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2008-08-01 12:00:47

You can spend your evening under the stars watching a movie set in drought-stricken Kansas during the Great Depression when the Kansas History Museum & Library, 6425 S.W. 6th, presents "Paper Moon" as this week's feature in the Sundown Film Festival. The free movie shown outdoors stars Ryan O'Neal and 10-year-old Tatum O'Neal, who earned an Oscar for her role. Learn more at kshs.org. The Capital-Journal Wheatstock returns with acoustic music by some of the region's best performers....

2008-07-31 12:00:45

By Bill Blankenship By Bill Blankenship THE CAPITAL-JOURNAL Judy Coder & Pride of the Prairie will sing "Happy Trails" for the last time Saturday in Topeka before the quartet members' professional paths part. The cowboy band, which includes Alan Lawton, Phil Thompson and Stan Tichenor, will disband next month after performances at Silver Dollar City in Branson, Mo., and at the Gene Autry Film and Music Festival in Gene Autry, Okla. Before it does, Judy Coder & Pride of the...

2005-07-28 07:29:17

By Ceri Radford ZUG, Switzerland (Reuters) - The sound of "yo yo yo lue lu" conjures images of remote valleys and snowy peaks, but every Friday the distinctive notes drift through a classroom window and across the Swiss city of Zug's industrial district. Yodelling, long seen by outsiders as a caricature of out-dated Alpine kitsch, is undergoing a renaissance among an urban generation seeking to reconnect with their roots. "It's traditionally Swiss," says 36-year-old architect Eva Guhl,...

2005-07-27 07:35:00

ZUG, Switzerland -- The sound of 'yo yo yo lue lu' conjures images of remote valleys and snowy peaks, but every Friday the distinctive notes drift through a classroom window and across the Swiss city of Zug's industrial district. Yodelling, long seen by outsiders as a caricature of out-dated Alpine kitsch, is undergoing a renaissance among an urban generation seeking to reconnect with their roots. "It's traditionally Swiss," says 36-year-old architect Eva Guhl, echoing other members of the...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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