Scott Joplin (c. 1867-1917) was an African-American composer and pianist of ragtime and classical music. He is profiled at AfriClassical.com
Posted: Monday, June 3, 2013 9:59 pm
The Sedalia summer tourist season is almost upon us, and you know what that means.
The Scott Joplin International Ragtime Festival begins on Thursday — and the tourists are expecting less of a city and more of a theme park dedicated to ragtime. Per the Sedalia Residents Guidebook that we were all issued upon birth, we are all required to be able to play at least one ragtime song on some sort of pocket-sized instrument, just in case some ragtripper would dare to question our ragitude.