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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!”