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Musical 'Dedications,' And Kansas City's March For Science

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Luke X. Martin
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KCUR 89.3
'It almost killed me,' says Steven Spooner, on the effort that went into 'Dedications,' his 16-CD set of recordings that pays homage to his biggest musical infuences.

Pianist Steven Spooner wanted to do something big to commemorate the careers of his favorite musicians. Spooner explains why he spent 19 months creating "Dedications," 16 albums-worth of music devoted to some of the great piano masters.

Then, on Earth Day people in more than 100 cities are taking to the streets to March For Science. The rally is a response to what organizers say is a political climate that threatens science's role in the country.

The March for Science - Kansas City will take place at Washington Square Park from 10 a.m. until  2 p.m. on Saturday, April 22. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.

When I host Up To Date each morning at 9 a.m., 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. My email is steve@kcur.org.