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KCMETROPOLIS Review

By Kristin Shafel Omiccioli

After hitting it off as students at the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance, Kansas City natives violinist Laurel Morgan and cellist Sascha Groschang maintained their friendship and officially formed alternative strings duo The Wires in 2009. Since then, the pair has found fresh arrangements of pop hits to perform, run a Creative Strings Workshop in the summer, and recorded and released its eponymous debut album in early 2013. Read more

Wayward Weekender: Olympic Size, In the Pines, the Life and Times

Posted by on Mon, Jun 1, 2009 at 8:59 AM

As far as I know, neither Olympic Size nor In the Pines have ever played a wedding. This past Saturday, both bands came close, playing on a deck tucked behind the Westport restaurant and special events establishment Californo’s, where on the larger indoor/outdoor side of the venue, a wedding reception was taking place. Some 50 or so eaters and drinkers paid $7 to hear the bands, while, just across the sidewalk that leads away from the front door of Murray’s ice cream, wedding guests got a taste of the best homespun music KC has to offer, for free. Read more