Remembering Kansas City jazz legend Ida McBeth
Celebrating the life and legacy of Kansas City singer Ida McBeth, who died last week at age 70. Plus: Missouri voters legalized recreational marijuana last November. Will Oklahoma be next, and what can they learn from Missouri's successful ballot measure?
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Ida McBeth was known for her captivating stage presence and deep, commanding voice. She was a mentor and role model for younger generations of Black women coming up in the Kansas City jazz scene. KCUR's Steve Kraske sat down to talk with director of the Marr Sound Archives Chuck Haddix and renowned Kansas City singer Millie Edwards on Up To Date to remember and celebrate her life and legacy.
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