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Bird Lives - a sculpture honoring be-bop jazz legend Charlie "Yardbird" Parker. This work is located in Kansas City's Historic Jazz District around 18th and Vine. It is perhaps appropriate, however, that Parker is facing away from the city. Late in life he came to resent his home town, saying that he had never been appreciated there, and had been treated poorly. His memory is now honored in the city where he started his meteoric music career.

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  • Copyright: Franklin B Thompson (kansasexplorer) (49)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2009-01-09
  • Categories: Artwork
  • Exposure: f/9.5, 1/350 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2010-02-15 6:19
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