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'Bird's Return to the Vine
Article previews the unveiling of the sculpture and tomb of Charlie "Bird" Parker at 17th and the Paseo in the historic 18th and Vine district. The monument to Parker, designed by artist Robert Graham,...
18th & Vine's New, New, New, New Day
January 1, 2007
Article describing efforts to develop the 18th & Vine area, including a discussion of retail and restaurant opportunities, as well as residential properties in the neighborhood.
18th & Vine: Kansas City's Most Famous Intersection
Story of the neighborhood symbolizing "the jazz era that flourished in Kansas City between 1920 and World War II."
B.E.U. Gearing up for Self-Sufficiency
September 23, 1977
News article about the Black Economic Union in Kansas City, a private corporation, but for ten years "supported predominantly by federal funds." The union was included in or affected by revitalization...
Club Profile: Birdland
Review of the Birdland nightclub, located at 1600 E. 19th in 1995. In the 1950's and 60's, the club at this location was known as "The Mardi Gras."
Club Profile: The Peach Tree Restaurant
Review of the Peachtree Restaurant, located at 1512 E. 18th Street in the historic 18th and Vine area. The restaurant, which is located on the same block where the Streets Hotel once stood, "harks back...
Communication and Support: The Keys to 18th and Vine
Article detailing the progress of the redevelopment of the 18th and Vine area as of Fall, 1995.
Contributors to Missouri Culture: William "Count" Basie
Photo and biographical article about Count Basie (1904-1984), a famous black pianist and composer arriving in Kansas City in 1924, involved in the "Kansas City jazz" movement in the 18th and Vine district,...
Down Home--On the Vine
Article about the Peachtree Restaurant, a "soul food" restaurant located in the historic 18th and Vine district.
Great K. C. Jazz to Be Revived
Information about projects to revitalize business in the formerly successful business and social district.
Ground Breaking: Development Slated for Vine Street District
Illustrated map and article about the plans "for a 96-acre development project known as the Vine Street District," bounded "roughly by 19th and 25th Streets, The Paseo and Brooklyn Avenue" with "breathtaking...
Ground Breaking: The Vine Keeps Growing
Illustration and article about "the multifamily development that will be part of the new Vine Street District, KC's single largest redevelopment project." Project made possible by the "collaboration between...
Jazz, Kansas City-Style: The Beat Goes On
Photos and article about the Kansas City Jazz Museum, or "the American Jazz Museum and Negro Leagues Baseball Museum" at the 18th & Vine District in Kansas City. Description of the history of Kansas City...
John Bluford's Vision for 18th and Vine
John Bluford, board chairman of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, discusses ideas for expanding and strengthening the 18th & Vine District. He emphasizes the need to consolidate the interests...
Meet Me at the Corner: 18th & Vine Looks to Revive Housing, Sense of Community
Photos and article about the continuing urban renewal work at the "18th and Vine Historic jazz district" with description of its history and recent plans for mixed housing projects.
Myra Taylor Will Celebrate Her 92nd Birthday
Profile of legendary jazz vocalist Myra Taylor, who turns 92 years old on February 24, 2009. Taylor began her career in 1932 as a dancer and singer performing in clubs around 18th and Vine District St....
Nation: Dressed for Success
Photo and article about the "small but impressive welfare-to-work program" of Sprint Corporation (headquartered in Kansas City) "in one of Kansas City's poorest neighborhoods" in the 18th and Vine District....
Preserving the Gem: Balancing Preservation and Economics
Article about the restoration of the Gem Theater as part of the renewal of the 18th & Vine District, including considerations of economic gain.
Q & A with Juanita Moore
Interview with Juanita Moore, Interim Director of the Kansas City Jazz Museum in the Spring of 2002. Moore discusses the leadership of outgoing Director Rowena Stewart, and her vision for the future of...
Riffs: Vine Street Rumblings
Photos and article about the official "black-tie event" reopening the 18th & Vine District in Kansas City in 1997, "featur[ing] performances by Tony Bennett, Al Jarreau, David Sanborn, Pat Metheny, Jay...
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