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Lawrence Creates Makerspace to celebrate new solar power awning during Final Friday
September 21, 2014
Lawrence Creates Makerspace, 512 E. 9th St., will be combining art with science at “Art Under the Awning” at the building during Final Friday this week in celebration of its new solar power awning.
Stand and deliver: Local comedians join forces as opportunities grow
September 21, 2014
Stand-up comedy is on the rise in Lawrence as local collective Harpoon Presents creates opportunities for comics to develop their shtick in hopes of pursuing this unconventional career avenue. Local stand-up comedian Shadoe Barton shares what it’s like to try to be funny.
Marsalis and his Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra make Lawrence first stop on fall tour
September 20, 2014
The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra led by trumpet player Wynton Marsalis already had planned its fall touring route when it tacked on a Lawrence performance at the beginning. That was thanks to the Lied Center’s new executive director’s connections. By Sara Shepherd
Feeding time: Theatre Lawrence brings a monster to life in ‘Little Shop of Horrors’
September 17, 2014
When an entire production is centered around a flesh-eating plant, it’s going to take a talented group of creative minds to bring “Little Shop of Horrors” to life on the Theatre Lawrence stage.
KU School of Music to show off its many faces in Collage Concert
September 17, 2014
The Lied Center will serve as a one-stop shop of musical talent on Friday night as the Kansas University School of Music presents its 15th annual Collage Concert.
Spencer Museum of Art pauses to showcase diverse collection
September 17, 2014
While the Spencer Museum of Art prepares to undergo major renovations, the curators have prepared a special behind-the-scenes look at the museum.
2014 Fall Arts Preview
September 14, 2014
As the cool weather makes its way into Lawrence, make your way inside to the nearest exhibits, readings, performances, music and lectures by artists coming though town and those who live here. Mark your calendar for some of these notable events.
Fall Arts Preview: Upcoming events at the Lied Center
September 14, 2014
The Lied Center has a reputation for bringing world-class performers to the community, and this fall is no different. From critically acclaimed musicians to Broadway stars to comedians, here is a preview of this fall’s Lied Series events:
Fall Arts Preview: The concerts
September 14, 2014
A look at some of the notable upcoming concerts in Lawrence.
KCPT to broadcast documentary on Kansas University Wind Ensemble’s Carnegie Hall debut
September 8, 2014
Kansas Public Television will air hour-long documentary “From Concept to Concert Hall” featuring the Kansas University Wind Ensemble and its Carnegie Hall debut last year at 7:30 p.m. this Thursday.
Kansas City celebrates Union Station centennial
September 7, 2014
A century after the dedication of Kansas City’s Union Station drew an estimated 100,000 people, the grand edifice is preparing for centennial events this fall that officials hope will again attract massive crowds.
Local musician emulates William S. Burroughs with cut-up style music
September 7, 2014
For a musician described as a “bedroom folk” artist, it’s rather remarkable that Lawrence-based Nate Henricks gained attention outside the confines of his home and on an international radio station this past July with a BBC interview on Stuart Maconie’s “Freak Zone.”
Behind the Lens: Optical vs. digital zoom
September 7, 2014
I get asked a lot of questions regarding cameras and photography. This week I’ll focus on one that may confuse some people: What’s the difference between optical zoom and digital zoom?
KU alumnus to create art using unwanted household items
September 7, 2014
Lawrence-based artist and Kansas University alumnus Eli Gold has been selected as artist-in-residence at the Salina Art Center where he plans to complete an installation from Kansans’ accumulated clutter.
Civil rights poetry project receives grant
September 7, 2014
The Kansas University’s project on the History of Black Writing will continue to study the influence of the Civil Rights era on African-American poetry with its recent $156,000 grant from the National Endowment of Humanities.
New York Times art critic, a Lawrence High grad, says schools should teach visual literacy
September 5, 2014
The American education system should make sure students are better versed in the world of art, the co-chief art critic of The New York Times said at the Lawrence Schools Foundation community education breakfast Friday. By Giles Bruce
Eisenhower memorial design gets revised
September 4, 2014
Architect Frank Gehry is revising the design for a memorial honoring President Dwight D. Eisenhower near the National Mall after objections delayed the project.
University Theatre students to perform ‘Electra’ this Saturday
September 3, 2014
It’s safe to say putting together the University Theatre production of Sophocles’ “Electra” was all Greek to the students. Not only did they speed-learn a play, but a new language, says director Dennis Christilles.
Respiratory illness hits KC-area kids
September 2, 2014
A Kansas City pediatric hospital has treated hundreds of young children for a respiratory illness that has symptoms similar to a common cold that more typically is seen during winter months.

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