Sunday, September 15, 2019

Fashion Model

Model: Brittany


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Fashion Designer

Swiss-born Peri Abushady-Conner designs luxury handbags.

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Saturday, September 14, 2019

Jack Rosenfield

After working in New York City and Washington, DC, Jack Rosenfield retired years ago from his job policing United States stock markets.

The round pin on his lapel is the President's Volunteer Service Award.

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Friday, September 13, 2019

Fashion Model

Model: Chasity Frazier.

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Fashion Model

Model: Reighann Rowland.

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Thursday, September 12, 2019

Fashion Model

Model: Melissa

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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Fashion Model

Model: Emma Krehbiel.

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Monday, September 9, 2019

Python


Reticulated Python. 80 pounds.

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Allison Poccia

Actress Allison Poccia.

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Saturday, September 7, 2019

Arnold Young and the ToughTet


Jazz drummer Arnold Young: Arnold Young and the ToughTet.

Quinn Wallace - Trumpet
Jacob Schwartzberg - Saxophone
John Nichols - Bass

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John Stafford II

Internationally-known composer and performer John Stafford II is Associate Professor of Music, Director of Choral Activities, and Co-Coordinator of the Music Department at Kansas City Kansas Community College.

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Friday, September 6, 2019

Michelle Bogowith



Meteorologist Michelle Bogowith, WDAF-TV, Fox 4.

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Thursday, September 5, 2019

Larry Ruzich

Drummer Larry Ruzich.

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Ricky Anderson

Jazz musician Ricky Anderson with his Fender bass guitar.

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Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Phototropism

Streetlight, flying insects, positive phototropism.

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Saturday, August 31, 2019

Gondola


Gondola.

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Kelley Gant


Kelley Gant jazz.

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Fashion Model

Model: Kelsey Hook

Skirt: Leith

Shoes: Unknown. Borrowed from a friend. Had to give them back.

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Friday, August 30, 2019

Sons of Brasil


The Sons of Brasil began playing Brazilian jazz in 1991, and were booked every week for nearly 20 years. 

They are still extraordinarily popular.

Stan Kesslar: Trumpet and flugelhorn
Doug Auwarter: Drums
Greg Whitfield: Electric bass
Roger Wilder: Keyboards
Gary Helm: Percussion

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Randy Wisthoff

Randy Wisthoff is Director and Chief Executive Officer of Kansas City Zoo.

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Nataliya Lucia Meyer

Clothing designer Nataliya Lucia Meyer.

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Thursday, August 29, 2019

Steamboat Bandits


Steamboat Bandits is an enlightened, innovative Bluegrass band.

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Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Noelle Manica

Fashion model Noelle Manica.

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Belinda Post: Television Host

Belinda Post: KCTV-5 (CBS).

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Sporting Kansas City

Sporting KC soccer players.

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Saturday, August 24, 2019

Sean O'Brien, J.D.

Sean O'Brien is Professor of Law at University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law.

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Joe Cartwright


Joe Cartwright: Pianist

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Lindsay Runnels, J.D.

Lindsay Runnels is Associate Clinical Professor at University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law. 

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Friday, August 23, 2019

Jesica DeLong: Singer

Jesica DeLong is lead vocalist of A La Mode jazz band.

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Rich Hill Latin Jazz


Rich Hill Latin Jazz Quintet.

Rich Hill: Keyboard & Trombone
Bryan Hicks: Bass Guitar
Charles Perkins: Clarinet, saxophone, flute
Dan Christensen: Drums
Gary Cardile: Congas

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Barbara Glesner Fines

Barbara Glesner Fines is Dean of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law.

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Ricky Kidd: Wrongfully Convicted

Ricky Kidd served
23 years in prison for a double-murder he did not commit. He is finally free.

There was a verifiable alibi: At the time of the murders, Ricky was at the Jackson County, Missouri, Sheriffs Office applying for a permit. His alibi was never investigated by the prosecution.

Even the wealthiest people would have a difficult time paying for what Midwest Innocence Project provided. Two lawyers, two investigators, and fifty law students spent 15 years proving Ricky's innocence. Putting cost aside, consider the time, effort, expertise involved.

Innocence Project

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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Jerry Jeff Walker

Jerry Jeff Walker: Country-music singer.

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Friday, August 16, 2019

Richard Durwood

Richard Durwood, founder of Crown Cinema Corporation.

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Sunday, August 11, 2019

Christine Elise McCarthy

Christine Elise McCarthy returns with the original cast of Beverly Hills, 90210, as Emily Valentine, on Fox's new BH90210.

I made this image of Christine in 2012.

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Saturday, August 10, 2019

Charlie Parker

Charlie Parker would have celebrated his 99th birthday, August 29, 2019.

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Metal sculpture by Jim Myers, 2000.

Friday, August 9, 2019

Pablo Sanhueza: Kansas City Latin Jazz Orchestra


Pablo Sanhueza, and his Latin Jazz Quintet.

Evan Hoffman: Percussion
Ben Tervort: Bass
Pablo Sanhueza
Joseph Tesoro: Saxophone
Trevor Sphere Smith: Keyboard


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Monday, August 5, 2019

The Willows Maternity Sanitarium


The stately building on a hill near Union Station in Kansas City, Missouri, was The Willows Maternity Sanitarium

It was one of the Kansas City institutions where unwed, pregnant, young women were sent to give birth to their babies in secret.

Over 100,000 women came by train from around the nation. Mothers returned home; their babies remained in Kansas City for adoption.

Kansas City was a good choice because it was in the middle of the country, and well-served by the railroad.

I visited the site, now an apartment complex, and this retaining wall was the only thing I could find that might be original.

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Saturday, August 3, 2019

Claire Adams, Alyssa Murray

Claire Adams (left), with Alyssa Murray.

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Friday, August 2, 2019

Matt Hopper: AGORA





Guitarist Matt Hopper and his band, AGORA.

Jeff Harshbarger - Bass 
Adam Larson - Saxophone 
John Kizilarmut - Drums
Patrick Conway - Percussion / Congas

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Thursday, August 1, 2019

Max Groove

Max Groove: Legendary jazz pianist, songwriter, music producer, recording engineer, and radio personality.

I first photographed Max in the early 1990's.


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Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Kansas Clouds

This photograph was made in Kansas, while on a movie set with Barry Corbin.

Many of the movie crew were from California, and mesmerized; they had not seen anything like this.

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Friday, July 26, 2019

Lauren Braton

Lauren Braton performing in the Count Basie Ballroom.

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Friday, July 19, 2019

Tango KCuerdas

Tango KCuerdas warming up before the doors open for their premiere performance.


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Monday, July 15, 2019

Hot

Hot.

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Saturday, July 13, 2019

Ernest Melton

Ernest Melton: Saxophonist, composer, band leader.

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Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Brandonn Mixon: United States Military Veteran

Brandonn Mixon is featured in season 4 of Queer Eye on Netflix, July 20, 2019.

Veterans Community Project

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Monday, July 8, 2019

Chasity Frazier: Fashion Model

Chasity Frazier on the runway.

Please keep us informed about Sports Illustrated Swim.

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