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The 14-year-old piano champion who calls Overland Park home

A piano phenom from Overland Park is making waves in the world's most prestigious competitions, and he's still in middle school. Plus: The Kansas City Ballet is getting into the spooky mood with the North American premiere of "Jekyll and Hyde," bringing the 1886 gothic horror classic to life through dance.

Halloween is around the corner and the Kansas City Ballet is getting ready with a spooky debut. The North American premiere of "Jekyll and Hyde" tells the story of the titular characters through dance. KCUR's Julie Denesha spoke with the creatives bringing this gothic classic to life.

Fourteen-year-old Overland park native Eddison Chen is racking up awards all over the world for his piano prowess. Classical KC's Brooke Knoll spoke with Chen and his mother about his introduction to piano, having perfect pitch and much more. (Eddison Chen performance audio courtesy of The Cliburn.)

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