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Jazz & Rib Fest gives local band big place to share messages

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Jazz & Rib Fest gives local band big place to share messages [unable to retrieve full-text content] Stephen Wolf, owner of Bad Wolf Barbecue in Kansas City, Missouri, said he enjoys both Columbus and the festival, especially because so many …Published at Sat, 21 Jul 2018 21:43:47 +0000

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SAID THE SKY HITS EMOTIVELY CHARGED MILESTONE WITH DEBUT LP “WIDE EYED” OUT …

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SAID THE SKY HITS EMOTIVELY CHARGED MILESTONE WITH DEBUT LP “WIDE EYED” OUT …

SAID THE SKY HITS EMOTIVELY CHARGED MILESTONE WITH DEBUT LP “WIDE EYED” OUT … Wide-Eyed and Mouth-Gaped after listening to this debut album Now, this is how you release a debut LP. Said The Sky is blowing us away with his first full-length album "Wide-Eyed" out today via Seeking Blue Records. Having started the journey towards this career landmark courtesy of singles ‘Over Getting Over You’ alongside Matthew Koma and ‘Superstar’ alongside Dabin and Linn, Said The Sky (real name Trevor Christensen) leaves no stone unturned for his first album project. Accompanied by a nationwide tour covering the entire country, WIDE-EYED represents a serious step into the spotlight from the rising star.  The 15-track offering is a testament to the four-year journey that has taken Said The Sky to the level of artistry he shows us today.  He starts off with a beautiful piano intro with Just Our Lullaby that sets the listener up for what is going to be a roller coaster of vibes. Next up we have Just Us ft. Yuppycult, a bright yet sultry vocal future bass track that has just the amount of pop. Show & Tell ft. Claire Ridgely is sassy, boppy, with empowering vocals. Affection ft. Jack Newsome and Origami gives me full Odesza vibes (my greatest compliment) 5 stars! Beautiful feat Diamond Eyes is soulful with that big room drop. I could see this being played at any festival main stage.  Pray For Me ft. Origami has been out on the scene for a bit and fits into this album like a glove. It’s a heavier, darker tone than the rest which is a cool change up to mix in. Getting trap vibes.  Mixed Signals with StayLoose ft. Kyle Reynolds is summery and could fit in the mainstream scene but the funky flare brings it some edge. Hold Me Closer is a solemnly beautiful interlude that showcases his guitar and piano skills that have brought him to where he is now.  All I Got also starts slow and melodic but opens to an airy powerful drop that wakes you right back up.  Faded is giving me straight emo vibes, middle school me is getting down to this. And then with build up and drop show the listener how talented his production skills truly are. I dare you not to nod your head to. Erase Me is straight ethereal.   Change Your Mind ft. Vancouver Sleep Clinic is euphoric.  Over Getting You ft. Matthew Koma, the song that has brought him some of the most attention gives off great big room vibes.  Superstar with Dabin and Lim seems mainstream but with the interesting moving basslines that switch things up.  Finally, Never Gone is another angelic track with a powerful drop that culminates the album perfectly and shows that this man is an EDM powerhouse.  Reflecting on the journey to his debut LP, Trevor explains: ‘This LP turned out as the story of falling in and out of love. The first half of the album kind of portrays the feelings you have when you…

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Barstow, KC's oldest co-ed private school, is moving into Leawood

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Barstow, KC's oldest co-ed private school, is moving into Leawood

