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1. 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...

2. Arts: Keeping the Blues Alive in KC Arts: Keeping the Blues Alive in KC August 2001 Photo and article about the history of the Kansas City Blues Society, founded in 1981 at the Charlotte Street Mission and growing to become "a national force" by 2001 with signing of several prominent...

3. Classical Music: Kansas City Chorale Sings Rachmaninoff Classical Music: Kansas City Chorale Sings Rachmaninoff March//1997 Photo (of chorale director Charles Bruffy) and article about the Kansas City Chorale and its high-quality classical music recordings on compact discs.

4. Henderson, Haden & K. C. All-Stars Barnstorm Henderson, Haden & K. C. All-Stars Barnstorm April//1997 Photo and article about band "[o]rganized for the ephemeral film 'Kansas City,' the 13-piece Kansas City All-Stars."

5. Jazzing it Up Jazzing it Up February 2008 The Kansas City Jazz Orchestra "is an 18-piece profesional big band, and it's run much like a symphony orchestra, with paid musicians and a season of concerts." Conductor Jim Mair hopes the band will become...

6. K. C.'s Top Rock Concerts of the Millennium [sic] K. C.'s Top Rock Concerts of the Millennium [sic] December 2000 Photos of ticket stubs and posters and review of "the Top Ten Best Rock Concerts to play here the past millennium [sic]": (1) the Beatles at Municipal Stadium in 1964; (2) the Rolling Stones and Stevie...

7. Kansas City Has Been Diverse-fied Kansas City Has Been Diverse-fied October/November 2009 Article profiles a young, up and coming Kansas City jazz band called "Diverse." The five members studied under Professor Bobby Watson at the University of Missouri--Kansas City Conservatory and include...

8. Kansas City's Quartet-in-Residence--The Volker String Quartet: One of the City's Undiscovered Musical Kansas City's Quartet-in-Residence--The Volker String Quartet: One of the City's Undiscovered Musical Gems May 1981 Photos and article about the Volker String Quartet, "the city's premier chamber music ensemble virtually since its founding" about 1972. Band headed by first violinist Tiberius Klausner, born in Rumania...

9. Kansas City: The Jazz Scene Kansas City: The Jazz Scene May//1968 Photo and article (written by a staff member of the Kansas City Public Library) on the history of jazz in the Kansas City area, describing its prime in the 1920s-1930s before declining with few appearances...

10. Keepin It in the Family Keepin It in the Family August 2007 Interview with the three members of Trampled Under Foot (TUF), a local blues band consisting of siblings Nick Schnebelen, Kris Schnebelen, and Danielle Schnebelen. The three were raised in the Kansas City...

11. Scene: Kansas City, Missouri Scene: Kansas City, Missouri October 2000 Photo and article about the continuing presence of some prominent jazz musicians and venues in Kansas City, "the Paris of the Plains."

12. The First Kansas Band The First Kansas Band August//1936 Article about the first musical band in Kansas, led by Joseph Savage of Vermont on his river voyage through Kansas City in 1854 into Kansas Territory, playing songs along the way.

13. The Old Band: The Story of a Kansas Town The Old Band: The Story of a Kansas Town January//1929 Article about the history of the Old Band, "the first musical organization in the territory of Kansas" in 1850s-1860s Lawrence, Kansas, and made up of members of "the Emigrant Aid party of free-state men,"...