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Updated Dec 12, 2014 at 11:33 AM

Turns out 2014 was a banner year for old-timers, with the 50-plus set releasing a veritable slew of original albums. But volume is one thing — how did the new stuff hold up in the quality department? Here are our grades for the latest offerings from artists of yesteryear.“Ride Out,” Bob Seger: There may not be a “Night Moves” on Seger’s first album in seven years, but there are plenty of driving original rockers, well-chosen...

Posted Dec 4, 2014 at 8:30 AM

ARMA — The Arma Community Choir's cantata has become an annual Christmas tradition, both for the community and for the many who enjoy lending their musical talents to the effort each year.This year, the ecumenical Christmas...

Posted Dec 3, 2014 at 9:00 AM

The Morning SunHalls have been decked around the Crawford County area, and the sounds of Christmas carols will ring in various area venues this week.The Timmons Chapel Christmas Concerts, an annual tradition for Pittsburg State...

Posted Nov 21, 2014 at 9:31 AM

For some of the area’s top musicians, spending a day away from school playing jazz music was a real treat.“I got dismissed from school to play music all day,” said Andrew Ortolani, a sophomore at Pittsburg High School,...

Updated Nov 20, 2014 at 11:47 AM

I drive my daughter Jackie to school in the morning and, because I’m a swell dad, I let her select the radio station. Occasionally, she’ll throw me a bone and put on one of “my stations” — she can sometimes find...

Updated Nov 20, 2014 at 10:53 AM

I’m having so much fun getting reacquainted with my music collection. I never dreamed that setting up my iPod Classic would be so much fun.I bought my iPod Classic during the summer, but I’m still nowhere near done...

Posted Nov 20, 2014 at 7:30 AM

When 160 voices blended together in practice on Wednesday, the result was a huge, beautiful sound.The voices include students from Pittsburg High School, as well as from around the community as performers gear up for the sixth year of the...

Posted Nov 16, 2014 at 2:30 PM

Southeast 7th grader Elyzabeth Wood, Weir, has been chosen to participate in the KMEA Middle Level Choir. She will join about 160 other students from throughout the state at the performance at the KMEA Convention Center in Wichita on...

Posted Nov 16, 2014 at 8:00 AM

GIRARD — There’s no shortage of people here who will gladly get on the stage for the whole town’s entertainment if it will serve a good cause, as Jennifer Wentz put it Saturday night.Elegant dance and self-deprecating...

Updated Nov 13, 2014 at 1:14 PM

By David T. FarrMore Content NowThe 2014 Country Music Awards — what a disappointment. I’m sorry if you’re a country music fan, but the entire telecast was a joke. And it certainly wasn’t a country...

Updated Nov 3, 2014 at 11:52 AM

“The Next Elvis: Searching for Stardom at Sun Records,” Barbara Barnes Sims (LSU Press)One thing Barbara Barnes Sims doesn’t do in “The Next Elvis,” the memoir of her time working at Sun Records...

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