Barstow, KC's oldest co-ed private school, is moving into Leawood The Barstow School, Kansas City’s oldest co-ed private college prep school, is expanding across the state line into Kansas. The school, at 11511 State Line Road on the Missouri side, announced on Thursday that it’s purchasing the former Hy-Vee grocery store space at 12200 State Line in Leawood Plaza. The store closed four years ago, when the town’s leaders refused to give the company $1 million in tax revenue to help upgrade the inside. At the time residents were aggravated about losing a grocery at that location. Johnson County has appraised the value of the property at just under $3.2 million. “I am delighted that we are in the final stages of acquiring the site on State Line Road,” said Shane Foster, Barstow president and head of school. The Leawood City Council is expected to review the plan by the end of summer. School officials said the former store will increase the campus by more than 50 percent, giving the school an additional 62,680 square feet of space and 170 parking spots. Barstow plans to renovate the facility and grow its STEAM programs (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) and robotics and early childhood programs, possibly adding students younger than 3 to its pre-K program. Foster also envisions music and performance studios in the new space. In addition, the expanded campus will also offer a broad range of extracurricular activities. Barstow also plans to make the space available for use by students from other schools throughout the community. “The proximity to our existing campus will allow easy transportation of students to and from the new location,” Foster said. But, he said, no division of the school will move into the new site, which is expected to open by the end of the 2018-19 school year. “Our existing location in Missouri will continue to serve as our primary campus,” Foster said. All of Barstow’s approximately 720 students will continue taking their classes on the main campus. This will mark the first time in Barstow’s 134-year history that the school has had a campus in Kansas. That said, students attending the private school come from more than 60 different ZIP codes on both sides of the state line. Barstow moved into its current space from 5110 Cherry St. in 1962. Members of the community are looking forward to Barstow moving into the space, saying it may spark interest in Leawood Plaza. “The Leawood Chamber of Commerce is very pleased that the Barstow School has chosen to invest in Leawood, and we look forward to them transforming this site into part of the Barstow community,” said Kevin Jeffries, president and chief executive officer of the Leawood Chamber and a Barstow alumnus. (Why?) Published at Thu, 19 Jul 2018 21:00:00 +0000

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In Recital: Isabel Keleti at Schmitt Music Kansas City

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In Recital: Isabel Keleti at Schmitt Music Kansas City

In Recital: Isabel Keleti at Schmitt Music Kansas City Schmitt Music presents a free concert with pianist Isabel Keleti at Schmitt Music Kansas City on Sunday, August 5th at 3:00PM – Free and Open to the Public! Seating is limited, so please let us know if you plan to attend. Call 913-663-4756 or email us at kckb@schmittmusic.com to RSVP today. Watch Ms. Keleti perform Prokofiev’s Sonata No. ! in f minor, Op. 1: [embedded content]  Ms. Isabel Keleti is a pianist from Leawood, KS. She has performed extensively at international music festivals such as the International Institute for Young Musicians, International Keyboard Institute and Festival, Brevard Music Center and MusicFest Perugia. She has performed as a soloist accompanied by orchestras in Italy, Kansas and Missouri. She was awarded the Gladys Casford Memorial Scholarship, first prize in the KMTA Collegiate Auditions and was a finalist in the International Young Artist Piano Competition in D.C. As an educator, Ms. Keleti has found teaching beginner, intermediate, and advanced students of all ages to be a fun, valuable addition to her own studies. She is a piano instructor at Piano Lessons NYC and Music to Your Home. She received her Bachelors of Music from the University of Kansas studying with department chair, Dr. Jack Winerock. Currently, she is pursuing a Masters of Music in piano performance at Mannes School of Music in New York City under the direction of Dr. Vladimir Valjarević.   (Why?) Published at Thu, 19 Jul 2018 19:04:49 +0000

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Coffee, beer and music come together at new Iowa Street pub

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Coffee, beer and music come together at new Iowa Street pub

Coffee, beer and music come together at new Iowa Street pub photo by: Journal-World photo/Chad Lawhorn Woodwork and an absence of televisions are among the interior design features of Shaun & Sons Artisan Pub and Coffeehouse. Maybe Lawrence businessman Shaun Trenholm has come up with the next great political slogan, courtesy of his new business Shaun & Sons Artisan Pub and Coffeehouse. “Our slogan is ‘It takes a pub in every village,’” Trenholm said. (I know some politicians who are willing to do the research on such a platform plank.) Trenholm opened the business recently at 23rd and Iowa streets in the building that previously housed the Phoggy Dog bar. You may remember that about a year ago we reported on plans being filed for Shaun & Sons, and how Trenholm expected the business to have some unique twists to it. Back then, Trenholm said he and his wife, Lori Trenholm, planned to donate a significant portion of business revenues to local nonprofits. “We want to be community friendly,” said Shaun, who also works as a teacher at Woodlawn Elementary. Lori works for the Douglas County Community Foundation. The pair have come up with a plan to regularly donate a half percent of weekday sales to the Lawrence Humane Society, a half percent to St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church’s Mission Nepal project that works to end human trafficking, and a half percent to Cottonwood Inc. Plus, the business plans to have some special benefit events as well. The first one is on Saturday when the Lawrence-based Alferd Packer Memorial String Band will play a show at Shaun & Sons. Trenholm said the $10 cover charge will be split between the band and The Willow Domestic Violence Center. Trenholm also said 1.5 percent of sales on Saturday will go to Willow. The show is set from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. The business itself has had some of its own struggles to overcome in the recent weeks. Shaun said he leaned heavily on Dana Shoup, a former manager of Lawrence’s Dunn Brothers Coffee, to get the coffee side of the business up and operating. But Shoup — a 33-year old, physically active soccer player — died unexpectedly from heart problems just two weeks after the restaurant’s opening. “That has been really rough,” Trenholm said, who noted that thankfully Shoup’s mother had flown in from Alaska for the store’s grand opening and that she was able to see her son as part of that visit. As the name suggests, the coffee lineup Shoup created is a big part of the business. Shaun & Sons gets its beans from Messenger Coffee Co. in Kansas City. The menu includes your standard dark and light roast varieties, plus lattes, cappuccinos, mochas, espresso, and many others, including a blend named after Lori, which features dark roasted beans from Peru, Columbia and Brazil. Beer also is a big part of the business. The bar has 20 craft beers on tap, including from Lawrence Beer Company, Free State, Yankee…

