KANSAS CITY, KANSAS MUSIC LEGEND MARVA WHITNEY PASSES
This Kansas City area music story was lost in the mix of holiday and weather reporting but it's still noteworthy.
A music legend who started and finished in Kansas City, Kansas recently passed away.
New York Times: Marva Whitney, Singer in the James Brown Revue, Dies at 68
LA Times: Marva Whitney, R&B singer with James Brown, dies at 68
ABC News Radio: Ex-James Brown Singer Marva Whitney Dead at 68
TV Guide: Marva Whitney, James Brown Revue Singer, Dies
According to her manager, Marva Whitney died of complications from pneumonia in her Kansas City, Kansas home. Her autobiography, God, the Devil & James Brown: Memoirs of a Funky Diva is set to be published later this year.