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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. 150 Facts About Kansas City 150 Facts About Kansas City 2000 List of 150 facts prepared for the sesquicentennial of Kansas City in 2000.

3. 50 Years of Death, Betrayal, and Song 50 Years of Death, Betrayal, and Song October 2007 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...

4. A Beethoven "First" in St. Louis A Beethoven "First" in St. Louis October//1966 Article chronicling the early history of classical music performances and organizations in Saint Louis, starting with German immigrants in the 1830s. Description of some of their early performances, including...

5. A Lesson in The Arts A Lesson in The Arts September 18, 2011 Cover story with pictures tells of the Alcott Arts Center at 180 S. 18th St., Kansas City, Kansas. Named for Louisa May Alcott, the center provides music, theater, and art for children. The nonprofit organization...

6. A Majestic Standoff A Majestic Standoff October/November//2002 Article detailing a conflict between ASCAP (the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) and the Majestic Steakhouse of Kansas City. ASCAP has taken the Majestic to Federal court over what...

7. A Natural-Born Theater Man A Natural-Born Theater Man August 12, 2007 The Theater League, directed by founder and president Mark Edelman, brought musicals and plays to Kansas City from 1977 until 2007. From 1977 to 198,1 performances took place at the Lyric Theater, then...

8. A Player without Plays A Player without Plays December 1, 2006 Article profiling the commercial success of the Quality Hill Playhouse and its cabaret performances emceed by J. Kent Barnhart. The theater, located at 303 W. 10th Street, had been operating for 12 years...

9. A Star is Born 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...

10. About Faces: Minnie Hauk About Faces: Minnie Hauk August 2002 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....

11. AC10 Personal Papers of Alvin Ailey Finding Aid 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...

12. After Years of Gracing City's Stages, Prominent Actress Dies of Cancer After Years of Gracing City's Stages, Prominent Actress Dies of Cancer July 12, 2006 Local actress Elizabeth Robbins died July 11, 2006, at her home at the age of 51. She was married to actor/director Mark Robbins and leaves a 12-year-old son. She had performed professionally in Kansas...

13. Artful Holidays Artful Holidays Holiday 2011 Interview with Kansas City Ballet's artistic director, William Whitener, about their new headquarters, the Todd Bolender Center for Dance and Creativity, and upcoming performances.

14. Arts Maven Arts Maven May 2011 Feature article about Shirley Helzberg and her many contributions to improving Kansas City through not only the arts but restoration of historic buildings. The 1,600-seat Helzberg Hall in the new Kauffman...

15. Backstage Theater News Backstage Theater News October 5, 1969 News article about the "Black Contemporary Players," a theater company formed in 1968 in Kansas City, Kansas. The company's scheduled performances around the metro area are listed with descriptions or...

16. Best of Missouri: Jim Bridger's Granchild Honored Best of Missouri: Jim Bridger's Granchild Honored October 2001 Photo and biographical article about the ceremonies for the dedication of a gravestone for Louise Wachsman Lightle, or Louise Lightle (ca. 1876-1907), granddaughter of mountain man Jim Bridger, at Mount...

17. Big Day For KC Dance Arrives Big Day For KC Dance Arrives March 11, 2008 The Kansas City Ballet will open March 11, 2008, with a week-long engagement at the Joyce Theater in New York City. "The Joyce appearance will include works by Whitener and Donald McKayle that premiered...

18. Biography of Bettye Miller (1928-1977), Pianist and Singer Biography of Bettye Miller (1928-1977), Pianist and Singer 1999

19. Biography of Edward M. Hiner (1872-1948), Bandmaster and Music Teacher Biography of Edward M. Hiner (1872-1948), Bandmaster and Music Teacher 1999

20. Biography of Frank Wiziarde (1916-1987), Whizzo the Clown, Television Personality Biography of Frank Wiziarde (1916-1987), Whizzo the Clown, Television Personality 1999