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10 Shining Years For KC Curlers
June 14, 2004
The author in his newspaper commentary column discusses the 10th anniversary of the sculpture atop the pylons at Bartle Hall, often referred to as "hair curlers". The name of the sculpture is "Sky Stations"...
13th and Baltimore
September 5, 2014
Brief history of the southwest corner of 13th Street and Baltimore Avenue and Ned Eddy's family's businesses in Kansas City. The corner was the location of the upscale supper club Eddy's Restaurant from...
A New Court Date Downtown
July 6, 2006
The Explorers' 2006 World Team-Tennis season will be played on a 66-by-128- foot slab of asphalt on the deck of Barney Allis Plaza. It will be surrounded by bleachers and vendor areas. The team's first...
Description of John Parks, "art instructor at the University of Kansas, who recently completed an elaborate decoration at Sidney's restaurant on Linwood boulevard." Description of his "mural depict[ing]...
Description of the speech rostrum co-designed by Clarence Mook ("then auditorium building superintendent") for the October 13, 1936 Municipal Auditorium dedication speech by President Franklin Roosevelt....
Alonzo H. Gentry, Architect, Is Dead
Photo and obituary for Alonzo Gentry, "long-time architect and designer of many well known buildings in this area." Born in Independence, Missouri about 1887 and coming to Kansas City in 1921 as an architect,...
Anita Bryant - Hatemonger Descends on Kansas City
Article recounts a July 13, 1977, visit to Kansas City by Anita Bryant, then touring the country to support the repeal of municipal gay rights ordinances. Details of Bryant's visit and activities associated...
Ararat Shrine Paraders Line Up
Photo and caption about the parade of the Ararat Shrine Temple members "on [13th Street] in front of Municipal Auditorium."
Art and Artists: Vivid Meaning in a Role of Painter and Teacher
Biographical article about "nationally recognized artist" Ross Braught, "the senior member of the fine arts faculty at the Kansas City Art Institute," with paintings in "the Nelson Gallery of Art, the...
Bartle Hall Chief Takes an Unconventional Approach
December 9-15, 2005
The executive director of Kansas City's Convention and Entertainment Center is 51-year-old Oscar McGaskey. He oversees Bartle Hall, Municipal Auditorium Arena and the Music Hall. McGaskey had previously...
Big Hall into Use
Photo and description of the dedication speech at the new auditorium with modern, high quality acoustics and lighting.
Black Colleges Find Acceptance with NAIA
March 16-22, 2007
Article describing the importance of the NAIA Tournament and National Championship to historically black colleges during the Jim Crow era of the 1950s and 1960s. On March 17, 2007, the 1957-59 Tennessee...
Carnes Goes On: Five Thousand Fans See Indian Win Feature Fight of Golden Gloves Tourney
Photos and article about "the thirteenth annual Golden Gloves tournament of champions" held at Municipal Auditorium and featuring Indian boxer Bennie Carnes defeating "William Sutton, Kansas City, Kansas."...
Elvis & KC (The Real Story)
Article indicates that Elvis Presley performed in Kansas City five times. His last concert was just two months before he died. Includes photographs of Presley and crowds lined up.
May 5, 2004
Story features the Golden Gloves Tournament and especially the regionals held in Kansas City over the years. The Golden Gloves was created by the Chicago Tribune in 1923 and was sponsored by big city newspapers,...
His Book by Chance: Irving Stone Once Shunned Inspiration of "Lust for Life"
Photo and biographical article about Irving Stone, a famous biographical novelist speaking in Kansas City's Municipal Auditorium about his 1936 novel "Lust for Life" about artist Vincent van Gogh. Later...
Ike Comes to Town for F. F. A. and the Royal
October 15, 1953
Illustrations of President Dwight David Eisenhower, and some attractions at the American Royal in Kansas City during his visit here, with a photo of the new American Hereford Association headquarters building...
In a Wild Greeting
Photos and description of the capacity crowd speech at the auditorium by President Roosevelt about Depression youth programs.
Articles about the concert appearance of singer James Brown in Kansas City Municipal Auditorium on Thanksgiving night, 1966, with photos. Prior to the concert descriptions were given about his musical...
Kansas City's Dream of a Temple of Music
Illustration and article about the planned music hall (later built as part of Municipal Auditorium in the 1930s), showing designs "by Courtlandt Van Brunt, architect associated with A. H. Buckley."
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