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161. Play: Not Without Laughter Play: Not Without Laughter 2006 Chapter focuses on the music or club scene in Kansas City in the 1920s and 1930s. "Kansas City provided a setting for the grooming and maturation of some of the country's most important jazz voices". A...

162. Playing With Fire Playing With Fire June 11, 2006 Feature story on the McFadden Brothers, Ronald and Lonnie, sons of James "Pops" McFadden and brothers of Sandra McFadden-Weaver, minister and Kansas City Councilwoman. Lonnie plays trumpet, Ronald the...

163. Prairie Dogg Prairie Dogg May 13-19, 2004 Author describes his experiences at the May 2, 2004 memorial service for legendary Kansas City jazz musician Claude "Fiddler" Williams. According to the author, "You could scarcely swing a cane at Fiddler's...

164. Q & A with Doug Tatum Q & A with Doug Tatum October/November, 1997 Interview with Doug Tatum, executive director of the Folly Theater. Tatum began his tenure at the Folly in 1993, where he has developed a renowned jazz series.

165. Q & A with Joe Klopus Q & A with Joe Klopus August/September, 2003 Interview with Joe Klopus, jazz columnist with the Kansas City Star, pertaining to the health of Kansas City's ''Jazz Town''.

166. Q & A with Karrin Allyson Q & A with Karrin Allyson October/November, 2004 Interview with Kansas City jazz chanteuse Karrin Allyson. Allyson discusses her 2004 release Wild for You.

167. Q & A with Mark Pender Q & A with Mark Pender August/September//2002 Interview with Mark Pender, lead trumpet player on Conan O'Brien's NBC "Late Night" show. Pender spent many early days in Kansas City as a member of the Inner City Orchestra, learning from veteran musicians...

168. Q & A with Pat Methany Q & A with Pat Methany August/September, 1995 Interview with Pat Metheny, in which he discusses his early career in Kansas City, and whether or not the heyday of Kansas City jazz will ever be recaptured.

169. Q & A with Pete Eye Q & A with Pete Eye February/March, 1997 Interview with Kansas City jazz pianist Pete Eye. Eye describes a history of playing in Kansas City venues with his Pete Eye Trio, as well as his work as a renowned piano tuner in the area.

170. Q & A: JAM Talks with Ahmad Alaadeen Q & A: JAM Talks with Ahmad Alaadeen November 1, 2006 Interview with Kansas City saxophonist Ahmad Alaadeen. Includes details of his youth attending R. T. Coles, musicians with whom he has played, and his opinions and theories about jazz in general.

171. Q and A with Mike Methany Q and A with Mike Methany February/March, 2004 Interview with Mike Methany on the occasion of his stepping down as editor of JAM magazine after 9 years.

172. Recovering Musician Gets Help from Pals Recovering Musician Gets Help from Pals January 12, 2006 Article reporting a stroke suffered by long-time Scamps tenor saxophonist Eddie Saunders, and efforts by his numerous friends in the Kansas City jazz community to support and assist him.

173. Remembering Piano Great Jay McShann Remembering Piano Great Jay McShann January 1, 2007 Brief article, accompanied by several photographs, describing the author's first exposure to the music of Jay McShann, and offering last respects to the musician, who died in 2006. The author writes that...

174. Robert Graham, a Sculptor of Icons, Dies 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....

175. Roger Wilder: A Nice Guy Finds a Nice Place Roger Wilder: A Nice Guy Finds a Nice Place June/July 2008 Article profiles jazz pianist Roger Wilder, a native of Rochester and Ossining, New York, who relocated to Kansas City in 2000. Wilder performs regularly at Jardine's and the Drum Room and is also an adjunct...

176. Russ Long, 1939-2006 Russ Long, 1939-2006 March 1, 2007 Obituary for Russ Long, who died December 31, 2006. Long was a renowned jazz pianist, singer and composer.

177. Rusty Tucker of the Scamps Dies Rusty Tucker of the Scamps Dies July 1, 2006 Brief item reporting the death of Orestie "Rusty" Tucker, drummer, singer, and sometimes-trumpet player of The Scamps, a Kansas City jazz group. Tucker died June 14, 2006, at age 80.

178. Saluting the Elder Statesmen of Kansas City Jazz Saluting the Elder Statesmen of Kansas City Jazz December, 2003 Article describing the Elder Statesmen of Kansas City Jazz, an entity of the Mutual Musicians Foundation that honors "musicians and music industry professionals for their contributions to performing and...

179. Sax Man Kynard is Dead at 92 Sax Man Kynard is Dead at 92 July 8, 2012 Photo and obituary for Ben Kynard (1920-2012), the Kansas City jazz musician known for writing "Red Top" when he performed with the Lionel Hampton Orchestra.

180. Saying Farewell with Music: Bandleader's Joy, Humor, Generosity are Remembered Saying Farewell with Music: Bandleader's Joy, Humor, Generosity are Remembered April 1, 2002 Funeral services for Warren Durrett included Marilyn Maye singing, a jazz quartet and remembrances of Durrett.