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1. "Doc" Brown, Famous Kansas City Cake Walker "Doc" Brown, Famous Kansas City Cake Walker 2011 Manuscript about Kansas City cake walker Joseph "Doc" Brown (Doctor William Henry Joseph Cutter Brown), that consists of a chronological collection of 149 published articles, notices, and advertisements....

2. ''Coots'' Dye, 1912-1998 ''Coots'' Dye, 1912-1998 October/November, 1998 Obituary for Elbert James "Coots" Dye, a Kansas City jazz pianist. Dye moved to Kansas City in the 1930's, and later received the Kansas City Jazz Heritage Award.

3. ''Rupe'': Wayne Ruppenthal ''Rupe'': Wayne Ruppenthal February/March, 1997 Article describing the life and career of trumpeter Wayne Ruppenthal. Ruppenthal, a native of Russell, Kansas, began taking cornet lessons at age 13 from "Mr. Deines", a former member of the Coon-Sanders...

4. '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....

5. 'Bird's Return to the Vine 'Bird's Return to the Vine February/March, 1999 Article previews the unveiling of the sculpture and tomb of Charlie "Bird" Parker at 17th and the Paseo in the historic 18th and Vine district. The monument to Parker, designed by artist Robert Graham,...

6. 'Blind Boone': A Sensational Missourian Forgotten 'Blind Boone': A Sensational Missourian Forgotten April 1, 1961 Article with an brief general history of ragtime music, "the ancestor of all popular music," and a biographical sketch of John William Boone, or Blind Boone (1864-1927), a prominent black musician living...

7. 'Crucify! Crucify!': A Frantic Effort Wins Success in Kansas City 'Crucify! Crucify!': A Frantic Effort Wins Success in Kansas City May/28/1971 Photos and article about the production of the controversial rock opera or musical "Jesus Christ Superstar" in Kansas City by "Lyric Theater general director Russell Patterson" together with "the American...

8. 'Home on the Range' to Stay 'Home on the Range' to Stay September 1955 Photos and article about the composition of the song "Home on the Range" at Smith Center, Kansas, in 1872 by Brewster Higley. Description of the song's origins being forgotten until the 1950s with actions...

9. 'Philosopher of Soul' Johnnie Taylor Dies 'Philosopher of Soul' Johnnie Taylor Dies June/2/2000 File containing a photo and obituary for Johnnie Taylor, "a soul singer whose crossover appeal gave him his biggest hit in the disco era." Born in Arkansas about 1938 and raised in Kansas City before becoming...

10. . ..Presenting Delbert E. Johnson: Swing Nominee for Man of the Month . ..Presenting Delbert E. Johnson: Swing Nominee for Man of the Month May//1947 Illustration and biographical article about Delbert Johnson, 40-year-old "organizer of the Kansas City May Music Festival," originally coming to Kansas City from his native Indiana in 1945 "as Minister...

11. 10 Questions with Will Matthews 10 Questions with Will Matthews August-September//2001 Photo, interview, and biographical article about Will Matthews, a black jazz guitarist and native of Kansas City winning two Grammy Awards as "a member of the world renowned Count Basie Orchestra" of Kansas...

12. 54 Million Votes Put Cook on Top 54 Million Votes Put Cook on Top May 22, 2008 David Cook, of Blue Springs, MO, won the American Idol competition on May 21, 2008. "Cook gathered nearly 56 percent of the 97.5 million votes cast." 25-year-old Cook defeated David Archuleta for the title...

13. A Boone County Album, 1820-1971 A Boone County Album, 1820-1971 1971 Photos (of the musician, his sheet music, and possessions, etc.) and bio of John William Boone, or Blind Boone (1864-1927), "a blind Negro pianist" and "the most widely known citizen of Boone County, and...

14. A Century of Missouri Music A Century of Missouri Music 1924 References and descriptions in the book to and about Carl Busch, classical music composer and conductor and founder of the first Kansas City Philharmonic Orchestra starting in 1887, born in Denmark in...

15. A Century of Missouri Music A Century of Missouri Music 1924 Mentionings of James Quarles as a Saint Louis organist and musican composer and head of the music department at the University of Missouri.

16. A Century of Music A Century of Music 1924 Book mentions and includes a biographical sketch of Hans Feil, an organist and composer born in Kansas City in 1879, living in Saint Joseph before returning to Kansas City as an organ player and teacher....

17. A Chorus Beyond Song A Chorus Beyond Song December-January/31-7/1997-1998 Describes the history, current status, and future of the Heartland Men's Chorus.

18. A Chronology of the Warren Durrett Big Band in Kansas City, 1945-1986 A Chronology of the Warren Durrett Big Band in Kansas City, 1945-1986 n.d. A 314 page spiral bound booklet which features local big band leader Warren Durrett. It contains 13 chapters with content arranged in chronological order. Within the pages are photocopies of newspaper...

19. A Conversation with Ron Teamer A Conversation with Ron Teamer February 2008 Interview with Ron Teamer, a Kansas City blues musician and guitarist/vocalist for the Ron Teamer Band. In the article, Teamer discusses when he first started playing guitar and life experiences that have...

20. A Date with Marilyn Maye A Date with Marilyn Maye August//1968 Photos and biographical article about Marilyn Maye, a local singer and "RCA Victor recording star" "nominated for the Grammy Award."