• MAC explores darkness with ‘Sweeney Todd’ production

    There is darkness in all of us, but that doesn’t mean we can’t choose love. The contrast is a major theme in “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street,” which opens Friday at Manhattan Arts Center. The .

  • Oak Ridge Boys, Pumpkin Patch, Oztoberfest and more

    With one of the most distinctive and recognizable sounds in the music industry, The Oak Ridge Boys have spawned dozens of country hits and a number one pop smash, earned Grammy, Dove, CMA and ACM awards and garnered a host .

  • There isn’t much for viewers to watch in ‘Snowden’

    “Snowden” may be Oliver Stone’s best movie, though that may be damning it with faint praise. The writer and director has cast the film well (Nicholas Cage is terrific here in a minor part) and he does manage somehow .

  • ‘Disappointments Room’ well-designed ghost story movie

    The price of movie admission seems to have gone up again. This may explain the large drop in the stock indices recently. Or it may explain how the producers of “The Disappointments Room” could make a scary movie that is .

  • Strecker-Nelson owners seeking buyer for gallery

    The owners of the Strecker- Nelson Gallery are looking for a buyer to take over the downtown establishment. Barbara and Jay Nelson, who bought the art gallery from Julie Strecker in 2000, plan to retire in June. Jay said it could .

  • ‘When the Bough Breaks’ will amuse some

    Let’s have an early semester test. I’ll describe a movie’s story and you decide what decade the movie appeared. Ready? The issue here is fetal surrogacy. The location is New Orleans. John and Laura are a professional .

  • Couple navigating life, and rivers, together

    A great adventure could be right in your backyard. Frank Bouchard and Kerry Regan spend a lot of their time in the outdoors. Most weekends find them hiking, biking or kayaking. Recently they’ve found ways to share their love .

  • Jazzman Pat Metheny speaks with his guitar

    It may be worth our while to remember the actual title of the recent Pat Metheny concert on the campus of K-State. The show led by the grinning guitarist from Lee’s Summit wasn’t sold as a “Pat Metheny .

  • Airbnb: How to ‘live like a local’ in Flint Hills

    A irbnb is to hotels what Uber is to taxis, and now it has arrived in northeast Kansas. The internet-based hospitality service allows property owners (and in some cases renters) to rent out houses, apartments and rooms on a short-term .

  • Lessons from laid back Hawaii

    As everyone who visits my wife Joyce’s Facebook page knows, she and I returned recently from a two week tour of Hawaii, with a five-day stop in Southern California on our way to the islands. Some impressions from our .

  • Native American life central to Smith’s book

    The historian Page Smith left a manuscript unpublished at the time of his death in 1995. Fortunately, it was published in 2015 by his trust. “TragicEncounters:ThePeople’sHistory of Native Americans” is a companion work to his influential series, “A People’s .

  • Big city intrigue in small-town France

    On the Vezere River, which flows for about 150 miles before entering the Dordogne River in southwestern France, is St. Denis. It’s a charming town of not quite 3,000 people that exists in the imagination of Martin Walker, a wonderful storyteller. .


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