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WSU revives ‘Anything Goes’ 

WSU revives ‘Anything Goes’ 

Reid Kurkerewicz, Reporter

November 2, 2019

The School of Performing Art's fall musical "Anything Goes," playing at the Wilner Auditorium this weekend, is an impressive showcase of campus talent. It's also a classic musical, stuffed with switched identities, failed pranks, fantastic love and questionable ethnic humor.  The New York based ...

WSU student spends Halloween season on the other side of a haunted classic

WSU student spends Halloween season on the other side of a haunted classic

Karen Galindo, Reporter

November 2, 2019

Many people visit the corn fields of Prairie Pines in the dark nights of October, hoping to get their adrenaline pumping and heart pounding. They volunteer to be chased by masked men with chainsaws, bloodied zombies and creepy clowns, all while having to conquer strobe lights and being betrayed by th...

‘We’re human too’: HalloQueen Story Time draws awareness to LGBT+ community, educational efforts

‘We’re human too’: HalloQueen Story Time draws awareness to LGBT+ community, educational efforts

Morgan Anderson, Reporter

October 31, 2019

During the Halloween season, kids and parents from the Wichita community are invited to attend the annual HalloQueen Story Time event at the Wichita Advanced Learning Library to listen to drag queens and kings read children's stories. This year, the event showcased Krystal Williams and 2019 Wichita Pride Your H...

Goo Goo Dolls co-founder, Robby Takac, talks family, music and the bands legacy

Goo Goo Dolls co-founder, Robby Takac, talks family, music and the bands legacy

Karen Galindo, Writer

October 29, 2019

Robby Takac and John Rzeznik co-founded the alt-rock band, The Goo Goo Dolls in 1986. After  four Grammy nominations and over 12 million albums sold, the band has released their 12th studio album, “Miracle Pill.” After recording and touring for over 30 years, bassist and vocalist Takac, overcomes a...

French electronic music on display at Kirby’s today

French electronic music on display at Kirby’s today

Reid Kurkerewicz, Writer

October 29, 2019

From almost five-thousand miles away, French musicians Tamagawa and Oldine offer Wichitans a solid glimpse of underground world music.  Sainte-Etienne solo-artist Tamagawa's latest release on Bandcamp, 2019's live in Japan features copiously layered guitar delay, as chords echo and fall into each o...

REVIEW: ‘First Love,’ a kung fu love story

REVIEW: ‘First Love,’ a kung fu love story

Ryan Crews, Movie Critic

October 23, 2019

What do you get when you mix a smiling, decapitated skull, corrupt cops, a boxer, a prostitute, a whole lot of MDMA, the yakuza and a kung fu film together? A love story by Japanese filmmaker Takashi Miike. “First Love” or “Hatsukoi” is a shockingly violent love story about a boxer who is...

‘Fly Like a Girl’ encourages young women to take to the sky

‘Fly Like a Girl’ encourages young women to take to the sky

Becca Yenser, Movie Critic

October 22, 2019

“There was actually a bat going crazy in here the other night,” said “Fly Like a Girl” Director Katie McEntire Wiatt, pointing up the otherworldly staircase in the lobby of the historic Scottish Rite Center in downtown Wichita. “I was like, ‘Am I that tired from flying today?’” added...