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Just another day at Pilot Balloon Church-House? There’s probably no such thing. The historic-church-turned-house at 10th and New York streets in East Lawrence is spending the year as a pop-up artist colony, where creatives from across the country stay a week or three and, basically, create whatever they want while here. By Sara Shepherd
The Great Plains Writers Group are a local group of writers who recently published their second collection of short memoirs, "Echoes from the Prairie."
The Kansas University Band and Symphonic Band will perform traditional and contemporary music, and the KU School of Music is presenting its annual jazz vespers performance in two separate concerts at the Lied Center this week.
The five-piece bluegrass Infamous Stringdusters are stopping in Lawrence on their winter “Road to Boulder” tour, while raising money and the profile of the devastating floods that took place in Colorado in September.
When invited to look at recently donated photographs of her family’s movie theater, Peach Madl wasn’t expecting to unleash an investigation into the history of cinemas in the U.S. But what resulted was the discovery that The Plaza Grill and Cinema in Ottawa is likely the oldest operating theater in America, having opened in 1905, predating San Francisco’s Victoria Theatre by three years. Let the news sink in and the shock wear off. A small town in Kansas, far away from the glitz and glamor of Hollywood and New York City, is home to the country's oldest theater in continuous use. By Nadia Imafidon
Workspace inside Van Go, Inc. was transformed into a gallery Saturday night for the 15th annual Adornment Holiday Art Show and Sale. White lights twinkled overhead as a hundred or so people wandered through the room, observing the art before the show began. Last night’s event served as the opening to the art sale, which will last through Dec. 23. By Nikki Wentling
Local artists Matthew Lord and Kent Smith have teamed up for a new exhibit dedicated to the field of cryptozoology, or mysterious creatures not proven to exist.
As in previous years, this month’s Final Friday offers plenty of opportunities for holiday shopping — outside the box store.
Wade Myslivy is self-trained in a variety of primitive skills sparked by a lifelong interest in how pre-industrial people used available resources and basic technologies to make smaller artifacts from baskets to beads, to much more work-intensive items like stone hand tools and hunting weapons such as bows.
The legacy of American sculptor Jim Brothers lives on, as local artists, Lawrence Creates Makerspace and Lawrence Art Guild present new exhibit, “Recollections: Friends Remember Jim.”
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 ...
Lawrence sculptor Elden Tefft works in preparation for his upcoming show at the Lawrence Arts Center, “Gossamer: Before and After the Sculpture Moses.”
Chicago artist Willy Chyr talks about an installation he is creating at the Lawrence Arts Center from an estimated 1,200 balloons.
Chicago artist, Willy Chyr talks about an installation he is creating at the Lawrence Arts Center from an estimated 1,200 balloons
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.
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.
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 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. 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 talk about moving forward despite the recent elimination of state funding for the Kansas Arts Commission.
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.