Thursday, February 14, 2013

William Inge short plays preview by Charles Ferruzza

What today's Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts is for the Kansas City Symphony and the Lyric Opera, the Jewel Box Lounge was for the female impersonators of the 1950s and '60s. The original Jewel Box, at 3223 Troost, was a showplace, the big time not only for local femme mimics such as Mr. Tommy Temple and Mr. Butch Ellis but also for national acts like Ray (Rae) Bourbon.

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