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161. The Night the Skywalks Fell The Night the Skywalks Fell June/July 2012 Article recounts the Hyatt Regency skywalk collapse of July 17, 1981 from the perspective of the musicians who performed at the hotel whenthe tragedy took place. A large group of musicians were on hand...

162. Recovering Musician Gets Help from Pals Recovering Musician Gets Help from Pals January 12, 2006 Article reporting a stroke suffered by long-time Scamps tenor saxophonist Eddie Saunders, and efforts by his numerous friends in the Kansas City jazz community to support and assist him.

163. KC Jazz Sax Legend Dies at 86 KC Jazz Sax Legend Dies at 86 November 22, 2006 Article reporting the death of Art Jackson, who passed November 19, 2006 at age 86. Jackson was the oldest and longest continuous member of The Scamps, a Kansas City jazz group; he was an accomplished...

164. Legendary Musician Dies Legendary Musician Dies December 8-14, 2006 Article reporting the death of Jay McShann, a Kansas City bebop jazz pioneer. McShann, known to his friends as "Hootie," was born in Muskogee, Oklahoma in 1916, relocated to Kansas City in 1936, and formed...

165. A Smart Decision for Widow of the 'Fiddler' A Smart Decision for Widow of the 'Fiddler' September 28, 2010 Article reports on a display case at the LaBudde Special Collections Department at the Miller Nichols Library, University of Missouri-Kansas City showcasing memorabilia of Claude "Fiddler" Williams. Williams'...

166. Mama Ray Marks 20 Years Mama Ray Marks 20 Years August 1, 2006 Article reports the 20 year anniversary of Diane "'Mama" Ray's vocals at the Saturday afternoon blues jam session at Harling's Upstairs (3941 Main St.). The author writes that the tradition actually began...

167. Jazz Wouldn't Be the Same Without Her Jazz Wouldn't Be the Same Without Her May 16, 2010 Article reviews the life of Mary Lou Williams (May 8, 1901-1981) and her contribution to jazz on the occasion of her 100th birthday. "Mary Lou Williams was 19 when she played piano on the first recordings...

168. Brookmeyer Brookmeyer February/March 2009 Article spotlights the career of jazz trombonist, pianist, and composer Bob Brookmeyer. In 2006, Brookmeyer received the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Jazz Masters Award--the "nation's highest...

169. Charles Williams Charles Williams April/May 2009 Article spotlights the career of pianist Charles Williams. A native of Kansas City, Kansas, Williams grew up in a musical family and learned to play several instruments at a young age. He identifies his...

170. Musical Aliens Find Each Other in Kansas City Musical Aliens Find Each Other in Kansas City April/May 2009 Article spotlights the careers of two Kansas City jazz musicians, Mike Ning and Victor Perelmuter and tells the story of how they found their way to Kansas City. Ning, a pianist, was born in China but...

171. Lonnie McFadden Lonnie McFadden February/March 2011 Article spotlights the entertainment career of Lonnie McFadden, a dancer, singer, and trumpet player. McFadden toured with R&B bands as a teenager before forming Lonnie and the Band with his brother Ronald,...

172. 'Blind Boone': A Sensational Missourian Forgotten 'Blind Boone': A Sensational Missourian Forgotten April 1, 1961 Article with an brief general history of ragtime music, "the ancestor of all popular music," and a biographical sketch of John William Boone, or Blind Boone (1864-1927), a prominent black musician living...

173. Mrs. Ethel L. Buxton: Former Concert Singer Is Dead Mrs. Ethel L. Buxton: Former Concert Singer Is Dead Nov. 3, 1968 Article with photo about the life and death of Ethel L. Buxton who died Nov. 2, 1968. She is remembered as the "daughter" of the 90th infantry division in Germany in World War I and as a concert singer...

174. James Brown James Brown 1966 Articles about the concert appearance of singer James Brown in Kansas City Municipal Auditorium on Thanksgiving night, 1966, with photos. Prior to the concert descriptions were given about his musical...

175. Celebrating Kansas City's Rich Jazz Heritage Celebrating Kansas City's Rich Jazz Heritage October/November, 2003 Articles consists of an alphabetical list and accompanying biographical note about 47 internationally recognized jazz musicians with strong ties to Kansas City.

176. Stan Kessler: Man with the Golden Horn Stan Kessler: Man with the Golden Horn Spring 2004 As part of its "I Love the Nightlife" series about Jewish jazz musicians, this article profiles Stan Kessler. In addition to playing with his Sons of Brazil band, Kessler teaches private pupils and is...

177. Keeping the Beat: Tommy Ruskin is the Town's Top Drummer Keeping the Beat: Tommy Ruskin is the Town's Top Drummer Spring 2004 As part of its "I Love the Nightlife" series about Jewish jazz musicians, this article profiles Tommy Ruskin. Ruskin performs with his wife, jazz singer Julie Turner, as well as with Bram Wijnands.

178. KC Conductor Gains New Job in Iowa KC Conductor Gains New Job in Iowa March 18, 2006 Assistant Conductor of the Kansas City Symphony, Timothy Hankewich, has been hired as music director of the Cedar Rapids, Iowa Symphony. Hankewich, who joined the symphony as resident conductor in 1999,...

179. Don Accurso Orchestra Keeps 'Music of the '40s' Alive Don Accurso Orchestra Keeps 'Music of the '40s' Alive January 30, 2008 At 81, Don Accurso still leads the orchestra he took over in 1947, as well as selling real estate. Article describes the band's music and includes a list of its members.

180. Prairie Dogg Prairie Dogg May 13-19, 2004 Author describes his experiences at the May 2, 2004 memorial service for legendary Kansas City jazz musician Claude "Fiddler" Williams. According to the author, "You could scarcely swing a cane at Fiddler's...