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“The Century II performing arts center was problematic and badly designed; it was a 1960s building.”

Moody Blues tour manager Mark Hogue, quoted in a Facilities & Event Management story on how great he thinks  it is to have Hartman Arena as a venue option now

 

“I don’t want it to be misconstrued that I am ready to chain myself to the front of the building to keep away the wrecking ball … but I have loved working here for 27 years.”

Music Theatre of Wichita producing artistic director Wayne Bryan, who says Century II isn’t perfect (he says “it deserves improvement or replacement”) but has flexibly accommodated many activities in its more than 45 years

Billy Joel and Elton John likely to be Intrust Bank Arena’s premier concert for 2010

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WICHITA — There’s a 2 p.m. Monday press conference scheduled to announce a major rock act coming to Intrust Bank Arena.

There’s no confirmation, but it looks likely that Billy Joel and Elton John are bringing their Face 2 Face tour here.

They’re performing in Denver on Feb. 22 at the Pepsi Center. Then, they’re performing at the Ford Center in Oklahoma City on Feb. 25 and at the Sprint Center in Kansas City on Feb. 27.

An employee with Live Nation, which represents Joel and John, confirms that there will be an announcement coming from the company.

The employee won’t give other details except to say, “It’s going to be a big show.”

Arena spokeswoman Beth King says she’s not at liberty to talk details.

“The press conference is being hosted by a promoter and not the arena,” she says.

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