Friday, May 27, 2016



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  • Arts & Leisure | May 26, 2016

    Memorial Day, farmers market and more

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    The Manhattan Municipal Band, under the direction of Frank Tracz, will begin its 96th season with two Memorial Day concerts. The morning concert will begin at 9:30 a.m. at Sunset Cemetery in conjunction with the American Legion Post 17 Memorial Day program. The evening concert will

  • Arts & Leisure | May 23, 2016

    Under the Streetlamp brings musical sounds to McCain

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    Last week was a wild one for K-State’s McCain Auditorium series. We had three events, beginning on Monday with the rescheduled appearance by The Beach Boys. On Wednesday we were given a touring company production of the musical “Once.” Friday the Under the Streetlamp

  • Arts & Leisure | May 19, 2016

    Beach Boys give McCain crowd an entertaining show

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    Forty-six songs they played, not including the “Happy Birthday” they did to celebrate singer and bassist Randel Kirsch’s 40th. Brian Wilson, the band’s original bassist and chief composer, wasn’t on-stage with the Beach Boys at McCain Auditorium last Monday night. Instead we

  • Arts & Leisure | May 19, 2016

    Nothing Festival, Snyder Highway half marathon and more

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    Summer officially starts in the northern hemisphere on June 20 (at 5:34 a.m. Central to be exact). But Memorial Day usually kicks off the summer with barbecues, lake visits, and a day off. In Manhattan summer officially starts with the annual Nothing Festival. Dubbed a “townie

  • Arts & Leisure | May 14, 2016

    Beach Boys, ‘ONCE the Musical,’ nothing fest and more

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    SUNDAY Riley County Genealogical Society Lecture: “History of Manhattan Newspapers” by Edward Seaton, 2 p.m. Seaton is chairman of Seaton Publishing Company, owner of The Manhattan Mercury, and helps oversee 11 other Seaton-owned daily newspapers and broadcast stations. His is past president of the American Society

  • Arts & Leisure | May 13, 2016

    Chris Botti’s McCain show: That’s Entertainment

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    The finals week, McCain Auditorium performance of trumpeter Chris Botti provided regular concert-goers with an opportunity to consider how rich a dessert should be. We’re nearing the end of the annual performance series. Likable, skilled Botti brought something like a Show to the campus,

  • Arts & Leisure | May 07, 2016

    Mother’s Day, Iris Day, Chris Botti and more

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    SUNDAY Mother’s Day, all day.   Mother’s Day at the Zoo, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. All mothers visit free with a paid child’s admission. Sunset Zoo. Flint Hills Iris Society Iris Day, 1-4 p.m. Weather permitting, visitors may view the colorful

  • Arts & Leisure | May 07, 2016

    Arts in the Park aims for consistency in series

    Consistency is the key word for this summer’s Arts in the Park performances. The 2016 schedule features a performance every Friday night from June 3 to Aug. 5 at the Larry Norvell Band Stage in City Park. The free summer concert series is the product of Manhattan

  • Arts & Leisure | May 05, 2016

    Joe Diffie, Furniture Amnesty Day, plant sale and more

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    Manhattan is going to be a little green this weekend; John Deere Green, that is, as Joe Diffie, country music superstar, comes to The Hat. Between 1990 and 2004, Diffie charted 35 songs on the Billboard Hot Country chart, including five No.-1 singles: “Home,” “If the Devil

  • Arts & Leisure | May 03, 2016

    Tickets on sale for orchestra

    Tickets are on sale for this year’s Orchestra on the Oregon Trail, an outdoor concert featuring the Topeka Symphony Orchestra that will be held at Alcove Spring Historic Park near Marysville and Blue Rapids. The event will be at 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 4. Gates


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