Arts and Entertainment

‘Zombies’ cast includes big names

Scientists and other Bay Area survivors of a sudden plague seek refuge on Alcatraz Island in the 2012 shocker “Rise of the Zombies” (8 p.m. Saturday, Syfy). While this grade Z imitation doesn’t pretend to the production values of “The Walking Dead,” it does borrow the notion of a ...

Horoscopes for Oct. 26

For Friday, Oct. 26:This year you swing from being wildly emotional to being peacefully calm. No one knows what to expect from you, which, on some level, you do not mind. If you are single, you could meet someone during the summer months or afterward. If you are attached, try to be less ...

Horoscopes for Oct. 25

For Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012:This year you can be fiery, which causes others to distance themselves. Is this a habit you really want to form? If you are single, you have a throng of potential mates to choose from. If you are attached, reveal more of your emotional side, and you will note a ...

Horoscopes for Oct. 24

For Wednesday, Oct. 24:This year others often find you to be inspiring, yet in your own mind, you might feel confused. If you follow your gut, you will land well. If you are single, you possess a magnetic yet elusive aura that draws many toward you. If you are attached, the two of you connect ...

Horoscopes for Oct. 23

For Tuesday, Oct. 23:This year you are unusually playful, especially with a close loved one. You will spend many one-on-one moments together. This person could become your best friend if you are attached, and possibly even your sweetie if you are single. The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll ...

Tune In Tonight: New series glorifies industrialists

Now in its second week, “The Men Who Built America” (8 p.m.) interrupts the History Channel’s “Pawn”- and “Picker”-filled lineup. “Built” profiles the visionary industrialists who transformed the continent in the decades following the Civil War. Tonight’s subject is Andrew ...

Horoscopes for Oct. 22

For Monday, Oct. 22:This year you might feel pushed to the limit at times. Know that you can overcome any challenge, as long as you use others as resources and for brainstorming. If you are single, you meet people with ease, even at home and in odd circumstances. If you are attached, schedule ...

Tune In Tonight: Candidates meet for final debate

President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney meet in the third and final presidential debate (8 p.m., ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, C-SPAN, CNBC). Longtime CBS anchor and correspondent Bob Schieffer moderates from Boca Raton, Fla.The ongoing debate spectacle has not exactly brought out ...

Free State, LHS bands honored at festival

Both Lawrence Free State High School and Lawrence High School took home honors at the Heartland of America Marching Festival at Memorial Stadium on Saturday. Nineteen Kansas and Missouri high school bands participated in the competition sponsored by Kansas University Band and the Kansas Musical ...

Horoscopes for Oct. 21

For Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012:This year many doors open for you in various segments of your life. You have a mind that can stretch far and identify with many people. If you are single, the person you attract who responds to these mixed signals might not be your choice for a partner in the long run. ...

Warehouse Arts District draws artists looking for space to create, display works

Warehouse Arts District galleriesFor a list of Warehouse Arts District galleries open during this month’s Final Fridays event, 5-9 p.m. Friday, visit finalfridayslawrence.wordpress.com.Matthew Burke’s Kansas University art students were creating the sculptures for class anyway — giant 3-D ...

Lawrence ArtWalk to feature works from over 20 artists

From photography to ceramics and everything in between, the 18th annual Lawrence ArtWalk will feature more than 20 area artists displaying their work during next weekend’s two-day affair.The self-guided tour includes displays at galleries, studios and other spaces, and includes many acclaimed ...

Flint Hills exhibit includes local artist’s work

Work by Lawrence artist Betsy Forcade is included in a special Flint Hills-inspired exhibit at the Buttonwood Art Space, 3013 Main St. in Kansas City, Mo.Forcade’s fine-art nature photos are part of Buttonwood’s fourth annual “Visions of the Flint Hills” show, which runs through Nov. ...

Raven to host trio of award-winning writers

The Raven Book Store’s next Big Tent Event: Stories and Poems in Three Acts is set for 7 p.m. Thursday at the bookstore, 6 E. Seventh St. This month’s event will feature Hadara Bar-Nadav, Kij Johnson and Richard Robbins.Bar-Nadav is the prize-winning author of “A Glass of Milk to Kiss ...

Behind the Lens: Photographers explain why they choose black and white

I invited area photographers to submit some of their favorite black-and-white images for this week’s column and photo gallery. I asked, Why use black and white? Reasons for documenting a subject in gray scale instead of color were varied, as were the techniques in creating the monochromatic ...

Douglas County Arts Caravan on the move

Looking to infuse rural areas with the art and community spirit for which its Rhode Island Street alleyway home is known, the Percolator Artspace is taking its show on the road.The Percolator’s new Douglas County Arts Caravan took free paper art, giant puppets, bucket drumming and a photo ...

Horoscopes for Oct. 20

For Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012:This year much of your focus is on the quality of your life. You might be overserious at times, especially in the first few months of this birthday year. If you are single, you will meet someone when you least expect it. If you are attached, as a couple you make it a ...

Horoscopes for Oct. 19

For Friday, Oct. 19, 2012:This year you really live life to the max. Be aware of a tendency to overindulge. If you are single, your desirability is clear — even on the most basic level. If you are attached, you unintentionally could give off mixed signals.The Stars Show the Kind of Day ...

Friday, where network series go to die

As expected, Friday nights have not been hospitable to network shows. I had predicted that it would be a toxic spot for “Touch,” the new-age mystery series scheduled to begin its second season on Oct. 26. Fox has since reconsidered and delayed its debut for the foreseeable future.NBC has ...

Horoscopes for Oct. 18

For Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012:This year your imagination opens many doors, and the only issue will be which one you would like to go through. The unexpected keeps you alert and excited about life. If you are single, you have a way about you that draws many people in. If you are attached, a ...