by Miranda Ericsson Kendall | photo by Drew Altizer, courtesy of kellycorrigan.com
UPDATE as of February 24, 2015: NY Times Bestselling Author Kelly Corrigan’s father is gravely ill, so she has postponed several stops on her “Glitter and Glue for Good” book tour, including this Friday’s event for Topeka Collegiate in order to be with him.
Of course, we wish Kelly Corrigan and her family the best during this time and we will inform readers when a new date is set.
Topeka parents and readers will have an opportunity to be inspired this week when bestselling author Kelly Corrigan stops through as part of her “Glitter and Glue for Good” tour. The event will support financial aid for students of Topeka Collegiate School. Continue reading an evening with Kelly Corrigan
For those kid readers who like tales of mustachioed villains being squashed by incognito kids whose disguises hold superpowers — okay, this is probably all kid readers — the Topeka & Shawnee County Library’s Little Read selection is for you.
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More than anything, Megan Risetter wants to touch people with her music.
“For me, there is nothing more moving than a wonderfully-written song, sung by an amazing story teller,” she says. “If listeners aren’t getting anything out of a song except an interesting melody and a cool beat, then what’s the point of singing it?”
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J’Quory Guest has been rapping since he was 7 years old. He says that he is an inspirational rapper–he voices pride in his Christianity, and he writes lyrics that reflect his faith. But the title “inspirational” means much more to him than religion.
“I want to make a change,” he says, “my goal is to motivate kids and inspire youth through my music.”
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13-year-old Shawna Willis has a set of pipes that will make your jaw drop. Her voice is rounded and soulful, powerful and strong. When she steps up and begins to sing, the crowd gets quiet and people crane their necks to see her. After hearing her for the first time, many listeners are surprised to find out that she’s so young.
“I’ve been singing since I could talk,” Shawna says. “Mom has video of me somewhere singing with a Barbie karaoke CD player when I was 3 or so.”
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Walter Evans is only ten years old, but he has a serious passion for music.
“It soothes the soul and you can never live without it,” he says.
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