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Past articles by Carla:

Mariachi Imperial de Kansas adds a contemporary twist to Mexican folk music

We stuffed an entire mariachi band into one of our recording studios. Hear what happens next... → Read More

Singer-songwriter Fred Hammond brings praise party to GospelFest

Singer-songwriter and music producer Fred Hammond headlines this year's GospelFest alongside Bishop Cortez Vaughn. → Read More

A new documentary sheds light on Louis Armstrong's secret daughter

Little Satchmo will screen at the Crown Uptown Theater as part of the Wichita Jazz Festival. → Read More

An orthopedic surgeon offers advice on preventing injuries, maintaining fitness

In this edition of In The Mix, Carla Eckels talks with Mid-America Orthopedics founder Dr. Pat Do about his latest passion. → Read More

Marks Made: New exhibits honors Wichita State's first Black female VP

A new exhibit spotlights the journey of Wichita State's first Black woman Vice President. → Read More

Mobile car wash 2U Auto aims to offer clean convenience

One young entrepreneur has carved out her own piece of the car wash market with a mobile business. → Read More

Sweet treats: An Andover baker finds solace in her delicious work

An Andover business owner finds comfort in baking and in her kitchen. → Read More

MLK keynote speaker Rev. Leroy Adams, Jr. encourages us to find the 'strength to love'

The Greater Ministerial League keynote speaker talks about the MLK lessons that he draws from. → Read More

Ernest Alexander on faith, mentoring and his hope to return to the stage

A beloved local voice explains his absence from the spotlight. → Read More

David Parks looks back on the legacy of 'Shaft'

"Shaft" turns 50 this year. The detective drama was directed by Gordon Parks, a Kansas native and an internationally known photographer. → Read More

Vocalist Carmen Bradford remarks on Ella Fitzgerald's influence, future of jazz

Grammy-nominated jazz vocalist Carmen Bradford has worked with many greats, including Count Basie, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett and Wynton Marsalis.She will be in concert with the Lisa Hittle Big Jazz Band at Newman University in Wichita on Saturday, Nov. 20. → Read More

Meet the new woman in charge of luring visitors to Wichita

Brandy Evans created award-winning tourism projects in Shreveport, Louisiana, for two decades.Now, she’ll try to do the same thing here as the new vice president of marketing for Visit Wichita. → Read More

Violin virtuoso Tim Jones expresses love for his craft

A Wichita musician explains his lifelong love affair with his craft. → Read More

R&B performer Rudy Love dies at the age of 73

Wichita native Rudy Love, of sibling soul group Rudy Love & the Love Family, has died. He was 73 years old. → Read More

Late Civil Rights Leader Ron Walters Honored In His Hometown With New Branch Library

Even though Ron Walters' career took him around the country and around the world, his hometown of Wichita has not forgotten him. → Read More

Who Were The Hodges? Cowtown Restoration Reveals Hidden History

For the first time, a prominent Black woman, Millie Hodge, will be among those being portrayed as an early settler of Wichita in Old Cowtown. → Read More

The Wichita Wind Surge's First Manager Talks Life On — And Off — The Field

Ramon Borrego has been around baseball since he was five years old. → Read More

Eye On The Ball: Wichita Artist Looks To Inspire Others With Jackie Robinson Tribute

A Wichita artist looks to inspire visitors of McAdams Park with work that reflects on baseball player Jackie Robinson's core values. → Read More

With The Loss Of Save A Lot, Another Wichita Neighborhood Is Becoming A Food Desert. But Advocates Are Working On A Solution

The closure of the Save A Lot at 13th and Grove is creating another Wichita food desert. But a plan is in the works to address food insecurity. → Read More

'Her Spirit Was Bright, It Was Happy': Remembering Wichita Icon Karla Burns

Award-winning actress and singer Karla Burns died last week after a long illness. The Wichita native was 66 years old. KMUW's Carla Eckels has this → Read More