| Sep 11, 2014
| 6:47 AM
Asia is doing it backwards. Months after the band formed in 1981, it was headlining arenas. But Asia is playing intimate theaters and clubs on its current tour behind its latest album, "Gravitas."
Vocalist-bassist John Wetton called from his English...
| Apr 20, 2013
A country singer and “American Idol” alum, a 1970s classic rock group and a jammy 1990s rock band have been announced for the lineup at the Sherman Theater’s Summer Stage Series at Mount Airy Casino. Kellie Pickler, who gained fame......
| Mar 26, 2011
| 4:21 PM
Films are at the root of many songs. The hit movie American Gangster inspired Jay-Z’s 2007 album of the same name. Local band Kill Miss Pretty’s “Judy Garland,” begins “I don’t think we’re in Kansas anymore,&...
| Mar 17, 2011
| 8:49 AM
My first Phish show took place Nov. 15, 1996 at the Kiel Center in St. Louis, where the St. Louis Blues play hockey. I knew next to nothing about the band, apart from what I heard on A Live One and the then-recently released Billy Breathes. It was...
| Oct 3, 2011
| 8:50 AM
Kansas is celebrating its 150th birthday on Saturday, October 8th. Wichita will host a Kansas Sunflower Parade; a fair with historic reenactors, and Kansas attractions and vendors of food, arts and cultural products. The events will conclude with a...
| Oct 12, 2011
Dave Grohl saw the news online: The famously anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church planned a protest outside a Foo Fighters concert in Kansas City, Mo. The band was another target of the tiny church, which has heckled the funerals of fallen U.S. soldiers,...
| Oct 29, 2011
| 12:51 PM
Lanny Ross struggled to push his 78-year-old mother through the surf toward shore.
On a cool, cloudy October afternoon, his two-seater plane had smacked into the Chesapeake Bay, stranding them both amid five-foot waves.
His mother's right eye was...
| Nov 6, 2011
| 10:56 AM
A list of everything you need to know about the week ahead.
MOVIES OPENING (Friday; subject to change)
Jack and Jill
The Bad Girls Club Reunion, Part 1 (special; 9 p.m.; Oxygen)
The Witch Doctor Will...
| Nov 10, 2011
| 3:21 PM
The third annual Laguna Beach World Hunger Bowl will be a feast for the eyes — and stomachs.
Taste buds and wallets will be tempted by the soup and "fixins" served by some of Laguna's top restaurants, as well as a silent auction of artist-...
| Aug 23, 2011
| 6:26 PM
As a music student at Wichita State I would spend many late nights practicing at the college. Either leaving or coming to practice I would walk through the Miller Concert Hall lobby and catch WSU Steelpan Orchestra’s rehearsals. To be honest, I...
| Aug 23, 2011
| 12:13 PM
The songwriting world lost two titans Monday when Nick Ashford and Jerry Leiber died within hours of each other.
Ashford, 70, cowrote a string of hits with his wife, Valerie Simpson, that helped define soul, R&B and funk in the ‘60s, ‘70s and...