Awards were given in four categories. Haddix won in the foundation’s Excellence in the Arts category.
Haddix received the award for a combination of his professional work and his contribution to an array of arts projects. He is the director of the Marr Sound Archives, which has a collection of more than 300,000 historic sound recordings housed in the UMKC Miller Nichols Library. Haddix also hosts “Fish Fry” a popular radio program featuring the blues, soul, rhythm and blues, jumpin’ jive and zydeco. The program is broadcast from 8 p.m. to midnight Fridays and Saturdays on KCUR-FM 89.3.
Over the years, Haddix has contributed to a wide variety of theatrical, recording, video and film projects including “Cronkite Remembers,” a biography of Walter Cronkite; Robert Altman’s “Kansas City” and Merchant-Ivory’s “Mr. and Mrs. Bridge.” His articles have appeared in DownBeat and Living Blues Magazine. In 2005, he co-authored “Kansas City Jazz: From Ragtime to Bebop – A History.”
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