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9:15 am
Mon May 7, 2012

Book Review: Sacre Bleu

When an author goes on a book tour, he might fall into a routine that sounds something like this:
• Fly into a city.
• Go from airport to hotel.
• Go from hotel to bookstore.
• Read from your book.
• Return to hotel.
• Fly out in the morning.

When Christopher Moore goes on book tour, he adds one more step.
• Spend some time at the local art museum.

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Sports
12:59 pm
Fri May 4, 2012

New Baseball Field For Players With Special Needs

A baseball field specially designed for children and adults with disabilities will open in Orchard Park this Saturday morning. KMUW’s Megan Pauly has more.

The first of its kind in the city, Miracle field will feature a cushioned, rubberized surface to prevent injuries. The field will be home to 90 players of the Miracle League Association.

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Music
6:00 am
Fri May 4, 2012

WSU’s Lynne Davis Awarded Prestigous French Title

WSU's world-famous 4,600-pipe Marcussen organ in Wiedemann Hall.
Briana O'Higgins

A Wichita State University professor of organ has been awarded one of France’s most distinguished titles by the country’s Minister of Culture and Communications.

The title, Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters, or Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, was given to WSU’s Lynne Davis and recognizes influential artists and writers who have contributed to and encouraged French art and literature around the world.

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Restaurant Review
5:00 am
Fri May 4, 2012

The Flying Stove

I finally got a chance try out The Flying Stove, one of Wichita’s non-taco food trucks. I have been web-stalking them since they opened, drooling over their yummy-looking pictures and Facebook posts. I’m happy to report that the food tastes even better than it looks.

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Community
12:00 am
Fri May 4, 2012

New Baseball Field For Players With Special Needs

A baseball field specially designed for children and adults with disabilities will open in Orchard Park this Saturday morning. KMUW’s Megan Pauly has more.

The first of its kind in the city, Miracle field will feature a cushioned, rubberized surface to prevent injuries. The field will be home to 90 players of the Miracle League Association.

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Arts
1:03 pm
Wed May 2, 2012

Miro Mosaic Awarded $250,000 For Conservation

The Ulrich Museum of Art has received $250,000 in federal grant money to fund the second year of the five-year process of the museum’s signature Miro mosaic piece.

After 33 years of outdoor exposure, the 80-panel piece was removed form its position last fall to prepare for restoration. This mural is the only predominately mosaic piece ever created by Miro and the largest of only four Miro pieces in the United States.

The National Endowment for the Arts awarded $100,000 to the project, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services awarded $150,000.

Commentary
7:41 am
Wed May 2, 2012

Art Review: Makes It Into Matter

Jodi Lightner

his past Final Friday, CityArts opened their show, Makes It Into Matter, featuring an installation by artist Jodi Lightner and sound artist Ryan Mackey.

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Arts
1:11 pm
Tue May 1, 2012

New Exhibit Helps Celebrate Orpheum’s Past

The Wichita Orpheum Theatre is celebrating its 90th anniversary this year. In honor of the occasion, the theater has donated items to the Wichita-Sedgwick County Historial Museum.

The 1922 atmospheric theater was the first of its kind in the United States. Museum director Eric Cale says the donated items have been in the Orpheum building since its beginning.

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Transportation
1:07 pm
Tue May 1, 2012

Community Reacts To Transit Cuts

Wichita City officials took public comments Monday on the most recent round of proposed cuts to the city’s bus services.

Under consideration is reducing stops during peak times from every half hour to every hour, eliminating twice daily service to the Goodwill at 37th and Oliver, and eliminating the west side connector, which includes service to Mid Continent Airport.

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Commentary
5:00 am
Fri April 27, 2012

Richard Crowson: We're (Really) Not In Kansas Anymore

Of all the many lines in the movie “The Wizard of Oz” that are regularly quoted by us cartoonist and commentary types, the one that is probably most often used is spoken by Dorothy. Looking around in amazement at Munchkinland, she says, “Toto, I have a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore!”

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