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Kobach takes nomination after Colyer concedes 

The race to decide the Republican party nominee for the gubernatorial race in Kansas has officially come to an end with Kris Kobach taking the win over the incumbent Jeff Colyer.  The primary election’s results had Kobach and Colyer close in the polls. Kobach received 127,211 votes, while Colyer received …

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Block22 apartment complex open for residence 

The long-awaited Block22 development opened its doors to students for move-in Saturday, August 18.  Block22 originates from a varying range of sources, including the city of Pittsburg, Pittsburg State University, and the Vecino Group—a private developer out of Springfield. The company’s chief operating officer Mat Burton is a Pitt State …

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‘Ant-Man and the Wasp,’ a small but mighty success at the box office.

“Ant-Man and the Wasp,” directed by Peyton Reed, breeds scientific jargon with buddy cop humor to make a movie that anybody can and should enjoy.  Acting as both a sequel to 2015’s “Ant-Man” and this year’s “Avengers: Infinity War,” the action centers, or sometimes a charming lack thereof, on Scott Lang, an ex-con who after crossing paths with brilliant …

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Concerto contest kicks off piano festival  

Eleven contestants participated in a competition Wednesday that marked the first day of the second annual Pittsburg Piano Festival, three of whom will perform with the SEK orchestra Friday night.   Sponsored by the Treble Clef Club, the Pittsburg Piano Festival celebrates talent from the elementary to professional level. The competition …

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Bicknell features outdoor jazz

The Bicknell front lawn became stage for the Summer Kicks Jazz Band, under the direction of Robert Kehle, Wednesday, June 20, as part of the 2018 Chamber Music Festival.  “I’m just up here waving my hands,” Kehle said. “They play real good and they make me feel so good.”  The Summer Kicks Jazz band is a recurring feature in the Pittsburg Chamber Music …

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Eight Seasons blow away the audience on Bicknell Stage

The Linda and Lee Scott Performance Hall received a taste of music both classical and contemporary during the Eight Seasons concert, hosted by the PSU department of music.  Directed by Raul Munguía, professor of violin and director of orchestra, the concert featured the Four Seasons by Antonio Vivaldi back-to-back with the Four Seasons of Buenos …

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Wind ensembles make music day and dusk

The Bicknell Family Center for the Arts lawn was home to two wind ensembles Tuesday evening, June 19: the Summer Youth Wind Ensemble and the Pittsburg Summer Wind Band.  Beginning at noon, the Summer Youth Wind Ensemble met on the Bicknell stage to prepare a program for the night’s concert. …

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Seal of Biliteracy paves the way with modern language

The department of modern languages is rolling out a new program for students of Spanish and French: the seal of biliteracy.  “We’re rewarding people for what they can do,” said Grant Moss, associate professor of Spanish at Pittsburg State University.  The faculty of the department of modern languages, based in …

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Incredibles 2: a super sequel, film spectacular

The Incredibles 2, directed by Brad Bird, does the impossible: the film is the perfect sequel to an already incredible starting point.  A sequel outing featuring the titular super-family, the Parr’s, is led by family man Bob and stay-at-home mom Helen, appearing as the typical American family. The parents have …

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