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.)