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City Scenes: An Exploration Of Romantic Connections With 'LOVEsongs'

Jeff Freling and Erin McGrane of Victor & Penny are featured in a mini-documentary commissioned by 90.9 <em>The Bridge</em>.
Jeff Freling and Erin McGrane of Victor & Penny are featured in a mini-documentary commissioned by 90.9 <em>The Bridge</em>.

"Love" and "song" are the perfect pair, like thee and me; it's a cosmic connection worth celebrating not just on Valentine's Day, but every day.

At least, that's what Kansas City, Mo., documentarian Anthony Ladesich thought when he set out filming LOVEsongs, three mini-docs for that feature local musicians who also happen to be romantically entwined. Inspired by his own love for his wife and family, Ladesich explored the dynamics of love in song with the couples at the core of The Blackbird Revue, Betse & Clarke and Victor & Penny.

"Man, when it's happening, it's visceral," says Erin McGrane of Victor & Penny. "The music kind of soothes a lot of troubles, too. We always come back to the music. That's what keeps us going — both together and also in the business."

Amen, we say. Amen.

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