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Going off the rails: exploring the impact of the railroad on the development of musical culture in Kansas City, Missouri (1869-1905)
Kansas City, Missouri, is a musical oasis in the United States. In addition to being considered one of the four original jazz centers, local audiences also enthusiastically welcome art music and experimental music of all ...
War sirens: how the sheet music industry sold World War I
(University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2011-08-26)
During World War I the U.S. Committee on Public Information (CPI) sponsored a national culture of war in posters, speeches, and films. Against this war-soaked cultural backdrop, the sheet music industry echoed the pervasive ...