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Kris Kitko, a singer, songwriter, humorist, activist, educator, storyteller, activist, and more, entertained an audience at the Vangstad Auditorium at Valley City State University.
â€śA troubadour for troubled timesâ€ť as she bills herself, Kitko hit on topics that ranged from womenâ€™s issues to politics with a comedic yet poignant flair.
â€śI spent about three and a half years here,â€ť Kitko said prior to the concert, in which she played a love song dedicated to Valley City as her opening number.
â€śI had to do that just so you know weâ€™re all friends here,â€ť she told the crowd.
Kitkoâ€™s visit was postponed from a scheduled January appearance, where the weather kept her away.
Her concert was sponsored by â€śWhat In The World Is Going On,â€ť a VCSU and community collaboration â€śto bring pertinent current topics to the community,â€ť said co-organizer Sharon Buhr.
Kay Kringlie introduced Kitko, while announcing the 10-year anniversary of the groupâ€™s existence.
â€śWhat in the world is kind of a bulky name, but it says what we do,â€ť she said.