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21. Widow of Slain Musician Vows not to Contest Parole of Husband's Killer Widow of Slain Musician Vows not to Contest Parole of Husband's Killer June 22-28, 2007 On June 1, 2007, Raymond Bledsoe, convicted of the 1980 murder of Kansas City jazz musician Steve Harvey, became eligible for parole from a Colorado federal penitentiary. Bledsoe was orginally acquitted...

22. Who's Who in Kansas City Who's Who in Kansas City July/8/1923 Photos and biographical article about Allen Hinckley, a "vocal teacher" born in Boston in 1877 and coming to Kansas City in 1917 after touring the world as an opera singer, becoming "head of vocal department...

23. Where the Bird Rests Where the Bird Rests August/27/1967 Photo and caption about the Lincoln Cemetery (at 8604 East Truman Road in Kansas City, Missouri) grave of Charlie Parker (1920-1955), a prominent black jazz musician nicknamed Bird in his start in 1930s...

24. When Elvis Was Here When Elvis Was Here August, 2005 Article describes the author's attempts to speak with Elvis Presley during his 1971 appearance in Kansas City. Presley and his retinue secured two floors of the Hilton Inn at 7th and Washington for their...

25. What Did KC Think? What Did KC Think? April/May//2001 Article composed of the reactions of 32 prominent Kansas City jazz musicians and personalities to Ken Burns' "Jazz" series, broadcast in 2001 on PBS.

26. We Speak of Italians We Speak of Italians May/31/1935 Illustrated map of Italy and article about the Kansas Citians of Italian descent and their often unfair treatment in the newspapers for their comparatively few members of organized crime. Mention of several...

27. We Knew 'Em When We Knew 'Em When April//1947 Photos and biographical article about various past members of radio programs (or radio shows) on WHB-AM, some going on to become famous such as the following: Louis Forbstein (a musical composer for "the...

28. Watkins Serves City With Love Watkins Serves City With Love January 11, 2002 Part of Steve Penn's Commentary column. He praises the Watkins Brothers Memorial Chapel funeral home for assisting with buriels of jazz musicians in need as well as recently with the funeral of Precious...

29. Warren Durrett: Perfectionist, Craftsman, and a Jazz Lover Who Made a Difference Warren Durrett: Perfectionist, Craftsman, and a Jazz Lover Who Made a Difference June/July//2002 Obituary, biography, and excerpts from the eulogy of Kansas City bandleader Warren Durrett, who died March 24, 2002, at the age of 81. From 1945 to 1986, "Warren's bands represented the best that the big...

30. Ward Perry Ward Perry February/10/1957 Obituary for Ward Perry, a pianist and organist formerly at the old Garden Theater, Orpheum Theater, Main Street Theater, Plaza Royale, and Putsch's 210 until dying at the age of 68 in 1957.

31. Walter Cook Walter Cook File contains photos and information on Walter Cook, a music teacher at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music starting in 1949, native of Kansas City, Kansas, and winner of "the...

32. Walker Benefit Lost Money Walker Benefit Lost Money June/17/1974 Article about the debt created for the Independence Jaycees as sponsors of a concert (in Kansas City featuring Nashville musicians) intended to help pay the medical expenses of Jeff Walker, a 14-year-old...

33. W.H. Leib W.H. Leib 1886-1902 Folder contains musical programs, press and personal comments, advertisements, a description of the Grand Gilmore Music Festival, 1888, and a photocopy of a newspaper article from the Joplin, Mo., Daily...

34. Vocalist Rosetta Robinson Dies Vocalist Rosetta Robinson Dies April/May 2004 Obituary for Rosetta Robinson, a Kansas City jazz and gospel singer who died after collapsing from an anuerysm March 15, 2004 during a concert at the Blue Room. Robinson, a native of Poplar Bluff, Missouri,...

35. Virgil Thomson Virgil Thomson Photos and information on Virgil Thomson (1896-1989), a classical music composer raised in Kansas City. Born at 10th and Virginia Avenues and raised on Wabash Street before moving to Paris after World...

36. Vinson Cole Vinson Cole File containing photos and information on Vinson Cole, a professional opera singer born in Kansas City about 1951 and graduating from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music in 1972....

37. Vince Bilardo, 1928-2009 Vince Bilardo, 1928-2009 April/May 2009 Tribute to recently deceased Kansas City percussionist, Vince Bilardo. Described as the "gold standard" of jazz drummers in Kansas City, Bilardo worked with nearly every notable musician in the area during...

38. Unsung Heroes of Rock' n ' Roll Unsung Heroes of Rock' n ' Roll 1984 File containing photos and a chapter of the book about Big Joe Turner (1911-1985), a jazz and blues singer in 1920s-1930s Kansas City. Native Kansas Citian starting out here at such nightclubs as the Sunset...

39. Unknown Pianist Unknown Pianist Unknown man seated at a piano at the Hotel Muehlebach's Plantation Grill.

40. Unknown Orchestra Unknown Orchestra Group portrait of members of an unknown orchestra or band standing before the stage at the Hotel Muehlebach in what is believed to be the Plantation Grill. Sign hanging from the top middle of back drop...