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What a book. What a story. What a family. The Kurcs are a Polish family who will not let the cruelty and dehumanizing Nazi and Soviet rule crush their spirit.
We see babies born, weddings, and a family desperately wishing they were all together again. They feel lucky just to be with one another. We follow the lives of the Kurc families’ five children through the war.
About halfway through reading this biographical graphic novel, it struck me just how little I knew about the history of the Republic of Korea. I'm not a fan of not knowing things. This led me on a dive into at least a surface reading on South Korea’s political and cultural history, fascinating and sometimes turbulent.
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Allison McIntosh is an accomplished composer whose works include chamber opera, art songs, solo instruments and voice. Currently a doctoral composition student at the University of Kansas, Her works have been performed at Boston Symphony Hall, New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall, and the National Presbyterian Church, as well as many other venues throughout the country. In this interview McIntosh discusses how her music is inspired by literature, her creative process and what inspires her.
Alisa Jefferson's brand of visceral hard rock will be instantly familiar to fans of the not-long-enough lineage of female-fronted classic rock artists. Already known around Kansas City music scene for leading the band Radial Red, Jefferson is striking out on her own with a solo album. In this interview, Jefferson talks about this new album, her creative process and the local musicians who have inspired her.
Describe your music for new listeners. Who are some of your musical influences?