McPherson College Theatre Program Pivoting to Video for Fall Season

McPherson College Theatre is changing a 40-year tradition. “This year is not about upholding traditions. This year is all about adaptation,” Jd. Bowman, professor of theatre at McPherson College, said. “What does theatre look like in the era of self-quarantine and safety precautions?” For more than 40 years, McPherson College theatre has treated its season tickets holders to a themed dinner in conjunction with the varied productions. Known as “First Nighters,” the program has been the sole fundraiser for the theatre department. The COVID-19 pandemic will change all that this year. “We would love to offer our season ticket holders

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Dala at the Prairie Window Concert Series on March 15

On Sunday, March 15, 2020, at 4 p.m., Dala will grace the Prairie Window Concert Series (PWCS) stage at Dyck Arboretum of the Plains in Hesston. The concert will take place in the Prairie Pavilion at the Arboretum overlooking the lake. Tickets are by reservation at  http://dyckarboretum.org/arboretum-event/dala/ or by calling (620) 327-8127. The cost of tickets is $25 for adults and $15 for children, plus tax. Proceeds benefit the Arboretum’s mission to cultivate transformative relationships between people and the land. Juno nominees and winners of the 2010 Canadian Folk Music Award for Vocal Group of the Year, Amanda Walther and Sheila Carabine of Dala write and sing in harmony best described as angelic.

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Celtic Angels Return to the McPherson Opera House

On Sunday, March 15, 2020, at 7:30 pm – and just in time for St. Patrick’s Day! – the Celtic Angels return to the McPherson Opera House with their all-new show “Celtic Angels Ireland.” Produced in Ireland, the Celtic Angels performances are a complete celebration of Irish heritage through dance, music, and song.  The show features the Celtic Angels, who are Victoria Kenny, Emily Carroll, Tammy Browne, Amy Penston, and Ellie Mullane; the Celtic Knight Dancers, starring two former lead dancers of Riverdance, and the Trinity Band Ensemble of Dublin.  All of the Celtic Angels Ireland singers, dancers, and musicians

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Spring Break Fun at the Public Library

Local schools will soon head into spring break and the McPherson Public Library has prepared entertaining events for children and teens, free of charge. Daily events for all ages will begin at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, March 12: Movie: “Toy Story 4” Friday, March 13: Bingo Monday, March 16: LEGOs Tuesday, March 17: Movie: “The Addams’ Family” Wednesday, March 18: Game Day Thursday, March 19: Movie: “Abominable” In addition to events targeted for the whole family, the library is also offering events for teens in grades 6-12.  Each teen event is for teens only and will begin at 1:00 p.m. Monday,

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Master Baker to come to Winter Lecture Series at Dyck Arboretum

On Tuesday, February 25 at 6:30 p.m. in Hesston, the Dyck Arboretum of the Plains will continue its Winter Lecture Series with “Turkey Red Bread on the Plains” with master baker Sharon Entz. What do you get when you combine deep Kansas ancestry with generations of growing hard winter wheat, a milling science degree, passion for locally-sourced ingredients, an entrepreneurial spirit, and thousands of hours of bread baking experimentation? You get magic, otherwise known as Crust & Crumb by Sharon Entz. Sharon’s artistry for delicious savory and sweet baked goods has drawn nearly a cult following and is a popular feature at restaurants

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US Cultural Ambassador Demetra George to Perform at the McPherson Opera House

McPherson, KS – On Saturday, March 7, two incredible international artists combine to bring the best-loved music in the world, from opera to Broadway and pop, to the McPherson OperaHouse stage. The gala event, titled “What’s Old is What’s New” is a charity event for the benefit of the McPherson Opera House and stars Soprano and US Cultural Ambassador Demetra George and Metropolitan Opera Tenor, Eduardo Villa. Soprano Demetra George (Mustafoglu), Honorary Ph.D., is one of the most celebrated musical ambassadors of the United States and recently United States Ambassador to Cyprus. John Koenig declared her a Cultural Ambassador for

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McPherson Quilt Guild Hosts Trunk Show

McPherson Quilt Guild will be hosting Annarose White at the March 9th meeting at 7:00 pm at the First Presbyterian Church in McPherson. Annarose is a certified Laura Heine instructor and will present a lecture and trunk show on Monday. She will return to McPherson on Saturday the 14th, to conduct a workshop for pre-registered participants.  White became a certified Laura Heine collage instructor in June 2019. Since then, she has taught hundreds of students, in many classes, the joy, and art of collage the Laura Heine method. There are less than 75 collage teachers in the world and she

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Flagship Romance appearing in Hesston

On Sunday, March 1, 2020 at 4 p.m., Flagship Romance will debut on the Prairie Window Concert Series (PWCS) stage at Dyck Arboretum of the Plains in Hesston. The concert will take place in the Prairie Pavilion at the Arboretum overlooking the lake. Tickets are by reservation at  http://dyckarboretum.org/arboretum-event/flagship-romance/ or by calling (620) 327-8127. Cost of tickets is $20 for adults and $10 for children, plus tax. Proceeds benefit the Arboretum’s mission to cultivate transformative relationships between people and the land. As the Truth or Consequences, NM-based ‘Harmonic Alternative Folk’ duo Flagship Romance, married couple Shawn Fisher and Jordyn Jackson live, work, and annually travel tens of thousands of miles together, deeply in love with each

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Renowned Pianist to Perform at the McPherson Opera House

McPherson, KS – On Saturday, February 29, at 7:30 pm, Jim Brickman brings one of the most entertaining and romantic events of the year with his 25th Anniversary Greatest Hits LIVE concert for one night only at the McPherson Opera House.  The award-winning songwriter and pianist’s engaging stage presence seamlessly blends emotion and humor with music that touches the heart. He leads the audience on a personal escape with stirring solo piano and vocal collaborations including hits like “Angel Eyes,” “Valentine,” “If You Believe” and “Love of My Life.” Brickman strikes the perfect balance of musical intimacy, compelling storytelling, and

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