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Organizers are having fun with fundraisers

Wichita's long list of fundraising events always offer their share of fun-raising as well, with well-dressed Wichitans socializing, sipping wine and sampling food for a good cause.

What I want for Christmas is a card

Normally by Dec. 19, a window ledge in my dining room is overflowing with Christmas cards lined up side by side, adding a festive, friendly feel to my holiday decor.

Young burger inventor is a bit of a ham

In the days since his big burger win, 12-year-old Donovan Duggins has been described in many ways by people who know him best.

Southeast High grad gleeful about TV experience

Southeast High grad Chris Mann has done a lot to distinguish himself since fleeing Wichita for a showbiz career in L.A.

O come, o come, clever holiday rhymers

(To the tune of "Silent Night")

Dad's mission: Help save music in schools

An elementary school gym might seem like an unusual place for a rock concert.

'Rules' lands Wichitan a shot at lasting fame

Over the years, I've written about Wichitans on "The Bachelor," Wichitans on "Oprah" and Wichitans on "American Idol."

Halloween calls for Lady Gaga

If last weekend's Boo and Brew Bash is any indication, Wichita is going gaga for Lady Gaga costumes this Halloween.

Boston journalist finds a few Kinks in his travel schedule

Wichita should take it as a compliment that Geoff Edgers, a moviemaking journalist from Boston, is planning to attend this month's Tallgrass Film Festival.

Wichita gets more shots at being on TV

There's something oddly exciting about Wichita making it on television, no matter the reason.

People behind ads are getting sneakier

The invention of the DVR was glorious in so many ways, not the least of which was that television fans could reclaim hours and hours of their lives once lost to sitting through commercials.

Social media makes events more special

Say what you will about Facebook and Twitter and how social media is ruining our attention spans and destroying our society, 140 characters at a time.

Beware: You, too, could wind up being Auto-Tuned

Back in the olden days, people became stars by having talent and catching a big break.

Be warned: 'Spring' not for everyone

"Spring Awakening," at first blush, sounds like a wholesome musical for the whole family. Tony-winning and critically acclaimed, the show was the Broadway vehicle that launched the careers of Leah Michele and Jonathan Groff from the hit TV show "Glee."

Former Wichitan's career on 'upswing'

Apparently, I'm on the Wichitans-on-the-verge-of-stardom beat this summer. Last week, I brought you news of XV, a local hip-hop artist who just signed a record deal with Warner Brothers.

Hip-hop artist making his mark

I want it documented here, in an official, public sort of way. On July 29, 2010, at approximately 3:30 p.m., musician XV, aka Donavan Johnson, said he'd take me with him to the Grammys when he's nominated.

Angelina not alone in ability to annoy

I don't like Angelina Jolie. Is something wrong with me? Because she seems to be awfully popular.

Arf! Dudley the 'doodle debuts as Sandy

Daddy Warbucks and his curly red-headed orphan will have nothing on the real star of Music Theatre of Wichita's "Annie."

Emmys on the money this time

The Emmy nominations came out this week, and I'm happy to report that the nominating committee finally seems to be getting it.

Wichita will get its share of visiting 'Idols'

"American Idol" isn't on television right now, and the "American Idols Live" tour isn't stopping in Wichita this summer. Nonetheless, Wichita won't have any shortage of Idolatry over the next few months.

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