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Kansas City Symphony
February 19, 2015
Article spotlights Kansas City's thriving cultural arts community and its economic impact on the area. According to a study by ArtsKC, cultural arts organizations add an estimated $69 million to the local...
William McGlaughlin: Conductor of Electricity
William McGlaughlin begins his 10th year as conductor of the Kansas City Symphony. This is a feature story on this conductor who is known as charismatic, congenial and controversial.
Who's Who in Kansas City
Illustrations and biographical sketch of Alfred Benjamin, "vice-president [of the] Abernathy Furniture Company," originally from Leavenworth, Kansas, starting with the company in 1876, and moving to Kansas...
Welcome to Roselawn
January 12, 2003
History of Roselawn at 3717 Bell St., once the home of William Volker. Current owner, James Wells, plans to sell the home and has enlisted the Junior Women's Symphony Alliance to develop the home as their...
Vitagraph Building Ready to Make History Again
May 13, 2010
The Kansas City Symphony "relocated to its new space in the restored Vitagraph Film Exchange Building at 17th and Wyandotte streets on May 1." The $24 million renovation of the building was philanthropist...
Twenty-five Years Ago: The Kansas City Symphony Orchestra
History of the short-lived first Kansas City Symphony from 1911-1918.
Three Groups Agree to Move to Arts Center
November 27, 2004
The Kansas City Symphony, Kansas City Ballet, and the Lyric Opera of Kansas City sent letters of intent pledging to occupy the new downtown performing arts center. They say they will sign 20-year leases...
The Vision Thing: Arts Organizations Are Infused with New Leadership and Plans for New Facilities
Photo and article about the plans for expansion by Kansas City arts institutions, including "The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, the Lyric Opera of Kansas City, the Kansas City Symphony, the Kemper Museum...
The Metropolitan Kansas City Performing Arts Center: The Art of Giving
January 1, 2006
The Metropolitan Kansas City Performing Arts Center (MPAC), when completed, will house the Kansas City Symphony, The Lyric Opera and the Kansas City Ballet. Of the $326 million goal, $231 has been raised....
The Kansas City Symphony Guild Presents Homes of Note Tour
The 33rd annual holiday homes tour to benefit the Kansas City Symphony spotlights homes in Parkville, Missouri, at 6104 Timberridge Ct., 5909 Julian Drive, 5900 Julian Drive, and 6008 NW Bell Road. Includes...
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...
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.
Symphony Designers' Showhouse XXXVII
Profile of the 37th annual Symphony Designers' Showhouse, located at 6315 Ward Parkway. Construction on the house by the J. C. Nichols Company began in 1925, with architectural plans created by Edward...
Symphony Designers' Showhouse XXXVI
Profile of the 36th annual Symphony Designers' Showhouse, numbered 5240 Belleview when it was built in 1914, now 5300 Belleview. The home, designed with the features of the Prairie Style of architecture,...
Symphony Designers' Showhouse XXXIX
Magazine gives the history of the house at 5730 Ward Parkway, the Symphony Designers' Showhouse in both 1993 and 2008. The house was built in 1917 and first occupied by the William W. Meriwether family....
Symphony Designers' Showhouse XXXI
History of the "two-story brick house at 1030 W. 65th Street" in Kansas City, "built by the J. C. Nichols Company for Mr. and Mrs. William E. Burnett, Jr., in 1936" from designs by architect Edward Tanner....
Symphony Designers' Showhouse 42nd
Profile of the 42nd annual Symphony Designers' Showhouse, located at 1000 Westover Road in Sunset Hill. Designed by Root & Siemens Architectural Firm, the English-style home with Gothic influences was...
Symphony Designers Showhouse XXXVI
Article profiles the 2005 Symphony Designers' Showhouse at 5300 Belleview. Describes past owners and occupants of the home, including the original owner, John A. Gallagher.
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...
SC71 Kansas City Philharmonic Orchestra Scrapbooks Finding Aid
The Kansas City Philharmonic Orchestra began performing in 1933 and ceased in 1982. Beginning performances were held in Convention Hall. The orchestra's home for many years was the Music Hall located in...
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