Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Confirmation: Weekly News & Notes

*Here's an amusing, well-produced video that features a recent performance by The Blue Devils. It would appear these talented guys are affiliated with Kansas City Kansas Community College.

*Here's more on the Claude "Fiddler" Williams collection.

*I checked on the progress of True To the Game. The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum's benefit CD is currently ranked #45,501 in Amazon's music department. That's disappointing for a title with exclusive tracks from many of hip hop's biggest stars. As I suggested several months ago, might a project featuring regional artists outperform it?

*The artier and noisier element of Plastic Sax's readership will want to check out The Pistol's calendar.

*The lineup of this weekend's Greater St. Louis Jazz Festival isn't compelling enough to put me on I-70, but it's still quite solid.

*Who says times are tough? Kansas just received $300,000 in tax dollars to be "redistributed to arts and cultural organizations."

(Original image by Plastic Sax.)

1 comment:

punkyjunk said...

$300K is a nice figure these days, but it's quite easy to quickly use it all up just "preserving jobs," as the release says. between salaries, benefits, etc...that money will go pretty quick. good for the arts in kansas, though!