Southwestern College music department presents annual Winterfest concert

WINFIELD — The Southwestern College music department will present its annual Winterfest concert at 3 p.m. Dec. 4 in the Richardson Performing Arts Center. There is no admission charge and the public is invited to attend. Southwestern College President Brad Andrews and his wife, Trish, will host the concert, which […]

Fifth Thursday Art, Music Crawl to premiere Dec. 1 at chamber businesses

The Arkansas City Area Chamber of Commerce is kicking off an art and music crawl Dec. 1. The artists will be located in several businesses around Arkansas City and can be visited by the public from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The night’s festivities will start with an after-hours event from […]

Steamy Joe to host Downs on guitar from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2

Steamy Joe will be host to a free concert Dec. 2, when Taylor Downs will perform from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Downs is a 15-year-old native Louisianan whose family recently moved to Newkirk, Oklahoma. She started playing guitar a few years ago and now plays on the worship team at […]

Variety of children’s activities, events offered during first part of December

Children’s activities are starting to pop up in several locations this December. Storytime will be held at 10 a.m. Dec. 1 and Dec. 8 at the Arkansas City Public Library, located at 120 E. Fifth Ave. These events are free to the public. December holiday paint party U Paint It […]

‘Barney Miller,’ ‘Firefly,’ ‘Serenity’ star Ron Glass dies Nov. 25 at age 71

This year has been hard in terms of loss in the celebrity realm. We took a Thanksgiving break here at Ark City Daily Bytes to enjoy the holiday with our families. For me, this included taking a break from the internet. But around noon Nov. 27, I dragged myself out […]

Cowley College creative writing students hear from author Craig Johnson

STILLWATER, Okla. — Marlys Cervantes and Ryan Doom, with Cowley College’s creative writing program, recently took students to the Oklahoma State University campus to hear Craig Johnson, author of the books that inspired the popular Netflix series “Longmire.” “Craig Johnson says, ‘What I do is put words together. I’m a […]

Cowley College theater department entertains with “Once Upon a Mattress”

The Cowley College theater and music departments performed “Once Upon a Mattress” on Nov. 3-5 in the Robert Brown Theatre, marking the directorial debut of interim theater director Cara Kem. This spin on the familiar classic included side-splitting humor as the audience shared in the tale of being true to oneself […]

“Kingsman: Golden Circle” promises perpetuation of popular predecessor

“Kingsman: The Secret Service” was released in 2014, earning high ratings from both Rotten Tomatoes and IMDB.com. In fact, IMDB users have given the movie 8.3 out of 10 stars. Now fans of the movie have a sequel to look forward to in 2017. Taron Egerton, who played the main […]

“Criminal Minds” faces cast turnover in its 11th season

“Criminal Minds” long has been on my list of go-to rainy-day watches. Yes, it’s a show about serial killers, pedophiles and generally bad people. But the reason I watch it is less for the gruesome aspects and more for the psychological. This won’t be a huge surprise to most, as […]

North Pole, Kansas, officially opens to public Nov. 26 at Scott’s Auto Body

North Pole, Kansas, is set to open to the public officially on Nov. 26, but organizer Kanyon Gingher held a private event last week to kick off the holiday village’s eighth season. It is a Christmas wonderland that includes more than 300 houses and many Christmas trees. This year, there […]