Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Confirmation: Weekly News & Notes

*Fans of Rhythm & Ribs can breathe a sigh of relief. As revealed in this Star article, the powers that be have endorsed the festival. Among the tantalizing details: "This year, the festival will try to drum up interest by offering deep discounts to early birds and have a free Friday night outdoor concert featuring local entertainers."

*The career of Pearl Huston Brown is documented in an invaluable piece by Joe Klopus.

*I recently spotted a two-for-one admission coupon to the American Jazz Museum at VisitKC.

*Corky Carrell photographed the Blue Note 7 for Present magazine.

*A critic at a Florida newspaper reviewed a Kevin Mahogany concert.

*Patchchord recently engaged in one of Plastic Sax's favorite pastimes- analyzing the state of jazz.

*Vine Street Boogie, an American Jazz Museum fundraiser, takes place April 11. Tickets are $100.

*Our friend Lee Ingalls found a cache of old videos featuring Bobby Watson. And Watson continues to stay busy.

*A helpful reader implored me to mention Marilyn Maye's forthcoming gigs at Jardine's. Her four night run begins March 22.

*Lee Hill Kavanaugh wrote an intriguing tribute to Arch Martin.

*Jaleel Shaw recounts a recent visit to Kansas City.

*Steve Penn noted Vince Bilardo's passing.

* Loads of Sue Vicory's interviews with Kansas City jazz musicians are posted at her YouTube account.

(Original image by Plastic Sax.)

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