Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Confirmation: Weekly News & Notes

*Ida McBeth will be performing at a benefit for Danny Cox this Friday, July 18, in Kansas City, Kansas. Read about it here.

*Present magazine provides what amounts to the definitive profile of Mark Southerland.

*KCUR interviews Megan Birdsall.

*The new parking lot in the Jazz District sounds swank.

*Change the word "Chicago" to "Kansas City" and substitute the word "blues" with "jazz" and this sad story about the decline in the quality and popularity of blues in Chicago will strike home.

*The Star offered an update on Clark Terry's condition.

*381 Days, an exhibit about the Montgomery bus boycott, begins a two month run at the American Jazz Museum on August 2.

*Rember Vinx? Here's an update on the former Kansas Citian.

(Plastic Sax has been traveling. Original image captured last week in Niwot, Colorado.)


Anonymous said...

Can someone, somehow, somewhere cover the Fred Anderson show at The Blue Room?!?! That's HUGE.

In my opinion, the most forward thinking, big-time act they have ever presented there, and I haven't heard a peep about it anywhere.

(And I don't have much confidence in JAM covering it...)

punkyjunk said...

look for two media hits:

1. interview with joe klopus, kansas city star

2. interview with susan wilson, host of kc currents, kcur 89.3

-andrew zender, pr/communications, american jazz museum

p.s. if you want info:

*we have an e-mail blast that is distributed once a week if you want to be "in the know" on events at the blue room.

*we also have a direct mail that goes out monthly