Dave Kendall, the longtime host of KTWU's Sunflower Journeys, says goodbye to public broadcasting. In this guest commentary, he shares memories of the show... and some of the reasons behind his departure from public broadcasting.
Consisting of bassist Dominique Sanders, drummer Ryan Lee and pianist Paul Shinn, the Paul Shinn Trio was formed in the summer of 2013. After first filling in a few dates at Kansas City's Green Lady Lounge, the band was asked by owner John Scott to perform a weekly Sunday evening engagement there. The positive reception from audiences and fellow musicians alike only encouraged the creative spirit of the group and by the end of that summer their debut album "Reason Pure" was released. Featuring solely Paul’s original compositions and arrangements, this album was deemed an “essential souvenir of his time in Kansas City” (PlasticSax.com) and characterized as “having a unique Shinn Trio stamp” (JAM Magazine). This album chronicles a young trio well on its way towards carving out its own unique 'sound' which simultaneously seeks to maintain a healthy respect for the lineage of jazz piano trios while continuously pushing past conventional boundaries of all sorts. On January 11th, 2015, the trio released their second album Easy Now: Live at the Green Lady Lounge. Featuring eight new compositions and arrangements, this album accurately transmits the energy of the band's live performances into a recorded format.
Presented by The Granada
Come join us for a night of up-close and personal busker action. We'll start with an exclusive stage show and follow it up with an informal meet and greet where you can get to know talented street performers from all over the world.
The line up for the show includes all the visiting Buskers we have. You can expect to see the biggest and best acts of the festival all on the big stage at the Granada. Afterwards you can join them for some snacks and drinks in the downstairs lobby and really get to know these folks.
Here are the details:
When: 7pm-9pm, Thursday May 28th
Where: Granada Theater, 1020 Massachusetts, Lawrence, KS
How Much: Adults $8, children $5, Food, drinks and alcohol available for purchase after the show. Check back here for more information about how to purchase your tickets
The Freaks, Geeks, Oddballs, and Fools will be back in full force as the Busker Festival returns to downtown Lawrence, KS for it’s 8th year. This year the producers have moved it to the more weather friendly dates of May 28 thru 31st. The new dates allow the Busker Festival to partner with the funky art car parade Art Tougeau and the monthly Final Friday art event. It promises to be a bigger event with more stages and no oppressive August heat.
Lawrence Busker Festival showcases over 20 jaw-dropping acts on the downtown streets of New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Buskers, incredible street performers, will do their best to shock and awe in almost every nook and cranny of downtown Lawrence. Sword Swallowers, Flaming Jugglers, Acrobatic Dancers, and Fire Eaters have blown audiences away in the past, and this year looks to be no different. This year’s artist line up includes a lot of new acts coming for the first time to Lawrence. While these acts have performed all over the world as buskers it is their first time in the middle of America.