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141. Biography of Mary Lou Williams (1910-1981), Musician, Stride Piano pioneer. Biography of Mary Lou Williams (1910-1981), Musician, Stride Piano pioneer. 1999

142. Biography of Milton Morris (1911-1983), Nightclub Owner Biography of Milton Morris (1911-1983), Nightclub Owner 1999

143. Biography of Ruth Seufert(1897-1975), Concert Promoter Biography of Ruth Seufert(1897-1975), Concert Promoter 2008

144. Biography of Stan Brakhage (1933-2003), Filmmaker Biography of Stan Brakhage (1933-2003), Filmmaker 2003

145. Biography of Tatiana Dokoudovska (1921-2005), Dancer Biography of Tatiana Dokoudovska (1921-2005), Dancer 2009

146. Biography of Uriah Epperson (1861-1927) and Mary E. Epperson (1855-1939), Philanthropists Biography of Uriah Epperson (1861-1927) and Mary E. Epperson (1855-1939), Philanthropists 2008

147. Biography of Virgil Thomson (1896-1989), Composer and Music Critic Biography of Virgil Thomson (1896-1989), Composer and Music Critic 2006

148. Biography of Walter Fritschy (1881-1972), Concert Promoter Biography of Walter Fritschy (1881-1972), Concert Promoter 1999

149. Bittersweet Rag: The Story of Ragtime--Missouri's Contribution to the Music World Bittersweet Rag: The Story of Ragtime--Missouri's Contribution to the Music World Winter//1977 Photos, illustrations including written music, and extensive biographical article about Scott Joplin (1868-1917), the so-called "King of Ragtime" of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, gaining fame...

150. Black Beauty, White Heat: A Pictorial History of Classic Jazz, 1920-1950 Black Beauty, White Heat: A Pictorial History of Classic Jazz, 1920-1950 //1982 Numerous photos and captions, along with discussion about the jazz scene from 1922 to 1948.

151. Black Bottom Stomp: Eight Masters of Ragtime and Early Jazz Black Bottom Stomp: Eight Masters of Ragtime and Early Jazz 2002 This book states that ragtime's first runaway bestseller was "Dill Pickles" composed by local musician Charles Johnson and published locally by Carl Hoffman.

152. Black Bottom Stomp: Eight Masters of Ragtime and Early Jazz Black Bottom Stomp: Eight Masters of Ragtime and Early Jazz 2002 The first chapter of this book features ragtime musician Scott Joplin. He was born in Texas in 1868 but later settled in Sedalia, Missouri and St. Louis, Missouri. Chapter traces his life and music style...

153. Black House Improvisers' Collective Black House Improvisers' Collective April/May 2011 Article on the the Black House Improvisers' Collective (BHIC), an organization that provides resources and support for local musicians. The program was started by saxophonist Hunter Long in conjunction...

154. Blind Boone Blind Boone File contains brochures and articles about the life of John William Boone (aka Blind Boone) and his contribution to Ragtime music. Boone performed all over the US, Canada, and Mexico. From 1880 to 1915,...

155. Blues Family Joins Forces to Benefit Local Matriarch Blues Family Joins Forces to Benefit Local Matriarch March 19, 2004 A benefit concert is to be held on Friday, March 19, 2004, for local Blues singer, Annetta "Cotton Candy" Washington who has sung the Blues locally for decades. Recent health problems and the need for...

156. Blues for Passing of a 'Piano Man' Blues for Passing of a 'Piano Man' May/24/2000 File containing a photo and obituary for James Leroy Searcy, or Roy Searcy (1919-2001), a "fixture in the local music scene since he moved to Kansas City in May 1942." Native of Mississippi coming here...

157. Blues In His Soul, Music On His Mind Blues In His Soul, Music On His Mind April-May/29-5/1999 Describes the history of the Grand Emporium, a midtown Kansas City nightclub, and its owner, Roger Naber, on the twentieth anniversary of the club.

158. Bob Brookmeyer: KC Roots/UMKC Connection Bob Brookmeyer: KC Roots/UMKC Connection April/May 1995 Article describes the life and career of jazz musician and Kansas City native Bob Brookmeyer. Brookmeyer, "a performer of enormous stature for more than 4 decades," graduated from Paseo High School in...

159. Boley Building Profile Boley Building Profile 1999

160. Bollman Brothers Company Bollman Brothers Company 1890 Interior view of Kansas City salesroom of Bollman Bros. Co., 1211 and 1213 Main Street; pianos and organs, music and musical merchandise.