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E M Clendening
A New Day
"The 41st Symphony Designers' Showhouse Takes Aim at The National Spotlight." Two-page spread explains a new emphasis for the Designers' Showhouse. Karen Mills, a radio show host, interior designer and...
Carl Busch and the Symphony Orchestra an Asset That Should Be Capitalized
March 30, 1915
Article about the importance of the Kansas City Symphony Orchestra, led by director Carl Busch, to the city, "as much a necessity for this city as water, light and paved streets," with photo.
Clasical Music in Kansas City: a Brief but Fascinating History
Article surveys the history of Kansas City's orchestras starting with Mary Donohue who gave piano lessons out of her home at First and Grand in the 1850s. The various orchestras and their conductors are...
Designers' Showcase to Be in Roanoke Area
Aticle about the eighth Designers' Showhouse, at 1008 Valentine Road, a Victorian mansion built in 1901-1902 for the family of Llewellyn James, general counsel for the Armour Packing Company and later...
Designers' Showhouse I
The first Designers' Showhouse was 5208 Belleview Avenue, residence of Harry Seavey. Designed by architect John Van Brunt, it was built in 1912 and overlooked Brush Creek Valley. Seavey was born in Chicago...
Designers' Showhouse XXXIV, Roselawn
Magazine of the 34th Designers' Showhouse featuring Roselawn, former home of William Volker at 3717 Bell, Kansas City, Missouri. Includes floor plans (p. 62) and photographs and descriptions of the design...
From the Ashes. ..
Article about the new symphony orchestra born "from the ashes" of the defunct Philharmonic..
How the Symphony Made It
Story of the transition from the Kansas City Philharmonic to the Kansas City Symphony in the early 1980s.
Kansas City Orchestral Training School
Two issues of a newsletter with photos and descriptions of N. DeRubertis as the director of the Kansas City Orchestral Training School and conductor of the Kansas City Symphony Orchestra starting in about...
Kansas City Philharmonic: Gone, but Not Forgotten
Highlights in the history of the Philharmonic Orchestra.
KC Charities Pick Up the Pieces After September 11
Article describing the drop in donations to charity organizations in Kansas City following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
KC's Performing Artists Anticipate Downtown Revival
Article describes the creative energy growing in Kansas City's performing arts community in response to the proposed performing arts center and other downtown revitalization projects.
Photo and biographical description of James Mobberley, "one of the country's hottest classical [music] composers" and "the Kansas City Symphony's first composer-in-residence" at the age of 37 while "teaching...
Local Music Legend: Tiberius Klausner
Photos and biographical article about Tiberius Klausner, "professor of violin at University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music, concertmaster of the Kansas City Symphony and leader of the Volker...
Maestro Michael Stern's Vision for the Kansas City Symphony
Profile of Kansas City Symphony conductor Michael Stern, discusses his reactions to Kansas City, attitudes toward conducting and hopes for the new Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.
Music & Man: He's Got a Way about Him
Photos and biographical article about William McGlaughlin, "the director of music and conductor of the Kansas City Symphony" since 1986, growing up in Philadelphia as a trombone player and coming to Kansas...
New Blood: Michael Stern Pushes Boundaries with the Kansas City Symphony
Profile of Michael Stern, musical director of the Kansas City Symphony. Stern accepted the position of conductor in 2004 and has started programming innovative and contemporary music for the Symphony....
Past Symphony Designers' Showhouses
List of showhouse addresses for the years 1970-2002.
Pictures and article about Quixotic Fusion, a Kansas City based aerial arts and dance group founded by composer and artistic director Anthony Magliano. A recent performance was given in conjunction with...
See Inside Nelly Don's Home!
Advertisement for the Kansas City Symphony Designers' Showhouse number 40, the former home of Nell Donnelly Reed, owner of the Nelly Don fashion business. Includes a short history of the house, located...
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