Charlie Parker en Haddix On Charlie Parker <p>The sweet saxophone of Charlie Parker became legendary in jazz music, but the Kansas City hometown talent had a rocky life, with musical highlights and the lows of heroin addiction.</p><p></p><p>In the first part of Thursday&#39;s <a href=""><em>Up to Date</em></a>, we talk with KCUR&rsquo;s Chuck Haddix about <em>Bird: The Life and Music of Charlie Parker,&nbsp;</em>the new biography he&rsquo;s written on Parker. We&rsquo;ll examine the stories it brings to light about the troubled but talented musician, his meteoric rise and his steep fall.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 21:00:00 +0000 Steve Kraske & Beth Lipoff 44196 at Haddix On Charlie Parker Charlie Parker Cutting Contest Results Are In <p>Charlie Parker’s birthday is coming up on August 29, and Kansas City has been known to show its locally grown sax legend many forms of tributes over the years.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 20 Aug 2012 13:22:20 +0000 Suzanne Hogan 23088 at Charlie Parker Cutting Contest Results Are In