Wednesday MidDay Medley
Produced and Hosted by Mark Manning
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Local & New Releases
+ Mac McSpadden & Sondra Freeman
+ Lucky DeLuxe & Meghan Whelan
+ Artist Ryan Wilks & Writer Jen Harris
Mark plays New & Local Releases from: Bobby Watson & The I Have a Dream Project featuring: Glenn North, Janelle Monáe, PedalJets, Josh Berwanger, David Bowie, Iris DeMent, Kim Richey, Midlake, Lucy Wainwright Roche, Cass McCombs, Maria The Mexican, Loaded Goat, Man Bear, Arcade Fire, Yuck, and Phosphorescent.
At 10:15 Mark talks with Mac McSpadden and Sondra Freeman of Midwest Music Foundation, about the KC Pils Campaign with Boulevard Brewing Co. As reported by The Kansas City Star’s Joyce Smith (Oct. 1, 2013) “Boulevard Brewing Co.’s new “10% for KC” program has selected some new charities to help. Under the program announced earlier this year, the Kansas City brewery is donating 10 percent of the sales of its KC Pils each quarter to three different charities. Three different groups have been named as beneficiaries of KC Pils sales during the fourth quarter: First Downs for Down Syndrome, the Midwest Music Foundation, and Synergy Services. During the last 10 days of the quarter, members of the public can vote for their favorite charity among the three. The charity getting the most online votes will receive 60 percent of the available funds raised during that quarter; the runners-up will get 20 percent each.”
At 10:35 Mark talks with Lucky Deluxe and Meghan Whelan about two big shows coming up at The Fishtank Performance Studio. Dear Diary: Casual Encounters, Saturday, November 16, and Sunday, November 17, at 7:00pm, 1715 Wyandotte, KCMO. Casual Encounters is the newest project from Meghan Whelan, creator and producer of Dear Diary, the long-running series that began at The Fishtank in 2010. The host for both nights is comedian and Kansas City native, Susanna “Lucky DeLuxe” Lee, now residing in Los Angeles. Casual Encounters includes Dear Diary veterans, Ashlee Fairchild Jones and Jeremy Lillig. Tickets are available online, $12 advanced; $15 at the door. More info at: www.facebook.com/fishtanktheater or www.facebook.com/deardiarykc.
Monday, November 18, at 8:00pm, Standup comedian and performance artist, Lucky DeLuxe (Susanna Lee), brings her newest 1-woman show, “Getting Lucky 2: Getting Luckier: Another Stand-Up Show from a Lay-Down Lady” to the Fishtank Performance Studio, 1715 Wyandotte, KCMO. Lucky DeLuxe has been seen and heard on: Last Comic Standing, Beverly Hills Brides, Girls Behaving Badly, America’s Court. She has performed in the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Ventura Comedy Festival, Chicago Comedy Festival New York Burlesque Festival, New Orleans Burlesque Festival, Southern Fried Burlesque Fest, Kansas City Burlesque Festival. Lucky DeLuxe was a headlining performer in the 2013 New Zealand Burlesque Festival.
At 11:15 Mark welcomes artist Ryan Wilks and writer Jen Harris who join us to discuss Art Show, Friday, November 15, at the LikeMe lighthouse, 3909 Main St, KCMO. The show features the paintings of Ryan Wilks, a beautiful collection of cigar box acoustic/electric guitars by Linda Morrison, writer Jen Harris reading from her new book of poetry, “Productive Poverty,” and live music from Michelle Cox. Those in attendance can also fling paint at a GIANT community canvas. More info at: likemelighthouse.org.
Photo by Ryan Wilks of painting by Ryan Wilks