest artist on the seventeenth season of American Idol during the second night of the “Top 20 Duets” episode. Harper sang with contestant Alejandro Aranda, playing “There Will Be a Light”. // At the 40th Blues Music Awards ceremony, Harper’s joint composition with Charlie Musselwhite, “No Mercy In This Land”, was named as ‘Song of the Year’. // On March 20, 2019, Mavis Staples announced a new album We Get By, featuring eleven tracks written and produced by Harper. The title track, which features Harper on vocals and in the music video, was released on May 15, 2019. // In 2020 Harper released Winter Is for Lovers, an album recorded with solo Monteleone lap steel songs. “It started out as an exploration of steel guitar,” Harper told Acoustic Guitar magazine in a 2020 interview, “Winter Is for Lovers is written as one piece of music; let’s define that in the way that the old classical guitarists would have, on a single guitar (the Monteleone lap steel).” // On June 9, 2021, Harper’s longtime bassist, collaborator, and Innocent Criminals member, Juan Nelson, died at the age 62. Harper paid tribute to him, stating on Twitter: “Beloved husband, father, musical genius, BHIC band member of 27 years, and the finest man I’ve ever known. It’s near impossible for me to put words to this pain and loss. Rest in Glory our beloved Reverend Juan.” No cause of death has been confirmed.]

11:30 – Underwriting

Stacy Busch & Kadesh Flow
  1. Kadesh Flow – “Away From You”
    from: “Away From You”– Single / Ryan Jamaal Davis / July 1, 2022
    [Kadesh tells us “I’ve been a little quiet from a release standpoint because I’ve been scoring a feature length film.” “This song is… inspired by Eren Yeager and his tragic, brutal journey in Attack on Titan but is also deeply personal to me. There’s a lot of current world problem glazing that I’m doing on it as well.” “Also, June 30 marks five years since I left my financial tech career to pursue my performing and recording artist career full time. I’m releasing this on July 1st, partially in celebration of that milestone.” This is one of over 23 new singles Kadesh Flow has released in the last 18 months: This is a follow up to “Move Different (feat. Gr3s0n)” with lyrics by Kadesh Flow & Gr3ys0n. Music by Kadesh Flow. Mixing: Kadesh Flow. Mastering: Kadesh Flow and was released on January 21, 2022. The year before, Kadesh Flow & The Enclave released, “Soft Side,” on Jan. 21, 2021, written, produced, performed, mixed & mastered by Kadesh Flow. Kadesh Flow released, “Assumptions feat. Shubzilla,” on Jan. 29, 2021. Kadesh Flow released, “Frosty,” on February 12, 2021, written, produced, performed, mixed & mastered by Kadesh Flow. Kadesh Flow & The Enclave released, “Cry For Me 2,” February 12, 2021. Kadesh Flow released, “Not on My Watch,” on February 19, 2021, Inspired by Lord Beerus (Dragonball Super). Kadesh Flow released, “Held Me Longer,” on Marc written, produced, performed, mixed & mastered by Kadesh Flow. Kadesh Flow released, “Your Dream Isn’t Always Yours,” on March 12, 2021, written, produced, performed, mixed & mastered by Kadesh Flow. Kadesh Flow & The Enclave released, “Forgot About Me,” on March 14, 2021. Kadesh Flow released, “Take Backs (feat. Ryan Heinlein),” on March 26, 2021, written, produced, performed, mixed & mastered by Kadesh Flow. Kadesh Flow & The Enclave released, “But Hope” on March 26, 2021, written, produced, performed, mixed & mastered by Kadesh Flow. Kadesh Flow released the single, “I Don’t Care” on April 9, 2021, written, performed, mixed and mastered by Kadesh Flow. Produced by D. Professor. Kadesh Flow released the single, “That Way” on April 16, 2021, written, performed, mixed & mastered by Kadesh Flow, and produced by Dominique “Bassman” Saunders. Kadesh Flow released the new single, “So Far” on April 23, 2021, written, performed, mixed & mastered by Kadesh Flow and produced by Dominique “Bassman” Sanders. Kadesh Flow released the single, “On Target” on April 30, 2021, written, produced, performed, mixed and mastered by Kadesh Flow. Kadesh Flow released the single ”Lighten Up”on May 7, 2021, written, produced, performed, mixed & mastered by Kadesh Flow. Kadesh Flow released the single “Elegant” on May 21, 2021. Written, Produced, Performed, Mixed & Mastered by Kadesh Flow. This is his 16th single the year, so far. Kadesh Flow released the 13-track album ROOM SERVICE 2, on July 19, 2021. Kadesh Flow released the single “Coming For Your Neck” on August 20, 2021. Written, Produced, Performed, Mixed & Mastered by Kadesh Flow. This is his 17th single the year. Kadesh Flow released the single “Easy” on August 27, 2021. Written, Produced, Performed, Mixed & Mastered by Kadesh Flow. This is his 18th single the year. Kadesh Flow released the single “Fiend” on Sept. 4, 2021. Written, Performed, Mixed & Mastered by Kadesh Flow. Produced by Dominique Sanders. This is his 19th single the year. le, “Gardens Out The Gutter” on Dec. 3, 2021. This is one of 22 singles and a 13 track album that Kadesh Flow has released so far this year. Written, Performed, Mixed & Mastered: Kadesh Flow. Instrumental: Dominique Sanders. Kadesh Flow released the single, “CHOICE (The Cost)” on December 17, 2021. Written, Performed, Mixed & Mastered: Kadesh Flow. Instrumental: Dominique Sanders. This is one of 22 singles and a 13 track album that Kadesh Flow has released so far this year. Kadesh Flow is Ryan Davis is a rapper with an MBA. He is an emcee, producer, & trombonist. At age 11, he began rapping and playing trombone within two weeks of one another. His music has been featured on network television in multiple countries and territories across Southeast Asia. Kadesh performs as a solo hip hop artist. He also plays with The Phantastics, and Marcus Lewis Big Band. Kadesh Flow played the 17th Annual Crossroads Music Fest, Saturday, September 11, as part of Deshica Rage (with Kadesh Flow & Jessica Paige) at 10:00 PM on Community Lending of America Stage at Lemonade Park. Kadesh Flow was on WMM on Oct. 21, 2020. More info at: http://www.kadeshflow.com ]
Kadesh Flow

