Entertainment

Broken Chord plans debut performance at Steamy Joe

Jenn Derrick, of Ponca City, Okla., and Levi Jack Taylor, of Norman, Okla., will perform as Broken Chord at 7 to 9 p.m. July 29 at Steamy Joe, 216 W. Central Ave. Derrick, who “loves Jesus, her family, lentils and talking in third person,” is a follower of Christ and […]

Durham, Hallett to play tonight at Steamy Joe

Tim Durham and Mike Hallett will play from 7 to 9 p.m. tonight at Steamy Joe. “If you have not heard, our music is an evolving cataclysmic wall of noise. Another way of putting it is that you will like it a lot if you don’t listen too carefully. I […]

Tattoos no longer taboo in Arkansas City, Midwest

Tattoos once were viewed in a negative light in the United States. Individuals with tattoos often were judged as living outside a certain set of morals. Arkansas City resident Paula Plush recalls tattoos as a taboo during her childhood. “In my family, if your ears were pierced, you were considered […]

Pokémon Go taking the United States by storm

Pokémon Go quickly has become the most popular app in the United States. The game has its perks, among them encouraging youths of all ages to get up, go outside and exercise. The app actually does not function unless you are up and walking. The game has its origins in […]

June 30 Arkansas City Community Band concert set list outlined

The Arkansas City Community Band will hold the fifth concert of its 145th season at 7:30 p.m. June 30 under the Wilson Park rotunda. The concert is free and open to the public. Several park benches are available, but concert-goers may wish to bring their own lawn chairs for comfort. […]

Burford Theatre nearing completion, but still more to do

The Burford Theatre has been in flux for many years — the Arkansas City Area Arts Council has been remodeling it for nearly a decade. However, as Chief Restoration Officer Ellen Snell puts it, everything is coming together quite quickly. “It’s never going to be to an end, I suspect. […]

June 10 movie doubleheader planned at Paris Park Pool

After a two-week hiatus due to weather postponement and the PrairieFest concert, the 2016 Outdoor Friday Family Movie Series is back this week in a big way. The movies will resume in June with a special doubleheader movie event June 10 at Paris Park Pool, 600 W. Fifth Ave. Admission […]

Arkansas City Community Band to perform June 9

The Arkansas City Community Band will hold the second concert of its 145th season at 7:30 p.m. June 9 under the Wilson Park rotunda. The concert is free and open to the public. Several park benches are available, but concert-goers may wish to bring their own lawn chairs for comfort. […]

Several hundred attend America’s Heartbeat

America’s Heartbeat remained strong at the 53rd annual music festival. Several hundred gathered June 3 at the Wilson Park rotunda for the festival. Ages in attendance ranged from tiny tots to senior citizens. The event began with food vendors at 5 p.m., including Wok Hei Noodle House — this particular […]

Arkansas City Community Band to kick off season June 2

The Arkansas City Community Band will hold the first concert of its 145th season at 7:30 p.m. June 2 under the Wilson Park rotunda. The concert is free and open to the public. Several park benches are available, but concert-goers may wish to bring their own lawn chairs for comfort. […]