The story behind Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida, presented June 10-14 by Music Theatre Wichita, takes audiences back to ancient Egypt, when the title character, a enslaved Nubian princess, falls in love with the Egyptian warrior Radames. However, the score by the duo behind the songs in “The Lion King” is decidedly modern, from exotically melodic themes to soaring love ballads.


Baseball and pony rides.

Those are just two out of 50 hot summer activities going on in the ‘Ta. There’s also a Live Art Battle, food trucks, camping and free summer concerts. No summertime boredom with this list!

We also have featured articles on Vino van Gogh, which pairs painting instruction with wine for a fun and relaxing night out. And don’t miss Polo on the Plains, complete with chukkers, divot-stomping, hat wearing and 1,200-pound horses.

For your Mother’s Day inspiration we profile Kimberly Whitaker, mother of 10, who credits her own mother for teaching her patience, forgiveness and that her heart would have enough room for all of her children.

This May enjoy your mother and your summer — or even both together.

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