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11.22.07Shanice & Maurice Hayes Christmas CD Now Available

Our 2007 Christmas CD, (Visions Of Christmas) is now complete. CD can be ordered by leaving a email message with address where the Christmas CD should be mailed. Invoice of $10.00 will be sent with CD. We thank you in advance for your support.

10.14.06The Pitch Magazine - Best Plaza Personalities - Maurice & Shanice Hayes

The singing duo of Maurice Hayes and his 12-year-old daughter, Shanice , have become a popular attraction at the County Club Plaza since setting up on the sidewalk outside McCormick & Schmick's last Thanksgiving. Using background tracks, they perform two sets on Friday and Saturday nights when the weather and their schedules allow.

09.14.06The Entertainment Guy Remix

Kansas City Call, Highlights Maurice & Shanice Hayes as a must see Friday and Saturday nights in front of McCormick and Schmick's on the Kansas City Country Club Plaza.

05.19.06KPRS Gets Serious

Maurice Hayes has a talented family. And he doesn't mind sharing the considerable talents of family members with the people of Kansas City. On some Friday and Saturday nights, Hayes, 55, and his 12 year-old daughter, Shanice, can be found on the Country Club Plaza performing. I recently caught their act there, and they're quite a tandem.

The duo had drawn a large crowd around them. Shanice, who is in the sixth grade, has been singing for three years. The duo also performs at weddings and festivals.

'The music that we do out there is anywhere from Broadway to country and western,' Hayes said. 'We try to cover a full spectrum of music. We'll do everything from Kenny Rogers to B.B. King.'

Sometimes the group becomes a trio. Hayes' son, Shaheed, 18, joins them on the flute and saxophone.

Hayes gained his musical experience years ago when he lived in Omaha, Neb., and played with the Heart of America band.

'We really draw some big crowds out there on the Plaza,' Hayes said. 'The people out there really enjoy what we do.'