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Updated Jul 21, 2014 at 3:11 PM

By Peter ChiancaMore Content NowLet’s face it, “Weird Al” Yankovic albums are impervious to typical reviews -- you either appreciate his song and style parodies, or there’s something wrong with you. (“He who is tired of ‘Weird Al’ is tired of life,” to quote Homer Simpson.)That said, it would be hard for anyone to deny that Al’s latest effort, “Mandatory Fun,” continues the...

Posted Jul 18, 2014 at 7:30 AM

You never can tell what kids are up to.In the case of Patrick O’Connell, 11, son of Kindra and Sean O’Connell, Pittsburg, it was something good and kind.The youngster recently went out in the driveway of the...

Posted Jun 25, 2014 at 7:30 AM

Dr. Lynda Lynn has been honored for her works for the 17th consecutive year by the American Society of Composers, authors and publishers. Lynn grew up in St. Paul and moved to Pittsburg with her family in the mid-1960s. The daughter of the late...

Posted Jun 17, 2014 at 7:30 AM

Students of the Lyerla Music Studio celebrated their annual Improv Awards Party May 26 at the First Church of the Nazarene by tracing in music the journey of their teacher’s journey to meet her husband, the  late Floyd...

Posted May 17, 2014 at 8:00 AM

The Morning SunChilly weather and a few sprinkles couldn’t dampen the enthusiasm of bluegrass players and those who love the music as the first Cow Creek Bluegrass Festival got underway with a Hootenanny Friday...

Posted May 14, 2014 at 9:00 PM

Pittsburg is having a celebration this weekend with its first-ever bluegrass festival. The Cow Creek Bluegrass Festival is scheduled from 8 a.m. until 10 p.m. on Saturday at Lincoln Park. However, the fun actually begins Friday, with a hootenanny...

Posted Apr 30, 2014 at 7:30 AM

Jerry Joseph Brooksher, 39, loved everything in life, from sports and art and music. Most of all he was crazy about children.So, when the Pittsburg native died on March 20, 2013, it still seemed to his family members and friends...

Posted Apr 27, 2014 at 9:15 AM

In theory, the Big Bang Rock Fest is a fundraiser for a holiday. Funds raised by the event go to help put on the Pittsburg fireworks show every July 4th. But organizers say the event has gone beyond that and become something of a landmark date on...

Posted Apr 26, 2014 at 9:00 AM

Heather and Roger Horton planned a lot for the Art Walk. The two arranged for musicians, planned and organized art displays, and generally helped put the event together.But one of the most essential parts of the Art Walk was completely...

Posted Apr 26, 2014 at 7:30 AM

"American Inspiration" will be the theme of the Southeast Kansas Symphony final season concert at 4 p.m. Sunday in Pittsburg Memorial Auditorium.In keeping with the theme, the featured soloist obviously has to be Mark...

Updated Apr 24, 2014 at 2:30 PM

Although I’m not a huge fan of country music, I’ve always had a soft spot for Martina McBride.Her voice is one of the most powerful to ever come from the genre, yet I always knew it was meant for wider appeal.McBride...

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