Carl Stovall knows how important the Black Arts Festival is to the community. Founded in 1968 during the civil rights movement, its original mission was to give black families a respite from unrest both locally and nationally by offering an outlet for enjoying art and entertainment in a safe and supportive environment. The event has always been held, despite financial struggles in recent years. This year’s festival promises new activities and a greater opportunity for dialogue about several salient issues.
Emmy host Seth Meyers delivered his opening monologue at Monday night’s Emmy Awards in the same way he delivered every “Weekend Update” during his “Saturday Night Live” days – with biting sarcasm and relatable but edgy jokes delivered with a smile.
Hot enough for ya? Smash Mouth’s song “Walking on the Sun” came to mind this week, as we had days that hovered around 100 degrees. But Kansas summers aren’t as brutal as some movies are depicted to be.
Two homeless men accused of killing a concert violinist during a robbery in her rural home were ordered held without bail Thursday after a prosecutor detailed how the 61-year-old musician was shot twice and stabbed after opening her door to let them use her phone.