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1. A Player without Plays A Player without Plays December 1, 2006 Article profiling the commercial success of the Quality Hill Playhouse and its cabaret performances emceed by J. Kent Barnhart. The theater, located at 303 W. 10th Street, had been operating for 12 years...

2. All That Jazz All That Jazz January 26, 2002 Photograph of Warren Durrett and his orchestra at the Pla-Mor, ca1950. Vocalist appears to be Marilyn Maye. Mr. Durrett recently donated to the American Jazz Museum memorabilia from his long career. Items...

3. Black House Improvisers' Collective Black House Improvisers' Collective April/May 2011 Article on the the Black House Improvisers' Collective (BHIC), an organization that provides resources and support for local musicians. The program was started by saxophonist Hunter Long in conjunction...

4. Celebrating Kansas City's Rich Jazz Heritage Celebrating Kansas City's Rich Jazz Heritage October/November, 2003 Articles consists of an alphabetical list and accompanying biographical note about 47 internationally recognized jazz musicians with strong ties to Kansas City.

5. Clear Your Calendar -- Stan's Big Joe Turner Birthday Bash Coming May 20! Clear Your Calendar -- Stan's Big Joe Turner Birthday Bash Coming May 20! May 1, 2006 Article announces the May 20, 2006 celebration of Big Joe Turner's birthday by the Kansas City Blues Society. Turner (whose birth date is actually May 18th), is best remembered for his original version...

6. Dennis LaPlant Dennis LaPlant September 2012 Profile article on local musician and guitarist Dennis "DP" LaPlant. Born in Sedalia, Missouri, LaPlant started his first band at age 10. During his musical career, he performed and recorded with the Jerry...

7. Elizabeth Wilkinson Vaughan Elizabeth Wilkinson Vaughan August 20, 2005 Obituary notice for Elizabeth Vaughan who died May 14, 2005, at the age of 97. She was a professional concert soprano for five decades. "Her voice often could be heard on the radio on KCKN-AM. Elizabeth...

8. Famous Local Musican: Bill Organ Famous Local Musican: Bill Organ August 2012 Profile article on Bill Organ, known as "Billie O", who began playing drums with a local group known as the By-Gones "of which Larry Emmet had joined, a band started by the bassist from 'Larry Emmett &...

9. Famous Local Musician: Allen Monroe Famous Local Musician: Allen Monroe May 2012 Profile article on keyboardist Allen Monroe, getting his start in the Kansas City music scene when he was in high school. He and local musicians Wes Blackman and the late Aaron Strawn formed a band called...

10. Famous Local Musician: Groovy Grant Hopkins Famous Local Musician: Groovy Grant Hopkins June 2012 Brief biographical article on Groovy Grant Hopkins, an on-air personality on KKFI. Hopkins hosts the program "OG's Hang-Out" which airs weekly playing Old School, R & B, Jazz, Gospel and some one-of-a-kind...

11. Famous Local Musician: Jim "Sweet Lips" Wilson Famous Local Musician: Jim "Sweet Lips" Wilson July 2012 Profile article on Jim Wilson, a local saxophonist, who got his first professional gig at the age of 15 with Larry Emmett & the Sliders playing West coast swing music. Wilson has played with the likes...

12. In Praise of Those Who Spread the Word In Praise of Those Who Spread the Word October/November, 2003 Alphabetical list of 33 individuals credited with "spreading the word" about Kansas City jazz on the national and international stage.

13. Kansas City is Saxy, Part Three Kansas City is Saxy, Part Three October/November 2007 Part three of an article profiling several Kansas City-area saxophonists including Doug Talley, Dennis Winslett, Mark Southerland, and Kerry Straye. The interviewees discuss such topics as their passion...

14. Kansas City is Saxy, Part Two Kansas City is Saxy, Part Two August/September 2007 Part two of an article profiling several Kansas City-area saxophonists including Dave Chael, Matt Carrillo, Rich Wheeler, and Charles Perkins. The interviewees discuss such topics as their passion for...

15. Kansas City is Saxy: a Survey of Kansas City Saxphonists Kansas City is Saxy: a Survey of Kansas City Saxphonists June/July 2007 Part one of an article profiling several Kansas City-area saxophonists including Mike White, Loren Pickford, Chris Burnett and Dan Thomas. The interviewees discuss such topics as their passion for jazz...

16. Mama Ray Marks 20 Years Mama Ray Marks 20 Years August 1, 2006 Article reports the 20 year anniversary of Diane "'Mama" Ray's vocals at the Saturday afternoon blues jam session at Harling's Upstairs (3941 Main St.). The author writes that the tradition actually began...

17. Sustainability Summit: A Kansas City Jazz Roundtable Sustainability Summit: A Kansas City Jazz Roundtable February/March 2014 A roundtable of local musicians discuss the state of jazz in Kansas City and sustainability for the future - specifically the ability of musicians to make a living, as well as keeping audiences interested...

18. Travel: A Musical Rivalry along the Mississippi Travel: A Musical Rivalry along the Mississippi June-July//1995 Photos and article about the black jazz history of Kansas City as compared to other nationally important areas in its development such as New Orleans, Memphis, and Saint Louis. Description of important...

19. Tree Dedicated to Lester ''Wizard'' King Tree Dedicated to Lester ''Wizard'' King May 1, 2006 Brief article describes the planting of a tree as a memorial to Kansas City bluesman Lester "Wizard" King. The oak tree was planted just north of the Charlie Parker statue in the plaza area behind the...