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Center for Recorded Music Hopes to Bring Back Shared Joy of Listening to Records

(Courtesy of Center for Recorded Music)

The modern experience of listening to recorded music tends to be a solitary one, whether it's in the home or within the bubble of headphones and customized playlists when in public. But Kansas City-area native Kelsyn Rooks is hoping to change that. He's one of the driving forces behind a new project called the Center for Recorded Music, which would provide a place specifically designed for people to meet in a group setting to listen to, and learn about, recorded music. He told KPR's Laura Lorson that the disappearance of the communal aspect of listening to music together -- and not just during the pandemic --  is something that's a real loss for everyone.

KPR'S Laura Lorson spoke with Kelsyn Rooks about the proposed Center for Recorded Music. For more information and updates on the progress of the Center, visit You can also learn more about a modified version of this project that's already underway at  

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