Arts & Leisure

  • 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 .

  • McCain Series opens in an odd sort of way

    McCain Auditorium is the comfortable and good-sounding home of K-State’s annual series of concerts and entertainments. The new year’s series began last Tuesday night, and in an odd sort of way. The large crowd, which included more than .

  • How about a competency test for classical music performances?

    Attending musical events during my recent visit to Santa Fe reminded me of a Mercury column of mine from decades ago called “Wigmore Manners,” in which I summed up ideal audience behavior in a single imperative: “Sit still and pay .

  • Discovery Center exhibit examines 7 towns no longer in the Flint Hills

    The importance of a town’s history and identity will be on full display at the Flint Hills Discovery Center. “Going Home: Hidden Histories of the Flint Hills” will open to the public Saturday and remain through Jan. 8. The exhibit .

  • Pat Metheny, K-State Family Day, Keats festival and more

    The McCain Performance Series kicked off a performance from The Piano Guys this week and continues Friday with An Evening with Pat Metheny. He has won 20 Grammy Awards spread out over a variety of different categories including Best Rock Instrumental, .

  • MAC exhibit explores healing qualities of art

    Sometimes a picture really is worth a thousand words. The current exhibit at the Manhattan ArtsCenter, “The Art of Healing,” explores the therapeutic powers of art. The display, a partnership between the MAC and Pawnee Mental Health Services, tries to .

  • The fruits of a tiring Labor Day

    I just recently completed my last home improvement project of the summer on Labor Day, naturally. The project — reseeding the front lawn - was originally scheduled to be finished a couple weeks earlier just afterl finished remodeling a bathroom. However, .

  • Three easy daytrips from Manhattan

    Go west and explore the cultural treasures of Abilene and Salina on I-70 1. If you like Ike, visit the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum in his hometown of Abilene. With more than 25,000 square feet of exhibit space and five major .

  • Beach Museum exhibit features printmaker, professor Scuilla

    The Beach Museum will feature an artist with a K-State connection to celebrate its 20th anniversary. Jason Scuilla, associate professor of art, is this year’s gift print artist for the museum. His exhibition, “Porta Magica,” will be featured at .

  • Stampede headliners include Stapleton, Jackson, Rhett

    Chris Stapleton, Alan Jackson and Thomas Rhett will headline the 2017 Country Stampede music festival, organizers announced Thursday. Stapleton, who shot to fame in 2015 with the release of his debut album, Traveller, will be making his first appearance at Stampede. Stapleton .

  • Volunteers to stage biennial Kaw story

    A representation of the Kaw Indians in the Neosho River Valley will come to life this weekend. “Voices of the Wind People,” an outdoor drama, will take the stage at the Old Riverbed Amphitheater in Council Grove Friday and Saturday .


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