Seg. 1: Benjamin Todd Wills. Seg. 2: Julia Child Opera. Seg. 3: Found a Job | KCUR

Seg. 1: Benjamin Todd Wills. Seg. 2: Julia Child Opera. Seg. 3: Found a Job

Feb 1, 2019

Segment 1: How paper airplanes communicate the trials of prison.

A new exhibit from a Kansas City-based artist explores the relationships between inmates and the world outside of prison. Airplanes is currently on display at the Kansas City Public Library.

  • Benjamin Todd Mills, artist and activist

Segment 2, beginning at 17:57: Julia Child is reborn through musical cake-baking.

Opera 180 is a Kansas City production company which presents fun opera in user-friendly and exciting shows. In their upcoming production of Bon Apétit! by Lee Hoiby, Julia Child sings about life and cooking while baking a cake on stage.

  • Kelly Birch, soprano, actress

Segment 3, beginning at 28:24: David Byrne is channeled by a local Talking Heads cover band

Found a Job has been covering the Talking Heads for the last five years. Lead man Mike Tipton takes on a David Byrne impersonation through his vocals, dance, and commitment to portraying the narrative of the music.

  • Mike Tipton, vocalist, guitarist, David Byrne aficionado