11:37 – Interview with Kadesh Flow

Kadesh Flow joins us to talk about his new single, “Away From You.” Kadesh tells us “I’ve been a little quiet from a release stand point because I’ve been scoring a feature length film.” “This song is… inspired by Eren Yeager and his tragic, brutal journey in “Attack on Titan,” but is also deeply personal to me. There’s a lot of current world problem glazing that I’m doing on it as well.” “Also, June 30 marks five years since I left my financial tech career to pursue my performing and recording artist career full time.” Kadesh released the new single on July 1st, 2022 partially in celebration of that milestone. Kadesh Flow is Ryan Davis is a rapper with an MBA. He is an emcee, producer, & trombonist. At age 11, he began rapping and playing trombone within two weeks of one another. His music has been featured on network television in multiple countries and territories across Southeast Asia. Kadesh performs as a solo hip hop artist. He also plays with The Phantastics, and Marcus Lewis Big Band, and with Deshica Rage (with Kadesh Flow & Jessica Paige). More info at http://www.kadeshflow.com

Kadesh Flow Thank you for being with us on WMM.

Congratulations on, “Away From You.”

“This song is… inspired by Eren Yeager and his tragic, brutal journey in “Attack on Titan,” but is also deeply personal to me. There’s a lot of current world problem glazing that I’m doing on it as well.”

“Also, June 30 marks five years since I left my financial tech career to pursue my performing and recording artist career full time.” Kadesh released the new single on July 1st, 2022 partially in celebration of that milestone.”

Kadesh Flow played Boulevardia Friday, June 17 with The Phantastics, Sat. June 18 as part of Deshica Rage (Kadesh Flow & Jessica Paige), and on the same night in a closing set with Trevor Turla.

2021’s Room Service 2 is the follow up to Kadesh Flow’s 2018 “Room Service” EP. Instead of a hotel room, this was written mostly from his ex-partner’s basement. Written, produced, performed, mixed and mastered by Kadesh Flow.

