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Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
"Doc" Brown, Famous Kansas City Cake Walker
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....
$18,000 Grant Gives Puppets Something to Sing About
December 24, 2006
Paul Mesner Puppets has received one of the nine 2007 grants to Kansas City area arts organizations from the National Endowment for the Arts. The $18,000 NEA Access to Excellence grant is for the production...
'Crucify! Crucify!': A Frantic Effort Wins Success in Kansas City
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...
105 Years of Opera
Review of Kansas City opera's "golden age" in the late 1800s, declining later, especially after World War I, from which it "never fully recovered."
150 Facts About Kansas City
List of 150 facts prepared for the sesquicentennial of Kansas City in 2000.
50 Years of Death, Betrayal, and Song
Brief article describing the 50th season of the Lyric Opera and plans for the move to the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Also described is recently purchased 30,000-square-foot building that...
A Few Interesting Facts About Kansas City Streets
Article looks at some Kansas City streets that run east-west as well as some north-south streets and gives the names today compared to the names used in early Kansas City. Also included in the article...
A. H. Whitney Co.
Advertising card for A. H. Whitney Co. showing a portrait of a woman identified as Emma Abbott. Front of card says: "C. B. Detrick, Mgr. A. H. Whitney Co., Pianos and Organs." Front lower left corner has...
A Postcard from Old Kansas City
Photo and history of the Grand Opera House at 7th and Walnut, built "on land that had. ..been the site of the old Midland theater, formerly the Panorama house, famous for the spectacle 'The Battle of Gettysburg'."...
A Star is Born
September 17, 2011
Article describes the opening night reception at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Festivities included performances by the Kansas City Ballet, the Kansas City Symphony, and opera star Placido...
A Successful Season of Local Grand Opera
Report of the "first. ..week's season of opera with a balance on the right side of the ledger" for the Kansas City Grand Opera Company.
About Faces: Minnie Hauk
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....
AC10 Personal Papers of Alvin Ailey Finding Aid
1925-1990 [Bulk: 1958-1989]
The Allan Gray Family Personal Papers of Alvin Ailey documents the personal and professional life of twentieth century American choreographer Alvin Ailey through Ailey’s correspondence, notebooks, book...
Actors Performing in Production of Carmen
Five unidentified actors performing in the Lyric Opera's production of Carmen (1968 season).
Addison D. Madeira Dead: For Fifteen Years Kansas Citian Was a Metropolitan Barytone [sic]
Obituary for Addison Madeira, Jr., "71 years old, former barytone [sic] of the Metropolitan Grand Opera Company" in New York City, dying on October 8, 1930 at his Kansas City residence at 6139 Brookside...
Advertising Card Scrapbook Page 33 with Dog and Unrelated Cards
Scrapbook page containing nine advertising cards showing the following:
1. Two cards from a series: In the first, a man stands on two stones in a river offering to help a woman on the bank into a boat....
Advertising Card Scrapbook Page 75 with People
Scrapbook page containing ten advertising cards showing the following:
1. A man standing on two stones in a river offering to help a woman on the bank into a boat. Card says: "Wade & Cumming Clothing,...
Advertising Cards Vertical Files
These business or company name vertical files for the advertising cards from the late nineteenth century (circa 1880s-1900) have information about the company or business or people involved.
Seated portrait of opera bass-baritone Alexander Kipnis. He sang with the Metropolitan Opera.
Among Kansas City's Artists
Photo and description of Jennie Schultz, an "expert at developing and training women's voices" coming to Kansas City about 1895 and "first advis[ing] Felice Lyne to assail the citadel of opera."
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