Music Theatre Wichita has named Big Fish among its productions for 2015. The story centers on tall tales and a strained relationship between a father and son. KMUW’s Sean Sandefur has this look into the Big Fish story and its music…
Originally a novel by Daniel Wallace, the story of Big Fish weaves whimsical and surreal memories into a very real relationship between Edward Bloom and his grown son, Will. Edward is known for tales so tall they’re hard to believe, like meeting a witch who gives him a vision of his life and death.
A noted expert in the field of arts funding and research visited Wichita on Friday and spoke about using the arts to attract and retain young professionals, businesses and create jobs. KMUW’s Abigail Wilson has more…
Randy Cohen of Americans for the Arts in Washington, D.C. says arts should not be seen as a luxury or a frill, but as an industry that draws people to Wichita.
Traveling to see art is one of my greatest pleasures! Whether it’s hunting for Connie Ernatt’s Troll by the river, or jet setting to a far-flung part of the earth, nothing replaces the joy of going and seeing art.
Wichita State University’s College of Fine Arts is honoring five alumni with an induction into its Hall of Fame. KMUW’s Sean Sandefur has more…
This year’s class of inductees have made their impact both locally, and globally.
They include international opera stars Samuel Ramey and Joyce DiDonato, award-winning actor Shirley Knight and graphic designers Sonia Greteman and Bill Gardner. Gardner, who founded and runs Gardner Design, has deep roots in Wichita. He says his father, James, was mayor in the 1950s.
He gives credit for his induction to his co-workers.
This weekend, the Wichita Symphony Orchestra joins legendary bass/baritone and Kansas-native Samuel Ramey for two performances of Bluebeard’s Castle. The one-act opera takes place in a setting of ornate, towering pieces of blown glass. KMUW’s Sean Sandefur reports….
Intensity looms within the Century II Concert Hall in downtown Wichita. Rehearsals are underway for Bluebeard’s Castle.
The powerful opera packs a lot of emotion into the short run time of 60 minutes.
The Wichita Art Museum has dedicated a large portion of its gallery space to highlighting photographic processes.
A collection of daguerreotypes, on loan from the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, officially opens Saturday night. KMUW’s Sean Sandefur toured the collection of 82 images and has this report...
On the second floor of the Wichita Art Museum, curator Lisa Volpe stands just outside of a dark gallery, which houses "Photographic Wonders: American Daguerreotypes from The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art."
The Arts Council is moving next week’s mayoral candidate forum to a larger location inside Century II to accommodate a bigger audience. KMUW’s Carla Eckels reports…
All ten mayoral candidates in Wichita have been invited to participate in the forum. Leaders from the Arts Council and other arts organizations are expected to ask the candidates questions about city government’s role in supporting the arts and implementing a comprehensive cultural plan.
Stephen King’s stop in Wichita Friday night was one of a six-city book tour to promote his newest work of fiction, Revival. Fans waited for hours outside of WSU's Hughes Metropolitan Complex, seemingly oblivious to the cold, going through tight security for a chance to see the author.
Although his clothing was non-descript--khakis, a button-up shirt, and smart brown shoes--there was no mistaking King as he made his way to the stage. His first words to the audience received rousing applause. “I’m wearing my WU Shock,” he said, pointing to the front of his shirt.