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Nominations sought for Phoenix Awards to honor outstanding Lawrence artists

The Lawrence Cultural Arts Commission is now accepting nominations for the 2015 Phoenix Awards.

Kansas City Connection: Taking a tour up North

In my relentless pursuit of new entertainment options in the Kansas City area, I recently discovered an entirely new city just across the river from downtown Kansas City, Mo. This little-known municipality, referred to by natives as “North Kansas City,” appears to be a self-sustaining community complete with movie theaters, restaurants, breweries and dentist offices.

Free State Festival looking for public feedback

The Lawrence Arts Center is looking for feedback from the public about this year's Free State Festival.

Patti LuPone's show at Lied Center rescheduled for April

A performance by Tony-winning actress Patti LuPone at the Lied Center has been moved to April because of a conflict with her TV filming schedule.

Free State Festival attendance nearly double that of last year; organizers looking forward to 2016

Attendance at last month’s Free State Festival came close to doubling that of the previous year, Lawrence Arts Center organizers said. The weeklong Free State Festival, which wrapped up Sunday, attracted more than 20,000 people to downtown Lawrence, according to estimates from the Arts Center.

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Upcoming St. John's Mexican Fiesta a family affair for volunteers

With the Free State Festival and Final Friday on the docket, this weekend should offer plenty of activities for those out on the town. But even with that extra competition, Frank Lemus says he’s not worried about attracting revelers to St. John’s Mexican Fiesta, scheduled for Friday and Saturday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 1234 Kentucky St.

Art festival, patriotic celebration to take over Downtown Bonner June 27

June 27 will be a day full of entertainment in Downtown Bonner Springs.

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2015 Free State Festival events run gamut of art and ideas

A performance by comedian Tig Notaro kicks off a week chock full of arts and culture events in downtown Lawrence.

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Lawrence designers' work to be featured in West 18th Street Fashion Show

For Margie Hogue, home improvement and fashion are inextricably linked.

East Ninth project's advisory committee approves work plan draft, pending amendments

The East Ninth Project's citizen advisory committee approved a draft of the project's work plan Wednesday night, pending several amendments.

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 ...

Intergalactic Jedi Academy at the Lawrence Arts Center

Campers at the Lawrence Arts Center are introduced to all things "Star Wars" during the weeklong Intergalactic Jedi Academy. Campers created costumes, drew popular Star Wars characters, learned Jedi moves from dance instructors and built their own lightsabers made from pool noodles.

Sculpture workshop with Lincoln Fox

Lawrence resident Denise Detommaso talks about learning from professional sculptor Lincoln Fox, who came to Lawrence for a sculpture workshop at Art Emergency.

The Chair Show

Matt Jones, co-owner of Struct/Restruct talks about the concept behind The Chair Show, which he helped organize at Decade coffee shop in East Lawrence.

Young guerilla artists leave their marks downtown

First and second-graders participating in the Lawrence Arts Center's guerilla art camp displayed some of their temporary art along with a positive message Friday, March 20, 2015, in downtown Lawrence.

Youths learn how to make short films for Free State Festival

A group of young filmmakers are creating short films with the help of Lawrence Arts Center Digital Media Director Marlo Angell. The films will be shown during at the Youth Outreach Showcase during the Free State Festival on June 26.

Van Go students create short film

Van Go student filmmakers create a short film for the Free State Festival along the banks of the Kansas River with the help of Lawrence Arts Center digital media director Marlo Angell.

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.