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21. Blues Stadium Blues Stadium September 26, 1971 Blues Stadium at 23rd and Brooklyn Streets opened on July 3, 1923, as Muehlebach Field. In 1937, it was renamed Ruppert Stadium; in 1946, Blues Stadium; and in 1954, it was renamed again as Municipal Stadium....

22. Book Seeks to Restore Cub's Great Jewish Heritage 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...

23. Bye-Bye Jazz and Blues Fest Bye-Bye Jazz and Blues Fest May 2002 Article lamenting the loss of the Kansas City Blues and Jazz Festival. Reasons for the festival being cancelled in 2002 are described.

24. Casey Stengel Casey Stengel Photos, illustrations, and information on Casey Stengel (1890-1975), a local high school baseball player and member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. Born and raised in Northeast Kansas City as Charles Dillon...

25. Choo Choo Roberts Made Tracks from KC Choo Choo Roberts Made Tracks from KC December 24, 2005 Brief article noting that the previous New York Giants record of most yards rushing in a single game (broken in December, 2005 by Tiki Barber in a game against the Chiefs) had been set by Gene "Choo Choo"...

26. Clear Your Calendar -- Stan's Big Joe Turner Birthday Bash Coming May 20! 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...

27. Death of Robert Rhoades Death of Robert Rhoades January 21, 1956 Obituary for Robert Rhoades, 76, who played professional baseball for the Cleveland Indians from 1903 to 1909 and for the Kansas City Blues until he retired in 1913. Rhoades also built and operated the...

28. Dennis LaPlant Dennis LaPlant September 2012 Profile article on local musician and guitarist Dennis "DP" LaPlant. Born in Sedalia, Missouri, LaPlant started his first band at age 10. During his musical career, he performed and recorded with the Jerry...

29. Dictionary of Missouri Biography Dictionary of Missouri Biography 1999 Biography of Charles Dillon "Casey" Stengel (1890-1975), nicknamed "'Casey,' for the initials 'K. C.' of his hometown," a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame as a player and manager from the 1910s to the...

30. Dixon Hotel Dixon Hotel Postcard of the Dixon Hotel

31. Dixon Hotel Dixon Hotel Postcard of the Dixon Hotel

32. Dixon Hotel and Johnny Kling Dixon Hotel and Johnny Kling 2006 Baseball player and owner, Johnny Kling, was also an expert billiards player. He opened a hotel in 1912 called the Hotel Dixon which advertised that it had 39 Kling specially designed tables. It was located...

33. Entertainment: The Best Is yet to Come! Entertainment: The Best Is yet to Come! August//1997 Information about the city's jazz history and its revitalization with the annual festival at Penn Valley Park.

34. Famous Local Musican: Bill Organ Famous Local Musican: Bill Organ August 2012 Profile article on Bill Organ, known as "Billie O", who began playing drums with a local group known as the By-Gones "of which Larry Emmet had joined, a band started by the bassist from 'Larry Emmett &...

35. Famous Local Musician: Allen Monroe Famous Local Musician: Allen Monroe May 2012 Profile article on keyboardist Allen Monroe, getting his start in the Kansas City music scene when he was in high school. He and local musicians Wes Blackman and the late Aaron Strawn formed a band called...

36. Famous Local Musician: Groovy Grant Hopkins Famous Local Musician: Groovy Grant Hopkins June 2012 Brief biographical article on Groovy Grant Hopkins, an on-air personality on KKFI. Hopkins hosts the program "OG's Hang-Out" which airs weekly playing Old School, R & B, Jazz, Gospel and some one-of-a-kind...

37. Famous Local Musician: Jim "Sweet Lips" Wilson Famous Local Musician: Jim "Sweet Lips" Wilson July 2012 Profile article on Jim Wilson, a local saxophonist, who got his first professional gig at the age of 15 with Larry Emmett & the Sliders playing West coast swing music. Wilson has played with the likes...

38. Finding Juke Joints in Kansas City in the '50's Finding Juke Joints in Kansas City in the '50's March 1, 2006 Article recalls the author's experiences in historic Kansas City "juke joints," known for their blues music and barbecue. Mentioned by name are the Jackson Inn at 39th and Jackson (also once known as the...

39. Frederick Walter Toomey Obituary Frederick Walter Toomey Obituary June/27/1958 Obituary for Frederick Walter Toomey, or Frederick Toomey, a school teacher and former catcher for the Kansas City Blues baseball team dying on June 27, 1958.

40. Growing a Community on Troost Growing a Community on Troost May 1, 2006 Article previews the second annual Troost Avenue Festival, scheduled for May 21, 2006, at 31st and Troost. The festival seeks to build community along the Troost Avenue corridor with "music, dancing and...