Charley Stark and some friends were sitting around the Candle Club one night in late 2007 when the idea took form. Legendary cabaret singer Marilyn Maye was on stage and a few beverages were flowing at the private club, a still-thriving bastion of old Wichita.
“Somebody said this is so much fun – why don’t we do this more often?” Stark remembers. “Being the ham I am, I said I’ll do it.”
By do it, Stark meant organize a group whose members would pool their money to bring entertainers to town who might not otherwise appear here. | Wichita Eagle