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Kansas City Symphony
Biography of Conrad Mann (1871-1943), Civic Leader
Biography of Ruth Seufert(1897-1975), Concert Promoter
Kansas City Symphony Orchestra
Biography of Clara S. Hockaday (1909-1994), Social Leader
A New Day
"The 41st Symphony Designers' Showhouse Takes Aim at The National Spotlight." Two-page spread explains a new emphasis for the Designers' Showhouse. Karen Mills, a radio show host, interior designer and...
Longtime Community Builder Celebrates 90th Birthday
September 12, 2008
A birthday party for Norman Kahn given by his wife Sybil was held at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. Kahn built Brown-Strauss Steel into what became Azcon and later started Kahn Steel. He has served...
Bartle Deal Clears Way for Ballroom
May 3, 2005
A preliminary agreement has been reached that will allow construction of the Bartle Hall ballroom and provide a $25 million city contribution to a revised Performing Arts Center. About 1/3 of a 17.5 acre...
See Inside Nelly Don's Home!
Advertisement for the Kansas City Symphony Designers' Showhouse number 40, the former home of Nell Donnelly Reed, owner of the Nelly Don fashion business. Includes a short history of the house, located...
Pillars of Philanthropy
November 16, 2006
Advertising supplement features descriptions of the following Kansas City philanthropic organizations: Agriculture Future of America, Alzheimer's Association-Heart of America Chapter, American Heart Association,...
SC66-1 Alfred Gregory Theater Program Scrapbooks Finding Aid
Alfred Gregory, a local attorney, was born August 15, 1858, in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and died in Kansas City on May 15, 1946. His father was the first president of the University of Illinois. He had both...
Family Friendly: Designers' Showhouse Has Been a Retreat For Many Generations
May 5, 2004
Article about the 2004 Designers' Showhouse XXXV at 1035 W. 57th Street built in 1916 by J. C. Nichols and Wight and Wight as architects. The first resident was George Bunting.
Carl Busch and the Symphony Orchestra an Asset That Should Be Capitalized
March 30, 1915
Article about the importance of the Kansas City Symphony Orchestra, led by director Carl Busch, to the city, "as much a necessity for this city as water, light and paved streets," with photo.
From the Ashes. ..
Article about the new symphony orchestra born "from the ashes" of the defunct Philharmonic..
The Devil Is in the Details
Article about the proposed Bi-State Culture Tax for the Bi-State Cultural District, projected to be fair to both Jackson and Johnson Counties because of their similar tastes toward cultural institutions...
Performing Arts Center Attracts Variety of Talent
December 31, 2010-January 6, 2011
Article about the various performances set to take place once the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts opens its doors on September 16, 2011. Schedule includes the Spanish tenor Placido Domingo and...
The Development [sic] of Musical Interests
Article by Carl Busch, with photo of him, about the development of musical interests in Kansas City, including the establishment of the Kansas City Symphony Orchestra.
KC's Performing Artists Anticipate Downtown Revival
Article describes the creative energy growing in Kansas City's performing arts community in response to the proposed performing arts center and other downtown revitalization projects.
New Baton Will Fly at Symphony
September 8, 2004
Article describes the hiring of Michael Stern as the symphony's fourth music director. Stern succeeds Anne Manson, and his four-year contract will go through the 2008-2009 season.
A Star is Born
September 17, 2011
Article describes the opening night reception at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Festivities included performances by the Kansas City Ballet, the Kansas City Symphony, and opera star Placido...
KC Charities Pick Up the Pieces After September 11
Article describing the drop in donations to charity organizations in Kansas City following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
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