February 29, 2012 6:00 AM

For fledgling musicians, all the town is a stage

Luckily this is Kansas City, a city as rich in musical talent as it is in smoked meats, and so an exploration of those sonic gumbos that are open-mic nights — the singer/songwriter nights, the blues and jazz jams, the orgy that is live-band karaoke — may reveal more shine than stink.

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