Wednesday MidDay Medley
Produced and Hosted by Mark Manning
Wednesday, March 29, 2023
Guest Producer – April Fletcher
+ Jennifer Owen & Brad Cox of Owen Cox Dance Group
Mark welcomes April Fletcher, who joins us as “Guest Producer.” April grew up in St. Louis, and moved to Kansas City to attend the UMKC Conservatory of Music. While in KC April hosted the radio show “Mix Well Before Serving” during KKFI‘s first year of broadcasting in 1988. April worked professionally in Kansas City at the Unicorn Theatre, Theatre League, The Paul Mesner Puppets, The Broadway Marionettes, Big Bang Buffet, and Cafe LuLu. April moved to Los Angeles in 1995. April graduated from California Institute of the Arts in 2003 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Multi-Instrumental Studies. April played in the band Cool Beat Borscht, and has played bass for five years for the 80s band Klymaxx. In recent years, April has been exploring other creative spaces and is currently collaborating with an entertainment and technology company and has been working with a business brokerage as an advisor using her expertise in the arts and entertainment industries and online marketing. Her side projects include her Etsy store, a YouTube channel all while trying to find time to practice so she can start performing again upon her return to Los Angeles. You can learn more about her social media and work at: sociatap.com/aprilfletcher
April will spin tracks from: Alabama Shakes, Marc Rebillet, Laura Mvula, Snarky Puppy, Fela Kuti, Hiatus Kaiyote, KOKOROKO, The Funkees, The Police, Whitney Houston, Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine, Sade, Bebel Gilberto, and Maraca.
At 10:30 Mark & April will talk with Jennifer Owen & Brad Cox of Owen Cox Dance Group about their newest production, aRound & aRound, March 31 through April 1, 2023, at 8:00 PM, and April 2, 2023, at 2:00 PM at The City Stage Theatre, Union Station, 30 West Pershing Road, Kansas City, MO 64108. This new production features original music composed by Brad Cox and Jeff Freling (of Victor & Penny and Slim Hanson and the Poor Choices). This new work also features visual projections created by artist and NEA Fellow, Nate Fors. More information at: www.owencoxdance.org