The Wichita Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Daniel Hege presented its Blue Jeans concert with guest artists Time for Three on Friday night. This was the third time the string trio has performed with the WSO, and their mixture of high-velocity classical technique and diverse, crowd-pleasing repertoire brought audience members to their feet by the end of the evening.
Inside a secret location in midtown Manhattan, a pug-Pekingese mix named Bowser shakes his head and launches into a trot across a mini football field that’s outfitted with water bowls and a tsunami of squeak toys. The 14-week-old pup sniffs the air as the movie camera zooms in for a close-up. Off camera, a bag crinkles. Bowser pauses – his eyes sparkling, his nose quivering. He seems to wonder, “Hey, who has the corn chips?”
The Wichita Eagle’s annual Oscar Ballot Contest offers a top prize of $350 worth of gift certificates to the Warren Theatres that are good not only for movie admission but also for anything else the theater sells.
There are a lot of lively characters and colorful images in Kathleen Shanahan and Ranal Harrell Young’s exhibit at the Fiber Studio. From horses doing yoga to owls transfixed within a psychological dreamscape, karmic allegories and cultural symbolism are deeply imbued in their works.
After releasing their Super Bowl commercial early, GoDaddy has pulled the ad from Sunday’s lineup amid outrage from animal rescue groups and social media. The ad, titled “Journey Home,” features a puppy that’s been separated from its family. Buddy, the golden retriever puppy, makes the long trip home to his happy owners — who are elated to see him since he’s already been sold online.
The first trailer for the new “Fantastic Four” movie has been released. The movie stars Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Bell and Toby Kebbell. It’s scheduled to be in theaters in this August. (Jan. 27, 2015)
“The End of Days” asks many questions about death and offers possibilities, each leading to a new life and new death for the unnamed protagonist. Time after time, the freedom of escape, the freedom of unanticipated fate. The freedom of what might have been.
Paul Strohm has written widely about the literary, social and cultural life of the late Middle Ages. His smartly written, entertaining, and beautifully made new book, “Chaucer’s Tale,” focuses on the year 1386, when Chaucer at age 40 lost everything he’d worked a lifetime to gain, and was sent from London to an ignoble, itinerant exile in Kent, where he died 14 years later, never having returned to London.