Arts & Leisure

  • Ensemble offers entertaining program at McCain

    Those who regularly see events in the McCain Auditorium series may have the idea that Canadian musicians are bent on performing re-arrangements of well-known music. Over the last few seasons, we’ve heard East Village Opera Company and Brooklyn Rundfunk .

  • SPOOKED: Junction City haunted house returns to frighten the masses

    It’s that spooky time of year again. Zombie Toxin Haunted House, 417 N. Franklin St. in Junction City, is ready to scare the neighborhood once again as part of the Halloween tradition of haunted houses. The local haunt is based .

  • K-State homecoming events, Straight No Chaser and more

    K-State’s homecoming week continues Thursday with the Union Program Council Children’s Carnival: Growing Up Purple with Willie Wonka from 6 to 8 p.m. at the K-State Student Union. The event features activities, games and prizes from UPC, as well .

  • ‘Accountant’ well-formed action/suspense movie

    “The Accountant,” a new film starring Ben Affleck and Anna Kendrick, is a wellformed action and suspense movie about a series of mysteries. As is almost always the case these days, we get the set-up information in flashbacks that interrupt .

  • McCain musicians were talented, that’s for sure

    This past Sunday afternoon some 500 attendees gathered for a McCain Auditorium Performance Series presentation entitled simply “Julie Fowlis: Music of the Scottish Isles.” Fans of hers and/or her recordings (of whom many must have been present) were surely far .

  • Aggiefest offers some good sounds

    A friend and I spent the length of a haircut, last week, talking about Bob Dylan’s Nobel Literature Prize. Awards don’t usually matter much, but this one gave us, thankfully, a chance to talk about something other than .

  • Aggiefest returns to ‘Ville after 3-year hiatus

    As the Rob Wade Band played Saturday at Triangle Park, one of the younger Aggiefest attendees started feeling the music. With his hands on his hips, Rocc Waltman, 4, started nodding his head and rocking to the beat. The boy in .

  • K-State homecoming, Landon Lecture and more

    SUNDAY K-State Homecoming 5K Run/Walk, 10 a.m. For information and a schedule of the week’s events, visit K-State Alumni Center. Junction City Little Theater presents Shakespeare’s “Much Ado about Nothing,” 2 p.m. Tickets: $10 adults, $5 for .

  • ‘Sleepy Hollow,’ ‘Much Ado About Nothing,’ Aggiefest and more

    In the ghostly and unsettling depths of a little Dutch settlement, residents share ominous legends about witches, haunted powwows and the most infamous tale of all, the Headless Horseman. The tale comes to life this weekend as Wamego’s Columbian .

  • Peterson brothers till new ground in original song

    The Peterson Farm Bros — three brothers who garnered national attention with their parody songs about farming — are back at it, this time with an original number. They announced the dropping of their new single, “Farming and Football,” on Tuesday. The .

  • Capitol Steps troupe amuses McCain audience

    One wonders if the odd nature of this year’s presidential election has made things easier or more difficult for the comedians of the Capitol Steps troop, which performed last Friday in K-State’s McCain Auditorium. One party is running .

  • The lighter side of political rhetoric

    The Capitol Steps are in a tough spot. As Americans, they want strong, effective political leadership; as comedians, they want their country’s politicians to act silly — the sillier the better. During a show Friday night in K-State’s McCain .


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