Secrecy: safeguarding or self-serving

On July 11, 2023 Topeka’s governing body voted 10-0 to terminate city manager Stephen Wade’s contract for cause. Wade was the fourth city manager of Topeka among an additional five interim managers since the city adopted a council-city manager form of government in 2005.  WHY DO WE HAVE A CITY...


Coalition for A Better Topeka

Please join me on July 17 and SUPPORT COMMUNITY CHANGE FOR EVERYONE! The Coalition for a Better Topeka is a group of local business owners and activists banned together to address the unsheltered, homeless crisis affecting NOTO, District 2 and the city of Topeka at large. The Coalition is demanding...


The Sleeping Beauty

An unforgettable weekend of ballet for all ages, "The Sleeping Beauty" Be captivated as the malevolent fairy Carabosse bestows a curse upon Princess Aurora, only to have the curse altered by a selfless gift from the Lilac Fairy and the promise of true love's kiss. SATURDAY, APRIL 15Once Upon a...


Spring Cocktails

Nothing screams spring like colorful flowers and fresh blooms. Praising the petals, The BurgerStand Brookwood has released their spring cocktail menu (including one mocktail) that's a bouquet of flavors. Skip over there today and try them out; let us know what you think. Post your pictures and reviews here at...


Switch in Time at TPAC

A new local concert series begins April 7 featuring Switch in Time at Topeka Performing Arts Center. ABOUT THE BAND Band members are accomplished classic rock musicians who perform some of the great hits of the band Chicago, Santana, Phil Collins and many more. Switch in Time promises a full...


Poetry Events – April 2023

April 1 @ 6pm Authentic Expressions with S.J Hazim presents Matt Spezia at Omni Circe, 1301 SW Topeka Blvd, Topeka, Kansas 66612 Free Admission April 2 @ 2pm Open Mic at Sunrise Project 1501 Learnard Ave. Ste. E, Lawrence, KS 66044 Free Admission April 2 @7pm The Speakeasy Presents Nettie...


Langston Hughes

Attention Shawnee County History Buffs: The Shawnee County Historical Society presents a virtual program on Poet and author Langston Hughes and you are invited. Hughes spent a few years of his childhood in Topeka in the 1900s and attended Harrison School. Washburn professor and past Poet Laureate of Kansas, Eric...