Galen Wilkes' ART & ENTERTAINMENT
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Performers of the 1993 New England Ragtime Festival.
Performers of the 1994 New England Ragtime Festival.
My orchestra playing one of the first Ragtime Balls, hundreds packed the dance floor, 1987.
Buddy Ebsen congratulates the winners of the cakewalk contest.
At the site where the Maple Leaf Club stood, Sedalia, MO.
Ragtime concert and history for school kids.
Bob Darch, Ian Whitcomb and myself, Fresno.
Debuting my orchestra, 1986.
Dedicating a headstone on Arthur Marshall's grave.
Ragtime Obscurities 1983 . With Kathi Backus, Bill Mitchell, Galen, and Dennis Pash.
Ragtime Revued 1984. With Carolyn Olman, Bille Rhodes, Dick Mason, Steve Parker, Galen, Don Scott, Bill Mitchell, Andrew Fielding.
Playing Blind Boone's piano, Columbia, MO.
Rudi Blesh, Yvonne Cloutier and myself. Sedalia 1983.
Dumar's Music Store, Carthage Missouri, where James Scott worked.
Dover in Joplin, Missouri - from Percy Wenrich's hit song, Put On Your Old Grey Bonnet.
Accompanying vaudevillian and silent screen star, Billie Rhodes.
Teaching school children about ragtime, and dancing The Grizzly Bear!
Producing silent film shows in the '70s. Jeanne McPartland at the piano, Harold Pavey behind me.
Broadcasting The Ragtime Years, 1976-78, New York. Guests included Max Morath, Amelia Lamb, Rudi Blesh, Dave Jasen & Lee Erwin.
On the air with James Scott's nephew, Don. It's Rag Time! Los Angeles 1980-87.
Interviewing Scott Joplin's niece, Donita.
A Maple Leaf Club meeting at the Variety Arts Center, 1980.
Galen at the Maple Leaf Club, 1980.
Piano and theater organ duets with Bill Coffman.
Benefit concert Galen organized for the Edgar Settle grave marker, New Franklin, MO.
Galen scours antique shows for artifacts of the era, here, early recordings.
Scott Joplin Ragtime Festival, Sedalia, MO, 1989. Glenn Jenks, myself, Cynthia Sayer, & Max Morath.
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