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81. Arts Beat: Statesman of Music Arts Beat: Statesman of Music May//1991 Photo and biographical article about Harry Truman, "our most musical president" and brief student of pianist Ignace Paderewski and player on national radio broadcasts for Joseph Stalin and Winston Churchill,...

82. Arts: Keeping the Blues Alive in KC Arts: Keeping the Blues Alive in KC August 2001 Photo and article about the history of the Kansas City Blues Society, founded in 1981 at the Charlotte Street Mission and growing to become "a national force" by 2001 with signing of several prominent...

83. Artur Rubinstein Artur Rubinstein circa 1945 Performance view of pianist Artur Rubinstein, shown seated and playing the piano.

84. Artur Schnabel Artur Schnabel circa 1945 Portrait of pianist Artur Schnabel.

85. B. C. Kynard B. C. Kynard November/2/1966 Obituary for B. C. Kynard, "57, of 2942 East [29th Street], a noted jazz musician who played here over a period of 40 years." Description of his life and career as a native of Arkansas coming to Kansas...

86. Baby Lovett Baby Lovett File contains photos and information on Sam Lovett, or Baby Lovett, an African American jazz drummer raised in Louisiana and coming to Kansas City about 1922 as "a sound-effects man for silent movies"...

87. Back Home in KC, a Jazz Legend Gets the Recognition He's Due Back Home in KC, a Jazz Legend Gets the Recognition He's Due October 18, 2008 Two Kansas City jazz musicians, Luqman Hamza and Curtis Fuller, received the American Jazz Museum's 2008 Lifetime Achievement Award. Hamza (formerly known as Larry Cummings) is a singer and pianist who...

88. Back to the Stage Back to the Stage January/31/2001 Photos and biographical article about Claude Williams, or Fiddler Williams, a 92-year-old jazz fiddle (or violin) musician re-starting his musical career in Kansas City after a car accident. Description...

89. 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...

90. Baltimore Hotel Baltimore Hotel Postcard of the Baltimore Hotel

91. Band at Electric Park Band at Electric Park A band on stage at Electric Park.

92. Band's Tune Carries On for 30 Years Band's Tune Carries On for 30 Years January/17/2001 File containing photos and a biographical article about the Kansas City popular music group Bloodstone, performers of the 1970s song "Natural High" (written by band leader Charles McCormick) after forming...

93. Barlow Band Barlow Band Orchestra in formal dress onstage.

94. Bassist Milt Abel, a Key Player in KC Jazz, Dies at 77 Bassist Milt Abel, a Key Player in KC Jazz, Dies at 77 February 6, 2006 Local jazz bass player Milt Abel died February 3, 2006, at age 77. He and his first wife, Bettye Miller, performed for many years at the Horseshoe Lounge on Troost Avenue near East Linwood Boulevard. She...

95. Beatin' the Heat Beatin' the Heat May 20-26, 2004 Article describes the author's visit to the Mutual Musicians Foundation, at 1823 Highland. In 2004, the building is host to all night jam sessions on Friday and Saturday nights.

96. Beloved KC Sax Man Dies of Cancer Beloved KC Sax Man Dies of Cancer August 3, 2013 Brief article in tribute to Kerry Strayer, Kansas City baritone saxophone player and staple of the jazz music scene. The author states that Strayer was 56 at the time of his death from cancer on August...

97. Bennie Moten Bennie Moten Photo and information on Bennie Moten (1894-1935), a black pianist, bandleader and native of Kansas City, leading in the development of the Kansas City style of jazz. Starting his own ragtime band here...

98. Bernardine Read Bernardine Read October/9/1955 Biographical article about Miss Bernardine Read, a musical recording artist from Kansas.

99. Bettye Miller Bettye Miller Photos and information on Bettye Miller, an African American jazz pianist of Kansas City (starting in the 1950s) and native of Clinton, Missouri.

100. Between Rock and a Good Place Between Rock and a Good Place January 29, 2012 Article profiles twelve women who are influencing the local music scene in various ways: Kristie Stremel, soloist and former member of Frogpond and Exit 159; Hearts of Darkness singers Brandy Gordon, Rachel...