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Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Biography of Lafayette A. Tillman (1859-1914), Barber, Soldier, and Policeman
Biography of Lester Willis Young (1909-1959), Tenor Saxophonist
Biography of Marion Talley (1906-1983), Opera Singer and Actress
Portrait of contralto opera singer Bruna Castagna.
Campell College Glee Club
Group of nine men and two women, members of the Campell College Glee Club, posing in front of a building. All wearing hats, suits, and ties, some carrying coats and suitcases.
Composers Corner: Opera Festival Planned in Kansas City
News of "[a]n opera festival" planned in Kansas City "on the occasion of the twentieth anniversary of the Kansas City Philharmonic," with performances by various singers, etc., directed by "Hans Schwieger,...
Davis Busy as He Relaxes
May 21, 1964
News article about Sammy Davis, Jr., the famous entertainer, appearing in Kansas City for a show for Menorah Medical Center at the Hotel Muehlebach.
Diva from 50 Years Ago Finds New Recognition
File containing photos and a biographical article about Etta Moten Barnett, or Etta Barnett, a 96-year-old singer and former actress "in 1930s Hollywood film roles that were not demeaning." Born in Texas...
Donald Nouis and O.C. Cash
Singers Donald Nouis and O.C. Cash.
Dory DeAngelo and Friends
Interior view, location not given. Includes left to right: Dorothy Coulter, singer; Phillipe de Rosier, designer; Dory DeAngelo; and Richard Berger, producer. All of these individuals were associated with...
Portrait of opera soprano Eleanor Steber.
Elsie Frisbie Norman
Photo and caption about Elsie Frisbie Norman, or Elsie Norman, "one of Kansas City's best known and most gifted young artists" or singers with studio at 5011 Walnut Street.
File contains a photocopy of a program at the Metropolitan Baptist Temple in Kansas City, Kansas, featuring Florence Cole-Talbert, “prima donna soprano” (pictured). She sang opera around the world...
Fun on The Road
Blues singer Diane "Mama" Ray recounts her most memorable experiences while touring with her band. Ray has been performing for nearly five decades.
Portrait of Metropolitan Opera soprano Helen Traubel.
Hometown Diva Shows Force, Flair
February 14, 2011
Short article about Joyce DiDonato's performance February 13 and operatic "world-class" career "with performances in London, Paris, Milan and, of course, New York's Metropolitan Opera. DiDonato was born...
In Kansas City's Operatic Hall of Fame
Portrait and biographical article about Elizabeth Parkinson, a Kansas City opera singer also known as "Parkina" and "Bessie" performing in Europe and writing articles about Paris published in the Kansas...
In Memory of Jim Laforte (1946-2010)
Eulogy and remembrances for Kansas City R&B vocalist Jim LaForte (62) who passed away recently. Laforte was a founding member and leader of the Harling's Upstairs afternoon band in the 1980s. A memorial...
In the Beginning...A Brief History of Heartland Men's Chorus
November 1, 2006
Article recounting the history of the Heartland Men's Chorus, a men's choral group formed in Kansas City in 1986.
It's His World
February 24-March 2, 2005
Profile of Kansas City lounge singer Al Lotta, house entertainer at the Cigar Box Bar, 1519 Grand Boulevard.
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