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Stream Katie Ellen's Still Life EP

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Stream Katie Ellen's Still Life EP

Stream Katie Ellen's Still Life EP Last week, the Philly band Katie Ellen premiered “Lighthouse,” the lead single off their new EP, Still Life, and today they’re sharing the EP in full. Still Life is the follow-up to 2017’s excellent debut LP, Cowgirl Blues, which showcased the band’s ability to maneuver through energetic pop-punk and bittersweet songs with dexterity and ease. On this EP, Katie Ellen continue to reckon with much of the same matter that made Cowgirl Blues feel so relatable and intimate — co-dependence, break-ups, and what it really means to grow up. But this time around, frontwoman and vocalist Anika Pyle trades in some of her incisive angst-fueled takes for more vulnerable rhuminations on longing and uncertainty. On the album’s namesake track, Pyle shows off some seriously impressive vocal range and lyrical prowess. She starts off pleading, “I feel it slipping away/ I am desperate to make it okay” before the song grows triumphant, and the listener seems to reach a similar epiphany as she comes to terms with the harsh reality of it all and concedes that “You can’t make love stay / Do your best to hold it in place.” In a lot of ways, this EP feels like an extension, reaching somewhere towards a future resolution but still rooted firmly in the present. Listen below. TOUR DATES:07/25 Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar07/26 St Louis, MO @ Blueberry Hill Duck Room07/27 Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen07/29 Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club07/30 Fargo, ND @ The Aquarium07/31 Billings, MT @ Pub Station08/02 Spokane, WA @ The Bartlett08/03 Seattle, WA @ Vera Project08/04 Vancouver, BC @ The Biltmore08/05 Portland, OR @ Holocene08/07 Sacramento, CA @ Holy Diver08/08 San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop08/09 Fresno, CA @ Strummer’s08/10 Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Theater08/11 San Diego, CA @ Casbah08/12 Las Vegas, NV @ Beauty Bar The Still Life EP is out 7/20 via Lauren Records. Pre-order it here. (Why?) Published at Tue, 17 Jul 2018 20:48:45 +0000

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PHOTOS: Evanescence and Lindsey Stirling's 'Synthesis Tour' Stops at Cincinnati's Riverbend …

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PHOTOS: Evanescence and Lindsey Stirling's 'Synthesis Tour' Stops at Cincinnati's Riverbend …

PHOTOS: Evanescence and Lindsey Stirling's 'Synthesis Tour' Stops at Cincinnati's Riverbend … American radio Goth Rock band Evanescence and electronic violinist Lindsey Stirling joined forces for the North American “Synthesis Tour,” which kicked off June 6 in Kansas City, Mo. The tour pairs a full orchestra with the artists’ performances and stops at amphitheaters across the continent. “Synthesis” stopped at Cincinnati’s Riverbend Music Center on July 14. The tour ends Sept. 8 in Ridgefield, Wash.  (Why?) Published at Mon, 16 Jul 2018 20:26:15 +0000

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Machine Head Announces Fall 2018 North American Tour Dates

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Machine Head Announces Fall 2018 North American Tour Dates

