Leonard Reed Day in Missouri
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A few "Cat's Corner" fans of Leonard honor him personally
the "Tribute" - May 6, 2000 at the Bruce
Watkins Cultural Center in Kansas City, Missouri
on this page are by Gwen Strickland, except for the top picture and
the poster, both by Gehrig Fry.
Ed, Jenni, Leonard, Gwen, Lindi, Kendra do a group kick at the Folly
Theater in front of the poster by Gehrig Fry. Photo by Gehrig Fry.
Leonard and Shim Shams with the group.
Ed and Lindi in a swing out while Lindying in front of the Folly. Leonard
(right) records it with his video camera.
Leonard and Bill Lawrie. Lawrie recently moved back to Columbia, Missouri
after years in New York. Bill is 90 and the Leonard and Bill both attended
Lincoln High where they first met. Bill followed a life and show business
and over the decades he and Leonard crossed paths numerous times. Bill's
father was the first black physician in Missouri. He is currently doing
theater with the Columbia, Missouri Parks and Recreation Department.
Just a couple of young guys building memories for their eventual "old
Kendra, Jenni, Ed and Lindi Shim Sham in front of the Charlie Parker
memorial. Folks stopped their cars and got out to see what was happening.
The Leonard Reed Poster on the wall outside the Folly. Design by Gehrig
Fry. Fry is a Kansas City art photographer who sells creative works,
B&W pictures which are colored by Gehrig. He can be reached at his
website at http://www.gehrig.fry.net
or emailed at Gehrig@Fry.ne