Meet the Artists of Cosmo Sun Connection: Celebrating the Life & Musical Legacy of Sun Ra

Meet the Artists of Cosmo Sun Connection: Celebrating the Life & Musical Legacy of Sun Ra

This Saturday, KFAI and The Cedar call to order a meeting of the celestial minds to celebrate Sun Ra, featuring a mix of solo and ensemble performances from local, national, and international improvisers inspired by his musical, poetic, and philosophical body of work. Hear from artists Dameun Strange, Elliot of Astralblak, Charlie Parr, Steve Hirsh and Queen Drea about what excites them most about this celebration of Sun Ra’s life and legacy.

A Conversation with Comedian Kate McCarthy about RICKY LAGOON: He Croons!

A Conversation with Comedian Kate McCarthy about RICKY LAGOON: He Croons!

Before the big band comedy concert Ricky Lagoon: He Croons!, on Sunday, May 5th, we chatted with comedian Kate McCarthy to give audiences a better understanding of what to expect. Read on to learn more about Kate’s comedy and vocal background, what she looks for in a comedy scene, some of the comedy gems of Chicago, NYC, LA, and Minneapolis, how young Wayne Newton influenced the show, and her time interning on Conan.