Global Village highlights an array of Latin sounds this time around, including Latin psychedelia from Joe Cuba, Latin soul from percussion great Mongo Santamaria, Latin jazz from the Miles Español album in tribute to Miles Davis, Latin ska from the pioneering Skatalites, and some Latin rock from ‘70s Belgian artist Nico Gomez and from Santana.
“The original assignment on this was from the Wichita Art Museum to do a color party, this year’s theme is midnight. The assignment is to create something that communicates the passage of time with midnight being the central theme. They want it to feel uncomfortable, the malleability of time, they wanted to show motif and repetition and they wanted us to create something that involved the viewer very much.“
“It was fun to see the cast at the commissary at lunch time. And it was fun to stay on the sound stage and the see the woman who was the stand in for Hot Lips. She was probably thirty years older than the actress who played Hot Lips, and she didn’t look anything like her. But she had the same skin tone and same color hair, same height.”
Comedian Paula Poundstone started her career in Boston in the early 80's. After years of touring the country and performing in a variety of venues, she is now a staple of NPR's "Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!" She will be performing in Wichita June 28th , KMUW's Sean Sandefur was able to speak with her before she made the trip...
Below is a clip from Poundstone's 1990 comedy special, "Cats, Cops, and Stuff..."
The U.S. Army says budget cuts could mean the loss of thousands of soldiers and employees at Fort Riley and Fort Leavenworth.
However, fort officials say the report released Thursday is a worst-case scenario and the reductions aren’t likely to be as severe as predicted.
The report said Fort Riley could lose 16,000 soldiers and civilian employees, with another 3,600 jobs related to the base also eliminated. The fort currently has about 20,000 soldiers and civilian employees.
The Army says Fort Leavenworth could lose half of its 5,000 employees.
Tea party candidate Milton Wolf is attacking both Republican U.S. senators from Kansas as he tries to unseat three-term incumbent Pat Roberts in the state’s GOP primary.
U.S. Senator Jerry Moran declined Thursday to respond to Wolf’s criticism of him over his chairmanship of the Republican National Senatorial Committee.
Wolf contends the committee betrayed the Republican Party and its conservative base by supporting Mississippi Senator Thad Cochran in his hotly contested primary race against a tea party challenger. Cochran narrowly won a runoff earlier this week.