Kansas City Chorale

Phoenix Chorale & Kansas City Chorale, Charles Bruffy - Rachmaninoff: All-night Vigil (2015)

Phoenix Chorale & Kansas City Chorale, Charles Bruffy - Rachmaninoff: All-night Vigil (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 307 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 184 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: Chandos | # CHSA 5148 | Time: 01:15:33

Sergey Rachmaninov's All-Night Vigil, also known as the Vespers, is among his most admired works, and it was one of the composer's own favorites, along with The Bells. This 2015 Chandos release by Charles Bruffy and the combined voices of the Phoenix Chorale and the Kansas City Chorale presents the music in the super audio format, so the richness of the divisi choral parts and the depth of the basso profundo come across fully in the multichannel reproduction. Bruffy is the musical director of both groups, so his special rapport with them creates an even ensemble blend that balances the largely homophonic textures, and brings a consistency of approach to the three styles of chant Rachmaninov imitated, Kievan, Greek, and Znamenny. The beauty of the a cappella voices and the surprisingly lush harmonies make this setting immediately appealing and ultimately moving, and listeners who enjoy sacred choral music for inspiration or meditation will find the All-Night Vigil's smooth flow and expressive warmth well-suited to those purposes.
Charles Bruffy, Kansas City Chorale, Phoenix Chorale / Rachmaninov: All-Night Vigil (2015)

Charles Bruffy, Kansas City Chorale, Phoenix Chorale / Rachmaninov: All-Night Vigil (2015)
EAC Rip | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 291 MB | MP3 320Kbps CBR | 180 MB | 1 CD | Full Scans
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | Catalog Number: 5148

The Grammy-Award-winning conductor Charles Bruffy brings together his two professional choirs, the Kansas City Chorale and Phoenix Chorale, for this recording of Serge Rachmaninoff’s All-night Vigil. The scheduled release date marks the 100th anniversary of the world premiere of the work, which was given by the Moscow Synodal Choir on 10 March 1915.
VA - Kansas City - A Robert Altman Film: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1996)

VA - Kansas City - A Robert Altman Film: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 397 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 162 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Soundtrack, Jazz | Label: Verve/Polydor K.K. | # POCJ-1321 | 01:03:07

For Robert Altman's Kansas City film, since the story was centered in 1934 Kansas City, Altman wanted to have younger musicians depict top jazz artists of the era playing at one of the legendary jam sessions. He recruited many of today's top modernists and, although they used arrangements based on older recordings, they did not have to necessarily improvise in the style of the time. Actually, it is surprising how close the musicians often come, recapturing not just the music of the period but the adventurous spirit of such immortals as Coleman Hawkins, Ben Webster, and Lester Young. A dozen songs from the film are on this very enjoyable and unique CD, which features such players as trumpeter Nicholas Payton, clarinetist Don Byron, guitarists Russell Malone and Mark Whitfield, pianists Geri Allen and Cyrus Chestnut, altoists Jesse Davis and David "Fathead" Newman, and four of today's great tenors: James Carter, Craig Handy, David Murray, and Joshua Redman. In addition, Kevin Mahogany sings "I Left My Baby." Although there are some audience shouts on a couple of the pieces, this is one soundtrack album that very much stands up on its own.
Honeyboy Edwards/Floyd Jones/Kansas City Red/Sunnyland Slim/Big Walter Horton - Old Friends (1993)

Honeyboy Edwards/Floyd Jones/Kansas City Red/Sunnyland Slim/Big Walter Horton - Old Friends (1993)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 457 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 165 Mb
Scans (PNG, 300 dpi) ~ 107 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Chicago Blues | Earwig Music #Earwig 4902CD

The music has the unforced feel of (Chicago's) blues of the late 30s and 40s without once sounding anachronistic. The five musicians (playing as a quintet) share the vocal duties, providing striking contrasts…All the material is original in the true sense, not just old blues with reshuffled lyrics and new titles, and the quintet interprets it with real conviction. Horton is featured on seven of the seventeen numbers. ~ Manchester, England Evening News
The Velvet Underground - Live At Max's Kansas City (1972) {1989 Atlantic}

