Category: Entertainment

Fickle fortune felled his chance at fame

September 30, 2021 | By Ted Blankenship

I don’t know who said it first, but the painter Andy Warhol usually gets credit for the phrase “15 minutes of fame.” I remember thinking mine had arrived in 1945 (long before Warhol became famous, incidentally). I was a senior at Eureka High School and a trumpet player in the marching band and orchestra. I […]

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October Theatre

| By Tammara Fogle

Crown Uptown Theatre, 3702 E. Douglas Ave. Next to Normal. Winner of the 2010 Pulitzer Prize in Drama and 3 Tony Awards, this contemporary and defiant pop/rock musical follows the story of a housewife with bipolar disorder. 8 pm Fri-Sat, 2 pm Sun, now-Oct 3. Tickets $20-30; seniors $18-28; students $10. 316-612-7696 The Rocky Horror […]

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October quiz: Signature sign offs

| By Nancy Wheeler

Many broadcasters and celebrities develop catchphrases to conclude their programs. See if you can match the phrase to the person who closed with it. The answers appear below. “And so it goes.” “And that’s the way it is.” “Courage.” “Go home.” “Good night, and good luck.” “Good night, and may God bless.” “Good night, Mrs. […]

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Wichita’s own Field of Dreams

August 31, 2021 | By Bob Rives

By Bob Rives When Major League Baseball staged a game in the Iowa cornfield where “Field of Dreams” was filmed, it became one of the most-talked-about regular season contests in decades. Something similar plays out in Wichita when the city’s two vintage baseball teams square off at Old Cowtown Museum. Baseball is now rivaled in […]

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Take grandkids to Cosmosphere, Eisenhower Museum and more for free this summer

July 14, 2021 | By The Active Age

Kansans can take their grandchildren to many attractions for free this summer thanks to a program called Sunflower Summer. Participating attractions include the Cosmosphere, Botanica, Exploration Place, Eisenhower Presidential Museum, Boot Hill Museum and dozens of other museums, state parks, historical sites, theaters and more. The program, sponsored by the Kansas Department of Education, provides […]

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Glickman, Friesen pen new books — and you can win one!

July 1, 2021 | By Joe Stumpe

“Laughing at Myself: My Education in Congress, on the Farm, and at the Movies” by Dan Glickman (University of Kansas Press, $34.95) Dan Glickman believes the lack of humor in the current political environment is no laughing matter.       “I do think there’s a toxic partisanship — an excessively partisan atmosphere in politics […]

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Research on Kansas spelling doesn’t quite add up

| By Joe Stumpe

Here’s a two-pronged headscratcher: Why do Kansans have a hard time spelling “multiplication,” and why are we trying to in the first place? Researchers affiliated with AT&T looked into what words residents across the United States have been asking Google for help spelling. (No, they’re not spying on your laptop or phone. A website called […]

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July Quiz: Where in Kansas are you?

| By Nancy Wheeler

Imagine you are plopped down in an unfamiliar Kansas town and shown only one or two of its features. Can you identify it? Use the clues below to identify 13 different towns across the state. The answers appear on page 17. 1. You pass the Holly Frontier Oil Refinery on your way to the Coutts […]

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Recipe for You or Two: Tuna-Corn Chip Bake

| By The Active Age

Kathy Kramer is the winner of a $25 gift certificate donated by The Spice Merchant for this month’s winning Recipe for You or Two, a variation of the tuna casserole we all grew up with. Kramer said she and her husband like just about any recipe with tuna in it. This one goes well with […]

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July Theatre

| By Diana Morton

Forum Theatre at the Wilke Center, 1st United Methodist Church, 330 N. Broadway. Sh-Boom! Life Could be a Dream. A doo wop trip down memory lane, written and created by Roger Bean. At Springfield High, the Crooning Crabcakes prepare to enter the Big Whopper Radio contest. Trouble comes in the form of Lois who arrives […]

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