Among the items collected by the American Jazz Museum in Kansas City, Missouri, are clockwise from top left, a dress belonging to Pearl Thuston Brown, a photo of Melba Liston, an original schore by Mary Lou Williams and a photo of Billie Mahoney.
Among the items collected by the American Jazz Museum in Kansas City, Missouri, are clockwise from top left, a dress belonging to Pearl Thuston Brown, a photo of Melba Liston, an original schore by Mary Lou Williams and a photo of Billie Mahoney. Kansas City Star/MCT
Among the items collected by the American Jazz Museum in Kansas City, Missouri, are clockwise from top left, a dress belonging to Pearl Thuston Brown, a photo of Melba Liston, an original schore by Mary Lou Williams and a photo of Billie Mahoney. Kansas City Star/MCT

NEA dishes out arts grants, encouraging music, dance, theater

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