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1. ''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...

2. '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...

3. '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...

4. . ..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...

5. 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...

6. 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...

7. 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.

8. 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....

9. 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.

10. 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...

11. 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...

12. A Good-By to W. H. Leib A Good-By to W. H. Leib February/16/1915 Biographical article about W. H. Leib, "one of the pioneers of the musical circles here," retiring from 30 years of teaching music in the Kansas City School District at the age of 70.

13. A Letter from Home A Letter from Home Spring//1997 Photos and biographical article about Pat Metheny, "one of the world's leading jazz guitarists" and a native of Lee's Summit, Missouri. Description of his life and career, starting out as a professional...

14. A Look at New York: Kansas Citian Has a Hit on Broadway A Look at New York: Kansas Citian Has a Hit on Broadway January/22/1969 Photo and biographical article about native Kansas Citian Burt Bacharach, a composer for motion pictures and popular and classical music. Description of his nationally prominent career and early life in...

15. A Prescient A Prescient October/November 2007 The Harriman-Jewell Series began in 1965 when Richard Harriman and Dean Dunham recognized the need to bring performers to Kansas City. Luciano Pavarotti was among the musicians who made their U.S. debuts...

16. A Rock 'n Roll Artist for all Ages - Bob Walkenhorst's Voice is Clear A Rock 'n Roll Artist for all Ages - Bob Walkenhorst's Voice is Clear September 1, 2005 Profile of Kansas City musician Bob Walkenhorst who brings his music into school classrooms.

17. A Very Deserving Music Star A Very Deserving Music Star May 13, 2006 Marilyn Maye will receive a Lifetime Achivement Award May 20 at the Coda Jazz Fund Benefit Concert. Leon Brady will also receive an award.

18. About Town About Town October/17/1957 Biographical article about Phyllis Pehr, a music composer of the "Queen's Coronation March" for the American Royal, awarded for "Variations on an Israeli Theme," and residing at 7126 Charlotte Street.

19. African American Music and Musicians African American Music and Musicians 1920s-1950s File contains photocopied newspaper clippings which include: a 1927 article on American Negro spirituals; Musicians Local No. 627 officers in 1952; and the Metro-tones singing group. Also in the file is...

20. Albert Spalding Albert Spalding ca 1945 Portrait of violinist Albert Spalding shown with his violin.