Kadesh Flow

In 2021 Kadesh released 22 singles and a 13 track album. Kadesh Flow & The Enclave released, “Soft Side,” on Jan. 21, 2021, written, produced, performed, mixed & mastered by Kadesh Flow. Kadesh Flow released, “Assumptions feat. Shubzilla,” on Jan. 29, 2021. Kadesh Flow released, “Frosty,” on February 12, 2021, written, produced, performed, mixed & mastered by Kadesh Flow. Kadesh Flow & The Enclave released, “Cry For Me 2,” February 12, 2021. Kadesh Flow released, “Not on My Watch,” on February 19, 2021, Inspired by Lord Beerus (Dragonball Super). Kadesh Flow released, “Held Me Longer,” on Marc written, produced, performed, mixed & mastered by Kadesh Flow. Kadesh Flow released, “Your Dream Isn’t Always Yours,” on March 12, 2021, written, produced, performed, mixed & mastered by Kadesh Flow. Kadesh Flow & The Enclave released, “Forgot About Me,” on March 14, 2021. Kadesh Flow released, “Take Backs (feat. Ryan Heinlein),” on March 26, 2021, written, produced, performed, mixed & mastered by Kadesh Flow. Kadesh Flow & The Enclave released, “But Hope” on March 26, 2021, written, produced, performed, mixed & mastered by Kadesh Flow. Kadesh Flow released the single, “I Don’t Care” on April 9, 2021, written, performed, mixed and mastered by Kadesh Flow. Produced by D. Professor. Kadesh Flow released the single, “That Way” on April 16, 2021, written, performed, mixed & mastered by Kadesh Flow, and produced by Dominique “Bassman” Saunders. Kadesh Flow released the new single, “So Far” on April 23, 2021, written, performed, mixed & mastered by Kadesh Flow and produced by Dominique “Bassman” Sanders. Kadesh Flow released the single, “On Target” on April 30, 2021, written, produced, performed, mixed and mastered by Kadesh Flow. Kadesh Flow released the single ”Lighten Up”on May 7, 2021, written, produced, performed, mixed & mastered by Kadesh Flow. Kadesh Flow released the single “Elegant” on May 21, 2021. Written, Produced, Performed, Mixed & Mastered by Kadesh Flow. This is his 16th single the year, so far. Kadesh Flow released the 13-track album ROOM SERVICE 2, on July 19, 2021. Kadesh Flow released the single “Coming For Your Neck” on August 20, 2021. Written, Produced, Performed, Mixed & Mastered by Kadesh Flow. This is his 17th single the year. Kadesh Flow released the single “Easy” on August 27, 2021. Written, Produced, Performed, Mixed & Mastered by Kadesh Flow. This is his 18th single the year. Kadesh Flow released the single “Fiend” on Sept. 4, 2021. Written, Performed, Mixed & Mastered by Kadesh Flow. Produced by Dominique Sanders. This is his 19th single the year. Kadesh Flow released the single, “No Options (feat Jamar Rose)” on Nov.12, 2021. Kadesh Flow released the single, “Gardens Out The Gutter” on Dec. 3, 2021. This is one of 22 singles and a 13 track album that Kadesh Flow has released so far this year. Written, Performed, Mixed & Mastered: Kadesh Flow. Instrumental: Dominique Sanders. Kadesh Flow released the single, “CHOICE (The Cost)” on December 17, 2021. Written, Performed, Mixed & Mastered: Kadesh Flow. Instrumental: Dominique Sanders.

In 2021 Kadesh played The Crossroads Music Fest at Lemonade Park. Kadesh Flow played in multiple sets at this year’s Boulevardia 2022. Kadesh Flow was last on WMM on Oct. 21, 2020.

Kadesh Flow Thank you so much for being with us on WMM.

  1. Kadesh Flow – “Free People”
    from: Too Soon / Free People 2-Pack / Ryan Davis / June 5, 2021
    [Executive Produced by Kadesh Flow. Mixed by Kadesh Flow. Kadesh Flow is Ryan Davis is a rapper with an MBA. He is an emcee, producer, & trombonist. At age 11, he began rapping and playing trombone within two weeks of one another. His music has been featured on network television in multiple countries and territories across Southeast Asia. Kadesh performs as a solo hip hop artist. He also plays with KC funk juggernaut The Phantastics, and Marcus Lewis Big Band.]
  1. Noel Coward – “The Party’s Over Now”
    from: Noel Coward in New York / drg / 2003 [orig. 1957]

Next week on Wednesday, August 3 we talk with Sonia Hall and Chris Haghirian about Innovation Fest Saturday. August 6, 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM at Crown Center 2450 Grand Ave, KCMO, with The Black Pumas, The Greeting Committee, The Regrettes, Argonaut & Wasp, Dreamgirl, The Freedom Affair, Mellowphobia, The Cavves, and Whitehall

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