Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Confirmation: Weekly News & Notes
*There's hope for the shuttered El Torreon. The legendary venue (above), once the regular host of Benny Moten and Jimmie Lunceford, is reportedly being refurbished.
*An essay titled "Is Bird Dead?" merits further discussion.
*Oleta Adams is profiled.
*I'm not sure why, but Karrin Allyson's national New Year's Eve 2006 broadcast was reposted on July 24 here.
*One of Kansas City's best bloggers, the Midtown Miscreant, muses on the significance of the Hotel Rochester at 18th and Vine. It's a mandatory read for anyone interested in the jazz district.
*Joe Klopus raves about the forthcoming concert series at the Gem and the Folly. Plastic Sax will weigh in on the bookings in a future post.
*381 Days: The Montgomery Bus Boycott Story has opened at the American Jazz Museum.
*Chris Burnett analyzes the numbers of jazz.
*A new release by pianist George Dulin receives a rave review. The writer asserts he's from Kansas City.
*Steve Penn applauds the renovation of the Midland Theater.
(Original image of El Torreon by Plastic Sax.)