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Music Hall Rededication

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pictured from left to right: Councilman John Fairfield, Councilman Alvin Brooks, Mayor Kay Barnes, Councilman Chuck Eddy, and City Manager Wayne Cauthen cutting the ribbon at the rededication ceremony.

By Laura Spencer

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Kansas City, MO – City officials today celebrated the rededication of the Music Hall at Municipal Auditorium and the completion of the $13.4 million dollars in renovations. KCUR's Laura Spencer reports.

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Flanked by city councilman Chuck Eddy, and City Manager Wayne Cauthen, Kansas City Mayor Kay Barnes listed the improvements to the Music Hall: new and reconfigured seating, an expanded stage, electrical upgrades, and updated restrooms. Barnes says the project came in on time and under budget.

Mayor Barnes: I'm happy to report that the project has come in under budget and these remaining funds...will help supplement future improvements to be completed later this year.

City officials say they expect the improvements to attract more nationally touring musical acts and performances. Stomp! is the first production for the remodeled venue and opens next week. Laura Spencer, KCUR News.

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