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Carey James Tate
54 Million Votes Put Cook on Top
May 22, 2008
David Cook, of Blue Springs, MO, won the American Idol competition on May 21, 2008. "Cook gathered nearly 56 percent of the 97.5 million votes cast." 25-year-old Cook defeated David Archuleta for the title...
A Conversation with Ron Teamer
Interview with Ron Teamer, a Kansas City blues musician and guitarist/vocalist for the Ron Teamer Band. In the article, Teamer discusses when he first started playing guitar and life experiences that have...
Along a Musical Trail: Sweet Singers of Yesterday in Kansas City
Microfilmed scrapbook contains an article about reminiscences of Nellie McCoy Harris, regarding early singers and musicians in the Kansas City area, especially in the 1850s. Description of many specific...
Annetta "Cotton Candy" Washington, In Rememberance
A collection of stories by various Kansas City musicians in remembrance of Annetta "Cotton Candy" Washington, "Kansas City's Queen of the Blues," who passed away on Dec. 25, 2007.
Back Home in KC, a Jazz Legend Gets the Recognition He's Due
October 18, 2008
Two Kansas City jazz musicians, Luqman Hamza and Curtis Fuller, received the American Jazz Museum's 2008 Lifetime Achievement Award. Hamza (formerly known as Larry Cummings) is a singer and pianist who...
Between Rock and a Good Place
January 29, 2012
Article profiles twelve women who are influencing the local music scene in various ways: Kristie Stremel, soloist and former member of Frogpond and Exit 159; Hearts of Darkness singers Brandy Gordon, Rachel...
Big Joe Turner
November 25, 1985
Obituary article about Big Joe Turner, an early Kansas City blues singer dying at the age of 74 on November 24, 1985 in California. Former singer and bartender "at the Sunset Club, owned by Felix Payne,...
Biography of Felice Lyne (1887-1935), Opera Singer
Biography of George E. Lee (1896-1958), Singer and Bandleader
Biography of Joe Turner (1911-1985), Blues Vocalist
Biography of Julia Lee (1902-1958), Singer and Pianist
Biography of Lester Willis Young (1909-1959), Tenor Saxophonist
Biography of Marion Talley (1906-1983), Opera Singer and Actress
Composers Corner: Opera Festival Planned in Kansas City
News of "[a]n opera festival" planned in Kansas City "on the occasion of the twentieth anniversary of the Kansas City Philharmonic," with performances by various singers, etc., directed by "Hans Schwieger,...
Diva from 50 Years Ago Finds New Recognition
File containing photos and a biographical article about Etta Moten Barnett, or Etta Barnett, a 96-year-old singer and former actress "in 1930s Hollywood film roles that were not demeaning." Born in Texas...
Donald Nouis and O.C. Cash
Singers Donald Nouis and O.C. Cash.
Elsie Frisbie Norman
Photo and caption about Elsie Frisbie Norman, or Elsie Norman, "one of Kansas City's best known and most gifted young artists" or singers with studio at 5011 Walnut Street.
In Kansas City's Operatic Hall of Fame
Portrait and biographical article about Elizabeth Parkinson, a Kansas City opera singer also known as "Parkina" and "Bessie" performing in Europe and writing articles about Paris published in the Kansas...
It's His World
February 24-March 2, 2005
Profile of Kansas City lounge singer Al Lotta, house entertainer at the Cigar Box Bar, 1519 Grand Boulevard.
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...
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