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21. A Different Drummer A Different Drummer May 5, 2011 Feature article on local drummer and instructor Brandon Draper, who describes his father's musical influence as well as his career. Draper currently teaches at Shawnee Mission West High School and Kansas...

22. A Gloomy Day When KC Lost Its Philharmonic A Gloomy Day When KC Lost Its Philharmonic August 19, 2006 Author recounts her experiences as a cellist for the Kansas City Philharmonic Orchestra on the evening of its last public performace, February 19th, 1982.

23. A Gold Mine A Gold Mine January 15-21, 2004 Article describes a local civil rights tour proposed by Kansas Citian Anita Dixon. The tour includes a stop at the Green Duck Lounge, where African American activist, and founder of Freedom Incorporated,...

24. A Good-By to W. H. Leib A Good-By to W. H. Leib February/16/1915 Biographical article about W. H. Leib, "one of the pioneers of the musical circles here," retiring from 30 years of teaching music in the Kansas City School District at the age of 70.

25. A Grand Finale A Grand Finale April/May//2001 Preview of a Folly Theatre concert featuring jazz violinist Claude "Fiddler" Williams and pianist Eldar Djangirov. The article delves into the history of Williams' eventful 70-plus year career.

26. A Jazz Lover's Club Scene Synopsis 2001 A Jazz Lover's Club Scene Synopsis 2001 June-July//2001 Annotated list of current (2001) live jazz clubs or venues (restaurants, night clubs, hotels, etc.) in the Kansas City area with information on performing musicians, etc.

27. A Letter from Home A Letter from Home Spring//1997 Photos and biographical article about Pat Metheny, "one of the world's leading jazz guitarists" and a native of Lee's Summit, Missouri. Description of his life and career, starting out as a professional...

28. A Look at New York: Kansas Citian Has a Hit on Broadway A Look at New York: Kansas Citian Has a Hit on Broadway January/22/1969 Photo and biographical article about native Kansas Citian Burt Bacharach, a composer for motion pictures and popular and classical music. Description of his nationally prominent career and early life in...

29. A Pianist with a Passion A Pianist with a Passion April 29, 2010 Obituary for Kansas City jazz pianist and piano tuner Byron Floyd "Pete" Eye (77). His band, the Pete Eye Trio, played regular shows at the Carriage Club for 20 years. In 1992, Eye was honored as an Elder...

30. A Player without Plays A Player without Plays December 1, 2006 Article profiling the commercial success of the Quality Hill Playhouse and its cabaret performances emceed by J. Kent Barnhart. The theater, located at 303 W. 10th Street, had been operating for 12 years...

31. A Prescient A Prescient October/November 2007 The Harriman-Jewell Series began in 1965 when Richard Harriman and Dean Dunham recognized the need to bring performers to Kansas City. Luciano Pavarotti was among the musicians who made their U.S. debuts...

32. A Proven Legend . . . and a Promising Newcomer A Proven Legend . . . and a Promising Newcomer December, 2003 Article describes the life and career of Jay McShann on the occasion of a December 13, 2003 performance at the Folly Theater. McShann was born on January 12, 1916; he came to kansas City from Muskogee,...

33. A Raucous and Wild Ride Back in Time A Raucous and Wild Ride Back in Time June/July, 2005 Article describes the 2005 publication of Kansas City Jazz from Ragtime to Bebop--A History, by Frank Driggs and Chuck Haddix (Oxford University Press). Includes interview material and biographical information...

34. A Real French Connection A Real French Connection April/May, 1997 Article describes a 1997 performance of Karrin Allyson at the Lionel Hampton Jazz Club at the Hotel Meridien Etoile, Paris. Allyson's "near-native pronunciation of French lyrics coupled with soulful renditions...

35. A Rock 'n Roll Artist for all Ages - Bob Walkenhorst's Voice is Clear A Rock 'n Roll Artist for all Ages - Bob Walkenhorst's Voice is Clear September 1, 2005 Profile of Kansas City musician Bob Walkenhorst who brings his music into school classrooms.

36. 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'...

37. A Very Deserving Music Star A Very Deserving Music Star May 13, 2006 Marilyn Maye will receive a Lifetime Achivement Award May 20 at the Coda Jazz Fund Benefit Concert. Leon Brady will also receive an award.

38. A Voice at Bey A Voice at Bey February, 1993-March, 1993 Biographical article about the life and career of Kansas City jazz chanteuse Queen Bey.

39. About Faces: Minnie Hauk About Faces: Minnie Hauk August 2002 Brief description of the life and career of Minnie Hauk, an opera singer born on a farm near Sumner, Kansas, and returning to the area in 1883 for performances in Kansas City, Leavenworth, and Lawrence....

40. About Town About Town January/4/1969 Photo and biographical description of Savino Rendina, an 81-year-old retired "violinist, pianist and French horn player" residing at 4242 54th Street Terrace. Also "one of the original members of the Kansas...