Kansas Celebrity Hall of Fame to Host Halsey Book Signing

For more information call Mike Flood at 620-330-0675
Kansas Celebrity Hall of Fame to Host Halsey Book Signing
Independence native son and world renowned impresario Jim Halsey will be the guest of honor for a book-signing event at the Kansas Celebrity Hall of Fame (KCHOF) this Saturday in downtown Independence.
Halsey will be available at the KCHOF, 220 N Penn, from 2:00 to 4:00pm to greet guests and autograph copies of his memoir/how-to book "Starmaker - How to Make it in the Music Business". The event is coordinated to follow the Grand Parade of Neewollah; Kansas' largest celebration.
"Mr. Halsey played a key role in re-inventing Neewollah in the late 1950's so it's fitting that we host his book-signing event after the Grand Parade," said Mike Flood, KCHOF board chair and acting curator.
The featured exhibit during the month of October and during Neewollah includes "The Jim Halsey Company Archives”. Artifacts and memorabilia of several other well-known Kansas celebrities are on display as well.
Jim Halsey has been in the music business for over 60 years and represented such major artists, as Roy Clark, Reba McEntire, Glen Campbell, Merle Haggard, James Brown, Roy Orbison, Clint Black and many others. Today, he continues is 36 year management career of the legendary Oak Ridge Boys. The exhibit features artifacts from his career. Jim was born in Independence Kansas into one of Independence's oldest families. He was one of the four men who restarted Neewollah, Kansas Largest Annual Celebration in 1958. Jim promoted his first act at Independence Memorial Hall in 1949. In 2013 KCHOF will feature the Jim Halsey "Starmaker" exhibit and later the "Hee Haw" Exhibit. "Hee Haw”, starring many of Jim Halsey's performers was and is one of the most watched shows in TV history.
The Kansas Celebrity Hall of Fame is a pending 501(c)3 corporation, organized under the umbrella of the Independence Historical Museum and Art Center museum system. Current tax deductible donations are made to the Independence Historical Museum and Art Center, earmarked for the Kansas Celebrity Hall of Fame. Other museums in the system are The Landon House, The History Center and the Independence Historical Museum.

For more information contact Mike Flood at 620-330-0675.

Independence, Kansas