From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Jan. 17, 1986:
- After nearly 12 years of operation as a local favorite, the Cornucopia Restaurant, 1801 Mass., had closed on Jan. 13. Todd Murrell, who had joined the business in 1976, told employees that his decision was based on personal reasons and that the restaurant did not have financial difficulties. Glen Sohl, who had opened the Cornucopia in 1974, had sold his interest to Murrell in January 1983 and opened Tin Pan Alley at 1106 Mass. Sohl declined to comment on the closing of the Cornucopia.
- Kansas University’s Concert Series had booked legendary jazz vocalist Sarah Vaughan for an April 26 concert in Hoch Auditorium. Her concert was to replace one planned by Cleo Laine and her husband, John Dankworth. Ms. Laine had been forced to cancel her spring tour due to the success of her Broadway show, “The Mystery of Edwin Drood.”