Saturday, April 30, 2016

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  • Arts & Leisure | April 28, 2016

    McCain audience enjoys two ballets in one show


    It seems as if McCain Auditorium audiences see the Moscow Festival Ballet company every other spring. This year they came to town for a late April, Sunday afternoon performance. A very pleasing performance. The almost 30-year-old outfit gave us two different ballets, each running an

  • Arts & Leisure | April 28, 2016

    Storytellers, Cattywampus, ‘Chicago’ and more

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    Wonder Workshop director Richard Pitts will share stories at the workshop’s second annual Storytelling Festival from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Other storytellers include Funmi Cole, Sarah Edwards and the KSU Playback Theatre. There will be art make-it/take-it stations, science make-it/take-it

  • Arts & Leisure | April 26, 2016

    ‘As You Like It’ given spirited performance at K-State


    Some of us celebrated the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death in Chapman Theater, Nichols Hall, on the campus of Kansas State University. Prof. David Mackay’s version of “As You Like It” was given an invigorated production on the thrust stage, a production

  • Arts & Leisure | April 25, 2016

    Trio successfully closes out K-State library series


    The final concert of the 2015-2016 Kansas State University Library Chamber Music Series this past Friday evening brought to the Hemisphere Room Ascendo 3, a trio of artists—Anna Marie Wytko, saxophone (baritone), Joseph Wytko, saxophone (soprano), and Cameron Hofmann, piano—for a program of works

  • Arts & Leisure | April 24, 2016

    MAC show ‘Chicago’ swings into production


    There’s a fight between two lovers in 1920s Chicago. One ends up dead. The other ends up famous. “Chicago” follows the story of the “merry mistresses of Murderer’s Row,” complete with all the glitz and glamour of the Jazz Age. The production at

  • Arts & Leisure | April 23, 2016

    ‘Chicago,’ Moscow ballet, storytelling and more

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    SUNDAY Read with a Dog, 2 p.m. Manhattan Public Library.   The Historic Columbian Theatre presents the Broadway hit “Oliver,” 2 p.m. Purchase tickets at or call 785-456-2029. Columbian Theatre, Wamego.   The Manhattan Arts Center presents the musical “Chicago,” 2 p.m. Also 7:30 p.

  • Arts & Leisure | April 21, 2016

    ‘Chicago,’ polyester party, ‘Carmen’ and more

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    The Manhattan Arts Center presents the musical Broadway hit “Chicago” featuring Dianne Paukstelis, Heather McCornack, Drew Horton, Tyler Woods, Evan Tuttle, Pete Paukstelis and more. Coinciding with “Chicago,” is a special gallery exhibit, “The Roaring 20s.” There will be a speakeasy happy hour open to

  • Arts & Leisure | April 19, 2016

    Columbian cast offers lively production of ‘Oliver!’


    There is another weekend of “Oliver!” at Wamego’s Columbian Theatre, April 22, 23 and 24. Director Heather Branham Green and her cast and crew have given the 1960 show a quick and lively production. Lorinda Sultzer’s set is easily adjusted to show Fagan’s dormitory for young

  • Arts & Leisure | April 18, 2016

    ‘Ragtime’ has faults, but audience loves it anyway


    K-State’s McCain Auditorium was mostly full downstairs for last Thursday night’s production of “Ragtime: The Musical.” Perhaps the ceiling had to be open so that a central spotlight could be used. The emphasis in the Phoenix International production was on lighting rather than

  • Arts & Leisure | April 14, 2016

    K-State open house, Tulip Festival, ‘Oliver’ and more

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    Rooted in Purple is the theme for this year’s K-State Open House, and there will be plenty of purple from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The Olathe and Polytechnic campuses also will be hosting events that day. Visitors can explore more than 250 majors

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