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161. 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...

162. Boley Building Profile Boley Building Profile 1999

163. 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.

164. Boyhood Songs of My Grandfather Boyhood Songs of My Grandfather September//1954 Article about the boyhood songs of the author's grandfather in the Ozarks areas of Laclede and Dallas County, Missouri, between 1865 and 1895, with lyrics and written music for seven of the songs, laced...

165. Brad Gregory Brad Gregory August/September 2013 Article profiles local musican Brad Gregory, described as "one of the pacesetters in the Kansas City saxophone community." A native of Edmonton, Canada, Gregory began playing saxophone at age 13 and went...

166. Bradbury Pianos Bradbury Pianos ca. 1880-1900 Advertising card for Bradbury Pianos showing a cabbage on wheels being drawn by a grasshopper and ridden by two crickets as yellow butterflies fly ahead. A flag in the cabbage says: "First Prize Cabbage."...

167. Bradbury Pianos Bradbury Pianos ca. 1880-1900 Advertising card for Bradbury Pianos showing four dogs wearing eye glasses sitting with legs crossed reading newspapers. Front of card says: "Astonishing!." The Bradbury Piano again selected for the White...

168. Bridal Trousseau Bridal Trousseau Promotional postcard issued by the Free Sewing Machine company of Rockford, Illinois, depicting the trousseau of a bride in the early 20th century.

169. Brookmeyer Brookmeyer February/March 2009 Article spotlights the career of jazz trombonist, pianist, and composer Bob Brookmeyer. In 2006, Brookmeyer received the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Jazz Masters Award--the "nation's highest...

170. Brookside Shopping Area Brookside Shopping Area 1961-05-31 View of the Brookside Shopping area located on Brookside Boulevard. The Brookside Theater located at 6325 Brookside is in partial view and a Jenkins Music Company truck in the street.

171. Bruna Castagna Bruna Castagna circa 1940 Portrait of contralto opera singer Bruna Castagna.

172. Budd Park Budd Park Postcard of Shelter at Budd Park

173. Building a Graceful Vision Center Will Be Arts Showcase Building a Graceful Vision Center Will Be Arts Showcase October 2002 Time line for the new downtown performing arts center include: 1995-plans began; 2000-architect chosen; 2002-design announced; 2004-ground to be broken; 2007-open and in use. The initial vision of Muriel...

174. Building a Sound Alternative Building a Sound Alternative November//1991 Article about the radio station with an eclectic musical format, including styles of Hispanic, blues, and African, among others.

175. Buzz Killers Buzz Killers August-September/31-6/2000 Discusses the move of classical music radio station KXTR from FM to AM and listeners' reactions to that change.

176. Bye-Bye Jazz and Blues Fest Bye-Bye Jazz and Blues Fest May 2002 Article lamenting the loss of the Kansas City Blues and Jazz Festival. Reasons for the festival being cancelled in 2002 are described.

177. Camp Doniphan, Oklahoma Camp Doniphan, Oklahoma circa 1917-1918 Exterior view of soldiers gathered around what appears to be a phonograph. Identified on front of postcard as "A Gift From Home Furnishes Music For Our Boys. Camp Doniphan,Okla." Soldiers are not identified....

178. Can the 'Phil' Fill Up the Starlight or Drain It? Can the 'Phil' Fill Up the Starlight or Drain It? January//1981 [C]ritical look at the scene of possibilities in joining the Philharmonic and the outdoor theater.

179. Carl Betz--Pioneer in Physical Education Carl Betz--Pioneer in Physical Education October//1984 Portrait and biographical article about Professor Carl Betz (1854-1898), a physical education teacher from Milwaukee, in 1885 making Kansas City "the first city in the country to have a permanent physical...

180. Carl Betz Collection Finding Aid Carl Betz Collection Finding Aid circa 1880s-1988 [bulk 1880s-1890s] Carl Betz was a pioneer in the physical education curriculum in the Kansas City public schools in the late 1800s. The collection consists of two boxes with programs, manuscripts, artifacts, photographs,...