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  • A final chance to ‘Wrap Up’ Christmas shopping this weekend

    As you are wrapping up your last minute shopping, don’t forget the annual Wrap It Up sale at the Manhattan Arts Center. Featuring dozens of artists from the Manhattan area, with several others coming from various locations all over .

  • Leahy family show like Christmas at home

    McCain Auditorium series Christmas shows, up on the K-State campus, have for a long time signaled the beginning of the local holiday season. This year the kick-off show was Leahy Family Christmas, a remarkably homey performance by eight adult (and .

  • WinterDance at K-State proves entertaining G.w.clift1

    Sometimes in the past, WinterDance has seemed like the kick-off to the Christmas season. Not so much this year. The 2012 WinterDance acted as a program recital for K-State’s Dance program, now a function of the School of Music, Theater, .

  • Symphony plans holiday concert

    TOPEKA—The Capitol Federal Topeka Symphony Holiday Concert will be presented at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 5, in White Concert Hall on the Washburn University campus.  Guest Conductor Jeremy Starr will be on the podium for a program featuring .

  • Jazz group to hear flutist, pianist

    TOPEKA—Holly Hofmann’s first memories as a musician are some of her fondest.  At age 5 she would spend evenings playing a child’s flutophone, accompanying her father, a jazz guitarist, on standards from the Great American Songbook. Today, .

  • Getting into the holiday spirit with parade, shows Parade2009.phatch

    It’s time to get in the holiday spirit. This weekend provides several opportunities to ward off any bah humbug sensations. Here in Manhattan, kick off the season with the annual Mayor’s Spirit of the Holidays Lighted Parade at 6 .

  • Manhattanite makes Broadway debut in ‘A Christmas Story’ Charissabertelsheadshot.phatch

    Sometimes, a kid from a small city can have her big-city dreams come true. Charissa Bertels, who grew up in Manhattan, is making her Broadway debut as a part of the ensemble in the musical “A Christmas Story,” which opened .

  • Come on, rise up: Springsteen gives a well-timed revival service in KC A1 tannahill.phatch

    Saturday night, Nov. 17, 2012, Kansas City, Mo: My feet are firmly on the concrete floor of the Sprint Center, the gleaming downtown arena. I’m jammed in with thousands, pressed up against a barrier, waiting for the start of a Bruce .

  • Chamber musicians, Tierney Sutton and all that jazz Christopher.conner1

    The night of November 13 at McCain Auditorium the Turtle Island Quartet performed a program titled “Poets and Prayers” with Tierney Sutton. The quartet of chamber musicians is known for pushing the boundaries of classical performance and challenging perceptions of what .

  • If you like art, this is your weekend

    It’s all about art this weekend. Los Angeles-based artist Eames Demetrios will discuss his work at Geographer as Large tonight at 7 p.m. at the Beach Museum of Art. He will also describe his work of recording of the .

  • Headliners set for Country Stampede

    Little Big Town, Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum, and Pistol Annies — which features Miranda Lambert — will headline this year’s Country Stampede. The lineup for the annual country music festival was announced Monday via Twitter. It will take place June 27-30 .

  • K-Staters offer terrific production of ‘Music Man’ G.w.clift1

    K-State’s musicals are always solid productions. The Speech and Music Department units which have recently reformed as the School of Music, Theater and Dance have many talented students, their faculty members are bright and hard-working, and McCain Auditorium has .





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