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Kansas City Gospel Music Documentary Part of KC FilmFest, Screens Sunday, April 14

By |April 12th, 2024|Categories: Gospel Music|Tags: , , , , , , |

I'm So Glad: Kansas City and the Roots of Black Gospel Music, is part of this year's Kansas City FilmFest. It screens this Sunday, Apr 14, 1:30 PM at Ward Parkway Theatre 2.

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Kansas City Gospel Music Documentary Part of KC FilmFest, Screens Sunday, April 14

By |April 12th, 2024|Categories: Gospel Music|Tags: , , , , , , |

I'm So Glad: Kansas City and the Roots of Black Gospel Music, is part of this year's Kansas City FilmFest. It screens this Sunday, Apr 14, 1:30 PM at Ward Parkway Theatre 2.

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