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121. KC Blues Performer Takes Own Life 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...

122. Giving Thanks Giving Thanks November-December/28-4/2002 Article describing the career of Kansas City jazz singer Ida McBeth, who has played a "vibrant and active role" in Kansas City's jazz scene for 35 years.

123. Saluting the Elder Statesmen of Kansas City Jazz Saluting the Elder Statesmen of Kansas City Jazz December, 2003 Article describing the Elder Statesmen of Kansas City Jazz, an entity of the Mutual Musicians Foundation that honors "musicians and music industry professionals for their contributions to performing and...

124. Folly Jazz News Folly Jazz News March 1, 2007 Article describing the February 3, 2007 performance by the Count Basie Orchestra at the Folly Theater in Kansas City. The author provides a brief overview of the history of Basie's career, and explains...

125. The Guitar and Kansas City Jazz The Guitar and Kansas City Jazz February/March, 2003 Article describing the influence of Kansas City musicians on jazz guitar playing.

126. ''Rupe'': Wayne Ruppenthal ''Rupe'': Wayne Ruppenthal February/March, 1997 Article describing the life and career of trumpeter Wayne Ruppenthal. Ruppenthal, a native of Russell, Kansas, began taking cornet lessons at age 13 from "Mr. Deines", a former member of the Coon-Sanders...

127. Confessin' the Blues Confessin' the Blues October, 2003 Article describing the life and music of Jay McShann, blues and jazz legend from Kansas City.

128. The Marr Sound Archives: For the Record The Marr Sound Archives: For the Record August/September, 1995 Article describing the origins and growth of the Marr Sound Archives at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. The archives was established in 1987 from a gift of 42,000 sound recordings from professor...

129. The Foundation of Kansas City Jazz The Foundation of Kansas City Jazz December 2006/Janurary 2007 Article describing the talented musicians seen by the author over the years at Mutual Musician's Foundation jam sessions. The author also expresses his opinion of the 2006 crackdown on the serving of alcohol...

130. Worship Space is an Accoustical Place Worship Space is an Accoustical Place October 22, 2006 Article discusses Visitation Church's status as "a sought-after venue by classical musicians" since its $13 million makover in June 2004.

131. Guitar Town Guitar Town April/May 2015 Article explores the guitar in jazz, with a focus on the Kansas City jazz “young guitarist phenomenon” of the early 1970s. Brewer traces influences such as Freddie Green, Charlie Christian, Wes Montgomery,...

132. John W. 'Blind' Boone Famous Missouri Pianist, Gained International Fame John W. 'Blind' Boone Famous Missouri Pianist, Gained International Fame March/6 - 12/1981 Article is a tribute to, and biographical sketch of, African American musician John Boone who played throughout the United States and Europe and also composed music.

133. The Good Ol' 90's The Good Ol' 90's August-September, 2004 Article listing highlights and staples of the Kansas City jazz scene in the 1980's and 1990's. The author cites a friend as referring to these years as "good old days" of Kansas City jazz.

134. Jay McShann 1916-2006 Jay McShann 1916-2006 March 1, 2007 Article memorializing Kansas City jazz great Jay McShann, composed of quotes about the musician by friends, fellow musicians, scholars, and fans.

135. Black House Improvisers' Collective Black House Improvisers' Collective April/May 2011 Article on the Black House Improvisers' Collective (BHIC), an organization that provides resources and support for local musicians. The program was started by saxophonist Hunter Long in conjunction with...

136. Out of the Shadows Out of the Shadows May 9, 2004 Article presents the Star Magazine's seven emerging artists for 2004. The names include: Sam Cordes, an actor; Danielle Nicole Schnebelen, singer; Scott Conner, bass singer; Anthony Oropeza, comic strip...

137. 'Bird's Return to the Vine 'Bird's Return to the Vine February/March, 1999 Article previews the unveiling of the sculpture and tomb of Charlie "Bird" Parker at 17th and the Paseo in the historic 18th and Vine district. The monument to Parker, designed by artist Robert Graham,...

138. Kansas City Has Been Diverse-fied Kansas City Has Been Diverse-fied October/November 2009 Article profiles a young, up and coming Kansas City jazz band called "Diverse." The five members studied under Professor Bobby Watson at the University of Missouri--Kansas City Conservatory and include...

139. Singers Love Being in the Area of Origins Singers Love Being in the Area of Origins September 12, 2004 Article profiles baritone, Daniel Belcher. A native of St. Joseph now living in Liberty, Belcher sings the role of Dandini in the Kansas City Lyric Opera's production of Cinderella.

140. Clarence Smith Clarence Smith December 2011/January 2012 Article profiles Clarence Smith, musical director of the Kansas City Youth Jazz (KCYJ) program. Smith continues the work of Leon and Linda Brady, who started KCYJ in 2001. Smith previously served as director...