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Wichita's Rudy Love & The Love Family 'Funkumentary' Comes To Tallgrass

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Wichita's own Rudy and Bob Love talk about the ups and downs of the music industry in their new film, "This Is Love."

After already making waves in Europe, a new film about Wichita musicians Rudy Love & The Love Family is making its American debut at the Tallgrass Film Festival.

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Rudy Love & The Love Family perform in this file photo.

This is Love centers around the R&B performers and the ups and down of their careers, from their beginnings in the 60s, through fame with Sly and the Family Stone in the 70s, and the rocky years throughout. 

This is Love plays Friday night at the Orpheum Theater at 7:30 p.m. Director John Alexander, executive producer Shawn Rhodes, producer JC Guest and Rudy Love are scheduled to conduct a Q&A after film. Rudy Love & The Love family are scheduled to perform Friday at the Tallgrass Centerpiece Gala, 115 N. Mead, at 10 p.m.

KMUW's Carla Eckels sat down with Rudy and Bob Love to talk about their careers, the music industry and the film.

Carla Eckels is Director of Cultural Diversity for News and Engagement at KMUW. She produces and hosts the R&B and gospel show Soulsations and brings stories of race and culture to The Range with the monthly segment In the Mix. Carla was inducted into The Kansas African American Museum's Trailblazers Hall of Fame in 2020 for her work in broadcast/journalism.