Author and historian Phil Dixon’s goal in life is to preserve the records and documents of Black baseball players from the early 20th century and recount their life experiences.
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Abilene’s Great Plains Theater is about 45 minutes from Aggieville. The company, which uses some professional actors, is now in its 27th season. We drove out to see the first night of the second show of the year, a production of “Grease.”
“In the Heights” has a script by Quiara Hudes and songs, many of them featuring rapped lyrics, by Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator of “Hamilton.” The film adaptation of the earlier show, directed by Jon Chu, is now showing in the local multiplex. Most musical fans will enjoy seeing it.
Exhaust notes and musical notes were the soundtrack to the inaugural Manhattan High School Alumni All-Class Reunion in Aggieville on Saturday.
This important book, “Jesus and John Wayne,” addresses the often-asked question of how a man whose life is wildly inconsistent with the teachings of evangelical Christianity could so capture the support, even adoration, of so much of the evangelical community in the last two Presidential ele…
Beginning in 1902, Beatrice Potter, an Englishwoman, wrote books about characters associated with and including Peter Rabbit. She also illustrated the books, which have become childhood classics.
The movies are back to normal, and the proof is in the size of crowds attracted to new releases. “A Quiet Place” was selling out or nearly selling out local auditoriums, despite multiple showings. And “Cruella” also attracted large crowds recently.
As the sun set and warm summer air enveloped the crowd, people danced and let loose at the first concert of Arts in the Park on Friday.
June 4th’s Arts in the Park performance was interesting for all sorts of reasons. For a fair-sized portion of the crowd of hundreds, this was the first live music performance they had attended in 15 months or more.
“Dream Horse” is a new British movie with Aussie Toni Collette in the lead role. But one of the surprises here is that this “based on a true story” film had a Welsh director (Euros Lyn) and mostly Welsh actors. No wonder group singing features.
The children’s room of the library has been busy this week! Everyone is stocking up on reading material and signing up for the annual summer reading program. Kids, teens and adults can all join summer reading and get prizes and free books. These are just a few of the great prize books availa…
When you hear the word “cheese,” what sort of images go through your mind? Cheeseburgers? Blocks of cheddar? Grated bags of mozzarella? Perhaps some Pepperjack, should you be the adventurous type? Maybe even, God help you, Velveeta? (I don’t care what my wife says, it’s not cheese.) These ar…
“A Quiet Place Part II,” the sequel to John Krasinski’s 2018 horror film “A Quiet Place,” finally hit local screens and attracted large audiences. This was a little surprising, in part because Paramount had changed the film’s release date several times.
Anyone who grew up in the mid-20th century might share with John Frederick a love of films. He tells his readers he was “movie struck about the time (he) learned to walk” (page 1).
George Giles got a taste of major-league hospitality just once, decades after his baseball career had ended.
No matter what they tell you, “Separation” is no horror film. It is a ghost story, something considerably more literary and less convention-bound. And it is a pretty good movie.
“Those Who Wish Me Dead” is the second action picture we’ve seen in two weeks that looks as if it could have been made before the virus scare. “Wrath of Man” with Jason Statham was perhaps more conventional. But “Those Who Wish Me Dead” is certainly in the action picture mode.
Julius Mercer said the timing of his book signing in Manhattan on the same weekend as the Big 12 Track and Field Championships at K-State was no accident.
If you, the reader of this venerable paper, pay any attention at all the the book reviews and who writes them (and I don’t blame you if you don’t), then you may have come to realize that I write a lot more reviews about nonfiction than fiction.
Alan Boyer said when he was thinking of how to honor his father’s legacy, he didn’t want a simple monument or a name plaque with no story attached.
The religious miracle of Fatima, Portugal, may be the most famous instance of a religious vision since the 1858 experience of Bernadette in Lourdes, France. And the Fatima story is additionally interesting because of its connections with World War I and the the coloring it takes on from the …
The ninth and latest movie in the “Jigsaw” family of horror shows is “Spiral,” named after the set’s logo. This film may well be what movie mavens call a “series re-boot.”
While growing up in Miami, Angel González said he hated gardening. His father would wake him and his brothers early on weekend mornings to help tend to their yard, mow the lawn, trim foliage and pick produce.
Marion Visser will celebrate her 90th Birthday on May 19. Marion was born in Manhattan to Samuel and Una (Stadel) Sidebotham and was married to Virgil Visser in 1953. She is the mother of five children: Karen (Steve) Rundquist, Chris (Vicki) Visser, the late Mark Visser, Gwen (Gregg) Eyeston…
Over the past few months, my interests have been all over the place. I haven’t made it a week without falling down a rabbit hole. Most of the fun comes from the free fall and getting lost in something new, but it’s also fascinating trying to figure out what led me to the fall, whether it’s a…
Can we ever really escape the past? That’s one of the main questions at the heart of “Pickard County Atlas,” a haunting fictional debut by Chris Harding Thornton, a 7th-generation Nebraskan, whose four main characters are all trying to carve out a life in the present despite the powerful pul…
High school seniors from Manhattan and the surrounding area are celebrating graduation after an unorthodox year of learning, while parents and families are celebrating a new chapter in their students’ lives.