The American Jazz Museum kicks off the ambitious three-day Kansas City Jazz & Heritage Festival. Museum executive director Cheptoo Kositany-Buckner describes her vision for a world-class destination event.
Partnering with the nonprofit Ashland Community Foundation in Clark County, country singer Toby Keith recorded a public service video announcement to help solicit donations for those in need following the devastating wildfires in the area this spring.
Kansas City International Airport teams up with American Jazz Museum to provide live music to travelers coming and going at the airport. The Blue Room All-Stars featuring the McFadden Brothers debuted Friday in Terminal B near Southwest Airlines baggage claim. Musicians from the Blue Room jazz club will play on select Sundays, Mondays and Fridays during peak travel times. On Sunday, the Angela Ward Trio will perform.
"Elvis Presley's Memphis" has opened at Graceland in Memphis, Tenn. The facility presents his life, career and legacy in an immersive setting. A museum, car collection, soundstage, and shops present everything Elvis.
Before the McClurg Jam session recently in southwest Missouri, Larry Shumate talked about growing up near the McClurg Store and getting free soda pop or ice cream treats bought by local political candidates.
Musicians gather every Monday evening in southwest Missouri at the old McClurg Store to carry on the tradition of Ozark fiddle music. In addition to the McClurg Jam session, there is plenty of food and fellowship.
The newest member of the American Girl family is a singer/songwriter from Nashville who had songs written for her by young girls from across the country. Kate Cosentino was chosen by American Girl to write a song for the company's new character.