Crossroads highlights more from February's featured artists, The Staple Singers; the newly announced 2014 inductees into the Blues Hall of Fame (including both artists and recordings); music from artists with upcoming local concerts; and a new four-disc compilation from The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin. Plus, the latest from Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings, David Bromberg, Valerie June and Hugh Laurie.
SPECIAL: Global Village celebrates Presidents’ Day with music from artists who ran for or won the position of president – including Dizzy Gillespie, Fela, Ruben Blades, and the current president of Haiti – Michel Martelly – plus some ambassadors from Haiti and Brenda Fassie’s musical tribute to South African president, Nelson Mandela.
The Kansas State Board of Education is thinking about changing how teachers are licensed.
Board members have wanted to review the licensing process for years, and the increased scarcity of technical and career education teachers sped up the process.
The Kansas Department of Education is proposing board members change the regulations to allow for the issuance of a three-year, renewable part-time teaching permit for people with industry-recognized certification or other experience in specialized industries.
Now through February 22, the Crown Uptown presents Godspell. Godspell is a musical by Stephen Schwartz that paints a portrait with various musical parables from the Gospel According to Matthew. Jesus Christ recruits a group of followers and teaches them lessons through song and dance featuring a wide range of musical genres including bluegrass, R&B and rock and roll.
Monday, Feb. 17 2014: We team up with Global Village and Night Train for a Presidents’ Day special featuring selections from some politically active musicians, including Joe Walsh, Frank Zappa, Jello Biafra of Dead Kennedys, and others, plus some quasi-political musings from Little Feat, Ian Hunter, and selections from Of Great and Mortal Men: 43 Songs For 43 U.S. Presidencies.
A mural painted by Hispanic teenagers in north Wichita was discovered defaced with racist language Thursday. It was created as an expression of the immigration struggles that undocumented youth face in the American education system.