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Weekend report: Who did you see perform in Kansas City?

08/11/2014 10:54 AM

08/11/2014 11:00 AM

We made it to two great shows over the weekend.

Contributor Bill Brownlee caught Chrisette Michele: “Backed by a DJ, a two-piece horn section and a guitarist, Michele exhilaratingly dismissed musical boundaries as she tastefully showcased her operatic voice and consequential songs. Only the absence of a live rhythm section prevented her performance from being entirely transcendent.”

Bill also saw Joan Sebastian at Cricket Wireless Amphitheater: “Sebastian, 63, occupies a position on the Mexican cultural landscape that’s somewhat akin to a combination of Willie Nelson and Chuck Norris. The singer, songwriter, bandleader and actor is famous for singing on horseback.”

Sadly, there was no riding because Sebastian has been having health troubles, though it was hard to tell on Saturday.

Who did you see? How was it? Get the conversation started in the comments section. You don’t really want to do any work today anyway.

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