Arts & Leisure

  • Mayor’s parade lights up Manhattan in ‘magical’ fashion

    The streets of Manhattan lit up Friday evening as bicycles, fire trucks, bands and trains paraded through town. The 15th annual Mayor’s Spirit of the Holidays Lighted Parade made its way from the Manhattan Town Center to Triangle Park .

  • Club news

    Ashland Boosters 4-H Club To start off the November meeting, Claire Larkins called the meeting to order. Carmen Mallon led the 4-H pledge and flag salute. Kylie Classen led the Ashland Boosters in the song ‘Happy Birthday’ for Mathew Kelly’.

  • Christmas carnival, Pearl Harbor concert and more

    SUNDAY Holiday Workshop for All Ages, 1:30-3 p.m. An extravaganza of winter-themed art activities will be offered to celebrate the season. The cost is $5 per person; children must be accompanied by an adult. Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art. .

  • Local kids get a lesson in theater at ‘Annie’

    There were many children under 12 years of age at the recent KState McCain Series performance of the stage musical “Annie.” More children than one expects at McCain events. Has this musical, I wondered, gotten a reputation as a kid’s .

  • Performers use authentic sound to represent home

    Illesheim, Germany. This audience is excited because authentic cowboys from Kansas are performing cowboy music. One of them is even the official marshal of Dodge City. He’s a man of many talents who comes from rural Kansas. Allen Bailey .

  • MHS grad claims Miss Kansas title at pageant

    A Manhattan High School graduate now represents the entire state. Catherine Carmichael, a 2009 grad, was named the winner of the Miss Kansas USA pageant on Sunday in Mulvane. She will represent Kansas in the Miss USA pageant in the summer, .

  • Beatty plays Howard Hughes in ‘Rules Don’t Apply’

    “Rules Don’t Apply” is a new film co-written by, directed by, and starring Warren Beatty. Beatty plays Howard Hughes. Many young movie-goers are going to need some background before they go to see this film. But the story won’.

  • Mayor’s lighted parade, ice sculpting and more

    Manhattan Mayor Usha Reddi and the Flint Hills Breadbasket will host the Mayor’s Christmas Spirit of the Holidays Lighted Parade Friday. Donations for breadbasket — both non-perishable food and tax-deductible monetary — will be accepted during the parade, which begins 5:30 p..

  • ‘Moana’ latest in long line of Disney ‘princess movies’

    Surely almost everything that can be said about Disney’s “princess movie” formula has already been said. Perhaps because of my gender, I can’t remember the difference between “Mulan” and “Frozen,” but the animated, musical feature films with girls .

  • Aussie group brings 10 big voices to McCain stage

    Manhattan will welcome some holiday harmonies from down under at a performance Friday. The Australian choral ensemble The TEN Tenors will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday at McCain Auditorium. The group has performed with such artists as Andrea Bocelli, Keith .

  • Poinsettia sale, ice sculpting, ‘Annie’ and more

    MONDAY CanTEEN, 4 p.m. Featuring video games, crafts and snacks. Manhattan Public Library. TUESDAY Chess Club, 5:30 p.m. Manhattan Public Library. WEDNESDAY S.A.G.E. Graduate Student Colloquium, 3:30-4:30pm Hear three of our English master’s students present .

  • Shopping, Santa and more

    You may be on your second helping or heating up leftovers, getting ready to lay out a plan of attack for Black Friday shopping. But now that the family and food are gone, it’s time to officially start the .


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