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Arts & Leisure

  • Manhattan Day, Gardens gala set for weekend

    Observe Manhattan Day this Saturday with your neighbors. Celebrate your neighborhood and host a block party, enjoy a pot luck barbecue, or have an ice cream social with the people next door. For a list of gatherings, see Friday’s .

  • Renowned pianist to play in Topeka

    TOPEKA—Topeka Jazz Workshop, Inc.’s 43rd concert season will end Sunday with a blast with a performance by the Kenny Barron Trio.  Pianist Barron is the recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts’ Jazz Masters Award in 2010.&.

  • Married couple brings comedy act to the Little Apple

    Leslie and Jay Cady have been juggling for more than three decades. They not only juggle bowling pins, balls, and hats, but they juggle a marriage and two children. Jay and Leslie will be in Manhattan at the Manhattan Arts .

  • Fourth annual Get Around 2 It event tonight

    If you’re looking for something to do then here is a chance for you to learn about the events and programs that your community has to offer. More than 40 area attractions, business and organizations will be a part of .

  • ‘Funny Girl’ well presented by local troupe Ben.nyberg

    MAC Theatre’s 2011-2012 season ender, the 1964 musical Funny Girl, based loosely on the life and career of entertainer Fanny Brice, opened a two-week run in the Arts Center’s Grosh Performance Hall this past Friday. Final shows: May 3-5 (.

  • White Ghost Shivers to start a strong Arts in the Park season

    Two big acts will bookend this summer’s Arts in the Park at Larry Norvell Band Shell. The 2012 concert season opens June 1 with White Ghost Shivers out of Austin, Texas, a fun and theatrical group known for its combination of .

  • Pilobolus puts on an attractive Modern Dance show G.w.clift1

    Can Pilobolus be forty years old? Those of us who have enjoyed the McCain series for a while have seen the Connecticut modern dance company three times now, if memory serves, once back when dance was last big, once fairly .

  • Tickle your funny bone this weekend

    The Manhattan Arts Center’s production of “Funny Girl,” begins at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Directed by Fred Burrack, “Funny Girl” is the musical based on the life of comedienne and Broadway star Fanny Brice and her stormy relationship with entrepreneur .

  • K-State Theater offers audience a good, big ‘Hamlet’ G.w.clift1

    It is surprising how much the energy of a theatrical production influences the experience the audience has. In the new K-State Theater “Hamlet,” Kyle Meyers is unflagging in the title role and Charlotte MacFarland’s direction drives even nameless characters .

  • K-State production of ‘A Nervous Smile’ dramatic, arresting G.w.clift1

    In K-State’s haunted Purple Masque Theater last week, the interested saw a talented and well-rehearsed cast of students perform the late John Belluso’s “A Nervous Smile” The action was dramatic, the characters original, the lighting evocative, and the .

  • Final cultural events of K-State spring semester coming in May

    Cultural events are in bloom during May at Kansas State University. The month’s various performances wrap up the 2012 spring semester. The following events, all free unless otherwise indicated, are sponsored by the department of music, dance program, department of .

  • K-State theater presents Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’

    For their final production of the semester, Kansas State University theater students will perform a tale of greed, revenge, insanity, self-reflection and rage. One of William Shakespeare’s most popular and oft quoted plays, “Hamlet” will be performed at 7:30 p..


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