Hall Center For The Humanities


18th & Vine: Baseball & All that Jazz

Visit two museums and enjoy dinner with live Jazz!
New Generation Society of Lawrence (NGSL members only)

Thu., May. 26, 2005, 2:00am
Location: Bus leave Lied Center Parking Lot
When we visit the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum we will learn the story of John ?Buck? O?Neil, Jackie Robinson, Satchel Paige and many other Negro greats that paved the way for Major League baseball in America.
Buck O?Neil, Board Chairman, is the charismatic spokesman for the Museum. He is probably best known for his narration of Ken Burns? PBS baseball documentary and is appearances on Late Night with David Letterman and the Late, Late Show with Tom Snyder. Buck just celebrated his 93rd birthday in November, and will be invited to greet us at the museum.
After touring the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, we will travel to the west wing of the building, which houses the Jazz Museum. All the jazz greats who got their starts in Kansas City are represented there ? Charlie Parker, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Jay McShann and more.
When we finish our afternoon at the museums, we will dine at the Peach Tree Restaurant at the end of the block. The restaurant serves a varied menu, but some of their specialties include fried chicken, catfish and salmon croquettes, which are accompanied by a long list of delicious side dishes like collard greens and candied yams. And the best part, the Jazz begins at 6:00!
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