WMM presents: Sweet Honey in The Rock + Tim Miller + Cardio Party

Wednesday MidDay Medley
Produced and Hosted by Mark Manning
Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Sweet Honey In The Rock + Tim Miller + Cardio Party

Mark Spins more New & MidCoastal Releases from: Monta, The Freedom Affair, Iris DeMent, Paris Williams, Major Matt Mason, Janelle Monae, Lonnie Fisher, Danielle Ate the Sandwich, Cardio Party, The War and Treaty, Yo La Tengo, Sweet Honey in The Rock, John Vanderslice, and Overcoats.

At 10:30 we talk with Tim Miller, acclaimed performance artist who has played Yale Repertory Theatre, Institute of Contemporary Art in London, Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, and Brooklyn Academy of Music. He addresses issues of gender, immigration, homophobia, & censorship. As one of the “NEA Four,” who successfully sued the federal government for violating their First Amendment rights when their funding was rescinded in the early 1990s, Miller has played an important role in defending queer artistic expression on stage. Tim is cofounder of the two most important performance spaces in the country: PS 122 now known as, Performance Space New York and Highways Performance Space in Santa Monica, California. Tim is the author of Shirts & Skin, Body Blows: Six Performances, and 1001 Beds: Performances, Essays, and Travels. Tim Miller’s newest book, A Body in the O, Performances and Stories, was released from University of Wisconsin Press. Tim Miller is currently serving as Artist in Residence at the University of Missouri at Columbia through March 5, 2023. Tim Miller’s new performance, A BODY IN THE O will be presented Thursday, March 2, at 7:30 PM, in Studio 4, McKee Gymnasium, 672 Hitt St., Columbia, Missouri. More info at: www.timmillerperformer.com

At 11:00 AM Mark talks with Anthony Cruz & Olivia “Liv” Wyrick of the band Cardio Party, an electronic duo creating dreamy soundscapes balanced with energetic choruses, pieced together like poetry, sharing a glimpse into their hearts & souls. Both raised in Wichita, Kansas, Anthony and Liv met in middle school where they bonded over their shared musical preferences. In 2012, they found their niche producing electronic music. Both adept at music production of all kinds, Anthony’s primary focus is mixing and mastering, while Liv focuses on composition and sound design. In 2021, the duo released a new song every month, culminating in their album CALISTHENICS. In 2022, they released their EP, EMERGENTSIA. They are currently working on their next album, ALLOSTATIS releasing a new single every month in 2023. More info at: soundcloud.com/cardioparty

At 11:30 AM we talk with Aisha Kahlil of Sweet Honey in The Rock. Sweet Honey in the Rock is an all-woman, African-American a cappella ensemble. They are a three-time Grammy Award–nominated troupe who express their history as black women through song, dance, and sign language. Sweet Honey in the Rock was founded in 1973 by Bernice Johnson Reagon. Although the members have changed over five decades, the group continues to sing and perform worldwide. Over the decades, more than 20 individuals have lent their voices to Sweet Honey in the Rock. Sweet Honey in The Rock play The Folly Theatre, 300 West 12th Street, KCMO, Friday, March 3, at 8:00 PM. More info at: www.follytheater.org

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