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81. Clear Your Calendar -- Stan's Big Joe Turner Birthday Bash Coming May 20! Clear Your Calendar -- Stan's Big Joe Turner Birthday Bash Coming May 20! May 1, 2006 Article announces the May 20, 2006 celebration of Big Joe Turner's birthday by the Kansas City Blues Society. Turner (whose birth date is actually May 18th), is best remembered for his original version...

82. The Development [sic] of Musical Interests The Development [sic] of Musical Interests May/15/1915 Article by Carl Busch, with photo of him, about the development of musical interests in Kansas City, including the establishment of the Kansas City Symphony Orchestra.

83. Happy Birthday JAM -- 20 Years! Happy Birthday JAM -- 20 Years! August/September 2006 Article celebrating the 20th anniversary of the creation of JAM (Jazz Ambassadors Magazine). Includes a discussion of the jazz scene in Kansas City, and its evolution over the years.

84. Bad-News Blues Bad-News Blues February 21-27, 2013 Article chronicles the 2013 board election of the Kansas City Blues Society. The organization's history is described. Former members and previous editors of Blues News, the KCBS newsletter, are interviewed...

85. 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.

86. Talking about Eddie Saunders Talking about Eddie Saunders April/May 2006 Article comprised of memories and stories about Eddie Saunders, a legendary Kansas City jazz musician. Individuals quoted in the piece are Monny Nash, Lucky Wesley, Luqman Hamza, Gerald Dunn, Jim Eriksen,...

87. Ralph Earl Sutton, Jazz Piano Great, Dies Ralph Earl Sutton, Jazz Piano Great, Dies January/1/2002 Article concerning the death of Missouri born jazz musician, Ralph Earl Sutton on Saturday, December 29, 2001, in Colorado. He was born in Hamburg, Missouri, in 1922 and played off and on for many years...

88. From Pawnshop to Auction Block, this Sax is King From Pawnshop to Auction Block, this Sax is King February 20, 2005 Article concerns the auctioning off of Charlie Parker's King Super 20 alto saxophone.

89. Redistricting Plan Approved 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...

90. The Best of Q & A The Best of Q & A January//2003 Article consists of excerpts from JAM's "Q & A" column, dating back ten years. Segments of interviews with numerous Kansas City jazz musicians and personalities are included.

91. Brothers' Paths All Lead to Jazz Brothers' Paths All Lead to Jazz May 14, 2002 Article contrasts brothers Pat and Mike Metheny and their different career paths in jazz. Mike returned to Kansas City where he is editor of JAM magazine. Pat is a jazz guitarist who travels all over the...

92. 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...

93. Marr Sound Archives Receives Collection from Warren Bowman Marr Sound Archives Receives Collection from Warren Bowman April/May, 2004 Article describes a collection left to the Marr Sound Archives in 2004 by deceased Kansas City piantist Warren Bowman. The collection includes a large collection of recordings by contemporary Kansas City...

94. 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,...

95. 'Bird and the Architects of Tomorrow 'Bird and the Architects of Tomorrow June/July, 1998 Article describes an effort by the steering committee of the Kaw valley Arts Council and a group of University of Kansas Architecture students to create a Charlie Parker Memorial Park in Kansas City, Kansas....

96. The Sound of Music, Live Music The Sound of Music, Live Music May, 2005 Article describes an entire weekend of live music activities in Kansas City, Missouri. Stops include the Gem Theater, the Blue Room, Jardine's, and the Mutual Musicians Foundation building.

97. KC's Jazz Scene is Renewing Itself KC’s Jazz Scene is Renewing Itself December 26, 2010 Article describes events in 2010 that prove the jazz scene is bouncing back after a tough 2009. Among the significant events were Bobby Watson’s new CD, the Prairie Village Jazz Festival and Jazz Winterlude,...

98. The Early Days of Grand Opera in Kansas City, 1860-1879 The Early Days of Grand Opera in Kansas City, 1860-1879 July 2001 Article describes opera companies and singers who visited Kansas City between 1860 and 1879 and their reception by critics and the public.

99. Making Jazz History: 87 Years and Going Strong Making Jazz History: 87 Years and Going Strong April/May, 1995 Article describes Spring, 1995 activities of Claude "Fiddler" Williams. Williams, was interviewed on February 22, 1995 by Chuck Haddix of the Marr Sound Archives for the Smithsonian Institution's Oral...

100. The Frank Driggs Jazz Oral History Collection The Frank Driggs Jazz Oral History Collection June/July, 2004 Article describes the 2004 donation of 375 oral histories of jazz musicians to the Marr Sound Archives at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. The collection was given to Marr by renowned jazz scholar...