Tag: music

The Iola Symphony Orchestra gathered for its first practice of the season. Allen Community College music director Jeffrey Anderson is conducting the orchestra this year. The first performance will be in February.

Daniel Kays, director of the Bowlus Fine Arts Center, couldn’t help but get a little emotional as he listened to musician Albert Cummings and his band perform in September. The audience tapped along to the…

For Jalissa Beachy, teaching music to elementary students during a pandemic is just the latest in a line of non-traditional educational experiences. It all goes back to her own early school years. As a fifth-grader…

When it comes to hard rock and heavy metal music, Iola isn’t likely the first place you think of, but Saturday is an exception. Starting Saturday afternoon, six blisteringly loud bands from around the region…

NEW YORK (AP) — Stressed out while working at a bank in New Zealand, Junelle Kunin began searching for music paired with teachings from the Dalai Lama to calm herself down and allow herself to…

The best one-hit wonders from the 1960s, ‘70s, 80s and ‘90s will be performed at 7 tonight at the Bowlus Fine Arts Center. These  are songs that  made a band famous — or infamous —…

Owen Sicka. Tuck that name in your memory bank. Because some day, this 10-year-old might be a country music sensation. Or, if his current dreams play out, you might catch a glimpse of Owen on…

This week I attended a strings concert by local middle school and high school students. Initially, I figured all that was really necessary was to take a few representative photos of the evening’s affair and…

The Christmas season hits high gear this week with activities in store for folks of all ages. Santa Claus will make several appearances in Allen County, including his first arrival at his temporary quarters at…

During his lifetime, Richard Pearman brought music to the local community. He played his trusty fiddle with the Moonlight Ramblers and entertained residents of local nursing homes for 50 years. Now, even in death, Pearman…