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Louisiana accordionist Buckwheat Zydeco, 68, dies

Stanley “Buckwheat” Dural Jr., better known by his stage name Buckwheat Zydeco, gained fame by introducing zydeco music of southwest Louisiana to the world. He went on to jam with musical greats like Eric Clapton, play at former President Bill Clinton’s inauguration and perform at the 1996 Olympics closing ceremony in Atlanta. He also played on Jimmy Fallon’s final “Late Night” show.

 

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Watch three KC area kids rock Metallica at the Country Club Plaza

Video of these three kids jammin’ to Metallica on the Country Club Plaza has gone viral thanks to a shout-out from the band itself. A statement from the family posted on Facebook referred to the band of brothers as Hammerhedd.
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Watch three KC area kids rock Metallica at the Country Club Plaza 2:15

Watch three KC area kids rock Metallica at the Country Club Plaza

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Jazz legend Charlie Parker gets a 21-sax salute at his grave site

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Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley visit Kansas City veterans in Overland Park

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Watch the Midwest's best air guitarists shred toward fame