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Fat Tuesday Starts Early in Kansas City

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Laura Spencer
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KCUR

The Top of the Bottoms Social Aide Pleasure Society's Dirty Force Brass Knuckle Street Band and Soul Revue, or simply Dirty Force, has gained a reputation for arriving unannounced.

But each year on Mardi Gras, the New Orleans-style brass band gathers on Kansas City's West Side to mark the festivities with an early morning march.

http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-823365.mp3

Listen here to the February 23, 2009 Walt Bodine Show about Kansas City's Mardi Gras traditions.

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