April 23rd-26th | For forty years, the Wichita Jazz Festival has been dedicated to fostering great jazz in Wichita and raising the next generation of Kansas jazz musicians. Our monthly concerts and annual festival bring in some of the greatest living names in the jazz world, and our education programs put young players in contact with professional musicians to continue America's musical tradition in our home town. - http://www.wichitajazzfestival.com/
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Teacher will recieve- $25 Bonefish Grill gift card , SVETA'S Skin & Body Therapy Special Treatment & Wendy's Frosty's for the entire class!
June 2nd - August 1st | Critter Camp is a fun way for kids to learn about animals and have lots of fun at the same time! Activities include games, tours, fun crafts, pet training, the bond shared between people and companion animals, the importance of veterinary care and ways to address the pet homelessness and overpopulation in our community. - http://www.kshumane.org/crittercamp.htm
Miley Cyrus canceled her Tuesday night Bangerz Tour concert at the Sprint Center after a severe allergic reaction to antibiotics put her in the hospital.
The Sprint Center announcement, about 2 1/2 hours before the show was to start, said doctors had placed the performer on medical rest. It said refunds will be available where tickets were purchased, but those bought online or by phone will be refunded automatically.
Despite lightning communication through social media, some fans showed up hoping to see a show. Among them was a group from Neosho, Mo.
Drive-By Truckers at the Orpheum
Athens, Ga.-based Southern rock band Drive-By Truckers will perform at 8 p.m. Friday at the Orpheum, 200 N. Broadway. The show starts at 8 p.m. The group just released its 12th album, “English Oceans.” Tickets are $20 and $25 at www.selectaseat.com or by calling 316-755-SEAT.
Tornado Bait Party on Saturday
Don’t count Gavin DeGraw as one of the songwriters who balks at co-writing with other artists.
He dipped his toes into the co-writing water on his previous album “Sweeter,” collaborating on four songs.
For his recently released CD, “Make a Move,” he teamed up with other songwriters on all 11 songs on the album.
The Wichita Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Daniel Hege welcomed soloist William Wolfram on Saturday evening. After a surprise rendition of “Hail Wichita,” the Wichita State University fight song, the symphony tackled three 19-century masterpieces by Richard Wagner, Franz Liszt and Anton Bruckner.
Wagner composed only a small amount of concert music, concentrating most of his energies on opera. However, his “Ride of the Valkyries,” from the opera “Die Walkure,” is one of several extracts from his stage works that have taken on a life of their own as popular concert pieces. The Wichita symphony’s rendition of “Ride” (in an arrangement by Jonathan Sheffer) featured sharp executions of sudden contrasts in dynamic and a good balance between sections of the orchestra. The tempo was brisk and energetic and was supported by crisp and precise rhythms from the brass, especially the trombones (led by principal Tyler Vahldick). It was a bright start to the evening, allowing the audience and orchestra to settle in for the heavier works on the program.
Pianist Wolfram joined the orchestra for Liszt’s Concerto No. 1 in E-flat Major, a work bristling with the youthful energy of the virtuoso-composer, who wrote it to perform at his own concerts. Formally adventurous and full of diverse themes, the concerto is notable for its theatrical quality (Wolfram called it an “unsung opera” in a pre-concert talk) and the connection of four movements into a nearly continuous flow of music; a pause was taken only between the first and second movements.