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1. 54 Million Votes Put Cook on Top 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...

2. A Conversation with Ron Teamer A Conversation with Ron Teamer February 2008 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...

3. Along a Musical Trail: Sweet Singers of Yesterday in Kansas City Along a Musical Trail: Sweet Singers of Yesterday in Kansas City December/11/1910 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...

4. Annetta "Cotton Candy" Washington, In Rememberance Annetta "Cotton Candy" Washington, In Rememberance February 2008 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.

"Mama's Tribute"...

5. Back Home in KC, a Jazz Legend Gets the Recognition He's Due 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...

6. Between Rock and a Good Place 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...

7. Big Joe Turner 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,...

8. Biography of Felice Lyne (1887-1935), Opera Singer Biography of Felice Lyne (1887-1935), Opera Singer 2008

9. Biography of George E. Lee (1896-1958), Singer and Bandleader Biography of George E. Lee (1896-1958), Singer and Bandleader 1999

10. Biography of Joe Turner (1911-1985), Blues Vocalist Biography of Joe Turner (1911-1985), Blues Vocalist 1999

11. Biography of Julia Lee (1902-1958), Singer and Pianist Biography of Julia Lee (1902-1958), Singer and Pianist 1999

12. Biography of Lester Willis Young (1909-1959), Tenor Saxophonist Biography of Lester Willis Young (1909-1959), Tenor Saxophonist 2007

13. Biography of Marion Talley (1906-1983), Opera Singer and Actress Biography of Marion Talley (1906-1983), Opera Singer and Actress 1999

14. Composers Corner: Opera Festival Planned in Kansas City Composers Corner: Opera Festival Planned in Kansas City January/15/1953 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,...

15. Diva from 50 Years Ago Finds New Recognition Diva from 50 Years Ago Finds New Recognition February/5/1998 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...

16. Donald Nouis and O.C. Cash Donald Nouis and O.C. Cash Singers Donald Nouis and O.C. Cash.

17. Elsie Frisbie Norman Elsie Frisbie Norman May//1934 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.

18. Felice Lyne Papers Finding Aid Felice Lyne Papers Finding Aid 1908-1941 (bulk 1911-1915) Felice Lyne was born in Slater, Missouri, but received her early education and musical training in Kansas City. She achieved her greatest success in a number of operatic roles primarily in Europe, and...

19. In Kansas City's Operatic Hall of Fame In Kansas City's Operatic Hall of Fame April/21/1929 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...

20. It's His World 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.