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Biography of Johnny Kling (1875-1947), Baseball Player
Biography of George Muehlebach (1881-1955), Businessman
Biography of Little Hatch (1921-2003), Blues Musician
Biography of Charles Dillon "Casey" Stengel (1890-1975), Baseball Player and Manager
Biography of John A. Jones (1867-1937), Businessman and Barber
Kansas City Blues Luncheon
April 30, 1940
11th Annual Baseball Day Luncheon given by the South Central Business Association for the Kansas City Blues at the Lucerne Hotel.
Annetta "Cotton Candy" Washington, In Rememberance
A collection of stories by various Kansas City musicians in remembrance of Annetta "Cotton Candy" Washington, "Kansas City's Queen of the Blues," who passed away on Dec. 25, 2007.
Book Seeks to Restore Cub's Great Jewish Heritage
April 7, 2006
A new book entitled Johnny Kling: A Baseball Biography by Gil Bogen has recently been published. The author contends that Kling was Jewish although Kling's wife Lillian asserted he was not. Kling was a...
KC Blues Scene Mourns Singer
December 26, 2007
Annetta "Cotton Candy" Washington, local blues singer, died December 25, 2007, at the age of 76. Her death was due to complications from a stroke. "She was a founding member of the Kansas City Blues Society...and...
The Blues Comes Back to Kansas City: Its Traveling Days Are Over
Article about a revival of Blues music in Kansas City with descriptions of particular musicians (Chick Willis, Charles Musselwhite, Claude Williams, Willie Cyrus, Koko Taylor, and disc jockey Lindsay Shannon...
It Simply Was Time for the Blues to Go
Article about the end of the "5-year history of the Kansas City Blues" minor league professional hockey team, a farm team of the Saint Louis Blues.
The Success That Was Born in a Barn: There's Gold in Them 'Thar Blues
Article about the hockey team.
Team Will Be Royals: Ewing Kauffman Announces Name Selected from 17,000 Entries in Contest for American League Baseball Club
Article about the origin of the name of the Kansas City Royals baseball team, suggested by Sanford Porte ("an engineer with Howard-Needles-Tammen & Bergendoff" residing in Overland Park) in a 1968 naming...
K.C.K. to Honor Legendary Blues Promoter
November 2-8, 2012
Article announces that Roger Naber will be honored during the 2012 Historical Thanksgiving Breakfast Dance. Naber's past role in organizing the dance is discussed. Details regarding Naber's 33 year career...
Clear Your Calendar -- Stan's Big Joe Turner Birthday Bash Coming May 20!
May 1, 2006
Article announces the May 20, 2006 celebration of Big Joe Turner's birthday by the Kansas City Blues Society. Turner (whose birth date is actually May 18th), is best remembered for his original version...
February 21-27, 2013
Article chronicles the 2013 board election of the Kansas City Blues Society. The organization's history is described. Former members and previous editors of Blues News, the KCBS newsletter, are interviewed...
Another Festival That Once Was
Article citing the lack of attendance and support for the Kansas City Blues and Jazz Festival, leading to its cancellation in 2002.
The Day Mickey Came to Town
Article contains the author's reminiscence of interviewing a young baseball prospect called up from Joplin to play for the Kansas City Blues--Mickey Mantle. Both Joplin and Kansas City were part of the...
The Blues and Jazz Festival Reincarnated
Article describes the planned 2005 Kansas City Blues and Jazz Festival at the Woodlands racetrack, September 3rd and 4th, 2005. Planner Mark Valentine has attempted to overcome the difficulties experienced...
KC Blues Performer Takes Own Life
January 11, 2006
Article describing the apparent suicide of Kansas City blues guitarist Lester "Wizard" King. King, an accomplished blues guitarist and performer, reportedly fired shots on the premises of Midwest Lighting...
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