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'How To Listen To Jazz,' A World-Class Kansas City, And The Weekend To-Do List

Luke X. Martin
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Jazz is all about creativity and freedom, but casual listeners can sometimes find deciphering it a chore. Today, we learn How to Listen to Jazz. Then, they say https://youtu.be/M6pmZE1Qtyw" target="_blank">everything's up to date in Kansas City, but are we a "world class" locale? Finally, a winded Brian McTavish presents his Weekend To-Do List.

Ted Gioia will share jazz listening strategies as part of the American Jazz Museum's 'Riffing on the Repertoire' speaker series at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 17. For more information, visit AmericanJazzMuseum.org.

Wendell Cox, of the St. Louis-area public policy firm Demographia, will explore Kansas City's prospects for future growth and prosperity in a presentation cosponsored by the Sinquefield Charitable Foundation at the Kansas City Public Library's Plaza Branch at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 17. To RSVP, visit KCLibrary.org.

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