Machine Head Announces Fall 2018 North American Tour Dates Machine Head Announces Fall 2018 North American Tour Dates – mxdwn Music || (Why?) Published at Sun, 15 Jul 2018 16:07:30 +0000

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August Riverfront Readings Tonight

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August Riverfront Readings Tonight

August Riverfront Readings Tonight Kansas City, Mo – infoZine – Maria Vasquez Boyd is host, producer, and sound engineer for ARTSPEAK RADIO; a weekly hour long program that airs live on 90.1FM KKFI Kansas City Community Radio that features artists, performers, musicians, writers, poets, arts organizations and the creative community. She is a founding member of the Latino Writers Collective, and continues to write and publish work. William Trowbridge’s seventh poetry collection, Vanishing Point, was published by Red Hen Press in April, 2017. His graphic chapbook, Oldguy: Superhero, came out from Red Hen in 2016. His other collections are Put This On, Please: New and Selected Poems, Ship of Fool, The Complete Book of Kong, Flickers, O Paradise, and Enter Dark Stranger. He is a faculty mentor in the University of Nebraska Omaha Low-residency MFA in Writing Program and was Poet Laureate of Missouri from 2012 to 2016. For more information, see his website at www.williamtrowbridge.net. Maria Vasquez Boyd, William Trowbridge This event features music by Gib Shell. What: Riverfront Readings featuring Maria Vasquez Boyd and William TrowbridgeWhen: Friday, August 11th, 8:00 PMWhere: The Writers Place, 3607 Pennsylvania, Kansas City, MO Readings are usually on the second Friday of the month. Related Linkwww.riverfrontreadings.com (Why?) Published at Fri, 11 Aug 2017 12:26:47 +0000

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13th Annual Crossroads Music Fest

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13th Annual Crossroads Music Fest Kansas City, MO – infoZine – The 13th annual Crossroads Music Fest will be held from 6:00 Pm to 2:00 AM on Saturday, September 9th All performance venues are within 3 blocks of each other centered around 18th and McGee in the Crossroads Arts District and include the main stage at the Record Bar with additional stages at The Brick, The Living Room (Upstairs and Downstairs), green Lady Lounge, Black Dolphin, Mod Gallery, Normal Human and Collection, with food and drink at several stages and food trucks at others. Over 40 artists will be performing at the festival. This year KKFI 90.1 FM partner with MixMaster’s ‘The Business of Art’, a one-day music conference offering independent musicians a rare opportunity to connect, learn and network within the industry, held at the Living Room at 11:00 AM and 5:00 PM. Free day parties take place at noon and 7:00 PM with live music at Brewery Emperial and across the street at Josey Records plus pop-up shops under tents in the parking lot south of Josey Records for local makers and sponsors, and including a kids’ area. Tickets for Crossroads Music Fest are $20 in advance and $25 at the gate and available online now at CMFKC.COM and KKFI.org. Tickets for the all ages VIP Experience from 6 pm – midnight at Hilliard Gallery are $75 and $90 and include complimentary food from Californios, complimentary drinks from Union Horse Distilling Co. Aubrey Vineyards, and Gomers Midtown, plus unique all ages performances at 8:00 and 10:00 pm. Day parties are free. Confirmed artists: The Phantastics – Enrique Chi (of making movies) – Jessica Paige – Count Tutu – Sara Morgan – Various Blonde – Brody Buster OMB – Barclay Martin – Duncan Burnett – Mundo Nouvo – Instant Karma – The Safes – Crystal Tose – Pageant Boys – Kyle Reid – The Project H – Hot Club KC – The MGDs – American Slim – Carswell and Hope – Black Mariah Theater – Mad Libby – Eems – It’s Just Ivy – AJ Young – Tyler Giles – Savanna Chestnut – Tom Hall w/Joe Clyne – Dan Bliss – Tyler Gregory – Kelly Hunt – Brad Cunningham Venue addresses: Black Dolphin – 1809 McGee; Record Bar – 1520 Grand Blvd; Collection – 1532 Grand Blvd; Green Lady Lounge – 1809 Grand Blvd; Mod Gallery – 1809 McGee; Normal Human – 1815 McGee; Record Bar – 1520 Grand Blvd ; The Brick – 1727 McGee; The Living Room – 1818 McGee Related Linkwww.cmfkc.com (Why?) Published at Sat, 19 Aug 2017 20:02:00 +0000

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