Entertainment

Star Trek: Discovery a surprise? Only if I can hold out for another week…

I have been avoiding “Star Trek: Discovery” updates like the plague. Mind you, my avoidance is not because they are creating a new “Star Trek” or that the potential for official canon to be corrupted is multiplied when a “prequel” is introduced. It has more to do with the fact […]

Music Monday: New Magic a breath of fresh rhythm, blues air to my ears

Sometimes you stumble across an album that speaks to you without really understanding why. It could be the lyrics, the melody or the musician’s voice. I’m not really a Top 40 kind of person. What new music I do listen to normally consists of the latest releases from my husband’s […]

Arkansas City native Chris Salcedo prepares for first MMA fight

An Arkansas City man is set to make his mixed martial arts (MMA) debut later this month. Rumble Between the Rivers, an MMA event in Arkansas City, will be Chris Salcedo’s entry into the sport. The 28-year-old has been preparing for the event since he signed up for the fight […]

Lineup, schedule of events announced for 42nd annual Last Run Car Show

The countdown to the 42nd annual Last Run Car Show is nearing its end. The car show is put each year on by the Ark City Tumbleweeds car club. “Ark City Tumbleweeds membership is made up of individuals from many different walks of life with a common interest in cars […]

Cowley’s Outdoor Market back for fourth time during Last Run Car Show

Arkansas City soon will be host to the fourth biannual Cowley’s Outdoor Market at Wilson Park, jointly hosted by 1025 The River and the Arkansas City Convention and Visitors Bureau. Kelly Dillner and Suvanah Perdue, event coordinators and client promotion representatives at 1025 The River, said they are excited about […]

Music in the Park to feature 3 in One, Huffman, Russells on Sept. 30

Wilson Park soon will be host to a concert under the rotunda. On Sept. 30, several local artists will gather for “Music in the Park.” “This is a free event to show our (appreciation) for all the love and support that the community has given us,” said event organizer Sandy […]

With Manga Art, Crilley presents treasure trove of Japanese-styled pieces

The world of manga (Japanese comics) has captured the imagination of artists, both aspiring and professional alike. Now best-selling artist and art instructor Mark Crilley presents the most complete look yet at the variety of creative options available in the world of manga. Crilley fills each chapter with gorgeous, original […]

Vocal placements this week at ACMS for Southwestern JourneyKids Choir

WINFIELD — The Community Music School at Southwestern College is accepting students for JourneyKids Choir, a choral opportunity for all students in the third through sixth grades in Winfield and surrounding communities. The group, now entering its third year, is made up of students from Cowley County. Brandi Young, the […]

Music Monday: Look What Taylor Swift Made Us Do

Taylor Swift is a polarizing figure — both as a public persona and a musician. Can she sing? Can she compose? Depending on how many people you ask, you might hear a million different answers. One thing that cannot be denied is that Swift knows how to make a splash and […]

V.J. Wilkins Family Center for the Arts to debut Girly Night on Sept. 8

The V.J. Wilkins Family Center for the Arts will be host to its first “Girly Night” next Friday. This event will feature a showing of “Steel Magnolias,” a 1989 classic starring Sally Field, Dolly Parton, Shirley MacLaine, Daryl Hannah, Julia Roberts and Sam Shepard. The women in the movie bond as […]