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2008-10-11 12:00:16

By Bill Blankenship By Bill Blankenship THE CAPITAL-JOURNAL Idgy Vaughn has lived a life about which a song could be written.

2008-10-11 12:00:16

By Bill Blankenship By Bill Blankenship THE CAPITAL-JOURNAL "Last Comic Standing" winner Iliza Shlesinger drew cheers and jeers Thursday night at the Topeka Performing Arts Center when she walked on stage wearing a University of Kansas T-shirt and said: "Do we have any Jayhawks in the house tonight? Rock chalk, Jayhawks." However, even the K-State Wildcats in TPAC quickly warmed to Shlesinger, who did her freshman year of college at KU.

2008-10-01 12:00:18

By Bill Blankenship By Bill Blankenship THE CAPITAL-JOURNAL When Chucky Klapow was choreographing some of the big dance sequences for the Disney Channel movie "High School Musical," he had no idea he was in on the beginning of a phenomenon.

2008-09-18 12:00:25

By Bill Blankenship By Bill Blankenship THE CAPITAL-JOURNAL Horns will fill Grace Episcopal Cathedral with music ranging from classical to swing to marches when the Cathedral Brass performs Sunday afternoon. The cathedral, 701 S.W.

2008-09-16 12:00:25

By Bill Blankenship By Bill Blankenship THE CAPITAL-JOURNAL Entertainment-seekers could drop a lot of cash in the next several days as tickets go on sale to six Topeka Performing Arts Center performances and one at the Kansas Expocentre. First on sale -- at 10 a.m.

2008-09-15 12:00:15

By Bill Blankenship By Bill Blankenship THE CAPITAL-JOURNAL The Metropolitan Opera is coming to Topeka, but the venue won't be Landon Arena, the Topeka Performing Arts Center or White Concert Hall.

2008-09-13 12:00:15

By Bill Blankenship By Bill Blankenship THE CAPITAL-JOURNAL The Helen Hocker Center for the Performing Arts is casting two musicals: "Toyland: The Holiday Musical Sensation" and "Ring of Fire: The Johnny Cash Musical Show.""Toyland" tells the story of three sisters who after squabbling on Christmas Eve are magically transported to Toyland where playthings go that are lost or mistreated and naughty children are taken to be the "toys" of the Evil Toymaster.

2008-09-10 12:00:30

By Bill Blankenship By Bill Blankenship THE CAPITAL-JOURNAL AM radio was still high-tech and the 21st century was far enough away to provoke imagination when the three scripts the WTCT Players will perform Friday night first aired.

2008-09-09 12:00:22

By Bill Blankenship By Bill Blankenship THE CAPITAL-JOURNAL A magician could make your children's boredom disappear Saturday when he kicks off a new season of Performing Arts for Children shows.

2008-09-02 12:00:19

By Bill Blankenship By Bill Blankenship THE CAPITAL-JOURNAL Just as uncertainty sometimes lingers, so, too, does a play about it.


Word of the Day
obdormition
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
  • The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".
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