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Kansas City Philharmon...
Photograph, B/w, 8 X...
Harkins Commercial Pho...
Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Askren, Robert G
"Doc" Brown, Famous Kansas City Cake Walker
Manuscript about Kansas City cake walker Joseph "Doc" Brown (Doctor William Henry Joseph Cutter Brown), that consists of a chronological collection of 149 published articles, notices, and advertisements....
2004 Conclave, The Heartland of America, Kansas-Missouri-Oklahoma
Second Quarter, 2004
A supplement to Marquee, the Journal of the Theatre Historical Society of America, features several Kansas City theaters. They include: Aladdin, Englewood in Independence, Mo., Gem, Folly, Lyric, Madrid,...
A Library Moves into a Community Center
Photos and article about the installment of "[a] branch of the Kansas City Public Library" into the Jewish Community Center, also home to the Resident Theater, "fast becoming an outstanding Little Theater...
A Natural-Born Theater Man
August 12, 2007
The Theater League, directed by founder and president Mark Edelman, brought musicals and plays to Kansas City from 1977 until 2007. From 1977 to 198,1 performances took place at the Lyric Theater, then...
A New Sound for Downtown
Article about the restoration of three local live-entertainment theaters, the Music Hall (in Municipal Auditorium), Folly Theater (Downtown), and Midland Theater (at the Crown Center shopping mall), partly...
African American Theater Programs
File contains seven theater programs that featured African American productions or performers. Includes: "Fantasy in Black and Gold, A Musical Revue", presented by Beta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha...
Portrait of violinist Albert Spalding shown with his violin.
Seated portrait of opera bass-baritone Alexander Kipnis. He sang with the Metropolitan Opera.
All the World's a Stage? Not Here
November 5, 2005
The closing of both the Music Hall and Midland Theater for renovation in 2006 will create a shortage of performance spaces for local arts groups. Local organizations such as the ballet and Harriman series...
Anita Bryant - Hatemonger Descends on Kansas City
Article recounts a July 13, 1977, visit to Kansas City by Anita Bryant, then touring the country to support the repeal of municipal gay rights ordinances. Details of Bryant's visit and activities associated...
Art and Artists: Vivid Meaning in a Role of Painter and Teacher
Biographical article about "nationally recognized artist" Ross Braught, "the senior member of the fine arts faculty at the Kansas City Art Institute," with paintings in "the Nelson Gallery of Art, the...
Art Deco Poster
Unframed (18.5 in. x 26 in.) color poster on foam board titled: "Kansas City Art Deco, Rediscovering an Era, 1922-1940." Bottom of poster states: "A Benefit For the Historic Kansas City Foundation Art...
Arts Groups Lack Stage Directions for Future
September 10-16, 2004
If built, the performing arts center could have a big impact on existing downtown performance venues. Industry experts say that the arts community needs to think about how "older theaters will coexist...
Performance view of pianist Artur Rubinstein, shown seated and playing the piano.
Portrait of pianist Artur Schnabel.
Bartle Hall Chief Takes an Unconventional Approach
December 9-15, 2005
The executive director of Kansas City's Convention and Entertainment Center is 51-year-old Oscar McGaskey. He oversees Bartle Hall, Municipal Auditorium Arena and the Music Hall. McGaskey had previously...
Full body pose on stair steps of Brazilian coloratura soprano Bidu Sayao.
Biography of Claude Williams (1908-2004), Musician
Biography of Walter Fritschy (1881-1972), Concert Promoter
Portrait of contralto opera singer Bruna Castagna.
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