Charlie Parker sculpture, “Bird Lives,” by Robert Graham in Kansas City, Mo

Charlie Parker sculpture, “Bird Lives,” by Robert Graham in Kansas City, Mo

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Charlie Parker fest, ‘Lens Darkly,’ Lovelace at Paris Blues

Charlie Parker, the pride of Kansas City, Kan. would have been 94 on his birthday, Aug. 29. The festival named in his honor will celebrate its 22nd year Aug. 22 to Aug. 24.