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161. Rusty Tucker of the Scamps Dies Rusty Tucker of the Scamps Dies July 1, 2006 Brief item reporting the death of Orestie "Rusty" Tucker, drummer, singer, and sometimes-trumpet player of The Scamps, a Kansas City jazz group. Tucker died June 14, 2006, at age 80.

162. Russell Webber Russell Webber January 25, a1963 Obituary for Russell Webber, a violinist, musical composer, and teacher at the University of Kansas City for many years dying at the age of 62 in 1963.

163. Russ Stout Russ Stout 1926 Full body view of Clarence Russell "Russ" Stout, member of the Coon-Sanders Nighthawks. Location of photograph not given, but supposedly while on tour.

According to Edmiston's book, p. 331 - Stout...

164. Russ Long, 1939-2006 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.

165. Rudy Vallee Rudy Vallee Circa 1930 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."

166. Rosemarie Brancato Rosemarie Brancato circa 1930s Body length portrait of opera singer Rosemarie Brancato.

167. Rosemarie Brancato Rosemarie Brancato circa 1930s Autographed portrait of opera singer Rosemarie Brancato. Autograph reads: "To Mr. and Mrs. S. Branc[ato], Best Wishes from your niece, Rosemarie."

168. Rose Shapiro Levine 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,...

169. Romantic Energy and Grace Driving a Beat Romantic Energy and Grace Driving a Beat February/12-18/1998 Describes the increased popularity of swing dancing, its participants, and swing musicians and bands.

170. Rogers Returns to the Stage: Catch Local Talent Veda Rogers This Weekend in the Civic Opera Rogers Returns to the Stage: Catch Local Talent Veda Rogers This Weekend in the Civic Opera June/27/2001 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.

171. Roger Wilder: A Nice Guy Finds a Nice Place Roger Wilder: A Nice Guy Finds a Nice Place June/July 2008 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...

172. Robert Wiziarde Robert Wiziarde 1894-1903 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),...

173. Robert Graham, a Sculptor of Icons, Dies 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....

174. Robert Bennett Robert Bennett 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...

175. Rites for Sonny Kenner to Be Held Monday Rites for Sonny Kenner to Be Held Monday January-February/26-1/2001 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...

176. Ringlin Bros. Circus Band Ringlin Bros. Circus Band circa 1890s Ringling Brothers Circus sideshow band.

177. Riffs: The Real Kansas City Riffs: The Real Kansas City November//1996 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.

178. Riffs: Altman Stages Kansas City Jam Session Riffs: Altman Stages Kansas City Jam Session August//1995 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.

179. Richard Brosing Fowler Jr. Richard Brosing Fowler Jr. January/31/2001 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...

180. Remembering the Kansas City Jazz Festival, Part One: The 1960s Remembering the Kansas City Jazz Festival, Part One: The 1960s April/May 2010 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...