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''When You Come to Kansas City'' Is Our Winning Tune
January 8, 2011
Article about The Kansas City Star’s contest to find the best original song about Kansas City. The clear winner was Andy DeWitt’s “When You Come to Kansas City.” DeWitt has performed with local...
'KC Live' Kickoff to Light Up City
March 6, 2008
The long-awaited Power and Light District opens with a kickoff event in the Kansas City Live block at 14th Street and Grand Boulevard. The Cordish Company plans 150 events that include rock, country and...
'Wall to Wall' Classical
August 13, 2006
In November, a new hi-def classical station will be a "side band or HD-2, as it's called, to KUDL-FM." It will feature continuous classical music, 24/7. To receive, one will have to invest in a hi-def...
A Beloved King of Reviews
September 17, 2011
Obituary tribute for Leroy Johnson (57) of Kansas City. Johnson was known as the resident "music guru" at the old Penny Lane record store in Westport. He was also an early music critic for "The Pitch,"...
A Brilliant Organ Gets a Brilliant Organist
October 11, 2004
October 8, 2004, French organist Olivier Latry played the dedicatory recital for the new $850,000 pipe organ by Lively-Fulcher Organbuilders of Alexandria, Virginia, at the Visitation Catholic Church.
A Chorus Beyond Song
Describes the history, current status, and future of the Heartland Men's Chorus.
A Coda to a Musical Career
April 30, 2010
Article profiles pianist Myrna Braverman who is retiring after 20 years as a teacher at the Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy. For the past decade she has performed with Yachad: The Traveling Tefillah Band. Braverman...
A Good-By to W. H. Leib
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.
A Holiday Spin on the Dance Floor
November 29, 2013
Article summarizes the 2013 annual Thanksgiving Breakfast Dance held in the Kansas National Guard Armory in Kansas City, Kansas. Details related to the event's background and its connection to the local...
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...
A Look at New York: Kansas Citian Has a Hit on Broadway
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...
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...
A Song Fit for The King
August 16, 2003
On the 26th anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley, this article recalls the first song recorded by Presley, My Happiness. The lyrics were written by Kansas Citian Betty Peterson Blasco.
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.
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.
Article about the jazz or ragtime song "Twelfth Street Rag," written in 1897 by Euday Bowman while walking along 12th Street at Main. Biographical information about the ragtime music composer from Texas...
Above the Crowding
April 16, 2006
Article discusses the Conservatory of Music's need for more space, gives a historical timeline from its beginnings 100 years ago, and features successful graduates and some students.
All That Jazz--On Film In KC
June 16, 2006
Located at the American Jazz Museum is a wonderful collection called the John Baker Film Collection. This collection contains about 700 hours of film. "Some of the holdings are full-length features, some...
All the World's a Stage? Not Here
November 5, 2005
The closing of both the Music Hall and Midland Theater for renovation in 2006 will create a shortage of performance spaces for local arts groups. Local organizations such as the ballet and Harriman series...
Along a Musical Trail: Sweet Singers of Yesterday in Kansas City
Microfilmed scrapbook contains an article about reminiscences of Nellie McCoy Harris, regarding early singers and musicians in the Kansas City area, especially in the 1850s. Description of many specific...
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