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Wichita writer’s ‘John Wayne’s World’ has formula for fun

Carol Hughes, a longtime Wichita radio personality, has been writing slapstick satirical melodramas for nearly as long as the 15 years she’s been at KFDI-FM 101.3.

Correction: Switzerland-Obit-Winter story

In a story July 17 about the death of Texas blues legend Johnny Winter, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Winter's last performance was on July 12 at the Lovely Days Festival in Wiesen, Austria. His last performance was on July 14 at the Cahors Blues Festival in southwestern France, not July 12 in Austria.

Concerts coming soon to Wichita, central Kansas (July 18)

Josh Abbott Band, Friday, Cotillion ($18-$20, www.thecotillion.com)

Maize grad, former ‘Voice’ singer to perform in Newton

Kaleigh Glanton has learned a lot about what she wants out of her young singing career since appearing as a contestant on “The Voice” in the spring.

Video of Charlie Sheen drunk at Taco Bell goes viral

Why oh why does this kind of stuff never happen to us at the Taco Bell drive-through?

For summer fun, these 20 flicks are for kids

Summer is here. Kids already bored and need some entertainment?

'Weird Al' Yankovic parodies 'Blurred Lines' with 'Word Crimes' (VIDEO)

"Weird Al" Yankovic's new parody album "Mandatory Fun" has a music video for the grammarian in all of us. He spins "Word Crimes" to the tune of Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines."

Comedian Tracy Morgan makes first appearance since crash (VIDEO)

Former “Saturday Night Live” star Tracy Morgan has been released from a rehabilitation facility as he heals from serious injuries he suffered in a car crash that left a fellow comedian dead, his spokesman said.

Motley Crue: It was loud. There was fire. It was rock ’n’ roll.

A wall of speakers loud enough to leave ears ringing for hours. Grown men screaming until their voices were gone. Hand horns by the hundreds. Pyrotechnics hot enough to be felt in the back of the house.

Sunday Arts calendar (July 13)

“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” musical, based on the Old Testament tale of Joseph and his coat of many colors, 2 p.m & 7 p.m. Sun., Century II Concert Hall. Tickets $24-$62. Call 316-265-3107.

Alumni return to celebrate Music Theatre for Young People’s 30th anniversary

For Riley Bruce, a Minneapolis software company representative who teaches executives and customers about new products, his five years and 18 shows with Music Theatre for Young People was a “treasured time.”

New version of Hemingway’s first novel shows why it’s his masterpiece

“The Sun Also Rises: The Hemingway Library Edition” by Ernest Hemingway (Scribner, 320 pages, $26)

Midlife-crisis novel has enough inventiveness to feel fresh

“I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You” by Courtney Maum (Touchstone, 336 pages, $25.99)

Shakespearean ‘Star Wars’ saga wraps up nicely

“The Jedi Doth Return” by Ian Doescher (Quirk, 165 pages, $14.95)

Best-sellers from Watermark Books and Eighth Day Books (July 13)


‘Dawn’ radiates with character development in ‘Apes’ sequel

Advertising for “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” suggests it is another summer film in which abundant action scenes obliterate any serious story or character development.

Review: Music Theatre Wichita’s ‘Joseph’ is bright and lively

With his blond curly hair and his Scandinavian complexion, Ian Patrick Gibb may not seem to fit the image of a desert-baked Old Testament Israelite hero.

Weekend events: Automobilia, Kansas Wheat Festival, Drums Across Kansas

The 20th annual Automobilia Moonlight Car Show and Street Party is on for Saturday in downtown Wichita. The event, which Automobilia gift store owners Gary and Lorita Carpenter started in 1995, will feature close to 1,000 vintage, classic and current cars plus seven bands, three food courts and – new this year – air-conditioned portable toilets. An average of 140,000 people attend the event. It will happen from 6 p.m. to midnight on Saturday in an area from Douglas to Second between Broadway and Mosley. Admission is free for spectators. One change this year: Gary Carpenter has ended the moonlight cruise, a parade of cars through downtown that has always been part of the event, because people not associated with the car show were joining in, spinning tires and causing other trouble, he said.

Review: Rewrite of ‘Odd Couple’ offers many hilarious moments

When Neil Simon rewrote his 1965 classic “The Odd Couple” about mismatched roommates for a female cast (Sally Struthers and Rita Moreno), he no doubt thought that the result would be the same. But that slob/neatnik battle doesn’t translate quite that easily.

Gig Guide (July 11, 2014)

To submit information for Gig Guide, go to events.kansas.com/listings. Gig Guide listings must be submitted by noon Monday. Listings must include dates, times, cover charge, genre of music played and a daytime phone number. There is no charge.

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