In the game of pool, tales of big money games, rough venues and even rougher people roll off the tongue about as often as the balls roll along the green felt. Sometimes the stories even come with a prop, like the left hand of Lawrence resident Noble Lathrom. It features a protruding carpal bone and some fingers that don’t quite lay straight. How it got that way about 50 years ago, Lathrom admits, sounds a bit like a scene from Paul Newman’s famous pool hall movie “The Hustler.”
Corinne Brinkerhoff (Lawrence High School's class of 1998) recently chatted with her hometown newspaper about her new show, American's crime obsession and the '90s cult classic that first sparked her Hollywood dreams as a book-loving teen in the Sunflower State.
Weekend Guide: 'Peter and the Wolf'; Read Across Lawrence pizza party; Kid Karaoke at Frank's; 'They Also Ran: America's Would-Be Presidents'
Kids (and kids at heart) will have plenty to do in Lawrence this weekend, with "Peter and the Wolf," a Read Across Lawrence pizza party and kiddie karaoke all on the table. Also, a Dole Institute lecture on the unfulfilled aspirations of 19th century politicians, for history buffs young (there have to be a few of them out there) and old.
Weekend Guide: Santa Splash; 'A Contemporary Christmas Carol'; Jazzhaus Christmas Formal; 'A Christmas Story'
On the docket this weekend: swimming with Santa, big band music, "A Contemporary Christmas Carol" and "A Christmas Story."
Weekend Guide: 'A Kansas Nutcracker;' Holiday Farmers Market; 'Big Band Christmas'; organ vespers concert
Another holidaze of a weekend in Lawrence, with everything from seasonal shopping, big band and vespers concerts, and an annual local twist on "The Nutcracker."
Weekend Guide: Santa rescue, gingerbread houses, Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade and more holiday events
Sorry, scrooges — this edition of Weekend Guide is 100-percent holiday. In honor of this weekend's many wintry festivities, we've compiled an extended list of popular merrymaking options, including but not limited to: Santa's rescheduled "rescue" from the roof of Weaver's department store, a holiday sing-along, horses on parade and 9-foot glow-in-the-dark menorah.
Weekend Guide: Bizarre Bazaar; 'Black Friday;' Holiday Lighting Ceremony and Santa Rescue; Van Go Adornment Holiday Art Show and Sale
On the docket this weekend: plenty of holiday fun, from the artsy to the classic and beloved tradition that sees Santa "rescued" from the Weaver's roof every year. (Is St. Nick not familiar with Einstein's oft-quoted definition of insanity?) And, for those of us who won't be heading to the mall the day after Thanksgiving, "Black Friday" on Black Friday.
Weekend Guide: Beading at Haskell; TJ5K and Family Fun Run; Vintage Motorcycle and British Car Show; Right Between the Ears and 'Trading Spaces'
On the roster this weekend: beading workshops, a charity run, a car show and, for those experiencing the pre-Thanksgiving jitters, plenty of comic relief with a holiday bent.
This week's installment gets artsy with film screenings, classical music and "Mr. Sweet Potato Head decorating."
Weekend Guide: KU Homecoming Parade, blintz brunch, Phoenix Awards reception and Church Corner Hymn Fest
On the docket this weekend: blintzes, hymns, parade floats (and school spirit) galore, plus a ceremony for this year's Phoenix Award winners.
Members of the KU Men's Glee Club sing in the Kansas State Capitol Rotunda Tuesday, March 10, 2015.
The Lawrence Vintage Players like to entertain audiences of all ages,
Director Shannon Draper talks about Lawrence High School production of "Into The Woods" which will run through Saturday night.
Lawrence resident Zachary Stoltenberg puts a little Christmas spirit in his light display along with a little music.
Lawrence residents mourned the death of singer Michael Jackson on Thursday.
Lee Spence reads off the names of some of the thousands of master film negatives stowed at Underground Vaults & Storage.
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