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'Humanbeing': Artist Uses Text and Images to Relate the Spirit of American Indian Culture
Photos and biographical article about David Hunt, a 43-year-old art teacher at Shawnee Mission Northwest High School and artist with a warehouse studio next to Lidia's restaurant on Baltimore Avenue, specializing...
'I Have to Be Both of Us': Roberta Lord Is Completing the Artworks on Which She Collaborated with Her Late Husband, Dale Eldred
Photo and biographical article about Roberta Lord, an engineer and sculptor working on the completion of her late husband Dale Eldred's sculptures, residing next to the Kansas City Art Institute.
'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...
'Last Supper' Finds Home: Sculpture in Image of Famous Painting Comes Back to KC Church
September 16, 2000
News about the new "permanent home at Country Club Christian Church" for the sculpture of "The Last Supper," by sculptor Domenic Zappia, dying in 1964, about two years after finishing the sculpture, "the...
'Like an Earthquake'
February 20, 2013
Article reports on a large natural gas explosion in the Country Club Plaza that injured at least 16 people and destroyed the iconic JJ's Restaurant at 48th Street and Belleview Avenue. The force of the...
'Little Italy:' Kansas City's North End
November 15, 2006
The author in his column reminiscences about that part of the Northeast area known as "Little Italy" named because of the Italian immigrants who settled there. Includes pictures and text of the Badami...
'Long overdue' - Perez Appointment to Board
Article about appointment of Javier M. Perez as first Hispanic person appointed to Kansas City Board of Police Commissioners.
'Love Our House. Thank You, America'
November 12, 2007
Kansas City, Kansas, family of Daniel Gilyeat thanked the community for their support while the ABC TV show "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" replaced their leaky, drafty bungalow with "3,000 square feet,...
'Maccabeat!' Musical a Jewish Holiday Alternative
July 14, 2006
As part of the first Kansas City Crossroads Musical Theater Festival, Theater League will present a staged reading of Mark Edelman's new musical "Maccabeat!". Edelman is president of the Theater League...
September 22, 2012
Profile and interview with Emmy Award-winning actor Eric Stonestreet. Stonestreet is a native of Kansas City, Kansas and attended Kansas State University. He credits growing up in the Midwest as inspiring...
'Mother of Youth Court' Dies
July 4, 2005
Kansas City humanitarian Mildred Watson served as the first female commissioner in the juvenile division of the Jackson County Circuit Court and was referred to as "the mother of youth court". She died...
'Mother Taylor': At 83, Myra Taylor Reigns as One of KC's Greatest Singers Ever
April 2, 2000
Biographical article about Kansas City jazz singer Myra Taylor, a black woman starting out in 1930s night clubs and going on to USO and other overseas tours starting in World War II, with photos.
'Mother' of 100 Takes Children into Heart
July 29, 1975
Biographical article with photo about Mrs. Willa Carter, 78-year-old matriarch of a large adopted family of over 100 foster children in Kansas City. The story is told of her long process of adopting starting...
'Necklace' is a Jewel
October 7, 2006
Review of of show at Review Studios, 1708 Campbell, by Lynus Young.
'Never once' did Rodriguez expect reward
September 18 - October 1, 2003
Paul Rodriguez is the 2003 recipient of Commerce Bank's Community Service Award. Rodriguez built his company, Rodriguez Mechanical Contractors, from a small start-up business to one of Greater Kansas City's...
'Old Clay Is Some Punkins' (A History of Clay County)
Short description of Washington Dale, referred to as the oldest Missourian at 109 years old, living in Clay County in 1821 and in Kansas City during the Civil War emancipation.
'Overjoyed' At Being An Exile
October 21, 2004
Steve Penn's "Commentary" feature column provides information about Pete O'Neal and his communicating by speaker phone from Tanzania, Africa to a group gathered at the Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Center...
'Peanut' Still Pitching
August 18, 2010
The only woman to pitch in the Negro Leagues, Mamie Johnson (Peanut), will be one of the celebrities in the 2010 Buck O'Neil Golf Classic at the Shoal Creek Golf Course August 23, 1020. Johnson pitched...
'Philosopher of Soul' Johnnie Taylor Dies
File containing a photo and obituary for Johnnie Taylor, "a soul singer whose crossover appeal gave him his biggest hit in the disco era." Born in Arkansas about 1938 and raised in Kansas City before becoming...
'Renaissance Woman' from Missouri
Photo and biographical article about Mrs. Stanley Ginn, or Rosemary Ginn, "chairman of the United States Commission for UNESCO" and president of the Lucas Brothers Publishers starting in 1972, born in...
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