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Just Ella

Just Ella

By Margaret Peterson Haddix
4
Rated by Anne G
Oct 21, 2019

                “Why did everyone like that story so much when it wasn’t true?  Why was everyone so eager to believe it?  Was it because, in real life, ever after’s generally stink?”

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Hook: A Memoir

By Randall Horton
5
Rated by Lisa A.
Oct 18, 2019

“We script our lives on reaction rather than action, meaning daily life is always in response to, or a reply to, a command or demand. The world uses us in that way...The world does this--holds us down.”― Randall Horton, Hook: A Memoir

Latest Local Music

Aprilmist
Thursday, Oct 17, 2019

Everything about the sound of Aprilmist's music is mammoth. Combining elements from black metal and shoegaze into an all-encompassing epic rush of sound that can only be described as "a beautiful amalgamation of melancholy, darkness, hope, and renewal," Aprilmist is Kansas City's premier post-black metal band.

Laura Whitney-Johnson
Monday, Oct 7, 2019

Did you know that Kansas City is a hub for innovative and world-class classical composers? Laura Whitney-Johnson is one of them. Along with composer Logan Busch, Whitney-Johnson recently had new works premiered by European ensembles at the prestigious highSCORE Festival in Pavia, Italy.

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