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Russ Long, 1939-2006
March 1, 2007
Obituary for Russ Long, who died December 31, 2006. Long was a renowned jazz pianist, singer and composer.
Autographed, publicity portrait of singer Rudy Vallee. Autograph reads: "To Joe Sanders, Co-partner of America's finest all around dance band. Most Sincerely, Rudy Vallee."
Body length portrait of opera singer Rosemarie Brancato.
Autographed portrait of opera singer Rosemarie Brancato. Autograph reads: "To Mr. and Mrs. S. Branc[ato], Best Wishes from your niece, Rosemarie."
Rose Shapiro Levine
December 29, 2004
Obituary for Rose Shapiro Levine who died December 28, 2004 at Village Shalom. She was born in Brockton, Massachusetts on May 20, 1911, coming to Kansas City in 1918. She was a noted musician, teacher,...
Romantic Energy and Grace Driving a Beat
Describes the increased popularity of swing dancing, its participants, and swing musicians and bands.
Rogers Returns to the Stage: Catch Local Talent Veda Rogers This Weekend in the Civic Opera
Photo and biographical article about Veda Rogers, a bank officer and "Northeast resident" performing for the Civic Opera Theater organization "at the Folly Theater" at 300 West 12th Street in 2001.
Roger Wilder: A Nice Guy Finds a Nice Place
Article profiles jazz pianist Roger Wilder, a native of Rochester and Ossining, New York, who relocated to Kansas City in 2000. Wilder performs regularly at Jardine's and the Drum Room and is also an adjunct...
Listings for Robert Wiziarde in the city directories from 1894 to 1903, as a music teacher at 4 East 10th Street (1894), 440 Nebraska Avenue in the YMCA Building (1895), in the Commercial Building (1898),...
Robert Graham, a Sculptor of Icons, Dies
December 29, 2008
Article about the death of sculptor Robert Graham, at age 70, in Santa Monica Califoarnia. Graham was the creator of the 18-foot monument to Charlie Parker at 17th and Vine, near the American Jazz Museum....
Information with photo of Robert Russell Bennett, or Robert Bennett (1891-1981), a native Kansas Citian and orchestrator for numerous Broadway musicals. Trained with Kansas City Philharmonic conductor...
Rites for Sonny Kenner to Be Held Monday
Photo and obituary about Clarence Martin Kenner, or Sonny Kenner, a black jazz and blues musician born in Kansas City in 1933 and dying on January 23, 2001. Description of his life and career, starting...
Ringlin Bros. Circus Band
Ringling Brothers Circus sideshow band.
Riffs: The Real Kansas City
Photos and article about "the release party for Robert Altman's 'Kansas City'" movie at "the Mutual Musicians Foundation in the famed 18th & Vine District of Kansas City," undergoing restoration.
Riffs: Altman Stages Kansas City Jam Session
Photo and review of the movie "Kansas City" directed by native Kansas Citian Robert Altman and depicting the city's political and jazz scene in 1934.
Richard Brosing Fowler Jr.
Photo and obituary for Richard Brosing Fowler, Jr., or Richard Fowler, Jr., "a retired home builder" and "an accomplished jazz pianist." Description of his life and career, born in Kansas City about 1933...
Remembering the Kansas City Jazz Festival, Part One: The 1960s
Part one of a series of articles documenting the history of the Kansas City Jazz Festival. This installment describes the 1960s festivals, including the organizers, musicians and other participants. The...
Remembering Piano Great Jay McShann
January 1, 2007
Brief article, accompanied by several photographs, describing the author's first exposure to the music of Jay McShann, and offering last respects to the musician, who died in 2006. The author writes that...
Reflections of Bird
Photos and biographical article about Charlie Parker (1920-1955), an internationally prominent jazz saxophonist starting out in 1930s Kansas City and born in Kansas City, Kansas.
Redistricting Plan Approved
May 17, 2007
Article concerns the recent legislation of the Missouri House in Jefferson City. It includes two issues pertaining to the Kansas City area. Legislation was approved that would make it easier for Kansas...
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