blind boone http://kbia.org en Growing up in ragtime: musician Johnny Maddox http://kbia.org/post/growing-ragtime-musician-johnny-maddox <p>Famous ragtime pianist Johnny Maddox visited Columbia this week as the guest of honor at the Blind Boone Ragtime Festival.&nbsp; In the height of his career in the 1950s, Maddox performed with names like Patsy Cline and released the first all-piano record to sell over 1 million copies.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; With millions of albums sold and more than 60 years working in the music industry, many ragtime fans would call Maddox a legend.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Fri, 14 Jun 2013 19:54:29 +0000 Andrew Nichols 35466 at http://kbia.org Growing up in ragtime: musician Johnny Maddox The life and times of John William "Blind" Boone http://kbia.org/post/life-and-times-john-william-blind-boone <p><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Watch the show and join the conversation on the&nbsp;<a href="http://intersectkbia.weebly.com/" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162);">Intersection website.</a></strong></p><p> Mon, 10 Jun 2013 23:38:42 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 35223 at http://kbia.org The life and times of John William "Blind" Boone Blind Boone Ragtime Festival returns to Columbia http://kbia.org/post/blind-boone-ragtime-festival-returns-columbia <p></p><p>The <a href="http://www.concertseries.org/2013-blind-boone-ragtime-festival/">Blind Boone Ragtime Festival</a> returns to Columbia this Sunday, honoring a local and national legend.&nbsp; The festival features concerts and seminars from world-class ragtime performers both Monday and Tuesday.&nbsp; It is named for John William “Blind” Boone, a ragtime musician who lived in Columbia around the turn of the twentieth century and helped pioneer the genre. Fri, 07 Jun 2013 14:26:37 +0000 Andrew Nichols 35047 at http://kbia.org Blind Boone Ragtime Festival returns to Columbia You think you know "Blind" Boone? New writings shed light on the music and the man http://kbia.org/post/you-think-you-know-blind-boone-new-writings-shed-light-music-and-man <p>So, you know your Missouri and CoMo history, and you think you know all about “ragtime” musician Blind Boone, yeah? Think again. If you think he was all ragtime, and he was blind, you still might have a lot to learn.</p><p>It turns out John William “Blind” Boone was one of the first musical composers to blend European classical styles with folk music. He took African-American and Afro-Caribbean folk styles such as plantation melodies and minstrel tunes, and put them in classical forms, then performed the pieces in concert halls.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 01 Feb 2013 22:26:09 +0000 Janet Saidi 28221 at http://kbia.org You think you know "Blind" Boone? New writings shed light on the music and the man