FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Documentary film debut “THIS IS LOVE” at Liberty Hall 1/15/20

Sinbad, Marsai Martin, George Clinton and Mick Fleetwood “funkumentary” THIS IS LOVE to make Educational and Institutional debut at Liberty Hall, 1/15/20.

[Los Angeles CA] – Having swept the international film festival circuit, winning the Spirit Award at Raindance in London and Best International Documentary in Rome, THIS IS LOVE continues to break film festival records. THIS IS LOVE announces its Educational and Institutional release debut, presented by The Kansas Music Hall of Fame on January 15th 2020 at Liberty Hall, Lawrence KS. Tickets are available at The Liberty Hall Box Office, and
Rudy Love is a name you may not know (2011 KSMHoF Inductee), but a voice who has been influencing you whether you know it or not. Echoing the rhythms and heart of an unsung music hero, THIS IS LOVE is a funky and soulful portrait of a legendary artist who turned down fame to make music with his family in Wichita, KS. The documentary, executive produced by Mick Fleetwood (Fleetwood Mac), who also co-stars, features appearances from comedians Sinbad and Michael Colyar, the king of funk George Clinton (Parliament-Funkadelic), and Hollywood prodigy Marsai Martin (Black-ish). Teeming with social issues of racism and record industry corruption, Rudy Love’s story encapsulates a quintessential struggle of African American artists of the 20th and 21st centuries, and strives to shine light on a historically underrepresented intersection of communities. The film, directed by John Alexander, is produced by Robert Love and JC Guest. Emily Bonavia, Ann Garvey, Susan Houston, and Billboard Award winner Shawn Rhodes are also executive producing.

Scholarship Information

Subject: Kansas Music Hall of Fame Scholarship

Contact: 7857870271 or

Date: Immediate Release

The mission of the Kansas Music Hall of Fame is to honor the music, musicians and related institutions that have made a significant contribution to Kansas and the Greater Kansas City area. Our purpose is to recognize those of the past, present and encourage those of the future. With the future in mind, the Kansas Music Hall of Fame is announcing the establishment of its annual 2020 Student Scholarship. The annual award of $1500 will honor any senior music students in Kansas. Applicants are required to submit an online application including a video audition. All materials may be submitted online at: KSMHoF Scholarship Application.The scholarship award will be determined by: 1) annual membership; and 2) personal contributions. If you are interested in supporting music students in Kansas go to: Student Scholarship and help a Kansas kid!

2020 Kansas Music Hall of Fame Membership Kick-OFF!

Kansas Music Hall of Fame “Voice Your Choice” Membership Campaign

The KSMHOF Board of Directors will release its list of new nominees for induction into the Kansas Music Hall of Fame. We will kick-off events in Bennington and Lawrence. Everyone is welcome. Current nominees, former inductees, members, KSMHOF staff, and fans are all invited.

To access the list and view current happenings and announcements, go to our website and sign up as a new annual member. Five dollars of each membership fee goes to the KSMHOF student scholarship fund.

As a member, you will receive:

  • Voting privileges
  • KSMHOF Archive Access
  • Monthly newsletter and announcements
  • Membership card
  • 10% off all merchandise
  • A KSMHOF Gift

We apologize for any delays or confusion–our website is currently in transition. We will keep everyone informed of changes.

We would like to inform you of upcoming events:

  • Bennington: KSMHOF Jam, Monday, July 1. Meet area bands and musicians at The Depot, an old Santa Fe train station, in Bennington at 200 N. Nelson. The fun begins at 6:00pm.
  • Lawrence: Treefrog Concert at Liberty Hall, June 291″, at 9:00 pm-12pm. Meet the Band and board members. Sponsored by 95.5 THE ROCK. Tickets are $15 cash at the door.

The event is supported and promoted by Rocking Media.

Central Kansas Nominees are: Dean Kranzler, Director Award, Jack Trice and Midnight Flyer (Original members: Paul Draper, Dean Kranzler), Former Inductees: Ron Bowell, Friar Tuck and the Monks, Dan Fleming, Billy Bob and the Belairs and more.

Scholarship, Board changes: Press Release

Press Release

The Kansas Music Hall of Fame (KSMHoF) is announcing the establishment of a scholarship fund for graduating Kansas high school seniors who demonstrate extraordinary musical abilities. The KSMHoF board of directors met in Topeka, Ks, Sunday, June 9, to discuss infrastructure and the future of the organization. The board unanimously voted to donate 5% of all KSMHoF proceeds to the establishment of a student scholarship foundation. Board vice-president, Dan Fleming commented, “We are excited to kick off our membership drive with helping kids in Kansas”!

The board voted to add three new members: Dr. Craig Treinen, Dr. David Wiggins, and Ms. Beth Meyers. Donald Wagner was also added as an advisory member. Board President Allen Blasco commented, “The new board members add to the excitement and energy we need to get things going. These people are game changers”. The current KSMHoF board consists of Allen Blasco, President; Danny Fleming, Vice-President; Lynn Fleming, Secretary/Treasurer; Larry Miller, board member; Mary McGee, board member; and Justice B. King, Legal Counsel.

Other actions included approval of the KSMHoF mission statement, bylaws, and budget appropriations. The board also established action committees dedicated to membership, marketing, and hospitality. Upcoming events include the July 1 KSMHoF Voice Your Choice nomination/membership kick-off campaign supporting the KSMHoF Scholarship fund. The KSMHoF slogan now reads, “Thanks to those who are making a musical difference in Kansas! Check out the KSMHoF website for additional information (