Entertainers highlight KU's Homecoming week
Appearances by entertainer Bill Cosby and Bill Rancic -- winner of the first "The Apprentice" TV show -- will highlight Homecoming week at Kansas University.
Cosby performs at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Allen Fieldhouse. Tickets -- which are $15 for students and $25 for the public -- are available through the Allen Fieldhouse and Student Union Activities box offices, by calling 864-3141 or visiting www.kuathletics.collegesports.com. Rancic speaks at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Kansas Union Ballroom. Admission is free.
For those wanting a more traditional homecoming experience, this year's parade is at 11 a.m. Saturday down Jayhawk Boulevard. For a full schedule of homecoming events, visit www.homecoming.ku.edu.
Sunflower showdown set for Saturday at KU
The Homecoming matchup pits Mark Mangino's Jayhawks against Bill Snyder's Kansas State Wildcats at 6:20 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Stadium. Kansas will be trying to snap an 11-game losing streak against the 'Cats in a contest that will not be shown on television.
Arts center aims to raise awareness about cancer
Beginning today, the Lawrence Arts Center will display work by artists who have been cancer patients, have known cancer patients or are interested in healing issues.
An opening reception for the exhibition, "Healing through the Arts," will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at the arts center, 940 N.H. A percentage of sales from the show will benefit Lawrence Breast Cancer Action.
The works will be on view in the arts center's lobby and hallways. For more information, call 843-2787.
Rootsy songwriter to perform at Bottleneck
Singer/songwriter Jesse Sykes and guitarist Phil Wandscher met in the smoky, charming confines of Seattle's Hattie's Hat bar in 1998. Sykes' delicately bewitching alto and Wandscher's dark spacious guitar melded warmly with former members of The Walkabouts and Evangeline, and the new collective was christened Jesse Sykes and the Sweet Hereafter.
The band is touring on its latest record, "Oh, My Girl," which features haunting, subtle odes to the human condition.
Jesse Sykes and the Sweet Hereafter join OK Jones at 9 p.m. Thursday at The Bottleneck, 737 N.H.