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Anthony Ladesich Improvises With Tantrum 6/11

There's only one place to see KC's most interesting personalities live, unscripted and uncensored: the Tantrum show on Second Fridays at the Westport Coffeehouse. Our special guests will tell true stories based on audience suggestions, and Tantrum's team of professional improvisers will spin them into scenes.

Friday, June 11, at 8pm filmmaker and musician Anthony Ladesich (say it like “radish”) joins  Tantrum at the Westport Coffeehouse, 4010 Pennsylvania.

Tony was born and raised in Kansas City, MO and has worked professionally in the Midwest for more than 10 years as a Director, Cinematographer, Editor and Writer. As a filmmaker, he got his start on the award-wining documentary program Kansas City Crossroads for NBC 41. He’s been awarded two Emmy Awards for his work—the first for his film Be it ever so humble, there’s no place and the second for his work on Crossroads.

Tony and his film-making partner, Joe Heyen, put their first feature film into the world last year with the release of Cowtown Ballroom…Sweet Jesus. Now he’s researching his next feature documentary as well as working on several short films including a narrative adaptation of the famous murder ballad “The Wind and Rain.”

And there’s more…Tony, also a guitar playing singer/songwriter, has made a name for himself in KC’s rock scene in bands like Sandoval and Pendergast. He was also the first drummer for Bloodshot Record’s Rex Hobart and the Misery Boys. His new band, The Belle Whether, started playing shows this spring.

Tantrum with Anthony Ladesich
8pm Friday, June 9
Westport Coffeehouse Theater, 4010 Pennsylvania
Tickets: $10
May contain adult material.
Call 816-678-8886 for reservations.
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