The new MarkArts facility is slated to open with a party on New Year’s Eve, and to the public a few days after that. The building replaces the Wichita Center for the Arts. (Travis Heying/The Wichita Eagle)
Forty-three kids from Rolph Literacy Academy, a school for kids with dyslexia in Wichita, Kansas, rap the popular children's book. The beat and video were produced by 17-year-old Caleb Hope, who also happens to be dyslexic. (Video by Caleb Hope and the Fundamental Learning Center)
Kenny Napier took about 4 hours to hang the 46-foot mural in Brandon Steven's new restaurant, 6S in November 2017. The mural designed by local artists Josh Tripoli and Rebekah Lewis is made up of photos from around Wichita shot by Lisa Sparks. Sparks says she shot nearly 1,300 photos for the project. (Video by Bo Rader / The Wichita Eagle) (https://www.bensound.com)
Trevor McChristian, a 2013 Maize High graduate, is playing the role of Jack Kelly in Music Theatre Wichita's "Newsies." On Thursday he visited his former choir teacher, Doris Prater, and talked to students about what it takes to be successful in theater.
From first rehearsals to final build and opening night, MTWichita employs 300 seasonal employees to make Broadway-scale musical entertainment possible right in the heart of downtown Wichita. (Courtesy of Music Theatre Wichita / Steven C. Smith / Digital Brand)