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Go! Night List (Jan. 3, 2014)

Deano’s Grill & Tapworks, a new sports bar at 9747 E. 21st St. becoming known for its live music, has two bands lined up for this weekend – and admission is free. On Friday night, guitarist Gary Powell will perform. Then on Saturday, popular local musicians Uche and Jerimiah Johnsen will take the stage. Both shows start at 9 p.m. For more information, call 316-977-7107.

Upcoming concerts

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Go! Night list (Dec. 27, 2013)

Musician Kelly Werts is making his return to the Artichoke Sandwich Bar, 811 N. Broadway, at 8 p.m. Friday. Werts, who specializes in folk and Americana music, plays guitar and even the spoons. He formerly was a member of the 1980s band Sons of Rayon, which will also perform Friday. The show will also feature Werts’ wife and his violinist daughter, Diana and Molly. Admission is $5 at the door. For more information, call 316-263-9164.

Three local performances (Dec. 20)

The five original members of Soulstice, a well-known jazz combo populated by a rotating cast of top Friends University music students, will reunite for a performance Sunday at Larkspur, 904 E. Douglas. The band members include Nathan Hittle on piano, Nathan Williams on trumpet, Jason Whitmore on saxophone, Sam Hake on drums and Caleb Drummond on bass. The music will last from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., and admission is free.

Willie Nelson coming to Wichita’s Orpheum Theatre on March 5

Wichita’s Orpheum Theatre at 200 N. Broadway has added two shows to its bill – country legend Willie Nelson and cartoon character come-to-life Sid the Science Kid.

2013 Holiday Gift Guide: Box sets for music lovers

Every year, box sets and other special releases make great gifts for music fans. Here’s a look at some of the best sets from 2013.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra fans receptive to change in show

Last fall, Trans-Siberian Orchestra made the biggest change ever to its annual holiday tour. After having performed its rock opera “Christmas Eve and Other Stories” as the centerpiece of its show for its entire 13-year touring history, founder and band leader Paul O’Neill decided to spotlight a different rock opera.

Justin Andrew Murray to hold CD release party Saturday at Rock Island Live

For Justin Andrew Murray, the art of songwriting is seeing where music has been and deciding where it’s going.

Wichita Chamber Chorale celebrates the soul of the season

The Wichita Chamber Chorale is opening its 36th season this weekend with a Christmastime concert that will include old favorites and new arrangements for choir, brass, and organ. The annual Sounding Joy event has emerged as a popular yuletide community celebration. Organizers say this year’s theme, “Trumpets sound and angels sing,” is a homage to the soul of the season.

Beach Boys’ shows ‘labor of love’

It’s business as usual for the Beach Boys. The iconic pop-rock band is back with vocalist Mike Love and keyboardist Bruce Johnston at the helm. The Beach Boys, who will perform Thursday at Hartman Arena, will render the hits and holiday favorites. However, the band is once again missing its legendary vocalist-keyboardist-songwriting genius Brian Wilson, who toured with the Beach Boys in 2012.

Upcoming concerts (Dec. 13)

Visit events.kansas.com for additional information on upcoming entertainment options – including concerts, music events and festivals – in the Wichita area and beyond.

CD reviews: New holiday music to match anybody’s taste

Eagle staffers review CDs for the holidays.

Christmas Express concert benefits Shriners charities

Joe Sauer was driving through Old Town last summer when he heard some fantastic harmonica playing wafting from one of the area’s patios.

The Priests to take the stage at the Orpheum

Three Northern Irish priests will don their collars Wednesday, reverently walk on stage at the historic Orpheum Theatre and sing. This trio of two tenors and a baritone known as The Priests made history with their 2008 release – the fastest-selling classical debut album in history. Not wanting to leave their Belfast parishes for long, the three fathers are selective in both time and venue. On Wednesday, they head to Wichita.

Mayer opening act Phillip Phillips will offer mix of folk, rock

Many fans have gotten to know Phillip Phillips through his hit singles, “Home” and “Gone, Gone, Gone.” Those two folk-flavored anthems have propelled the 2012 “American Idol” to major stardom, but also have been criticized by some as attempts to mimic the arena-sized folk of the hit-making bands Mumford & Sons and the Lumineers.

Upcoming Wichita-area concerts (Nov. 27)

Visit events.kansas.com for additional information on upcoming entertainment options — including concerts, music events and festivals — in the Wichita area and beyond.

Upcoming area concerts (Nov. 21)

Visit events.kansas.com for additional information on upcoming entertainment options — including concerts, music events and festivals — in the Wichita area and beyond.

Strings shine in Wichita Symphony’s classics concert

After two programs of works for large orchestra and guest soloists, the Wichita Symphony’s third classics concert put the focus squarely on its string section and concertmaster John Harrison for a program of Mendelssohn, Beethoven and American composer Thomas Canning under the direction of maestro Daniel Hege.

Stiefel Theatre announces winter-spring lineup

Salina’s historic Stiefel Theatre announced a new lineup of concerts and events earlier this week.

East High students to perform Pink Floyd’s ‘Dark Side of the Moon’

For as long as he has directed high school orchestras, Eric Crawford has envisioned his students performing a concept album – a classic record that tells a musical and lyrical story, where all the songs contribute to an overall theme.

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