Pink Platoon recruiting breast cancer survivors

29-Aug-17 20WICHITA –   Pink Platoon is calling up breast cancer survivors in Sedgwick County and surrounding areas for a free health and wellness ‘boot camp’ from 8:30am-2pm on Saturday, Sept. 9 at KU School of Medicine–Wichita, 1010 N. Kansas. Each survivor is welcome to bring one guest. Lunch will be provided and participating breast cancer survivors will receive a tote bag filled with information as well as some Pink Platoon gift items.
    Pink Platoon was developed in partnership with Susan G. Komen Kansas, KU School of Medicine-Wichita and Midwest Cancer Alliance (MCA), the outreach division of The University of Kansas Cancer Center. The ‘boot camp’ will include: Tips to improve energy and wellness after treatment, updates on coping with common after-effects of treatment, workshops on genetics, ‘Chemobrain,’ and more, a guidebook with local and national resources.
    American Cancer Society research shows that one out of every four survivors experiences a decrease in their quality of life due to physical issues like pain and memory loss and one in 10 encounter emotional problems.

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Casting call! Extras needed!

WICHITA - Extras needed! Casting Call for music video starring, Rudy Love. The song is called, Freedom. All ages, ethnicities, and sexual identities wanted to enact a protest touching on People of Color, the Black Lives Matter movement and all others who stand against hatred, bigotry and fascism. Think along the lines of John Legend’s music video, Glory.
    Wear plain-colored clothes, no red, black, logos or busy patterns. If under 18, must be accompanied by an adult. Roles are voluntary. Filming will take place Saturday, Sept. 9 from 5-9pm at the Keeper of the Plains bridge in Wichita. Park at the Exploration Place back parking lot or across from the Indian Center. Bring protest signs and flags representing freedom of rights. Bring a snack and water.

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Signature Theatre opens new season with an American classic

By John Dalton-White

WICHITA - WSR Signature Theatre opens its 2017-18 theatre season with the 1939 American classic drama, The Little Foxes by Lillian Hellman. Historically, the title comes from Chapter 2, Verse 15 of the book of Song of Solomon in the Bible, which reads, “Take us the foxes, the little foxes, that spoil the vines: for our vines have tender grapes.”
    Performances will be Sept. 15-16 at 8pm and Sept. 17 at 7pm  in the historic Wichita Scottish Rite Center Theatre, 332 E. 1st St.
    The enduring popularity of Hellman’s The Little Foxes offers proof positive that themes of greed, racism, and misogyny continue to resonate with contemporary audiences. It's set in a small Alabama town at the turn of the 20th Century, as the South struggled to modernize its economy.
    “This is a somewhat forgotten, great American play with a recent revival on Broadway,” Director Phil Speary said, “It hasn’t been done here in Wichita since the 1990’s. Audience members will remember the great Bette Davis’ film version.”

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