Arts & Leisure

  • There are DVDs for (nearly) everyone on your list

    Imagine you are looking for Christmas presents, mostly for people who live far away. Your sister has married a man in St. Louis who already had a sevenyear- old girl and a teenaged boy, and you want to get them .

  • The Ten Tenors offer Christmas music and more

    The Australian vocal group The Ten Tenors presented their “Home for the Holidays” show in K-State’s McCain Auditorium last Friday. The singers appeared with an onstage keyboard player, a guitarist, and a glassbaffle surrounded kit drummer. They gave us .

  • K-State’s WinterDance intelligent, amusing, alive

    For a long time WinterDance, the fall recital of K-State’s 40 year-old Dance program, was the kick-off to my family’s Christmas season. But, then, I used to do all my Christmas shopping in Aggieville on the day after Thanksgiving, .

  • 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 .


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