Music in Sioux City: Past and Present. By: Izaiah Richard Buhrman-Manning Emerson Elementary School Grade 4. My project will show you…. Places people have gone to enjoy music in Sioux City, from the 1800’s to now The many radio stations in Sioux City
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By: Izaiah Richard Buhrman-Manning
Emerson Elementary School
What you would do if you were a famous musician
from Sioux City- What would you sing? Where would
Where would you go for a concert?
What music do you like better- 1800’s or current?
Thinking of bands who have played in Sioux City,
Who’s been the best? Who’s been the worst?
People in Sioux City have gone to many places in town to enjoy music and concerts over the years…
Full name: Abu Bakr Shrine Temple
Built in 1926
Where would YOU go?
Most people think that the only corn palace ever built was in Mitchell, South Dakota.
The FIRST corn palace in the World was built in Sioux City.
The years that the Corn Palaces were built were in the years of 1887,1888,1889,1890,and 1891.
When people came to the Corn Palaces, they watched plays, listened and danced to music, ate food, and took tours.
Built in 1870- located at the south side of Fourth Street between Douglas and Pierce streets
Seated 800 guests
The stage had two trap doors for special effects & gas foot lights which could be adjusted.
Many traveling shows came to perform.
This building was not big enough for larger shows, so it was replaced by the Peavey Grand Opera House.
Built in 1888
Almost every popular stage show come here from 1888 into the 1890’s.
Originally designed in 1927.
It was one of the largest theaters at that time, and cost $1.75 million to build.
During the 1970’s & 1980’s it was remodeled into a movie house,
The building closed to the public in 1992.
At a cost of over $12 million, the theater was restored to it’s original look, and reopened on September 15, 2001.
An arena, has hosted a 10,000 seat variety of events including Alan Jackson, Martina McBride, Aerosmith, Cheap Trick, Kenny Chesney, Fleetwood Mac, BNL, and Cher
The Tyson Events Center
The Sioux City Auditorium was a 3,500 seat arena that hosted sporting events and concerts.
The city hoped to encourage larger performances to come to town, so the Tyson Events Center was added to provide a larger place for performances.
Built in 2004
The Riverside Boat Club and the Shore Acre Boat Club had beautiful clubhouses on the shores of the Sioux River, adjoining Riverside Park. They had boating, tennis and bowling and other facilities that people enjoyed visiting.
These clubs were special to Sioux City.
The Sioux City Symphony and the Sioux City Municipal Band were created in the 1930’s. They were directed by Leo Kucinski.
Kucinski came to Sioux City in 1923 and taught violin at Morningside College.
Kucinski introduced symphony, orchestra and violin music to the students within the Sioux City School District. These programs still exist today.
Fact: Tommy Bolin was born
In Sioux City, Iowa
(Aug. 1 1951-Dec. 4 1976)
He was a famous guitar player.
He is best known for playing in the following bands-
*The James Gang (1973-1974)
*Deep Purple (1975-1976)
Noted Jazz, bluegrass, and rock bassist. Also a singer and songwriter.
Graduated from Sioux City North High School.
A member of the band “New Monsoon”.
Has his own recording/music company called “Petting Zoo”.
Famous Jazz musician from Sioux City, Iowa.
Born in Shanghai, China, but moved to Sioux City as a baby. He graduated from Sioux City East High School in 1943.
He composed, sang and played jazz music for over 40 years.
Famous Jazz artist from Sioux City. He plays the guitar,
Graduated from North High School in Sioux City in 1989.
Has worked with bands and artists in New York and Chicago over the last 15 years.
Has finished a new project with his own quintet called “Music Speaks”.
Noted trumpet player.
Graduated from Sioux City North High School.
He began playing in a local dance band by the age of ten, and began classical lessons at 12.
Born Dec 18, 1922, in Sioux City, Iowa
Died on June 9, 1992
Jazz/Blues Singer, trombonist, actor.
By the time he was a teenager he lived in Kansas City.
Later moved to Canada and became a citizen there in 1973.
Born in 1939
Died in 1998
Danny Matousek was the lead singer and guitarist for “The Velaires”.
