Not long after Jason Irvin earned his degree in classical piano performance, he walked into a piano bar and was hooked. Now he's known known for big, show-stopping songs like “Bohemian Rhapsody” at Ernie Biggs dueling piano bar.
Breakdancing beats meets Tchaikovsky in Hip Hop Nutcracker this month at the Orpheum, and Karg Art Glass lets patrons blow their own Christmas ornament. Just two of the many happenings going on in the 'Ta for December.
Residents and businesses alike are bringing creative energy and revitalization to downtown Wichita. It's a community filled with friendly neighbors enjoying the urban lifestyle. Learn why downtown is a great place to work and call home.
Wichita Wingnuts get creative at Lawrence-Dumont. In addition to the thwack of bats hitting baseballs and the roar of the crowd, Wichita’s downtown diamond hosts concerts, motocross events and a whole lot more.
Wichita’s hottest ticket features an evening of cool jazz. All That Jazz Music and Eats is a one-of-a-kind music festival taking place at an equally unique setting on the grounds of the Riordan Clinic.
Get your golf clap ready. Kicking off more than a week of Air Capital Classic events at Crestview Country Club, partygoers gather for one of the year’s most anticipated events — the annual SPLURGE! Party featuring dance band, Annie Up.
Karla Burns sings the praises of two people who’ve influenced her. We wanted to highlight the occasion of Karla Burns being honored twice in one month — but Burns, with her trademark energy and warmth, went on to share her enthusiasm for her fellow inductees.
Limber up your stein-lifting arm if you're planning on tackling the 500 or so brews being poured at the Midwest Beerfest, scheduled for May. There's even more of a festival atmosphere, thanks to food trucks, a dance contest, a chicken wing cookoff and more.
Exploration Place and Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum celebrate the guitar: They're sliding into spring with a packed schedule of concerts, workshops, jam sessions and a symposium — a slate of events in progress now until the first week of May.
With the release of his latest book “Good Profit,” Charles Koch talks about the inspiration behind his second book, recounts his greatest business risk (and reward) and discusses how he celebrated his 80th birthday.
Two generations will dance in Ballet Wichita’s production of “The Nutcracker” this year. Marie Hand, an emergency room doctor and longtime dancer will perform alongside two of her daughters, 8-year-old Bridgette and 15-year-old Bernadette.
The popular Tallgrass Film Festival is offering a new Binge Pass, which gets ticket holders access to all general admission films on Saturday, Oct. 17, as well as a special happy hour and the Stubbornly Independent Gala movie and after party.
Pedaling with mettle: Gear up to give back with Heartspring’s 12th annual PedalFest. The bike ride — featuring distances of 100K, 50K, 25K and 5 miles — benefits children with disabilities and developmental delays.
A rumored rivalry between the chefs is spicing up the Orpheum's Celebrity & Chef Cookoff. The money raised from the theater's biggest fundraiser of the year will go towards artistic, educational and youth programming.
Wichita’s new League 42 is a home run for inner-city kids. The Wichita Eagle’s Bob Lutz formed the youth baseball league last year, and he anticipates 300 kids will participate in the upcoming second season.
Wake up with a smile:KWCH Channel 12’s Jenn Bates has traded her sportscaster chair for the morning anchor’s spotlight. When she’s off the air, you might find her quoting Ernie Banks or volunteering weekly with cancer patients.
This year's group of nine Prairie Fire Marathon Local Joes have individual race goals and varying experience levels. However they all share the grit and determination that proves runners are not born, but made with persistance and training from GoRun Wichita.
Little sis becomes the big: Tessie and Cami share a special connection. Tessie is Cami’s “big sister” through Big Brothers Big Sisters. But Tessie was once a “little sister” herself, and her mentor was Natalie, Cami’s late mother.
The 5th annual SPLURGE! Tee Off Party is right around the corner, pairing charitable giving with the world’s most classic sport. This year proceeds from the June 13 event will benefit human trafficking programs at the Wichita Children’s Home.
We’re sure you’ve heard of the sport Polo before, but you’ve never seen it so up close and personal! Beautiful horses, thrilling athletics and, of course, a good cause make for the perfect spring and summer event
Artist Mark D. Pendergrass relishes a large canvas — both for his art, which can be seen on walls from the Nifty Nut House to Harry's Uptown Bar & Grill — and in his life where he's expanding into painting novels with words.
The Wichita Art Museum is far from “the norm” when it comes to other art museums, boasting large collections of uniquely Kansas artwork and drumming up new and exciting ways to expose the community to the world of art.
The Wichita Symphony is out to breathe new life into classical music — and bust some myths along the way. Get ready for Cirque De La Symphonie, the American Brass Quintet, Three Phantoms In Concert and more.
Boasting 36 Top 40 hits over 23 years, the Beach Boys bring ocean breezes to Wichita this month. Songs such as "Little Saint Nick" and "I'll Be Home for Christmas" will make you want to trim your surf board in lights.
Whether you long for the decadence of revolutionary France, a satirical romp with the King of the Britains or you simply want a “Spoonful of Sugar” there is something for everyone this season at the Music Theatre of Wichita.
Tyrannosaurus, Gasosaurus, Huayangosaurus, oh my! Dinosaurs rule the earth again this summer when "Dinosaurs Unearthed" comes to Exploration Place. The thrills continue with summer camps, science shows and films. Catch it before it goes extinct!
Is it the unusual, award-winning interior spaces, the flexibility to bring in outside caterers or the high level of personalized service that make Abode Venue a favorite for weddings, parties and meetings? All this and more.
The annual Bradley Fair Christmas tree lighting illuminates hope for families supported by area Ronald McDonald Houses. Meet Caden Konecny, who'll flip the switch on November 17, and read the backstory of taming the 35' Christmas tree.
The Bradley Fair Summer Concert Series has developed an outstanding reputation with both the jazz community and enthusiastic audiences. Read on to discover what summer holds for the longest-running outdoor free concert series in Wichita.
Over the past 25 years Wayne Bryan, producing artistic director of Music Theatre of Wichita has thrilled audiences with classics like The Music Man and Oklahoma! and introduced new standards such as Disney’s High School Musical.
Bob Lida of Lida Advertising is 75 years old and about to compete in the 60-meter, 200-meter and 400-meter races at the national and international level in Masters Track. He hopes to shatter a couple world records in the process.
Certified Tobacconist and Manager of Auburn Cigars, Gary Brown has advice for those new to the art of cigar smoking, “It is important to define your palate,” insists Gary, “like wine, the country of origin directly impacts the flavor and aroma of a cigar.”
The corsages. The tuxes. The hormones. In solidarity with teens prepping for the big night, some of our very own local celebs and business leaders generously share photos and adventures from their own prom night nirvana.
At six stories tall and about 90 feet wide the IMAX screen at the Warren West is two to three times bigger than any other in Wichita, and about four times bigger than the nearest IMAX theater, at the Cosmosphere in Hutchinson.
Kissin' 102.1 is focusing on “new country” artists, from superstars like Keith Urban and Taylor Swift to up-and-comers such as Durante. And a fresh, fast-paced morning line-up has breathed new life into the station.
Behind the wide smiles and perfectly made-up faces of the Rockettes lie women who care deeply about spreading the Christmas spirit to each member of their audience. Four of them talked to Splurge! about putting a kick in the holiday season.
“Hot yoga allows the muscles to get into a deeper stretch…and releases a lot of toxins and waste,” says instructor Nickki Head. “It’s a different experience than you could get in any weight room or any weights class.”