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  • New film ‘XXX’ has plenty of action

    In one of the few pauses from action in the new film “XXX: Return of Xander Cage,” rap star and movie mogul Ice T is shown alongside a classic GTO muscle car. The car is not so much shown as .

  • Odd Squad Live, K-State drag show and more

    SUNDAY Kansas Day at the Flint Hills Discovery Center, noon-5 p.m. Celebrate Kansas’ statehood and explore the state symbols in four interactive booths. Flint Hills Discovery Center. Rep. Sydney Carlin’s Kansas Day Celebration, 4 p.m. Social time and .

  • Kansas Day events, Russian ballet and more

    The Hale Concert Series presents the music of Amy Cheney Beach, America’s first great female composer, this weekend in honor of the 150th anniversary of her birth. Featuring Amanda Arrington, piano; David Littrell, cello; Karen Large, flute; and Amy .

  • Movie ‘Monster Trucks’ is a superior action comedy

    The newish movie “Monster Trucks” is a superior action comedy, something parents and kids can enjoy together. Not that it doesn’t have faults. The story is essentially the same one as for “Pete’s Dragon.” Luckily for “Monster Trucks,” .

  • Topeka Symphony members perform in Junction City

    This past Sunday afternoon, 31 members of the Topeka Symphony, under the baton of their music director and conductor Kyle Wiley Pickett, presented a concert titled “Baroque and Classical Treasures” to a small audience in Junction City’s C. L. Hoover .

  • Air Supply brings its power ballads to McCain

    Two fellows make up the Aussie power-ballad company called Air Supply. And from the beginning of the act’s 90-minute set in McCain Auditorium last Thursday night, it was obvious that Graham Russell and Russell Hitchcock are old pros who .

  • Westmoreland woman’s Kansas art on display

    The K-State Student Union’s Kemper Art Gallery opened again this month with the Kansas- inspired work of a local artist. The gallery features the work of Linda Asbury, from Westmoreland, who uses acrylic and oil painting to highlight the .

  • MLK Day events, Russian National Ballet and more

    SUNDAY Martin Luther King Jr. Community Celebration, 2-4 p.m. Rescheduled from Jan. 14. Share in the words and music of the Civil Rights Movement and celebrate the life and impact of Martin Luther King Jr. Hear and see the creative .

  • MHS talent show offers variety for audience Mhstalent1

    The special talents of some Manhattan residents were on display at Manhattan High School Thursday evening. Rezac Auditorium was filled to the brim with people and cheering during the school’s ninth annual America’s Got Special Talent Show. The .

  • Air Supply, ‘Space Jam,’ basketball and more

    Get lost in love Thursday as the 80s rock sensation Air Supply takes the McCain Auditorium stage. With the trademark sound of Russell Hitchcock’s soaring tenor voice and Graham Russell’s simple yet majestic songs, Air Supply has entertained .

  • Early work demonstrates artist John Steuart Curry’s growth

    To understand the artwork of John Steuart Curry, viewers need to see his early work before he left his home state, said Elizabeth Seaton, curator for K-State’s Beach Museum of Art. Early illustrations and other works of Curry, who .

  • Animals impact history beside famous owners Obamapets

    When he takes the presidential Oath of Office on Friday, Donald Trump will be a rarity in that he will not bring a pet to the White House. It might have been as long as 150 years since the last time .


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