Hi Everyone!! This is my first project I've posted and my first challenge. Lots of firsts.
I'm from Kansas City. Now, I was unsure of what to do this challenge on. I thought.. potholes
.. stock houses... fountains... JAZZ
! Since, music is a big part of my life ( I play piano and sing), I thought I would choose this. Kansas City is known for its JAZZ
. My friend also wrote a journalism story about JAZZ
NOW I DON'T WANT TO PLAGARIZE!!! So, I got this information from wikipedia.
Main article: Kansas City Jazz
Memorial to Charlie Parker at the American Jazz Museum at 18th and Highland in Kansas CityKansas City Jazz in the 1930s marked the transition from big bands to the bebop influence of the 1940s. In the 1930s City Boss Tom Pendergast was at his height of his power and left Kansas City a wide open town in which night clubs were allowed to remain open from dusk to dawn. In this venue, an era of musical improvisation developed in which it was not uncommon for a single "song" to be performed all night by competing performers who passed through the city. The era ended in 1936 when producer John H. Hammond began signing Kansas City talent and transferring the acts to New York City.
The era of Kansas City influence is bracketed by the signing of Count Basie in 1929 to the advent of Kansas City native Charlie Parker in the 1940s. Pendergast pleaded guilty to income tax evasion in 1939 and the city soon began a crackdown of the clubs.
In the 1970s Kansas City attempted to resurrect the glory of the jazz era in a sanitized family friendly atmosphere. In the 1970s an effort to open jazz clubs in the River Quay area of City Market along the Missouri ended in a gangland war in which three of the new clubs were blown up in what ultimately resulted in the removal of Kansas City mob influence in the Las Vegas casinos that was partially depicted in the movie Casino (movie).
In 1981, 114 people died in the Hyatt Regency walkway collapse at a tea dance that was attempting to recreate the jazz era. In 1999 the American Jazz Museum opened in the 18th and Vine neighborhood.
Thanks!! I really hope you enjoy this! It's a little piano JEWELRY BOX!!! I spray painted it black, used white out for the keys, and sharpie for the flat and sharp notes! =)
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Inside of Box:http://flickr.com/photos/21102010@N00/2315841812/in/photostream/
Box w/ junk:http://flickr.com/photos/21102010@N00/2315844040/in/photostream/
P.S. I'm the last person in my family going to bed. I'm usually the first. The project did not take me long, the uploading has. I cannot figure out how to upload the photos with Craftster! PLEASE HELP!
COMMENTS AND CRITISCISM GREATLY APPRECTIATED!!!