Music

Louder Than a Sound

KC2 Show Information: Musician Kent Crockett is focused on making sure African-American voices are heard. Showing that they have excellence. Creation is the pinnacle of growth and he shows he can create something louder than a sound. Crockett is a self-taught guitarist and songwriter simply trying to send a positive message. He spreads real music…

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Words + Music

Lyric Opera/Coterie/UMKC Show Information: Begin with WORDS from Coterie’s Young Playwright’s Roundtable. Add MUSIC from five composers in association with the UMKC Conservatory Composition Department. Performed by their creators, singer/actors from the Lyric Opera of Kansas City’s varied programs and pianist Robert Pherigo, five new spoken word pieces become five tiny opera scenes. Topics include…

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Trick’s Adventure Jazz

Trick’s Adventure Jazz Show Information:  Traditional instruments and forms are blended with twenty-first century electronic experimentation and spoken-word by performers of diverse ages, abilities and backgrounds. The National Art Form is picked apart, parodied, violated, eulogized, and occasionally transmogrified as the Tricksters reflect American life as seen by several outsider perspectives. The music is a…

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Progressive Alternative Jazz

River Cow Orchestra Show Information:  The world is changing and music must change with it. River Cow Orchestra takes a bold new path. Every song is created on the spot, without charts or written music. We invite you to experience the magic of music creation. Website:rivercoworchestra.fieldinfoserv.com Venue Union Station City Stage 30 W Pershing RdKansas…

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Midnight Voyage

Mighty Mo Combo Show Information: The Mighty Mo Combo’s Midnight Voyage takes listeners on a magical journey to places far and away with jazz tunes including Duke Ellington’s Caravan, and Earth, Wind & Fire’s Fantasy. Website:www.freedomband.com Venue The Unicorn Theatre: Jerome Stage 3828 Main StKansas City, MO 64111 Show Times July 22 – Friday -…

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Animal Antics

Summerfest Show Information:  With our foray into the Fringe Festival, this program is very exciting for those of us at Summerfest! In conjunction with our 2016 theme, American Roots,, we wanted to create a program that would incorporate the hallmarks of Summerfest – variety and diversity, thoughtfulness and reflection, beauty and whimsy – while crafting…

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Songz of Earth’s Mother

Yeshimebet The Mama Lion Show Information:  A one woman show featuring vocalist as early as 1880’s – 2016. It’s a comical, lyrical, musical, poetic tribute to great singers of various musical genre’s: Blues, Jazz, R&B, Pop World Beats spanning the globe. Performed by Yeshimebet-The Mama Lion. Venue Phosphor Studio 1730 Broadway BlvdKansas City, MO 64108…

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Suzette: The Elegant Lady

Suzette Show Information:  This is a tribute to the late Sophisticated Lady, better known as Natalie Cole. Suzette will deliver some of Natalie’s greatest hits such as Inseparable, Unforgettable, and Sophisticated Lady, just to name a few. Suzette will dazzle you with her stunning seductive voice as she delivers some of her favorite music in…

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An Evening With Jelly Rose

Jelly Rose Show Information:  Young, talented singer Jelly Rose brings her original songs to this year’s KC Fringe Festival. An Evening With Jelly Rose‚ will feature Rose’s mellifluous mezzo soprano singing voice backed by a 4 piece band and a duo of backing vocalists. Her KC Fringe Festival performances will allow the audience to experience…

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Br. John Sings Sam Cooke: Memoirs of the Father of Soul

Br. John Show Information:  The year is 1964. A celebrated, gossip, talk show host sits down with singer, songwriter, entrepreneur-Sam Cooke (portrayed by Br. John) for a probing, in-depth, interview mere days before the tragic death of the superstar. Based on the 2014, Best Of Fringe Venue award winner, this revamped tribute show explores provocative…

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Hao Music Live

Godson (Xanadu Media Group) Show Information:  Lifespeak – The Grand Tour is a musical experience that conveys the journey of transitions in life presented through live hip hop, soul, funk, & Jazz expressions. This creative examination of experiences of life’s lessons is presented with a panoramic perspective capturing the peaks and valleys of life’s journey…

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Vibralux: Dance of the Dolls

Vibralux Show Information: Vibralux Dance of the Doll Review, is a short absurdist Meow-Tastic Cabaret Rock-Opera. The “show” takes place in Largo Argentina, Rome’s homeless shelter known as Torre Argentina. With the aid of their bard and narrator, Mercury Mad, the oddly cast dithyrambic priesthood combines 90’s Rock N’ Roll myths with their Greek and…

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Fall In Waves

Prymari Lotus Show Information: Prymari Lotus aka Dj $TEEZ on the 1’s & 2’s. Hitting you with complete vibes all around. Hype performance with mad flavor. Non-stop bangers. Don’t miss out. Website:soundcloud.com/pharoah-8 Venue Arts Asylum 1000 E 9th StKansas City, MO 64106 Show Times July 23 – Saturday – 6:00pm July 26 – Tuesday -…

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Eddie Moore and the Outer Circle

Eddie Moore and the Outer Circle Show Information: The Outer Circle investigates modern influences with those of tradition. Saturated with color, the melodies are lyrics that share my life experiences with the listener. I enjoy using mixed meter in composition to introduce twist and turns to the canvas creating a different mood with every piece…

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Been Broken

Been Broken Show Information:  Been Broken is a band that shouts poetry through its songs. You will never see a band like them ever again! They are influenced by the local locust population, the wind in the trees, and constant moan of the trains of KC. After seeing them play, you will leave a different…

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