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Mutual Musician's Foundation Building: Musician's Union Local #627
National Register nomination for building at 1823 Highland Avenue includes history of the organization and description of the bulding.
Myra Taylor Will Celebrate Her 92nd Birthday
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....
Nation: Dressed for Success
Photo and article about the "small but impressive welfare-to-work program" of Sprint Corporation (headquartered in Kansas City) "in one of Kansas City's poorest neighborhoods" in the 18th and Vine District....
Negro Leagues Beleaguered
Article describing the effort of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum at 18th and Vine to attract 9,100 visitors in the month of November. The push for vistitors coincided with the 91st birthday of baseball...
New Outdoor Performance Space at 18th & Vine
Photo, illustration, and news about the official dedication of the "new outdoor pavilion at the American Jazz Pavilion" in the 18th and Vine District, attended by and named for Jay McShann, a prominent...
Nothing for Dinner
Article describing attempts by the Jazz District Redevelopment Corporation (JDRC) to attract restaurants and businesses to the 18th and Vine Jazz District.
O'Neil: 18th & Vine was "Live" in the 1940s
Interview with Buck O'Neil, who played on the Kansas City Monarchs baseball team.
Once-Hot Corner Now a Cool Park
September 11, 2005
Article describes the development of a park at the intersection of 12th Street and Vine, officially named "Goin' to Kansas City Plaza at 12th Street and Vine." The park, which was dedicated on September...
Peachtree Owner Plans to Sell Restaurant at 18th and Vine
October 30, 2003
Vera Willis, owner of the Peachtree Restaurant, an anchor for the historic 18th and Vine redevelopment, plans to sell the restaurant only 10 months after opening.
Peachtree to Leave KC's Jazz District
December 14, 2007
The Peachtree restaurant located in the 18th and Vine area is moving to the new Kansas City Power & Light District in the spring. The soul food restaurant is looking for a location with more foot traffic....
Preserving the Gem: Balancing Preservation and Economics
Article about the restoration of the Gem Theater as part of the renewal of the 18th & Vine District, including considerations of economic gain.
Q & A with Juanita Moore
Interview with Juanita Moore, Interim Director of the Kansas City Jazz Museum in the Spring of 2002. Moore discusses the leadership of outgoing Director Rowena Stewart, and her vision for the future of...
Rating Our Neighborhoods
December 3-10, 2006
Series of eight articles about Kansas City neighborhoods. It is similar to one done on the suburbs in 2005. In the initial article, the author points out that on many scores Kansas City's neighborhoods...
Restoration Project ‘Is Ready To Go’ Now
May 18, 2011
Starting in early June, the Rochester Hotel, located at 1821 Highland Ave., and six vacant houses on the west side of the street, will undergo a $3.8 million restoration project. Upon completion, the project...
Riffs: Vine Street Rumblings
Photos and article about the official "black-tie event" reopening the 18th & Vine District in Kansas City in 1997, "featur[ing] performances by Tony Bennett, Al Jarreau, David Sanborn, Pat Metheny, Jay...
Robert Graham's Charlie "Bird" Parker Memorial
Article describes history and methodology of Charlie "Bird" Parker Memorial commissioned by Tony and Marti Oppenheimer and sculpted by Robert Graham.
Robert Graham, a Sculptor of Icons, Dies
December 29, 2008
Article about the death of sculptor Robert Graham, at age 70, in Santa Monica Califoarnia. Graham was the creator of the 18-foot monument to Charlie Parker at 17th and Vine, near the American Jazz Museum....
Sanborn Map, Kansas City, Vol. 2, 1896-1907, Page p140
Northeastern part of early Kansas City from E. 16th Street south to E. 18th Street and from Harrison Street east to Virginia Street, showing buildings, streets, and additions. Large numbers at edges of...
Sanborn Map, Kansas City, Vol. 2, 1896-1907, Page p154
A portion of Kansas City from E. 16th Street south to E. 18th Street and from Virginia east to Vine, showing buildings, streets, and additions. Shows Free Public Swimming Bath. Large numbers at edges of...
Sanborn Map, Kansas City, Vol. 2, 1896-1907, Page p156
Northeastern part of early Kansas City in the 18th and Vine District from E. 16th Street south to E. 18th Street and from Vine Street east to Michigan Avenue, showing buildings, streets, and additions....
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