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Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Anderson Photo Company
"Doc" Brown, Famous Kansas City Cake Walker
Manuscript about Kansas City cake walker Joseph "Doc" Brown (Doctor William Henry Joseph Cutter Brown), that consists of a chronological collection of 149 published articles, notices, and advertisements....
''When You Come to Kansas City'' Is Our Winning Tune
January 8, 2011
Article about The Kansas City Star’s contest to find the best original song about Kansas City. The clear winner was Andy DeWitt’s “When You Come to Kansas City.” DeWitt has performed with local...
150 Facts About Kansas City
List of 150 facts prepared for the sesquicentennial of Kansas City in 2000.
A Chronology of the Warren Durrett Big Band in Kansas City, 1945-1986
A 314 page spiral bound booklet which features local big band leader Warren Durrett. It contains 13 chapters with content arranged in chronological order. Within the pages are photocopies of newspaper...
AC35 Allen Carnell Lyons Collection
1938-1992 [Bulk: 1983-1992]
The Allen Carnell Lyons Collection contains photographs and other items related to the career of tap dancer Allen Carnell Lyons.
June 20, 1946
The song "The Kansas City Star March" was composed in 1896 by Italian born cornet player Alessandro Liberati according to this newspaper article. It states that Liberati used to perform in the band concerts...
All American Music
Description of the Youth Symphony, for youngsters of ages 11-21, recommended from their own school bands.
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...
Alleluia Chorus: Critics Sing the Praises of the Kansas City Chorale
File containing photos and an article about the Kansas City Chorale, formed by Jonathan Griffith in 1981 as a nonprofit organization and conducted in 1999 by Charles Bruffy.
AMC to Revive Empire
July 15, 2005
''AMC Entertainment is joining the Cordish Co. in a blockbuster plan to return movies to the Empire Theater and energize the Midland Theatre complex with live music and housing.'' The joint venture in...
A selection of 8 postcards of Amusement Parks
An Interview With Carroll Jenkins
Interviewer: Milton Smith. Interview recorded September 14, 1976. 2 sound cassettes (ca. 60 minutes): analog, stereo.; 5 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape; 2 sound discs; digital; 4 3/4 in. Has printed guide...
Arts: Keeping the Blues Alive in KC
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...
Band at Electric Park
A band on stage at Electric Park.
Band's Tune Carries On for 30 Years
File containing photos and a biographical article about the Kansas City popular music group Bloodstone, performers of the 1970s song "Natural High" (written by band leader Charles McCormick) after forming...
Photo of female vocalist Barbara Parks performing, probably with the Joe Sanders Band.
Photo and information on Bennie Moten (1894-1935), a black pianist, bandleader and native of Kansas City, leading in the development of the Kansas City style of jazz. Starting his own ragtime band here...
Biography of Andy Kirk (1898-1992), Bandleader
Biography of Bennie Moten (1894-1935), Pianist and Bandleader
Biography of Carleton Coon (1893-1932), Musician
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