Carrie Rengers

Orpheum Theatre and Wichita get a little musical love

Wichita’s Orpheum Theatre got some love from a couple of musicians this weekend, as did Wichita itself.

Friday night Graham Nash, formerly of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, complimented the Orpheum’s sound and said, “I hope you don’t knock it down for a 7-11. Not that I have anything against 7-11. Of course, I remember when it was a 6-10.”

Then Sunday night, Texas singer-songwriter Robert Earl Keen also mentioned what a great theater the Orpheum is.

Keen, who just happened to write a song called “Old Town,” also talked of discovering Wichita’s Old Town.

“I thought, man, I’m in the right spot.”

The Texan also had an idea for Wichita’s tourism promoters:

“Your slogan should be: Wichita, better than Wichita Falls.”

Reach Carrie Rengers at 316-268-6340 or crengers@wichitaeagle.com. Follow her on Twitter: @CarrieRengers.

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