Arts http://kmuw.org en Rollin Karg: An Exceptional Artist And Accidental Success http://kmuw.org/post/rollin-karg-exceptional-artist-and-accidental-success <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The artistic works of local artist&nbsp;</span>Rollin<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>Karg<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;can be found in galleries all over the world. His pieces combine two artistic mediums--sculpted metal and blown glass.&nbsp;</span>Karg<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;says he never knew he was an artist and discovered his talents by accident.</span></p><p></p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:30:25 +0000 Abigail Wilson 37913 at http://kmuw.org Rollin Karg: An Exceptional Artist And Accidental Success Friedkin Still Loves 'Sorcerer' http://kmuw.org/post/friedkin-still-loves-sorcerer <p>In 1977, movie director William Friedkin was hot off the success of 1971's Oscar-winning&nbsp;<em>The French Connection&nbsp;</em>and 1973's <em>The Exorcist</em>, a massive commercial hit that also pulled in 10 Oscar nominations of its own.</p><p></p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 10:51:13 +0000 Fletcher Powell 37397 at http://kmuw.org Friedkin Still Loves 'Sorcerer' South Pacific - Music Theatre Wichita http://kmuw.org/post/south-pacific-music-theatre-wichita <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">South Pacific is a story about the American military occupation of a pacific island during WWII. It is a love story and a story about prejudice. But must of all it is an enduring musical. The show produced by Music </span>Theatre<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Wichita opens on Wednesday, June 11 &nbsp;at Century II. </span>KMUW’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Aileen LeBlanc attended a rehearsal . . .</span></p><p></p><p>Click on the arrow above to hear the radio piece.</p><p></p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Aileen LeBlanc 35714 at http://kmuw.org South Pacific - Music Theatre Wichita Renaissance Woman: Wichitans Reflect On The Life Of Maya Angelou http://kmuw.org/post/renaissance-woman-wichitans-reflect-life-maya-angelou <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A private funeral service was held Saturday, June 7, 2014, in North Carolina for famed poet, author and activist Maya Angelou. She died at her Winston-Salem home on May </span>28<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> at age 86. KMUW's Carla Eckels remembers Angelous's time as a distinguished professor at Wichita State University. </span></p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Carla Eckels 35637 at http://kmuw.org Renaissance Woman: Wichitans Reflect On The Life Of Maya Angelou Behind 'Juvenile In Justice': A Discussion With Photographer Richard Ross http://kmuw.org/post/behind-juvenile-justice-discussion-photographer-richard-ross <p></p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 18:00:00 +0000 Aileen LeBlanc 30825 at http://kmuw.org Behind 'Juvenile In Justice': A Discussion With Photographer Richard Ross Friends University Hosts Jazz Fest With Master Classes http://kmuw.org/post/friends-university-hosts-jazz-fest-master-classes <p>Area high school, middle school, and junior college jazz bands and jazz vocal ensembles will sharpen their skills this weekend under the direction of musical masters at Friends University.&nbsp; The <a href="http://www.friends.edu/jazz-festival" target="_blank">21<sup>st</sup> Annual Jazz Festival</a> is a two-day event on the Friends University campus in Wichita. An invitational vocal concert will cap off Friday's events and the festival will culminate with the Headliner Concert Saturday night. (The festival's daytime events are no-cost and welcome observers.)</p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Carla Eckels 30519 at http://kmuw.org Friends University Hosts Jazz Fest With Master Classes WSU's Ulrich Museum Of Art Acquires Large Collection Of Gordon Parks Photos http://kmuw.org/post/wsus-ulrich-museum-art-acquires-large-collection-gordon-parks-photos <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>The Ulrich Museum at Wichita State University has acquired a significant collection (125) fine art photographs by Kansas native, Gordon Parks.</p><p></p><p>Gordon Parks was born in Fort Scott Kansas in 1912. He was drawn to photography when he saw images of migrant workers in a magazine.</p><p>He became a photojournalist who concentrated on social issues such as race relations, poverty and civil rights. He also documented the career of Mohammed Ali, the work of Malcolm X, Adam Clayton Powell and Stokley Carmichael.</p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 23:52:55 +0000 Aileen LeBlanc 29981 at http://kmuw.org WSU's Ulrich Museum Of Art Acquires Large Collection Of Gordon Parks Photos UPDATE: Weigh In On The Future Of Century II Tonight And Monday http://kmuw.org/post/update-weigh-future-century-ii-tonight-and-monday <p><font size="2"><span style="font-size:10pt;">You can share your thoughts on the future of Century II Performing Arts &amp; Convention Center at several meetings coming up soon. </span></font></p><p></p><p><font size="2"><span style="font-size:10pt;">There's one tonight at 5:30 pm, and another on Monday night--both at Century II. </span></font></p><p></p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 16:00:01 +0000 Kate Clause 28647 at http://kmuw.org UPDATE: Weigh In On The Future Of Century II Tonight And Monday Arts Group Concerned Over National Eisenhower Memorial http://kmuw.org/post/arts-group-concerned-over-national-eisenhower-memorial <p>A powerful arts panel that must approve designs for memorials in the nation's capital is again objecting to plans for a memorial honoring President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Thu, 21 Nov 2013 23:44:39 +0000 Associated Press 26641 at http://kmuw.org 'After Tiller' Seeks To Turn Down Volume On Abortion Debate http://kmuw.org/post/after-tiller-seeks-turn-down-volume-abortion-debate <p></p><p></p><p><em>The Sundance Film Festival selection </em>After Tiller<em> follows the lives and work of the only four doctors left in the country who still perform third-trimester abortions, after the murder of Dr. George Tiller in 2009. The <a href="http://tallgrassfilmfest.com/tfa_presents/special_screenings/after_tiller">Tallgrass Film Association is presenting a special screening</a> of the movie at 7:30 at the Orpheum Theater. Wed, 20 Nov 2013 13:50:00 +0000 Fletcher Powell 26543 at http://kmuw.org 'After Tiller' Seeks To Turn Down Volume On Abortion Debate