Wednesday MidDay Medley
Produced and Hosted by Mark Manning
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
I’ll Take You There – Conversations with Mike Webber
+ Patrick Alonzo Conway & Gamelan Genta Kasturi
+ Spinning Tree Theatre’s “Hello Again”
At 10:00, Mark plays music from some of the bands appearing at this year’s KC Psychfest, May 17 and 18, at FOKL, 556 Central Ave, Kansas City, Kansas, and Monta HQ in downtown Kansas City, Kansas. More info at: KCPSYCHFEST.COM
At 10:15, Mark talks with Patrick Alonzo Conway about Gamelan Genta Kasturi, KC’s community Balinese gamelan orchestra, celebrating 10 Years, with a special concert, Saturday May 18, 4:00 pm, in the Truman Forum of the Plaza Branch of the KC Public Library, 4801 Main St, KCMO, showcasing material from 10 years, including traditional Balinese and original compositions by founder I Ketút Gedé Asnawa and current director Patrick Alonzo Conway, with visual images by artist Jennifer Lynn Williams and shadow imagery by artist Nihan Yesil. Info: gamelangentakasturi.org
At 10:30, Mark talks with company members of Spinning Tree Theatre‘s production of Michael John LaChiusa’s “Hello Again,” an Obie-winning musical that premiered off Broadway in 1993. Adapted from Arthur Schnitzler’s 1900 play “La Ronde,” which depicts a chain of relationships. The Spinning Tree production features: Lena Andrews, Jerry Jay Cranford, Jacob Aaron Cullum, Tyler Eisenreich, Steven Eubank, Shelby Floyd, Charles Fugate, Seth Jones, Julie Shaw and Stefanie Wienecke. The show runs May 9-26 at the Off Center Theatre on the third level of Crown Center. For more information: Call 816-842-9999 or go to spinningtreetheatre.com.
At 10:45, we present: I’ll Take You There – Conversations with Mike Webber, our 75-minute special with Maria Vasquez Boyd joining Mark as co-host, to talk with our friend Mike Webber, as he and wife Marta prepare to leave Kansas City for Austin, Texas. Mike will share stories of his childhood days spent in Kansas City and the Mississippi Delta, his teenage years working at Capers Corners, going to school at KU and Tulane University, working at PennyLane and Music Exchange, his friendship with members of True Believers, and his love of Kansas City. Along with the stories we’ll play Mike Webber’s favorite recordings from: Staple Singers, The Beatles, Marshall Crenshaw, True Believers, Dionne Warwick, Alejandro Escovedo, The Left Banke, and The Faces.