The Velvet Underground - Live At Max's Kansas City (1972) {1989 Atlantic}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 262 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 108 mb
Genre: rock, classic rock, acid rock, hippie rock

As the story goes, Brigid Polk was a longtime friend of the band and one night decided to bring a cassette recorder with her to record their set. This is the result. It's lo-fi, it's mono, but it still sounds like a decent bootleg (even though it is an official release). By the time this was released, Lou Reed had left the band and Velvet Underground was nothing like they were in the days of the peeling banana and locking yourself in a box as a gift. A Deluxe Edition was released by Rhino a few years ago, but this is the original album on Cotillion/Atlantic, as is.

Kansas City: A Food Biography (Big City Food Biographies)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by AlenMiler at Feb. 25, 2016
Kansas City: A Food Biography (Big City Food Biographies)

Kansas City: A Food Biography (Big City Food Biographies) by Andrea L. Broomfield
English | Feb. 26, 2016 | ISBN: 1442232889 | 256 Pages | AZW3/MOBI/EPUB/PDF (conv) | 8.11 MB

While some cities owe their existence to lumber or oil, turpentine or steel, Kansas City owes its existence to food.

Kansas City (1996)  Video

Posted by fekmax at Feb. 23, 2016
Kansas City (1996)

Kansas City (1996)
English | DVDRip | AVI | XviD, 967 Kbps | 672x368 | 25.000 fps | 981 MB
Audio: MP3, 256 Kbps | 2 channels | 48.0 KHz | Runtime: 01:50:59 minutes | Subtitles: Spanish (hardcoded)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Music

Robert Altman's jazz-scored film explores themes of love, crime, race, and politics in 1930s Kansas City. When Blondie O'Hara's husband, a petty thief, is captured by Seldom Seen and held at the Hey Hey Club, she launches a desperate plan to release him. She kidnaps the wife of a powerful local politician in an attempt to blackmail him into using his connections to free Johnny. Despite this being election time, he risks exposure by putting the political machine into action to free Johnny and thereby save his wife. Mrs. Stilton, meanwhile, has befriended Blondie and is impressed by her love and devotion to Johnny, especially in contrast to her own loveless marriage.

From The Guys Who Were There: The Kansas City Royals  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Bayron at Feb. 9, 2016
From The Guys Who Were There: The Kansas City Royals

From The Guys Who Were There: The Kansas City Royals by Bill Althaus, Denny Matthews
English | 2015 | ISBN: 0996674209 | 272 pages | EPUB | 12 MB
The Velvet Underground - Live at Max's Kansas City (2016) {Atlantic-Rhino Remaster}

The Velvet Underground - Live at Max's Kansas City (2016) {Atlantic-Rhino Remaster}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 251 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 188 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 38 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2015, 2016 Cotillion / Atlantic / Rhino / Warner | 081227950736
Rock / Psychedelic Rock / Proto-Punk / Rock & Roll / Alternative / Experimental Rock

“Good evening, we’re called the Velvet Underground. You’re allowed to dance, in case you didn’t know, and…uh, that’s about it. This is called ‘Waiting for the Man,’ a tender folk song from the early ’50s about love between man and subway, and I’m sure you’ll all enjoy it.” The preceding words were selected by Lou Reed as his opening salvo when the Velvet Underground took the stage of Max’s Kansas City in New York City on August 23, 1970… and, in turn, they were the words that the band’s fans heard within seconds of putting on Side One of the Velvet Underground’s first live album, Live at Max’s Kansas City, which was released 42 years ago today.

Taking the Crown: The Kansas City Royals' Amazing 2015 Season  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by viserion at Feb. 7, 2016
Taking the Crown: The Kansas City Royals' Amazing 2015 Season

Matt Fulks, "Taking the Crown: The Kansas City Royals' Amazing 2015 Season"
ISBN: 1629370819 | 2015 | PDF | 128 pages | 25 MB