Wrote song “Roll over Beetoven, and appeared on American Bandstand.
Graduated from Sioux City Central High School.
Inducted into Iowa Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame in 1997.
Received the Lifetime Achievement award from the Iowa Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame in 2004.
Peggy Gilbert at her 100th birthday party, January 17, 2005.
Peggy in the 1930s
Peggy in 1928.
Peggy Gilbert is a famous jazz saxophonist and bandleader. She had a band made up of only girls.
KSCJ- Began airing on April 4, 1927 as part of the Sioux City Journal (that’s where the call letters came from).
Many newspapers in Iowa were using radio to provide an additional way of reporting current news events.
This station is also called Talk Radio 1360.
In the 1800’s there was mainly classical and jazz type music.
Today, we have lots of different types, like Hip Hop, Country, Rock, Heavy Metal, Alternative music.
Over the years, more styles of music have been introduced.
KISS, Aerosmith, Rob Zombie, Staind, Alice Cooper, Stix, Lynnard Skynnard, Steve Miller, Grand Funk Railroad, Entrapment, Rob Thomas, Ratt, Poison and many other rock groups have performed in Sioux City in the recent past.
Large crowds enjoyed these bands. Some concerts have even sold all their tickets.
When Sioux City has had music artists perform, people have paid money to buy the tickets. Some people come from out of town, and have paid money to stay in our hotels. When people stay at our hotels, they eat at our restaurants, and sometimes shop at our stores. So music has provided extra money to Sioux City. Also, larger places have been built so bigger acts can perform here.
The Academy of Music wasn’t big enough, so the Peavey Grand Opera House was built. The Sioux City Auditorium wasn’t big enough, so the Tyson Events Center was built.
Could some music that you would hear in the 1800’s, still be music you would hear today?
Pretty Maids All in a Row
The Star Spangled Banner
Many Christmas Carols
America (aka, My Country 'Tis of Thee)
Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
Pop Goes the Weasel
The Wedding March (aka Here comes the Bride)
The One Horse Open Sleigh (aka Jingle Bells)
Row, Row, Row Your Boat
Many Church Hymns
Jimmy Crack Corn
What would YOU sing or play?
Where would YOU perform?
The differences in the music from
The 1800’s and now are that back in the 1800’s to now is that in the 1800’s there was just oldies and now there is just a lot of
Different types of music like rock,jazz,and a lot more types of music.
Which is YOUR favorite?
What is YOUR opinion?
What made you think that some bands better or worse than others?
$20.57,that is how much they increased.
KMNS- 620AM, Sports Talk Radio
KSEZ- 97.9FM, Rock music (classic and new rock)
KWSL- 1470AM, Spanish language music, previously sports talk, was also a top 40 station in the 1980’s.
KFMR-1150AM, Morningside College’s Original Radio Station. Was one of the earliest educational radio stations in the country.
KSCJ- 1360AM, Talk Radio, first station in Sioux City
KWIT- 90.3FM, Public radio, from Western Iowa Tech Community College
KMSC- 88.3FM, Morningside College Radio, now called 93FM
K-LOVE- 88.9FM, Contemporary Christian Music, began as KCLB-FM in Santa Rosa, California
KGLI- 95.5FM, Adult Contemporary
KSUX- 105.7FM, Country music (Super Pig)
WNAX- 104.1FM, broadcasts from Yankton, SD, but translator K283AG broadcasts from Sioux City at 104.5FM. Was oldies/classic hits, now top 40.
KSFT- 107.1FM, top 40 station.
KKMA- 99.5FM, Classic hits, formerly adult contemporary- bought by Powell Broadcasting
KKYY- 101.3FM, Country music
KZSR- 102.3FM, “Adult Hits”. Was BOB FM but is now JACK FM
Powell Broadcasting buys KKYY & KZSR
KISS 107.1 went from playing adult contemporary music to top 40’s
KTFC- 103.3FM, Religious radio station (Midwest Bible Radio)
KZSR 102.3 BOB-FM turned into JACK-FM
KFHC-88.1FM, Catholic Radio.Sioux City Radio Station Timeline