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A Closer Look at Laura Lorson's Top 3 Picks

My favorite three albums of the year (2020) crept up on me -- when someone asks me about my favorite music, I almost always pick either straight-ahead rock and roll or progressive rock, but this year was kind of all over the map. A lot of people I know had a lot more time for music and exploring new things, but since we never took a break from working, this year felt very scattered and frantic and led me towards more "comfort food" music than I usually go for.

KPR's Trail Mix Presents: Ellis Paul's Traveling Medicine Show

(Photo Credit: Tim Rice)

KPR's Trail Mix Presents: Ellis Paul's Traveling Medicine Show Wednesday, August 12. Ellis Paul will be performing songs that are "All Things Oz" at his virtual show with special guest Vance Gilbert. You can tune in for free on Facebook Live by going to Ellis Paul Music & More August 12, at 7 p.m. CST.

KPR Announces New Classical Music Director

Kansas Public Radio has a “new” director of classical music. Friday, September 20, was Michael Keelan’s last day as Classical Music Director and Morning Classical host. Michael served KPR well over his four-year stint at the station — bringing exceptional musical knowledge to the morning classical program, expanding the number and variety of in-studio performances, and helping pioneer KPR’s Live Day broadcasts. Filling Michael’s shoes is longtime Evening Classical host and listener favorite Cordelia Brown.

Celebrate 25 Years of Trail Mix with Ellis Paul

Photo of Ellis Paul by Jeff Fasano

Kansas Public Radio is proud to present Ellis Paul in a concert celebrating 25 years of Trail Mix on KPR, with Sky Smeed opening the concert at 7:30 p.m., on Saturday, March 16, at Maceli's, 1031 New Hampshire in Lawrence, Kan. Tickets for the concert are $25 and are available for advanced purchase at Tickets will also be available at the door. 

KPR Songwriters Showcase

Kansas Public Radio is hosting its first-ever Songwriters Showcase, an evening of music featuring local musicians Mr. and Mrs. Dodge, Heidi Gluck, and Inside Baseball. The show, sponsored by Briggs Subaru, is on Saturday, September 23, at Maceli’s (1031 New Hampshire St.) in Lawrence; doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door or $10.50 in advance at

From the KPR Studio: Lawrence Opera Theatre

Lawrence Opera Theatre announces their 6th Summer Festival season with performances August 13-16 in conjunction with Theatre Lawrence. They stopped by KPR's LIVE Studio today to give us a preview. Tune in during the 6 o'clock hour tonight to hear what they have in store. 

The opera company’s 2015 season is entitled “LOTs of LOL (Love, Obsession, and Laughter),” which characterizes its general tone. This year, the festival will culminate in a full production of the ultimate story of love and obsession, Bizet's dramatic and well-loved "Carmen."

Ruel Joyce Recitals July 2015

The Ruel Joyce Recitals feature Kansas City's best classical musicians. Direct from their performance venue of Johnson County Community College's Recital Hall in the Carlsen Center for the Performing Arts. KPR was there to record them. Enjoy these concerts Thursday evenings at 7. Darrell Brogdon is your host for the broadcasts, produced by Cordelia Brown.

Thursday, July 2: Chun and Choi


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