| Nov 25, 2011
| 5:36 PM
One of the most popular rock bands ever, Queen, wants its music to live on. The surviving members of the British rock group are putting together an official tribute band called Queen Extravaganza. The tribute band will tour America, playing Queen's...
| Oct 3, 2011
| 8:50 AM
Kansas is celebrating its 150th birthday on Saturday, October 8th. Wichita will host a Kansas Sunflower Parade; a fair with historic reenactors, and Kansas attractions and vendors of food, arts and cultural products. The events will conclude with a...
| Oct 10, 2011
| 8:11 AM
Prog is among the more divisive subgenres of rock music. You either love it or hate it.
That said, it's kind of fun to look at that post-punk period, around 1979-83, where prog bands either radically transformed their sounds and went MTV mainstream (Yes,...
| Oct 12, 2011
Dave Grohl saw the news online: The famously anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church planned a protest outside a Foo Fighters concert in Kansas City, Mo. The band was another target of the tiny church, which has heckled the funerals of fallen U.S. soldiers,...
| Oct 13, 2011
| 4:08 AM
George Strait is ready to have a good time! The country superstar has announced a string of early 2012 tour dates, inviting country superstar Martina McBride on his latest outing.
"I love Martina. She's been on our tours before and she's great," George...
| Jul 12, 2011
| 5:56 PM
Recently, I went to the Cynthia Woods Mitchel Pavilion to see the Houston Symphony join, vocalist Terry Brock, formerly of Kansas, Randy Jackson of the rock band Zebra, and singer John Hines in a concert tribute to The Eagles. Houston radio personality...
| May 11, 2011
| 9:12 AM
opening for John Vanderslice, May 16, Daniel Street Club, 21 Daniel St., Milford, (203) 877-4446, danielstreetclub.com
Damien Jurado prizes conflicting qualities in his music. He aims for both a kind of spaciousness and a seemingly...
| Jun 7, 2011
| 2:14 PM
The Get Up Kids
With Saves the Day. 6:30 p.m., June 9. Toad's Place, 300 York St. $19-$22. 203-624-TOAD, toadsplace.com.
It's difficult for a band to return from a long hiatus, harder still to overcome the divisions that contributed to a break-up. Just...
| Jul 21, 2011
| 7:30 AM
Top 5 things to do this weekend - July 22nd to July 24th
Get your ‘groove’ on this weekend by attending one of several musical events here in Wichita. You can attend a FREE classic rock concert at the WaterWalk or go see a Grammy-award...
| Jul 23, 2011
| 3:52 PM
Some days he is a teacher, and his classroom measures 120 yards x 53 1/3 yards. Some days he is a youngster again, carrying a football on the slanted field next to the golf course near his western Pennsylvania home.
On his best days he is both, when...
| Jul 25, 2011
George Ramos, a longtime reporter, editor and columnist at the Los Angeles Times who played a key role in a groundbreaking series on Latinos in Southern California that won the paper a Pulitzer Prize in 1984, has died. He was 63.
Ramos was found Saturday...
| Aug 2, 2011
| 4:07 AM
July 2011 was the second warmest ever for Wichita. The average temperature was 89.3 degrees, second only to the infamous summer of 1980 when the average temp was 90.4. Tuesday will bring more heat and many record highs could fall by afternoon. Right now...