Monday, April 27, 2015

Lifestyle - Arts, Leisure

  • Arts, Leisure | April 26, 2015

    Flint Hills Fest, ‘Mikado,’ Chaucer celebration


    SUNDAY Delta Sig Dogs, noon-4 p.m. Delta Sigma Phi and Gamma Phi Beta feature puppies and a hot dog buffet. Cost: $5. Proceeds benefit Four Paws. Delta Sigma Phi, 1100 Fremont.   Flint Hills Festival, noon-6 p.m. Celebrate the Flint Hills with an array of food,

  • Arts, Leisure | April 26, 2015

    Granger Smith brings country to Wareham

    Some call him Granger. Some call him Earl. But if he continues the upward climb, perhaps “country music superstar” would be more appropriate someday for this country boy from Texas. No matter what, Granger Smith is busy paving his way down his own back road

  • Arts, Leisure | April 24, 2015

    KSU Orchestra concert highlights student achievements

    The KSU Orchestra presented its last concert of the season Tuesday evening to a capacity audience at McCain Auditorium by featuring great student achievements in the first half. The concert opened with graduate student conductor Travis Hale leading the orchestra in Manhattan resident Beniah Wilson’

  • Arts, Leisure | April 23, 2015

    2 days of improv, ‘Footloose’ Dustin Lynch and more


    To honor the man known as the “Father of Modern Day Improv,” K-State’s On the Spot Improv troupe created “DelFestopia” to celebrate Del Close, a Manhattan native. On the Spot will be hosting a two-day improv festival, featuring The Reckoning, this weekend. K-State’s

  • Arts, Leisure | April 22, 2015

    Auditions planned for youth ensembles

    TOPEKA —Auditions for the 2015-2016 Topeka Symphony Youth Ensembles will be Saturday, May 9, at Washburn University. The three youth ensembles are Debut Orchestra, Youth Philharmonic, and Youth Orchestra. Rehearsals begin Sept. 8. All rehearsals are on Tuesdays with concerts on Nov. 15, 2015, and March 6, 2016. Any musician 21and

  • Arts, Leisure | April 21, 2015

    Ballet set at McCain

    The Russian National Ballet Theatre will perform “Don Quixote,” the ballet based on Miguel de Cervantes’ epic tale of romance and chivalry at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 26, in Kansas State University’s McCain Auditorium. The full-length ballet, set in imperial Spain, is packed with stories

  • Arts, Leisure | April 21, 2015

    ‘No Exit’ performed at K-State’s new Purple Masque


    K-State’s still new-ish School of Music, Theater, and Dance recently got a major facility up-grade. While a lot of area play-goers have warm feelings about the frequently over-heated old Purple Masque Theater, it had been a cheap retro-fit stuck under the north end of

  • Arts, Leisure | April 20, 2015

    MHS stages its very own ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’


    Theatrical occasions lie thick on the ground. K-State’s attractive new Purple Masque hosted its inaugural production this last weekend. As it happened, that was a new translation of Jean-Paul 70-year-old “No Exit,” a sort of theatrical entrance point for Baby Boom-aged theater enthusiasts. There’

  • Arts, Leisure | April 19, 2015

    ‘Eccentric Visions,’ ‘Quilters,’ ‘Footloose’ and more


    SUNDAY Developing Scholars Program Symposium, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Remarks at 2 p.m. K-State Student Union Ballroom. Riley County Genealogical Society Lecture: “The Orphan Train Movement 1854-1929” by Shaley George, curator of the National Orphan Train Complex and Depot in Concordia, 2 p.m. The presentation will

  • Arts, Leisure | April 19, 2015

    Arts in the Park to include 4th of July, fall events

    Manhattan’s annual summer concert series won’t be confined by the season this year. Arts in the Park starts May 9 and won’t end until Oct. 4, a departure from the normal ending in August. The events all take place in City Park with musical

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