Arts

Young dancers to take stage at Arts Center’s End of Year Showcases
May 21, 2015
More than 600 performers will take the stage at the Lawrence Arts Center this weekend, as the center’s School of Dance presents its annual End of Year Showcases.
The Storyteller from Stax: Booker T. Jones kicks off library’s 780s Series
May 20, 2015
It was back in the ’70s that legendary blues musician Booker T. Jones discovered the importance of storytelling. The hall-of-fame musician will be sharing some of his stories Thursday night at Liberty Hall.
Patti LuPone replaces ‘I Love Lucy’ on Lied Center schedule
01:07 p.m., May 19, 2015 Updated 10:33 p.m.
Tony-winning actress Patti LuPone will replace a performance of “I Love Lucy Live on Stage” on the Lied Center’s 2015-16 season schedule, it was announced Tuesday.
Top job at KPR remains unfilled
May 16, 2015
The position of Kansas Public Radio general manager has remained open all school year, and Kansas University says hiring someone for the position is not imminent. By Sara Shepherd
2015 Summer Arts Preview
May 16, 2015
Don’t let the heat keep you in the house all summer. From art exhibits to outdoor concerts to “The World’s Best Slip N’ Slide” there’s a lot to see and do in Lawrence in the next few months.
Arc Flash bringing aggressive live show to Spring Into Summer music festival
May 13, 2015
Arc Flash isn’t your run-of-the-mill garage rock act from Lawrence. They write complex numbers, refer to themselves as “time wave space punk,” and evoke a wide range of emotions from their audience. The band will be among the handful of performers at this year’s Spring Into Summer music festival Saturday at the Replay Lounge.
Artist explores ‘gray area’ of human condition in Arts Center exhibit
May 9, 2015
The Seven Deadly Sins — and their righteous counterpart, the Seven Heavenly Virtues — served as a linchpin to Patrick’s Duegaw’s childhood in upstate New York, where his Catholic schooling ingrained in him a fear of the Devil and his vices.
Lawrence moms pass on musical gifts to kids
May 9, 2015
In honor of Mother’s Day, we’re celebrating three local mothers with musical talents — and the kids who have followed in their footsteps.
KU Jazz Studies Program, students earn top honors in music awards
May 3, 2015
The Kansas University Jazz Studies Program and students were given top honors in the 38th Annual DownBeat Student Music Awards, the university has announced.
Behind the Lens: Journal-World drone could offer a different perspective
May 3, 2015
Recently, editors at the Lawrence Journal-World approached the photo department about incorporating video and still photographs shot from a drone into our reportage. Initially, the idea was met with some hesitation, in part because of the potential costs. But speaking at least for myself, I also was a bit nervous about crashing the thing and getting blamed for trashing a piece of expensive equipment.
Moonlighting musicians: Lawrence musicians spread themselves across the scene
May 2, 2015
In the Lawrence music scene, sometimes you may think you’re seeing double, triple or even quadruple.
Lawrence Arts Center to celebrate Mozart, Gershwin and others in ‘Too Much, Too Early’
May 2, 2015
The Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St., will celebrate musicians who died before their time with “Too Much, Too Early: Composers who left us in their 30s” at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
KU School of Music faculty to perform in ‘A Spring Fling with Strings’
May 2, 2015
Theatre Lawrence, 4660 Bauer Farm Drive, will host “A Spring Fling with Strings” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. As part of the Dave and Gunda Hiebert Concert Series, the evening will feature the talents of the “Kansas Virtuosi,” a group of musicians from the Kansas University School of Music faculty.
KU Symphonic band to perform Tuesday at the Lied Center
May 2, 2015
The Kansas University Symphonic Band will wrap up the 2014-2015 KU School of Music Lied Center Series with a performance at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Drive.
AIM Dance Company to stage annual Point B Dance Carnival this weekend
April 30, 2015
There’s a lot to see and do at a carnival. “You go to the batting cages, then you go on a ride, then you get popcorn,” says Cathy Patterson, explaining the idea behind AIM Dance Company’s upcoming Point B Dance Carnival. “A carnival suggests variety.”
Lied Center announces 2015-2016 season
April 26, 2015
The Lied Center of Kansas on Sunday announced its lineup for the 2015-2016 season, which will feature well-known acts such as “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” “Mamma Mia!”, the Branford Marsalis Quartet and many others.
Style and function come together in Chair Show
April 25, 2015
You can look, but you can’t touch. It’s a long-established rule at art museums and galleries around the world. But a new exhibit at Decade coffee shop, 920 Delaware St., invites guests to do more than just view the approximately 25 handcrafted chairs displayed around the store.
Folk musician Rhiannon Giddens turns back the clock
April 25, 2015
On April 14, Rhiannon Giddens sang for President Barack Obama. She shook hands with Obama. She managed to respond coherently when Obama told her he’d listened to her record.
Riptide Comedy Festival casts a wider net in second year
April 22, 2015
Harpoon Presents’ second annual Riptide Comedy Festival kicks off this week at various locations across downtown Lawrence, bringing with it more than 25 comedians from New York to Los Angeles.

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