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"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....
"Doc" Brown Cake Walker
Manuscript about the famous 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....
'KC Live' Kickoff to Light Up City
March 6, 2008
The long-awaited Power and Light District opens with a kickoff event in the Kansas City Live block at 14th Street and Grand Boulevard. The Cordish Company plans 150 events that include rock, country and...
'Sporting House' History: Opulence to Backroom
Illustrations and biographical article (second in a five-part series) about the history of prostitution in Kansas City back to the 1870s madame Annie Chambers and progressing through the wide-open 1930s...
'Tis a Nobler Time
Article about the large annual festival near Bonner Springs, Kansas, set as though in Renaissance Europe in the 1500s, with actors and events dressed in period costume.
'Totally Different' Shopping
May 13, 2006
Article about another shopping mall in Johnson County. Developers say that Park Place, at 117th and Nall in Leawood, will be a "mixed-use" shopping center with residential, entertainment, and shopping....
Street level view looking west at the northwest corner of the 14th and Walnut intersection in downtown Kansas City, Missouri. The backside of the Hotel President is in view. Area is part of the city's...
A Bad Case of Morning Mouth--But Are They Talking to You?
Article about the controversial material broadcast by morning FM radio shows, sometimes bordering on the illegal.
A Computer in the Cast
Article examining the computerized effects for the Missouri Repertory Theater behind the curtains.
A Gracious Town in the Heartland
Illustrated map, photos, and article about Kansas City and its entertainment offerings as a host to the 1976 Republican National Convention at the new Kemper Arena.
A History of Kansas City, Mo.: Her Business, Population, Natural Resources, and Inducements to Manufactures and Capitalists
Short entry for the fairgrounds, detailing its attendances, among other general entries about Kansas City.
A History of Theatre Activities at the University of Kansas
Thesis toward a master's degree from the University of Kansas on the history of theater at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, since its beginning in 1884.
A Scarecrow, Tinman, Lion, and Lots of Political Clout
Discusses the details of the development of the Oz Theme Park by the Oz Entertainment Company, Incorporated, on the contaminated grounds of a former ammunitions plant.
A Storied History Amid Hoopla
March 13, 2005
The Big 12 college basketball tournament plays its last game March 13, 2005, in Kemper Arena. The arena has seen 31 years of use and such events as the 1976 Republican National Convention and big names...
A Whole Lot of Entertainment Is Coming to Town
Ad with illustration and photo for the never-built but nevertheless real estate award-winning Riverfront Village, a "shopping and recreational" center on the river front area.
A World of Variety at Worlds of Fun
Review of the new Worlds of Fun amusement park, the third "major theme park" in Missouri, with photos.
About Town: Singles! New Paths for You
Article about a new singles' club called New Avenues for Singles, not a dating service or religious service but a group for "entertainment and friendship."
Actors and Actresses
File contains articles arranged alphabetically about actors and actresses with ties to Kansas City.
Affordable Housing in Rhythm with Downtown
November 30-December 6, 2007
Article discusses need for affordable or "work force" housing in downtown Kansas City. The development of restaurants and entertainment businesses downtown requires more service workers whose wages generally...
African American Theater Programs
File contains seven theater programs that featured African American productions or performers. Includes: "Fantasy in Black and Gold, A Musical Revue", presented by Beta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha...
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