WMM with Kevin Willmott & Mark von Schlemmer, Heidi Gluck, Nate Holt & Kirsten Paludan, Jade Osborne & True Lions

Wednesday MidDay Medley
Produced and Hosted by Mark Manning
Wednesday, July 12, 2023

Kevin Willmott & Mark von Schlemmer + Heidi Lynne Gluck + Nate Holt & Kirsten Paludan + Jade Osborne & True Lions

Mark plays more New & MidCoastal releases from: Bad Alaskan, Semper Viridis, Heidi Lynne Gluck, The Black Creatures, True Lions, and Effie.

At 10:10, Nate Holt and Kirsten Paludan join us to share details about their musical project Semper Viridis and their first EP, SNAKES AND LADDERS to be released on July 14, 2023, through Mixtape Meditation Records. Kirsten Paludan has been at the center of the bands: Olympic Size, Kirsten Paludan & the Key Party, and Starhaven Rounders. Nate Holt’s musical projects include: Asterales, DJNOTADJ, Maria The Mexican, and others. Kirsten & Nate met in the mid 1990’s at the University of Kansas, but didn’t start collaborating until 20 years later. In the second year of the pandemic, Kirsten recorded guest vocals for several of Nate’s tracks created for Asterales. The duo discovered that they were musical kindred spirits and began making original music. Semper Viridis will play a Special EP Release Show on Friday, July 14th, at 9:30 PM, at The Ship, 1221 Union Ave., West Bottoms, KCMO with Monta, and DJ Ray Velasquez. More info at: https://linktr.ee/semperviridisks

At 10:30, Mark talks with Kevin Willmott, Academy Award winning filmmaker, writer, and Professor in the Film & Media Studies Department at The University of Kansas, and Mark von Schlemmer, Professor of Communication & Film at The University of Central Missouri. Kevin & Mark will share details on their documentary film: NO PLACE LIKE HOME: THE STRUGGLE AGAINST HATE IN KANSAS. Kevin Willmott (director/co-writer) won an Academy Award for co-writing the screenplay for Spike Lee’s 2019 film, BlacKkKlansman, and co-wrote Lee’s films Chi-Raq, and Da 5 Bloods. Mark von Schlemmer (Editor/Co-writer) is a television producer, filmmaker & professor. He was an editor on such feature films as Destination: Planet Negro!, The Only Good Indian, CSA: The Confederate States of America, and AIR: A Musical. No Place Like Home: The Struggle Against Hate in Kansas takes the audience on a tour to meet people who have found themselves in a battle for LGBTQ rights in Trego County, Manhattan, Dodge City, Wichita, Topeka and several rural communities. The film continues the profiles of people C.J. Janovy (Associate Producer) wrote about in her book, No Place Like Home: Lessons in Activism from LGBT Kansas. More info at www.noplacelikehomedoc.com

At 11:00 we talk with singer, songwriter, musician, Heidi Lynne Gluck about her fabulous new album, “MIGRATE OR DIE.” Heidi Lynne Gluck is a musical artist based in Lawrence, Kansas. Along with her acclaimed solo work, Heidi Lynne Gluck also collaborated with the bands: The Roseline, 95 Sweetbird, Frogpond, Tom Brosseau & John C Reilly, Juliana Hatfield, Margot & the Nuclear So and Sos, Lily & Madeleine, Mo Magic, and more. Heidi Lynne Gluck plays an Album Release Party, at The Ship, 1221 Union Ave., West Bottoms, KCMO on Thursday, July 20, 2023, at 7:30 PM with Chase Horseman, and Heidi Phillips. Heidi Lynne Gluck plays an Album Release Party, at The Bottleneck, 737 New Hampshire Street, in Lawrence, KS, on Friday, July 21, 2023 at 7:30 PM with Frightened Stag and Daniel Gum. More information at: www.heidigluck.com

At 11:30 we talk with artist, poet, activist, art administrator, Jade Osborne who works for Mid America Arts Alliance and is a Director for Art In The Loop. Joining Jade is Alisön Hawkins & Fritz Hutchison of the band True Lions, who’ll play live in our 90.1 FM Studios. Art in The Loop is a nonprofit organization engaging artists with the ongoing revitalization of Downtown Kansas City. The Art in the Loop Foundation host performances on Wednesday, July 12, from 5:30 to 8:00 PM in Oppenstein Park, at 12th & Walnut in Downtown Kansas City. This event is free, family-friendly, accessible, and open to the public. Performers include: Mimi Nichole a solo vocalist. KC Dance Collective, a dance company whose choreography celebrates KC’s Jazz History, and True Lions with Alisön Hawkins & Fritz Hutchison who are a queer, punk, folk, multi-instrumentalist duo, based in KCK. More info at: www.artintheloop.com

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