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Underground Instrament Repair

IT’S BIGGER THAN MUSIC; IT’S RESTORATION Throughout the aggressively irritating pandemic, a lot of local businesses have unfortunately had to close shop. However, things have continued to be on the upswing for a certain artistic entrepreneur. Denton Kahler, 35, is the founder and CEO of Underground Instrument Repair, a company that can fix your or your child’s broken instrument in a...


Deschutes Black

@TopekaBeer BLACK BUTTE PORTERfrom Deshutes Dark roasted but light bodied, this porter has a nice hop and malt structure. Three new Deschute releases hit stands this summer including Hazetron Imperial Hazy IPA, Squeezy Rider West Coast IPA and Black Butte N/A, a non-alcoholic version of Black Butte Porter that delivers delicious flavor and balanced drinkability. It’s so similar to the iconic...

Summertime Blues in Gage Park

Topeka Blues Society is back for another season of FREE concerts in Gage Park. Join them on the third Wednesday of the month to hear some phenomenal blues musicians. Show time is 7p. Location is Gage Park Amphitheater. SCHEDULE: JUNE 15: The Josh Vowell BandJULY 20: Stranded in the CityAUGUST 17: Stone Cutters UnionSEPTEMBER 14: Mark & The Sharks NOTE ABOUT THE SHOW: Sponsored / presented by...

ART THAT MOVES (on four wheels)

Mulvane Arts

photo by Suki Blakley For the past 48 hours, artist Jenny Meyer-McCall has been creating a unique work of art on a neutral vinyl wrapped 2022 BMW i4. The art piece which can literally move, will be parked this weekend (June 4 + 5, 2022) for public display during the Mulvane Mulvane Art Fair. The painting of the car was a live event and staged in partnership with Aristocrat Motors Topeka. (from...

House Concert Two Years Later

House Concert Cover

seveneightfive magazine and ArtsConnect teamed up on March 20, 2020 to bring virtual house concerts, supporting local artists, poets and musicians. Over 75 artists were featured (and paid) thanks to Artist Relief Funds and the generosity of viewers.

Here is a look back on the first house concert and announcement of four new house concerts coming this April.

Duke Mason at The Historic Vinewood

The Vinewood Park Historic

The Historic Vinewood, snug in the wooded valley just north of Lake Shawnee’s WPA-built dam, is opening its doors for Duke Mason and Cowboy, INC on Friday, February 11. Cowboy, INC includes members of the Grand Ottawa Opry band with a rockabilly / classic country sound to spur on your toe-tapping and boot-scootin’. Duke Mason, from Joplin, Mo., is known as an Elvis Presley tribute...

The Life of Tom Krebs

Tom Krebs

Thomas A. (Tom) Krebs died on Wednesday, February 2, 2022, from cancer and its complications. He was 70 years old. Tom was born and raised in Wichita, KS, the son of John D. Krebs and Jeane Landry. He later moved to northeast Kansas, where he graduated from KU. Self-described hippies, Tom and several of his friends, including his older brother, Jack Krebs, and Jack’s wife, Jill Krebs, bought a...

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