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The Retro Cocktail Hour #733

January 21, 2017

Champion Figure Skater Mirai Nagasu

Classical music plays a prominent part in competitive figure skating. This year, the national championships are held in Kansas City from Jan. 14-22. Michael Keelan talked with Mirai Nagasu, who has won multiple medals in the annual event over several years, including the gold, about the role of music. She competes on Jan. 19, using Chopin's posthumous c# minor nocturne, and Jan. 21.

The Retro Cocktail Hour #711

January 14, 2017

KC Symphony concertmaster Noah Geller as soloist

Noah Geller is soloist in the Bartok second violin concerto Jan. 13-15 with the Kansas City Symphony, where he is ordinarily concertmaster. Michael Keelan talked with him about the concerto. The program also includes Dvorak and Kodaly.

The Retro Cocktail Hour #732

January 7, 2017

The Retro Cocktail Hour #710

December 31, 2016 (rebroadcast)

The Retro Cocktail Hour #697 - Christmas

December 24, 2016 (rebroadcast)

The Kansas City Jazz Orchestra Big Band Christmas at Liberty Hall December 10, 2016

Kansas Public Radio recently celebrated its eighth annual Big Band Christmas, a holiday concert served up by the Kansas City Jazz Orchestra and special guest vocalists Kathleen Holeman, Ron Gutierrez and David Basse. The concert, which took place on Saturday, December 10, 2016, was an evening of holiday tunes at Liberty Hall in downtown Lawrence. Formed in 2003, the Kansas City Jazz Orchestra brings many of the region's greatest jazz musicians together to

The Retro Cocktail Hour #731

December 17, 2016

Angela Parrish on the film La La Land

Angela Parrish of Kansas succeeded in what so many have attempted- to move to Los Angeles and get in the movie business. Her voice is featured on the soundtrack to the new musical La La Land, with Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling. Michael Keelan talks with her about the process of recording the soundtrack, and her versatile career.


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