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Seniors treated to ukulele’s charms 02-17-07 Lawrence Journal World
Americana's Emily Russell grew up in Hawaii, playing the ukulele just like everyone else...

Kansans merge musical talents to create CD 11-18-06 Topeka Capital-Journal
A number of Kansas musicians have been working on a CD that will be recorded and produced at a Topeka studio and feature songs written and performed by Kansans...

Jam session a Saturday tradition 3-24-06, Lawrence Journal World
Musicians of all abilities join informal sessions at Americana Music Academy.

Won't Be Blue No More 12-12-05,
Listen to the interview with AMA Harmonica teacher Jimmie Meade where he discusses life, choices and why he loves the blues.(34MB)

Musician trying to muster support for fife and drum 11-03-05, Lawrence Journal World
Fifer and AMA instructor Jim Krause hoping to lure new followers...

Pass the mic 8-30-05,
Thom Alexander and others talk about local jams. Jam sessions and open mics enjoy major revival at Lawrence clubs

Music academy makes pitch for building 6-03-05, Lawrence Journal World
Americana Music Academy and Carnegie Hall. Thom Alexander believes the Carnegie Library building has been vacant long enough...

Pickin' on Lawrence 5-12-05,
A rich history of bluegrass music abounds in lawrence. Thom Alexander and other local musicians discuss the local bluegrass scene.

Music Man 2005, KU alumni magazine

Music Academy brings a sense of harmony to Lawrence 9-27-02, Journal World
Lawrence residents have become accustomed to the sounds of music emanating from the 700 block of New Hampshire Street...

New music academy seeks to fill void in community 12-22-01, Journal World
Thom Alexander says a new era is about to begin in the Lawrence music scene.

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