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Jazz Vocalist Speaks at his Alma Mater in KC

Kevin Mahogany (center)
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Kevin Mahogany (center)

Jazz vocalist Kevin Mahogany spoke and sang at Lincoln College Preparatory Academy.


In September, the Spencer Art Museum in Lawrence will host a traveling retrospective of Topeka-born artist Aaron Douglas. Douglas taught at Lincoln High School in Kansas City before becoming a major figure in the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s. The Euphrates Gallery is organizing some of the events surrounding the visit, and has invited jazz singer Kevin Mahogany, another native who made it big in New York, to be the honorary chair. Mahogany recently came into town to visit Lincoln College Preparatory Academy, his alma mater. KCUR's Alex Smith recorded his conversation, and performance with the students.

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