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1. U.S. Epperson Minstrels U.S. Epperson Minstrels 1906 Group portrait of "U.S. Epperson (Megaphone) Minstrels".

2. They All Have a Good Time They All Have a Good Time April 10, 1898 Article reviewing the performance of opera diva Nellie Melba as Rosina in "The Barber of Seville," performed at the Coates Opera House in Kansas City, Missouri on the evening of April 9, 1898.

3. The Sabbatical Is Over The Sabbatical Is Over February/March 2010 Spotlight article on jazz vocalist and fashion model Angela Haganbach. Haganbach is a Kansas City native whose singing career spans 20 years. She is currently promoting her new CD titled "The Way They...

4. The Life & Times of Myra Taylor The Life & Times of Myra Taylor February 2012 Article reflects on the life and career of jazz singer Myra Taylor (94), who died December 9, 2011. Taylor's singing career spanned 80 years, during which time she performed and recorded with many jazz...

5. Sophisticated Lady of Jazz Sophisticated Lady of Jazz September 10, 2011 Pearl Thuston Brown is the subject of the Tribute section of the Remembrances column. "Brown was a professional musician since 1951, a singer and piano player at Kansas City nightclubs who toured with...

6. Services for Myra Taylor Saturday Services for Myra Taylor Saturday December 16-22, 2011 Article about jazz vocalist Myra Taylor who died December 9, 2011, at the age of 94. Taylor had performed in Kansas City nightclubs in the 18th and Vine district during the 1930s.

7. Rudy Vallee Rudy Vallee Circa 1930 Autographed, publicity portrait of singer Rudy Vallee. Autograph reads: "To Joe Sanders, Co-partner of America's finest all around dance band. Most Sincerely, Rudy Vallee."

8. Rosemarie Brancato Rosemarie Brancato circa 1930s Body length portrait of opera singer Rosemarie Brancato.

9. Rosemarie Brancato Rosemarie Brancato circa 1930s Autographed portrait of opera singer Rosemarie Brancato. Autograph reads: "To Mr. and Mrs. S. Branc[ato], Best Wishes from your niece, Rosemarie."

10. Queen of the Opera Queen of the Opera February 24, 2013 Article contains biographical information regarding Joyce DiDonato's opera performance career. Details concerning her upbringing in Prairie Village and time spent at Wichita State University are provided....

11. Opera Legend Pavarotti Dies Opera Legend Pavarotti Dies September 6, 2007 Famed Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti died September 5, 2007, in Italy. According to the article: "After a decade of world wide operatic successes through the 1960s and early '70s, in February 1973 he...

12. Ode to the Performing Arts Ode to the Performing Arts August 2007 This issue highlights specific people and groups in the arts community including the following. Sports (A League of Their Own) featuring the Roller Warriors, a women's roller derby; Opera (The Diva Next...

13. Myra Taylor Will Celebrate Her 92nd Birthday Myra Taylor Will Celebrate Her 92nd Birthday February/March 2009 Profile of legendary jazz vocalist Myra Taylor, who turns 92 years old on February 24, 2009. Taylor began her career in 1932 as a dancer and singer performing in clubs around 18th and Vine District St....

14. Musical Quartet and Singers Musical Quartet and Singers circa 1930s African-American quartet playing music with a group of men singing.

15. Music of Freedom Music of Freedom February 24, 2008 Historical article about the Jackson Jubilee Singers, a group of African American performers from Western University (Quindaro, KS) who toured the U.S. and Canada during the first half of the twentieth...

16. Mrs. George Cowden Mrs. George Cowden February 1934 Photo and bio of Mrs. George Cowden, "a favorite concert and oratorio singer," also "much sought after by our neighboring cities and towns."

17. Mrs. Ethel L. Buxton: Former Concert Singer Is Dead Mrs. Ethel L. Buxton: Former Concert Singer Is Dead Nov. 3, 1968 Article with photo about the life and death of Ethel L. Buxton who died Nov. 2, 1968. She is remembered as the "daughter" of the 90th infantry division in Germany in World War I and as a concert singer...

18. Minstrel Group Performing Minstrel Group Performing Unidentified men in costume performing onstage. Some in blackface.

19. Minstrel Group Performing Minstrel Group Performing Formal group portrait of unidentified men in costume onstage. Some in blackface.

20. Minstrel Group Minstrel Group Unidentified men in costumes and blackface performing.