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Blue Wolf Gallery Showing


Photographs by Mike Strong, kcdance.com
at the
Blue Wolf Gallery
110 West 18th St., Kansas City, MO

(just west of 18th and Baltimore [two blocks west of original KC Star building])

Showing July 2006
View The opening exhibit as it appeared on the walls (in a PDF)click here (note: 3.3 Megabytes)

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Air Soundz
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Soundz of Africa / Traditional Music Society - 11 Sep 2004 "Dance in the Park 2004" - Roanoke Park, Kansas City, Mo. - Photo, Copyright 2004 Mike Strong, kcdance.com (DP04_6650aC)
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EEF Belly
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Ethnic Enrichment Festival - Middle Eastern - 20 Aug 2004, KCMO
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Argentine Tango - Fedora's
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Tango at Fedora's 210 on the Plaza, Kansas City, Mo - 18 dec 2002
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Tango with Korey and Jen
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Tango with Korey and Jen at Fedora's 210 on the plaza in Kansas City, Mo
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Frankie And Jeanne Swing Bomb at Loose Park
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Frankie Hoang and Jeanne Denny - during a "Swing Bomb" at Loose Park in Kansas City, Missouri, spring 1999. Frankie and Jeanne started "Cat's Corner" to teach and promote Lindy Hop in Kansas City. Both of them moved elsewhere and Cat's Corner was continued by others. Eventually Cat's Corner folded into the KC Lindy Hop Society.
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Frank O'Neil
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Frank O'Neil, my photography teacher, summer 1967 at the University of Nebraska Journalism School. We learned on Speed Graphics and Crown Graphics with 4x5 film. This was scanned from one of my early 4x5 negatives. I worked as a photo lab assistant the following two semesters at the school. I always loved the darkroom.
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Gamelan I
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Gamelan - 16 May 2004 - White Recital Hall, UMKC
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Gamelan II
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Gamelan - 16 May 2004 - White Recital Hall, UMKC
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Carolyn, Tex, Big Six Sax
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Swing at the Grand Emporium to the music of "Big Six" from London, England. Carolyn, Tex (with fan) and Big Six Sax guy. 1999 - This was in the wanning years of a swing revival in KC's nightclubs, starting at the Hurricane and moving to the Grand Emporium.
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GE Swing with Shawna
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Swing at the Grand Emporium - Janette and Chris and Bruce and Shawna and Lynne - regulars among the swing crowd.
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GE Swing Crowd
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Swing at the Grand Emporium 24 Sep 1998 with Big Six from London playing. See who you know in this picture. Nikon, 20mm lens, slave strobes, Fujicolor 400. Photo / copyright 2000 Mike Strong
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Swing Emporium
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Grand Emporium. Swing night 28 Sept 1998 with Rocket 88, Matt and Ashley doing a drop. Photo copyright 2000 Mike Strong - ge72_14_ashley_matt_drop_28sep1998
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West Coastin'
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West Coast Swing, Matt Auclair and Ellen Ransom, in the background judges Debbie Figueroa and Jeanne DeGeyter - points competition - Grand Prix of Swing, July 2005, Kansas City, MO.
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West Coast Comp
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West Coast Swing - Crystal Lambert and Matt Auclair - points competition - Grand Prix of Swing, July 2005, Kansas City, MO.
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Jenny and Bruno - Fedora's
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Tango: Jenny and Bruno at Fedora's - 4/13/2000 - during the early part of Argentine Tango at Fedora's 210 (now gone, replaced by George Brett). Liz O'Keefe introduced Tango to Fedora's and this was a regular Wednesday night feature for several years.
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Sun-Rays and The Blues
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Kansas City Kansas Blues Festival - 25 June 2005 - This is one of the true-grit music festivals in the Kansas City area. The dancing is on the road in front of the stage (here the stage is to the right). In this shot a procession is moving from the stage to the left and through the crowd which is one the lawns, hillside and way, way down the street.
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Swing Lesson at the Saloon
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Swing dance instruction - Knuckleheads Saloon - 29 June 2005 - Ben Pruett is the regular instructor at the saloon, located under a highway bridge and next to railroad tracks. A true blue-collar bar you can almost step back to the 1950's here. Ben was a prominent swing dancer in the KC swing scene in the later 1990's and he is still moving to rock-a-billy at Knuckleheads.
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Ballroom at Drexel
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Open ballroom dancing at Louis & Company's Showcase 13 May 2006 with Ballroom Kids and Show - Drexel Hall, Kansas City, MO. Drexel is the oldest hall used continually as a ballroom since its construction more than a century ago. - Photo, Copyright 2006 Mike Strong, kcdance.com
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New Floor: Laura, Louis and Dave
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Swing - New Floor at Louis and Company - Laura Cantu, Louis Bar and Dave Stephens - This was the first night for the new dance floor at Louis' studio in Overland Park, KS.
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Spanish Turn with Finger Cymbals
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Nicole English doing a Spanish Turn and Jazzbo (Bill Hargraves) at the Laidback Fundraiser 5 Mar 2005, Just Off Broadway Theatre, Kansas City, MO. (lbfr05NicoleE_583a) - Photo, Copyright 2005 Mike Strong
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