Monthly Archives: December 2011

Christmas Vinyl: The Nickelodeon at Children’s Mercy Hospital

When time allows, I go to thrift shorts and estate sales to find old records with some sort of Kansas City connection. With Christmas in less than a week, I showcasing a few holiday selections in my collection.

Santa Claus is Coming to Town

This selection is from the album The Nickelodeon Plays for Children’s Mercy Hospital. It features a variety of songs, including several Christmas selections.

According to the album notes, this Nickelodon was built in 1919 for a hunt club in Lynn County, Kan. It was moved to the hospital in 1970s.

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KC Ties in Jazz, Opera Grammy Nominations

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Nominations for the 54th Annual Grammy Awards were announced yesterday, and four nominees have ties to Kansas City.

Pat Metheny’s What’s It All About was nominated for Best New Age Album. Metheny grew up in Lee’s Summit, Mo., a suburb in the southeast part of the Kansas City area.

Karrin Allyson

Vocalist Karrin Allyson was nominated for Best Jazz Vocal Album for ‘Round Midnight. Allyson was born in Great Bend, Kan., and lived in Kansas City during the 1990s.

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