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Kemet the Phantom

Music Monday Local SpotlightKemet the Phantom

Kemet the Phantom is Kemet Coleman, Vibe Maker, urbanist, rap artist, CEO and performer. His reach as a positive social and entertainment force in Kansas City seemingly knows no bounds. As both a solo performer and a member of The Phantastics, Coleman's music (which he has called a "winding river of sound") is as multi-disciplinary and energetic as his work on social and entrepreneurial endeavors. We are honored to share an exclusive interview with the man himself about the origins of The Phantom, his creative process and much more. Enjoy!

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Please introduce yourself. Describe your music for new listeners.

My name is Kemet the Phantom. I'm a Vibe Maker -- Someone who creates vibrations. For me, this means spatially, visually or aurally. One of the main pillars of my career is music. My music is largely considered rap music. I prefer not to confine my "sound" into such a limited category, but for the sake of time and convenience, I would say that rap is the lane that I am in. That being said, I have made an effort, especially in recent years, to incorporate other stylistic elements of the black musical lexicon into my music. Which is why you hear funk, jazz, gospel, R&B, house and rock & roll in my music. Each "style" is curated and carefully placed to evoke a certain emotion, thus creating the vibration. 

 

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Staff Picks, Free Lunch Exhibition, Music

We dedicated this episode of Did you hear? to Staff picks! Find out what our professional readers approve. You can find Staff Picks at jocolibrary.org/we-recommend 

Today Dave Carson, Bryan Voell and Michelle Holden host the Minister of Information and his partner in art Sara Star in our “What’s Happening” segment. Spoiler alert! They’re related. They discuss their exhibition and programs based on the topic of food insecurity. Then, Matt Fuegen joins Bryan & Dave to talk music we recommend.

We dedicated this episode of Did you hear? to Staff picks! Find out what our professional readers approve. You can find Staff Picks at jocolibrary.org/we-recommend 

Today Dave Carson, Bryan Voell and Michelle Holden host the Minister of Information and his partner in art Sara Star in our “What’s Happening” segment. Spoiler alert! They’re related. They discuss their exhibition and programs based on the topic of food insecurity. Then, Matt Fuegen joins Bryan & Dave to talk music we recommend.

Mullah Nassir-uddin

"Dreaming with Mullah Nasir-uddin"

This short play is based on traditional "wise fool" folklore from Pakistan. The audience will follow the escapades of witty Mullah Nasir-uddin and his mostly-faithful donkey, Fidhu. Our Mullah tries to help his feuding friends get along by leading them on an adventure in their dreams. They meet many curious creatures during their journey! Presented by Timothy Noble and the JCCC Theatre Department. Suited for kids of all ages. 

This short play is based on traditional "wise fool" folklore from Pakistan. The audience will follow the escapades of witty Mullah Nasir-uddin and his mostly-faithful donkey, Fidhu. Our Mullah tries to help his feuding friends get along by leading them on an adventure in their dreams. They meet many curious creatures during their journey! Presented by Timothy Noble and the JCCC Theatre Department. Suited for kids of all ages. 

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Antioch Library

Featured Staff Booklist: What the What: Brains

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Scott Hrabko

Scott Hrabko

Scott Hrabko's music is equal parts folk, swing, blues and country with a twist that's unique to Kansas City. His second album and his first with his backing band The Rabbits, Biscuits and Gravitywas released in early 2015 to great acclaim. Working in a musical vein similar to such luminaries as Loudon Wainwright III, Randy Newman and Lyle Lovett, Hrabko describes in his interview how he learned to "trust my own ears" with his own style. We are fortunate to welcome Scott Hrabko to Listen Local.

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Please introduce yourself. Where do you live and work? What does a typical day look like for you?

I live in Brookside with my wife, son and dog.  I work from home as a freelance video editor and singer/songwriter. 

After I drop my son off at school each morning I usually take a long walk in the park to clear my head and get a little exercise.  Then I come home and dive into whatever project I have going on.  Right now I’m just beginning work on my third album -- second with The Rabbits -- which is about half written.  When the family gets home from work/school I make dinner and then watch baseball, or in the off season, think about baseball.

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Leanne Brown

Meet the Author: Leanne Brown

You have two chances today to meet author Leanne Brown and hear her tips for a healthy, budget-friendly diet.

Break Bread without Breaking the Bank with author Leanne Brown Monday, March 11, 3pm @ Blue Valley Library

Leanne Brown, author of Good and Cheap: Eat Well on $4/Day, will offer tips and tools to elevate the quality of your home-cooked meals without elevating your spending.

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Meet the Author: Leanne Brown Monday, March 11, 6:30pm @ Central Resource Library

Presented with the Food Policy Council of Johnson County.

You have two chances today to meet author Leanne Brown and hear her tips for a healthy, budget-friendly diet.

Break Bread without Breaking the Bank with author Leanne Brown Monday, March 11, 3pm @ Blue Valley Library

Leanne Brown, author of Good and Cheap: Eat Well on $4/Day, will offer tips and tools to elevate the quality of your home-cooked meals without elevating your spending.

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Meet the

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Genealogy Day

National Genealogy Day

We've been celebrating National Genealogy Day with the Johnson County Genealogical Society all day at Central Resource Library. Here are some resources you can use to begin (or continue!) your own heritage journey »

We've been celebrating National Genealogy Day with the Johnson County Genealogical Society all day at Central Resource Library. Here are some resources you can use to begin (or continue!) your own heritage journey »

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