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41. 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.

42. About Town About Town January/8/1965 Biographical article about Lee Liberace, the pianist known as simply "Liberace" and born as Wladziu Valentino Liberace. Description of his career, starting out as a performer with his brother George Liberace...

43. About Town About Town October/17/1957 File containing a biographical article about Phyllis Pehr, "a Kansas City composer" of "the "Queen's Coronation March" for the American Royal and "Variations on an Israeli Theme," with residence at 7126...

44. About Town: To Hear Ancient Flutes and Their Histories About Town: To Hear Ancient Flutes and Their Histories March/26/1974 Biographical article about Betty Hensley, a flutist and owner of a "famous collection of folk flutes," performing a concert with several types of them at a local church as a former Kansas Citian.

45. Addison D. Madeira Dead: For Fifteen Years Kansas Citian Was a Metropolitan Barytone [sic] Addison D. Madeira Dead: For Fifteen Years Kansas Citian Was a Metropolitan Barytone [sic] October/9/1930 Obituary for Addison Madeira, Jr., "71 years old, former barytone [sic] of the Metropolitan Grand Opera Company" in New York City, dying on October 8, 1930 at his Kansas City residence at 6139 Brookside...

46. Advertising Card Scrapbook Page 55 with People and Pets Advertising Card Scrapbook Page 55 with People and Pets ca. 1887 Scrapbook page containing eleven advertising cards. Four small cards are cut to the shape of their image and show three cats and a dog. The other seven cards show the following:
1. A girl picking apples....

47. 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...

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

49. Alice Nielsen Alice Nielsen various dates Fact sheet about Alice Nielsen, a singer born in the 1870s and presumably appearing in Kansas City around the turn of the century with costumes held at the Kansas City Museum, with references to newspapers...

50. All That Jazz All That Jazz January 26, 2002 Photograph of Warren Durrett and his orchestra at the Pla-Mor, ca1950. Vocalist appears to be Marilyn Maye. Mr. Durrett recently donated to the American Jazz Museum memorabilia from his long career. Items...

51. All That Jazz All That Jazz November//1982 Photo and article about the members of the Lincoln High School Marching Band in late 1910s-1930s Kansas City, including Walter Page ("perhaps the most influential bassist in jazz history"), Thamon Hayes,...

52. All That Jazz--On Film In KC 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...

53. Alleluia Chorus: Critics Sing the Praises of the Kansas City Chorale Alleluia Chorus: Critics Sing the Praises of the Kansas City Chorale March/7/1999 File containing photos and an article about the Kansas City Chorale, formed by Jonathan Griffith in 1981 as a nonprofit organization and conducted in 1999 by Charles Bruffy.

54. Allyson Teases KC with Talent Allyson Teases KC with Talent November 17, 2004 Review of performance of jazz singer Karrin Allyson, formerly of Kansas City, on November 15 at Jardine's.

55. Along a Musical Trail: Sweet Singers of Yesterday in Kansas City Along a Musical Trail: Sweet Singers of Yesterday in Kansas City December/11/1910 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...

56. Amazing Feet: Jim Cosgrove Turns Silly Songs Into a Serious Career Amazing Feet: Jim Cosgrove Turns Silly Songs Into a Serious Career July 30, 2006 Feature story highlighting the career of Jim Cosgrove, also known as Mr. Stinky Feet. He is a children's entertainer who dresses in a Hawaiian shirt, khaki pants/shorts, sandals, and a baseball hat. Cosgrove...

57. American Royal American Royal October/17/1957 File containing an article about the musical performers at the 1957 American Royal.

58. Among Kansas City's Artists Among Kansas City's Artists May/15/1915 Photo and description of Jennie Schultz, an "expert at developing and training women's voices" coming to Kansas City about 1895 and "first advis[ing] Felice Lyne to assail the citadel of opera."

59. Among Kansas City's Artists Among Kansas City's Artists May/15/1915 Photo and bio of Claude Rader, a 27-year-old (in 1915) violinist and violin teacher with studio in the Studio Building, native to Missouri.

60. Among Kansas City's Artists [and] Where All the World's a Stage Among Kansas City's Artists [and] Where All the World's a Stage May/15/1915 Photos and biographical sketches of several Kansas City musicians, singers and music teachers, including Jennie Schultz, Charles Cease, E. Geneve Lichtenwalter (in the Studio building), Nelle Troutman...