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HPPR Living Room Concert: Sky Smeed on 11/14—LIVE IN GARDEN CITY

Hey, Garden City! This just in : catch Kansas folksinger Sky Smeed LIVE in concert on THURSDAY, Nov. 14th at Garden City Community College’s Beth Tedrow Student Center Portico at 7:30 PM. It’s free and open to the public, so come on by. (Donations are accepted, though!)

Now based in Lawrence, KS, his upbringing in the country around Chanute, KS, in a one room school house his parents refinished infused him with a down-home song craft, often compared to John Prine. It feels new, but familiar. His lyrics remind us that songs bring us home, while his nuanced humor keep us laughing and wanting more.  Sky is also hosting a songwriting workshop the next day, on Friday, November 15th at 1:30 pm at the Pauline Joyce Fine Arts Building Auditorium on campus. This concert is brought to you by the Western Kansas Arts Alliance, GCCC SGA, GCCC Music Department, Tumbleweed Music Festival and High Plains Public Radio. GCCC is located at 801 Campus Dr. For more info, call Brian at (620) 276-0419.

As an avid world traveler and galivanter, Valarie never lost sight of which way was home. A Native to Western Kansas, she has been pursuing a life long career in the many forms of expressive arts including radio, photography, videography, graphics and design. Graduating from Western State College with a bachelors in Art, Valarie once again returns to percolate her love for High Plains Public Radio. Involved with HPPR since 2006, an inquiry about a drive way moment landed her a position as local host of Weekend Edition. Having worn many hats at HPPR, from Director of Development to regional program producer, Valarie now remains in the HPPR family as the host of Songbirds. (Oh, and she is currently pursuing a career in mental health counseling, so stay tuned for more wonderful developments with this High Plains hero.)