High School Sports

Wichita East student’s petition for special-needs student recognition draws more than 27,000 signatures

Wichita East students who participate on the special-needs basketball team are awarded a letter, but one that looks different than the one for varsity athletes. East High principal Ken Thiessen said Saturday that Michael Kelley was not told to remove his jacket and that any interaction happened a year ago.

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Former Chiefs tight end Sean McGrath isn’t alone as other young NFL players retire

Seven months after Chiefs tight end Sean McGrath unexpectedly walked away from football, he attends art classes at Henderson State University. Several young, established players, not unlike McGrath, have recently left professional football, including Chris Borland, the star rookie 49ers linebacker who made national headlines when he retired because of concerns about the long-term effects of concussions.

Performing Arts

‘Hair’ at KC Rep soars to unexpected heights

Director Eric Rosen takes an unorthodox approach with “Hair: Retrospection,” a celebration of a classic musical that captured the zeitgeist of the country at a time of radical change. Rosen brings it into the present by constructing a risky show that could have collapsed under its own weight -- but never does.

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