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1. Biography of Charlie "Bird" Parker (1920-1955), Jazz Great Biography of Charlie "Bird" Parker (1920-1955), Jazz Great 1999

2. An Interview With Ahmad Ala-adeen An Interview With Ahmad Ala-adeen 1976-08-27 An interview with musician Ahmad Ala-adeen. Interviewer: Edward Scott. Interview recorded July 27, 1976. 2 sound cassettes (ca. 60 minutes): analog, stereo.; 5 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape; 1 sound disc;...

3. Robert Graham, a Sculptor of Icons, Dies Robert Graham, a Sculptor of Icons, Dies December 29, 2008 Article about the death of sculptor Robert Graham, at age 70, in Santa Monica Califoarnia. Graham was the creator of the 18-foot monument to Charlie Parker at 17th and Vine, near the American Jazz Museum....

4. Kansas City Jazz: A History Kansas City Jazz: A History Spring//1987 Article about the history of jazz, including Kansas City's contribution to the "only true American art form."

5. All That Jazz All That Jazz March 1973 Article about the history of jazz, including Kansas City's influence on it before 1900 and after World War I.

6. 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.

7. '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....

8. Robert Graham's Charlie "Bird" Parker Memorial Robert Graham's Charlie "Bird" Parker Memorial April 2007 Article describes history and methodology of Charlie "Bird" Parker Memorial commissioned by Tony and Marti Oppenheimer and sculpted by Robert Graham.

9. '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,...

10. Hampton's Hot Licks Hampton's Hot Licks October - November, 2005 Article recounting an August 28, 2005 birthday celebration for Charlie Parker held at his grave site in Lincoln Cemetery. The event, attended by about 250 fans and 30 Parker family members, was captured...

11. Bird Statue Renovation Complete Bird Statue Renovation Complete December 2006/January 2007 Article reporting a renovation of Robert Graham's Charlie 'Bird' Parker Memorial sculpture in September 2006. A propane torch and proprietary chemical mix invented by the artist was used to combat the...

12. A Big Bust A Big Bust April/8-14/1999 Authors reaction to the statue honoring jazz musician Charlie Parker, located in the 18th and Vine historical district.

13. About Faces: Charlie "Bird" Parker About Faces: Charlie "Bird" Parker Spring//2001 Biographical sketch of the famous jazz musician Charlie "Bird" Parker.

14. Dictionary of Missouri Biography Dictionary of Missouri Biography 1999 Biography of Charles Christopher "Bird" Parker, Jr. (1920-1955), a native of Kansas City, Kansas, one of the most important figures in jazz history as a saxophone player starting out in Kansas City in...

15. Chasin' the Bird Chasin' the Bird April/May 2006 Book review of Chasin' the Bird: The Life and Legacy of Charlie Parker, by Brian Priestly (Oxford University Press, 2006). Article includes a brief overview of Parker's links to Kansas City and highlights...

16. Bird' Grave--Tenor and All Bird' Grave--Tenor and All April/May, 2004 Brief item calling for the replacement of Charlie "Bird" Parker's headstone in Lincoln Cemetery in Kansas City. According to the author, the headstone "embarrasses our city" by displaying a tenor saxophone...

17. Haddix Research Enhances Knowledge of Bird's Youth Haddix Research Enhances Knowledge of Bird's Youth August/September 2005 Brief item describing an article from The Kansas City Star, June 26, 2005, reporting on jazz historians Chuck Haddix and Llew Walker's discoveries of the addresses of Charlie "Bird" Parker in the Kansas...

18. Play: Not Without Laughter Play: Not Without Laughter 2006 Chapter focuses on the music or club scene in Kansas City in the 1920s and 1930s. "Kansas City provided a setting for the grooming and maturation of some of the country's most important jazz voices". A...

19. Now's the Time Now's the Time June 28, 1905 Chapter of biography chronicling the period of Charlie Parker's career from late 1943 to mid-1946, when he was committed to the California state mental hospital at Camarillo. Includes details of Parker's...

20. I Remember You I Remember You June 28, 1905 Chapter of biography describing Charlie Parker's life from early 1952 to the time of his death in March, 1955. Includes details of gigs on the West Coast and elsewhere during these years, as well as the...