Wednesday MidDay Medley
Produced and Hosted by Mark Manning
Wednesday, July 26, 2023
Stacy Busch & The Queer Narratives Festival! + ZAVA + Part 2 of WMM’s Favorite MidCoastal Releases of 2023…SO FAR!
Mark continues with Part 2 of WMM’s Favorite MidCoastal Releases of 2023…So Far! We’ll spin tracks from: Kye Colors, The Blast Monkeys, Jass, Cory Dies in The End, Semper Viridis, Zion Isaiah, Collidescope, Modern Day Fitzgerald, Akkilles, Christena Graves, True Lions, Teri Quinn, Fritz Hutchison, Kirstie Lynn & Galen Clark, Malek Azrael, and Caley Rose. We will also play SISTERBOT, Nicholas May & Ellen R. Sommer, and ZAVA!
At 11:00 we’ll talk with Taylor Avazpour, who performs as ZAVA. He is a singer, songwriter, and dancer from Kansas City who has worked in professional theatre and is also a recording artist. ZAVA is a play on Taylor’s name where “AVAZ” translates as “voice” or “song” in Persian. ZAVA shares his soul through his love of music in intimate settings that explore the feelings and experiences of this human adventure and what lies beyond. ZAVA recently made his debut at The Folly Theater earlier this year with his show, FOREVERMORE. This show weaves a lifetime of stories together through classic jazz standards, futuristic R&B ballads, covers of songs by the Bee Gees and Spice Girls, all the way to Persian-infused dance pop. ZAVA will be making his debut at Gaels Public House and Sports, 5424 Troost Ave, KCMO, on Friday, August 4, at 6:00-9:00 PM. Social media: @thisiszava
At 11:30 we’ll talk with Stacy Busch, composer and performer who utilizes her voice with electronics to build unique sound worlds. Her work is a meeting point between art pop, avant-classical and singer-songwriter. Stacy is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of No Divide KC, an arts and advocacy non-profit that creates artistic events for social causes. No Divide KC & InterUrban ArtHouse presents The 4th Annual Queer Narratives Festival at The Black Box, 1060 Union Avenue, WEST BOTTOMS, KCMO, on August 4-5, 2023 at 7:00-11:00 PM. Known for its celebratory and inclusive energy, the Queer Narratives Festival features artists at all stages in their arts practice, and represents all artistic mediums and queer identities. Friday, August 4 features: Big Bang Buffet, Nick May, Epiphany, Nicole Springer, J Petty, Korea Cavalli, and SISTERBOT. Saturday, August 5 features: Sass-a-Brass, Melissa Ferrer, Kyle Jones, Glitch Gal, U-Hollers, Victor Shawn, and COLLIDESCOPE. More info at: www.nodividekc.org