I recently attended one of the most avant-garde art events I've seen in Wichita for some time. This event brought together local art, music, and food trucks to Abode Venue for a dynamic night of cutting edge culture.
Composer Carl Stalling created some of the most recognizable musical scores of the last century, the sounds that fueled many Saturday mornings and weekday afternoons.
[Music: Carl Stalling: “Coyote and Road Runner”]
You may not know Carl Stalling’s name but you do know his work. He was the composer who scored the music for Warner Brothers’ Looney Tunes cartoons, the music that was the perfect accompaniment to sugar-cereal-fueled Saturday mornings, the music we associate with Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Foghorn Leghorn, and their various escapades.
The primary election is Tuesday and for the second time in Sedgwick County history, photo identification will be required.
This primary election is the second time voters will need to show their ID when they go to the polls in Sedgwick county.
It also also carries more weight than most.
A number of races will likely be decided tomorrow, including the race for Sedgwick County District Attorney, Sedgwick county Sheriff, state Board of Education in district 8, Sedgwick county commissioner in district 3 and 5 of the 6 open seats in the 18th judicial district.
Secretary of State Kris Kobach is predicting 18 percent of registered voters will cast a ballot in the Kansas primary elections next week. Kobach says he doesn’t believe the hotly contested races for the state Legislature will spur much voter participation.
“Historically, while those races sometimes become very fierce and very heavily contested with money spent,” says Kobach.
“They don’t necessarily drive people to the polls like a hotly contested race higher on the ballot might do.”
The central Wichita library closed Thursday and will remain closed through at least Monday due to a discovery of bed bugs.
The bed bugs were sighted on a chair late Wednesday evening by a customer. And were found later in another location by inspectors.
The library will keep regular hours Friday and Saturday with lobby services, allowing customers to place holds, collect held items, register for library cards and pay fees. It will be closed on Sunday.
Stuck as we currently are, in the white-hot heat of another political campaign season, it seems a good time to think for a moment about this climate of ours. Not our global climate but our political climate. It’s out of whack.
The Watch is a silly little comedy that should keep everybody entertained except some who will find parts of it too grisly realistic and some who are sensitive to bad language.
It is not out to inspire thought or emotions, just laughter, and it doesn’t try to conceal its dependence on other movies, snips of which you will recognize almost like a leit motif, especially if you see more action and sci-fi movies than I do.