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Lawrence High School students receive film festival awards

Four Lawrence High School students recently received awards for their short films presented in the student-run Lawrence High School Focus Film Festival.

John Cale always reinventing himself

John Cale is this month’s featured Nine Forty Live artist at Lawrence Arts Center, performing a variety of material from his six decades of studio albums (his latest, “Shifty Adventures In Nookie Wood”) with a backing band at 8 p.m. April 15. In true Cale fashion, there’s going to be some surprises in the mix to look forward to, but anyone familiar with his live shows already know not to come prepared to hear exact renditions they’ve heard in the past

Mates of State: the ultimate power couple born out of Lawrence

Mates of State will be performing a stripped-down set at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Granada.

'Genius of Women' benefit variety show to celebrate beauty of womanhood

The eighth annual “Genius of Women” variety show celebrating the beauty and dignity of womanhood this Friday will serve as a benefit for a rescue center for children and shelter for child mothers in Diocese of Malindi in Kenya.

Documentary film festival to portray African culture realistically

The Kansas African Studies Center is hosting Kansas University’s third annual Africa World Documentary film festival this weekend, Kansas being the fifth stop on the world traveling tour.

Van Go, busker festival win grants

Two Lawrence arts organizations are among 11 awarded Strategic Investment and Arts Integration grants this year from the Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission, the commission announced Tuesday.

Theatre Lawrence announces 2014-2015 season

Theatre Lawrence has announced its lineup of shows for the 2014-2015 season. Early ticket sales begin May 1.

Beauty abounds at isolated art-glass shop southwest of Lawrence

The relative isolation of his shop in Globe, 8 miles from the nearest town, belies David Anderson's fondness for people.

Lawrence represents on MTV reality cooking show

What happens when people stop being polite ... and become culinary masters? Doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue like a certain catchphrase of another MTV show, but it seems to be the concept of new reality show “House of Food,” where Lawrence native Jake Weber was selected from thousands of applicants to live with other aspiring chefs in competition for the apprenticeship of a lifetime. By Nadia Imafidon

Bringing awareness of a secret war to the Lawrence community, 40 years later

From 1964 to 1973, the U.S. dropped a planeload of bombs every 8 minutes, 24 hours a day, for nine years in Laos, totaling 2 million tons of ordnance, according to Legacies of War. The first-ever “Hard Rain-Living with Bombs in Laos" exhibit at the Percolator features artifacts, photos and other materials that show the beautiful, yet devastating, terrain in Southeast Asia, and how we can help make it safer.

Several counties planning to sue state over improper distribution of funds

Periods of clouds are expected for your Monday. No precipitation is expected, however. Depsite just a bit of sunshine, temperatures will still be close to normal; around 71°F. Winds will turn to the south, but stay just light enough that ...

At 93, sculptor Elden Tefft prepares for a show

Lawrence sculptor Elden Tefft works in preparation for his upcoming show at the Lawrence Arts Center, “Gossamer: Before and After the Sculpture Moses.”

Visiting Artist Creates Balloon Installation

Chicago artist Willy Chyr talks about an installation he is creating at the Lawrence Arts Center from an estimated 1,200 balloons.

Visiting Artist Creates Balloon Installation

Chicago artist, Willy Chyr talks about an installation he is creating at the Lawrence Arts Center from an estimated 1,200 balloons

Life in the ring: An inside look at local pro wrestling

Several professional wrestlers share their stories about life in the ring. Every month the wrestlers compete at the Turner Recreation Center for Metro Pro Wrestling.

"The Jawbreaker" preview of pro wrestling feature

Trevor Murdoch, former WWE star, reflects on why he's still wrestling after 12 years and many bumps and bruises. Murdoch wrestles at the monthly Metro Pro Wrestling events held at the Turner Recreation Center in Kansas City, Kan.

Lawrence artist paints the Flint Hills

Randall Bennett, a Lawrence artist, is finishing up work on a 60-foot mural of the Flint Hills for the soon-to-be opened Flint Hills Discovery Center in Manhattan. Bennett said he hopes the mural will inspire people to see the Flint Hills in person.

Lawrence muralist talks about efforts to rework his first community mural

Lawrence muralist Dave Loewenstein talks about his first community mural, "Guardians of the Arts," which formerly existed on the north wall of the building at 722 Massachusetts, and the efforts being made to possibly remake it, as it was recently painted over because of repairs to the building.

Gov. Brownback comments on attempts to stop national arts funding for Kansas

Gov. Sam Brownback answers a question about a group's request to have the National Endowment for the Arts pull its funding for Kansas after the state cut its own funding for the Kansas Arts Commission. The president of Americans for the Arts said that allowing Kansas to receive federal arts funding while not providing any of its own would be unfair to other states.

Arts supporters plan future funding strategies

Arts supporters talk about moving forward despite the recent elimination of state funding for the Kansas Arts Commission.

Lawrence artist Elden Tefft creates sandrat sculpture to honor North Lawrence residents

Lawrence artist Elden Tefft is creating the "Sandy the Sandrat" sculpture in honor of North Lawrence residents, who consider themselves sandrats, and are in need of a mascot. The annual North Lawrence Sandrat reunion is Saturday, June 4, and attendees will have a chance to get an early look at the sculpture in progress.