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Local Music Critics Pick KC's Best

Do you like to rock it out with an indie band… or sit back and absorb some Turkish jazz?

On Friday's Up to Date we’ve got the whole spectrum of music from the homegrown talent pool in Kansas City as we talk with music critics Bill Brownlee, Chris Haghirian and Jenee Osterheldt. Also, we’ll check out the upcoming Mid-Coast Takeover at South by Southwest.

Bill Brownlee is a music critic for The Star. He blogs at at plasticsax.com, Kansas City's top jazz blog. Chris Haghirian is an account executive with Ink Magazine, co-founder of Ink’s Middle of the Map Festival, organizer of various music promotions for Ink, and co-host of the weekly webcast “The Mailbox” on midwestmusicfound.org. Jenee Osterheldt is the lifestyle columnist for The Star.

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When I host Up To Date each morning at 9, my aim is to engage the community in conversations about the Kansas City area’s challenges, hopes and opportunities. I try to ask the questions that listeners want answered about the day’s most pressing issues and provide a place for residents to engage directly with newsmakers. Reach me at steve@kcur.org or on Twitter @stevekraske.