Kansas Kountree Kloggers Clogging It Up at Lake Talbott
Kansas Kountree Kloggers, Saturday, Sept. 8
11:30 a.m., Lake Talbott
Publicity photo of group available upon request.
The cloggers of Kansas Kountree Kloggers are bringing their performance to Lake Talbott Saturday.
“When you hear a clogger in clogging shoes, the sound is like no other,” says group member Carole Clyne. “This is especially true if the floor is wood. It’s exciting to hear and watch fun routines to great music.”
Connecting with the show’s attendees is important to the Kansas Kountree Kloggers, which performs about 30 shows per year.
“Interaction with the audience is the most important thing because if we are smiling they are smiling,” she says.
The group began in 1978, and 2013 will be the group’s 35th year. Instructor Joe Dawley has been with the group since its inception. There are currently 20 members from Rose Hill, Goddard, Whitewater, Valley Center, Halstead, Bentley and Wichita, and an additional 13 students are in lessons.
Salinan Bringing Comedy Routine to Fairgrounds
Flying Debris, daily shows, and scheduled to appear at 12:30 p.m. today at Lake Talbott
Various times throughout fairgrounds
Publicity photo of Richard Holmgren available upon request.
He’s bringing his comedy show – “Flying Debris” – to the Kansas State Fair this year. Holmgren relates his show to a Disney movie. “Kids enjoy it, but there’s comedy for the adults,” he says. “There’s something for everyone.”
His show features juggling routines, stunts, audience participation and, of course, comedy. He’ll be strolling throughout the fairgrounds all ten days of the fair at various times. While this is his first time performing at the Kansas State Fair, as a Kansan, he has visited the fair many times in the past.
“It’s been a goal of mine to bring the show to the Kansas State Fair,” he says.
Holmgren started performing his show professionally in 1994, but has always been a jokester. He performs throughout the region, but has also traveled to Florida and Toronto, Canada for shows. He attributes his success as a performer to having a passion for what he does.
“I’m having fun, the audience is having fun,” Holmgren says.
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