When the Miller Theater opened May 1, 1922, at 115 N. Broadway in Wichita, a Wichita Eagle writer said it was “the greatest thing for Kansas since the signing of the armistice” that ended World War I. Seventy years later, the majestic theater – once called the most spectacular west of the Mississippi and Chicago – would be demolished to make way for a parking lot.
When summer comes to mind, we almost always focus on picnics, days lounging on the beach and tasty iced drinks. But hot weather has a gnarly side too. We’re talking about the real dog days of summer, when intense heat and humidity make it impossible to sit comfortably, let alone sleep through the night.
Almost 40 years later, Gene Simmons doesn’t remember the iconic Kiss concert at Henry Levitt Arena – the Dec. 6, 1977, show that rocked so hard, people who were there are still talking about it, still comparing notes.
To celebrate National Zookeeper Week, Sedgwick County Zoo zookeepers posed as their animals and posted the photos on social media, with #ZookeepersAsAnimals. Here is a behind-the-scenes look at one photo shoot. (Courtesy of Sedgwick County Zoo / July 22, 2016)
Behind the scenes of "Zookeepers As Animals" week
Historical Wichita photographs still fascinate today
Hurts Donut to open second location this month
Teams battle for charities in DodgeBrawl tournament