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Tips for getting ‘Frozen’ out of your head

April 15 at 2:12 p.m.

Parents fed up with the soundtrack of “Frozen,” which seems to be stuck on repeat in their children’s brains, may also not want to hear this advice from a music professor at Northwestern University, who regularly deals with unrelenting melodies.

  • Mom writes the book on raising happy, confident kids

    I get a little skeptical when someone writes a parenting book based, at least in part, on the premise that there are way too many parenting books out there.

  • In it to win it: Sweepstakes addicts living the dream

    Each day around 8 a.m., retired grandmother and occasional actress Mary Lu Marr flips on the TV, pulls out her trusty laptop and gets to work at her “part-time job.”

  • Drive-By Truckers at Orpheum, Tornado Bait Party at Shamrock, third annual 4/20 Blowout at Crown Uptown

    Athens, Ga.-based Southern rock band Drive-By Truckers will perform at 8 p.m. Friday at the Orpheum, 200 N. Broadway. The show starts at 8 p.m. The group just released its 12th album, “English Oceans.” Tickets are $20 and $25 at www.selectaseat.com or by calling 316-755-SEAT.

  • Review: ‘Transcendence’ can’t transcend sci-fi cliches

    For years, the rumor about Johnny Depp was that he wouldn’t take a role that required him to get a haircut. “Chocolat,” “Pirates of the Caribbean,” “Once Upon a Time in Mexico,” “Sleepy Hollow” – mop-topped coincidences, or a career vanity?

  • Report: George Brett, who inspired the song ‘Royals,’ finally meets Lorde

    This is the meeting we’ve all been waiting for, isn’t it? George Brett finally met Lorde in Las Vegas, according to TMZ. A vintage photo of Brett inspired the title of the singer’s monster hit, “Royals.”

  • Pet briefs (April 19)

    People can meet horses available for adoption and add to their horse care knowledge when Southern Winds Equine Rescue holds an open house Saturday at 4447 2nd Road in Udall.

  • Review: Theater League’s ‘Memphis’ a brash, thought-provoking experience

    Despite the exuberant music, joyous dancing and obvious youthful fun, “Memphis,” the 2010 Tony-winning best musical, never loses track of its serious message about the destructive, corrosive nature of racism in 1950s America. This is not just a nostalgic jukebox musical.

  • Leggings raise dress code questions in schools

    They're called leggings — popular fashion items that are tight-fitting pants to some, and glorified tights to others.

  • Fresh from the plant: Nut milk is popular, easy to make

    Nuts. And water. That’s really all there is to nut milk.

  • Wondering how to perk up a meal? Put an egg on it

    It’s that time of the year when we think about eggs. Mostly though, as Easter approaches, we consider them in Technicolor and placed lovingly in a child’s basket. Some are even plastic with centers of chocolates or jelly beans instead of daffodil-yellow yolks.

  • For ‘War Paint’ star, real life imitates art

    For Alison Bridget Chambers, real life is imitating art – sometimes uncomfortably so – as she stars in “War Paint,” an original play by Bret Jones that is being given its world premiere at the Wichita Center for the Arts this week.

  • Co-writing works for singer Gavin DeGraw

    Don’t count Gavin DeGraw as one of the songwriters who balks at co-writing with other artists.

  • Hospitalized Miley Cyrus cancels Sprint Center show

    Miley Cyrus, who was scheduled to perform at the Sprint Center Tuesday night, canceled her concert and is in the hospital after a severe allergic reaction to antibiotics. Despite lightning communication through social media, some fans showed up hoping to see a show.

  • Wichita Symphony’s 2014-15 season to feature pianist Joyce Yang, opera star Samuel Ramey

    The Wichita Symphony Orchestra on Tuesday announced the schedule for its 2014-15 season, which starts in October.

  • Study: Snack might help avoid fight with spouse

    A quick candy bar may stave off more than hunger. It could prevent major fights between husbands and wives, at least if a new study that used voodoo dolls is right.

  • As more young people suffer from heart attacks, doctors examine symptoms

    Carrie O’Connor thought she was a fairly healthy 35-year-old who went on daily jogs and ate well.

  • Bed-wetting: What’s normal and how to manage it

    As a parent, being aroused from a deep sleep to tend to a child who has wet the bed can be exhausting, especially if it’s an every night occurrence. But for the child who continues to wet the bed beyond what seems to be a reasonable age, the experience can be humiliating.

