Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Confirmation: Weekly News & Notes

*Steve Penn takes note of an exhibit at The Smithsonian featuring Claude "Fiddler" Williams. The museum's site doesn't offer much detail.

*While I sincerely hope that community radio station KKFI survives, its struggles don't represent a major crisis for Kansas City. While I don't endorse his tone or choice of words, I generally agree with the sentiment expressed here by Tony's Kansas City.

*Steve Coleman compliments Brandon Draper and The Blue Room in a comment to my review of his show.

*Here's a brief video about The American Jazz Museum. I'm told it's a high school student's project. And here is a new official promotional video.

*Linda Richter Brady of Kanas City Youth Jazz suggests that The Star feature "young local musicians" instead of pop icon Britney Spears.

*There's no Kansas City content in this intriguing essay about the "death of jazz," but it's a very compelling piece.

(Original image by Plastic Sax.)

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