The Grammy’s have embraced Hip Hop and R&B for its 2018 nominations. Jay-Z has earned eight nominations while Kendrick Lamar picked up seven. Other nominees include; Childish Gambino, Bruno Mars and Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee.
Tom Petty’s career spanned 40 years during which time he released 13 studio albums with his band Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, three solo albums, two Mudcrutch albums, and two albums with the Traveling Wilburys, which also included Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Roy Orbison and Jeff Lynne. He was nominated for 18 Grammy awards and won three. (Video includes photos from the Kansas City Star archives and the Associated Press)
Neil Diamond opened his concert in Wichita on Saturday night with “Cherry, Cherry. “ 10,500 fans came out to Intrust Bank Arena to see Diamond on his 50th anniversary tour. (Video by Travis Heying/The Wichita Eagle)
Singer/songwriter/ actor Mark Collie, known for 1990s country hits and more recent TV and film appearances, performed Thursday night in a concert for Kansas Department of Corrections workers to celebrate their achievements in reducing prisoner recidivism. Collie, a friend of legendary prison musicians Johnny Cash and Merle Haggard, is an advocate for and practitioner of prison music therapy.
Officials from the city, county and Intrust Bank Arena were on hand in front of Union Station in downtown Wichita on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, to announce that Paul McCartney will perform in Wichita on July 19. (Travis Heying/The Wichita Eagle)