  • Restaurant deals make Tax Day hurt less

    A list of a few restaurants that offer specials on Tax Day to help ease the pain.

  • MTV Movie Awards big Hollywood studio plug-fest

    Last year, the MTV Movie Awards moved up its broadcast date from June to April to incorporate a summer movie plug-fest. Sunday night's show cemented that change, as clips from anticipated blockbusters debuted at the madcap ceremony.

  • Deep chill could hurt fruit trees, exposed vegetable plants, more

    Monday night had the potential to set record lows in Kansas, with Wichita’s forecast of 26 degrees just 1 degree shy of the record low temperature for this date: 25, which happened in 1928.

  • 'Captain Underpants' doesn't sit well with some

    The potty humor of "Captain Underpants" children's books and the mature exploration of race and family violence by Nobel laureate Toni Morrison in "The Bluest Eye" would seem to have little in common.

  • Winners at the 22nd annual MTV Movie Awards

    Winners at the 22nd annual MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday:

  • Extra-short Afro helping to change views of beauty

    On a recent afternoon at Chicago’s Dewey Elementary Academy of Fine Arts, Ladon Brumfield asked a group of 9- and 10-year-old African-American girls to define beauty.

  • App happy: wedding help in the palm of your hand

    Appleton’s grandparents couldn’t travel to his New York City wedding last October, but the tech-savvy Floridians were as present on the Big Day as anyone could be from 1,000-plus miles away.

  • Allergic asthma sufferers should take some precautions when exercising

    In addition to welcoming the beauty and warmth of the spring season, many folks welcome – though maybe not with eager anticipation – seasonal allergies.

  • Small steps to major rewards in new book by fitness star Tosca Reno

    Hers is the Cinderella story of the fitness world.

  • How busy moms get exercise in

    Laura Donnelly-Smith’s morning fitness routine begins the night before. That’s when she begins the long exercise of getting herself ready to exercise.

  • A light and airy fruit pudding from America’s past

    Snow pudding is a great old American recipe that dates back to pioneer days, back when resourceful home cooks hankering for a treat had to rely on whatever they had – things like gelatin, lemons, sugar and eggs.

  • A new tool to calculate belly fat; a medical memoir recalls years in training

    Most people know that BMI, or body mass index, is a fitness indicator calculated using your height and weight. Most people also know (don’t you?) that where you carry your weight makes a difference: It’s less healthy to have a disproportionate amount of weight around your midsection.

  • Get sweet on sauerkraut

    On “Beat Bobby Flay,” when chef Flay’s world-famous tacos were bested by Brian Tsao’s Korean beef and kimchi version, the not-so-happy Bobby found out the hard way that fermented cabbage (that’s sauerkraut and kimchi) is just what’s needed to create a tasty, healthful meal (and an entertaining TV show).

  • With $41.4M, 'Captain America' holds off 'Rio 2'

    "Captain America" continued to flex its Marvel muscle at the global box office, as "The Winter Soldier" took in $41.4 million domestically and $60.6 million overseas.

  • Review: Forum Theatre presents delightful ‘Man of La Mancha’

    The Forum Theatre presents the classic “Man of La Mancha,” featuring Wichita’s own Ray Wills.

  • Hollywood has faith in Christian films

    There’s a new power player at the box office, one that doesn’t need an agent: God.

  • Performers say social messages in musical ‘Memphis’ are relevant today

    Joey Elrose figures that during the course of the 2½-hour running time of “Memphis,” the 2010 Tony-winning best musical that opens Tuesday in Century II as the final show this year for Theater League, he’s only off stage for about 7½ minutes.

  • A warning for people who think they’ll never be like their parents

    Here’s a warning to young people who think they are never going to be like their parents. Those of you who think “I’m not going to be like that when I get old” better think again.

  • ‘Fargo’ now a TV show? You betcha

    Is it risky to bring a big-screen masterpiece like “Fargo” to television? You betcha.

  • New bunch of baseball books covers the bases

    Play ball! The baseball season is under way, and spring baseball titles are blossoming. There’s a lot to strike your fancy here: books on the 1954 and 1976 seasons; a biography of baseball’s most polarizing player not named Alex Rodriguez; a memoir by one of my favorite all-time Mets; an account of one of the greatest World Series ever; and George Will’s meditation on Wrigley Field, “A Nice Little Place on the North Side” (Crown Archetype, $25).

  • Novellas showcase all of Brown Dog’s adventures

    “Brown Dog” by Jim Harrison (Grove Press, 525 pages, $27)

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