Millie Edwards is known as the tiny woman with the big voice. She has become a Kansas City staple thanks to that voice, wide range, and kind heart. As a regular on the local Jazz and Blues circuit, she often does performances as a soloist or as part of The Wild Women of Kansas City. A legitimate vocalist with a mature sound, she is certainly one of the city’s best kept secrets!
So come sit back, relax, and let Millie’s melodies move you!
Almost all of us here have pets. Most of us have dogs. There are a couple with cats and dogs, and one of us recently added a snake to their menagerie. That being said, we love them and shower them with treats and toys. And much to their chagrin, I am sure, we take them to the vet when they need medical attention. This week we have the unique opportunity to make cat toys and a rag chew toy for our dogs. Why don't you join us?
April is Jazz Appreciation Month: Highlighting Millie Edwards
It’s the 10th year of The Smithsonian’s Jazz Appreciation Month(JAM). JAM was launched by the National Museum of American History in 2001 to recognize jazz as America’s original music. Jazz is both a living and historical national treasure of the United States. The range of emotions varies greatly within different jazz expressions. From sheer joy to pain, to the range of familiar emotions between the two, each jazz musician makes what is sung or played uniquely theirs.
Does Your Neighbor Have a Tiger? - Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, Part 1
You are used to hearing a neighbor’s dog bark or cats in a cat fight. If you are farther out in the country, you are even used to the sounds of cows and horses and an occasional coyote howl. But how would you feel if you heard a tiger growl or a lion roar? How would you feel if you discovered that a tiger is living next door in your suburban neighborhood? Or that a lion is roaming a nearby farm? The idea isn't so far-fetched. It's happening right across America. Tigers and lions are surprisingly easy and inexpensive to purchase as pets.
Quitman, Arkansas Rescue 2002 - Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, Part 4
In the fall of 2002, Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge was called to a breeding facility in Quitman, AR. The owner, who specialized in selling big cats as "pets," said his population had grown too large to care for. He called TCWR to take some of his 66 cats off his hands. When the rescue crew returned to Turpentine Creek, they had six starved tigers with them, all one year old or younger.