Lela Meadow-Conner, longtime executive director of the Tallgrass Film Association, is stepping down from her role at Tallgrass at the end of this year to concentrate more on the festival’s artistic direction.
The ICT Roller Girls, Wichita’s women’s flat-track derby team, is celebrating its 10-year anniversary this year, and in the past decade, the team has climbed the national rankings. Its members say the team is a strong outlet for female empowerment and fellowship.
A satirical musical about a fading country star trying for a comeback with a fresh young partner, which has been running every Tuesday night in Nashville as a cult hit for more than a decade, is coming to Wichita.
Jay Price and a master’s student at Wichita State University are producing a book about Wichita rock ’n’ roll history from the 1950s to the 1980s, and they’re seeking help in tracking down every band that played here in that time period.
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.
Renowned glass sculptor Dale Chihuly now has an exhibit titled, "Chihuly Drawings," at the Wichita Art Museum. The selection of pencil, charcoal and acrylic drawings reveals a less-well-known side of this internationally recognized maestro. (Video by Fernando Salazar / Wichita Eagle)