Arts & Leisure

  • When the Doc is in, Vanessa’s with him Vthomas1495 phatch

    When Doc Severinsen and His Big Band take the stage at McCain Auditorium Sunday evening, they will be joined by former K-State student Vanessa (Thompson) Thomas. Thomas graduated from Clay Center Community High School in 1994 and attended K-State the following .

  • MAC production reimagines ‘The Graduate’ in the present day 4

    A new stage production of “The Graduate” has, if you’ll forgive the expression, graduated. Unlike the setting for the legendary film starring Anne Bancroft and Dustin Hoffman in the 1960s, this version, set to open next weekend at Manhattan .

  • Television celebrities to hit Manhattan this weekend

    Television stars are making appearances in Manhattan this weekend. Viktor Luna, a contestant on Lifetime TV’s “Project Runway” season 9, will speak at 7 p.m. Friday before the Union Program Council’s K-State Project Runway featuring seven K-State students competing .

  • Student Showcase filled with strong performances G.w.clift1

    Last cold Sunday night regulars at K-State’s McCain Auditorium saw an interesting show, something that had to send them out of the hall at the end of seventy packed minutes feeling a little better about what’s going on .

  • ‘Madwoman of Chaillott’ engagingly produced at KSU G.w.clift1

    The current K-State Theater production of “The Madwoman of Chaillott” reverses a couple of trends regular visitors to the attractive Nichols Theater will have noticed. Jessica Thomas’s set is intentionally sketchy. It features the suggestion of a canopy, made .

  • K-State library program focuses on Sousa Ben.nyberg

    Friday evening, February 3, six members of the Kansas State University Music faculty, assisted by the KSU Brass Ensemble and a guest graduate student artist, entertained a sold-out audience in the KSU library’s Hemisphere Room with a program titled “The .

  • ‘Rising star’ pianist fascinates McCain listeners Ben.nyberg

    American Pianist Simone Dinnerstein, gorgeously clad in flowing gown with trailing gossamer attachments a la Isadora Duncan, presented a program of works by Chopin, Daniel Felsenfeld, Brahms, Schumann, and J. S. Bach for a scant McCain Auditorium gathering of some 350 .

  • Four groups take the MHS stage for a winner-take-all show Guitar

    Someday, Tuesday’s Battle of the Bands at Manhattan High School might represent the back story to the beginning stages of a popular musician’s career. That’s the hope of many in the four bands, who performed original songs .

  • Comedy, basketball & fairy tales on tap this weekend

    Help cheer on the Wildcats this weekend. First up is the On The Spot Improv Troupe, which is getting ready for the College Improv Tournament in Kansas City on Saturday. They will be offering a free performance tonight at 8 p..

  • ‘Young Frankenstein,’ from the movies, surprisingly successful on stage G.w.clift1

    We’ve had a run of movies made into theater productions. Most of the titles that come immediately to mind — “The Lion King” being first — belong to the category of entertainments made so that blocks of tickets could be purchased .

  • Create a snowman for the Columbian

    Even though we have only had a little snow, don’t miss out on creating a snowman. Put all that extra ribbon and wrapping paper to use by creating a unique snowman for the Columbian Theatre’s Snowman Contest. This .

  • Ring in 2012 in Aggieville at Little Apple ball drop A1.1.2.09.misc

    Ring in the 2012 with the 10,000 of your closest friends for the ninth annual Little Apple New Year’s Eve celebration and ball drop. The party starts at 10 p.m. with DJ Double Threat, followed by the 2010 and 2011 OPUS Band Competition .


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