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Arts

Get to know the Farmer’s Ball semi-finalists
April 17, 2014
From 60 local band submissions, whittled down to 16 by KJHK/SUA committee members, and sliced in half by the community through online voting, eight bands will go head-to-head this Saturday, April 19 at The Bottleneck, at 8 p.m. This is the 20th year of this battle of the local/regional bands. It’s the second year the two organizations have been able to offer monetary prizes: the top reward being $2,000 and runner up receiving $1,000.
Photographer Mark Klett to deliver two lectures this week
April 17, 2014
Renowned photographer Mark Klett will be speaking on his collection of work at two events at Kansas University this week. The first is a Hallmark Symposium Lecture at the Spencer Museum of Art today.
Lawrence High School students receive film festival awards
April 14, 2014
Four Lawrence High School students recently received awards for their short films presented in the student-run Lawrence High School Focus Film Festival.
Jewish Community Center to show documentary on Holocaust refugees
April 13, 2014
The Lawrence Jewish Community Congregation will host a screening of an internationally recognized documentary about Jewish Holocaust survivors and refugees with an introduction by the film’s director April 26.
Mates of State: the ultimate power couple born out of Lawrence
April 13, 2014
Mates of State will be performing a stripped-down set at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Granada.
John Cale always reinventing himself
April 13, 2014
John Cale is this month’s featured Nine Forty Live artist at Lawrence Arts Center, performing a variety of material from his six decades of studio albums (his latest, “Shifty Adventures In Nookie Wood”) with a backing band at 8 p.m. April 15. In true Cale fashion, there’s going to be some surprises in the mix to look forward to, but anyone familiar with his live shows already know not to come prepared to hear exact renditions they’ve heard in the past
Genius of Women’ benefit variety show to celebrate beauty of womanhood
April 10, 2014
The eighth annual “Genius of Women” variety show celebrating the beauty and dignity of womanhood this Friday will serve as a benefit for a rescue center for children and shelter for child mothers in Diocese of Malindi in Kenya.
Documentary film festival to portray African culture realistically
April 10, 2014
The Kansas African Studies Center is hosting Kansas University’s third annual Africa World Documentary film festival this weekend, Kansas being the fifth stop on the world traveling tour.
Making Gatsby great
Theatre Lawrence production the perfect challenge for director
April 10, 2014
Theatre Lawrence’s production of “The Great Gatsby,” which kicks off Friday and runs through April 27, tells the story a Jazz Age millionaire and the young man who is drawn to him.
KU to stage Nobel laureate’s ‘The Other Shore’
April 10, 2014
The theater is an interesting place to experience abstract art. Because a play happens live, the audience expects concrete representations of place through the set, of characterization through costuming and of action through sound and motion.
Van Go, busker festival win grants
April 8, 2014
Two Lawrence arts organizations are among 11 awarded Strategic Investment and Arts Integration grants this year from the Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission, the commission announced Tuesday.
She is Kawehi: One-woman band becomes Internet sensation
April 6, 2014
If you frequent this ol’ thing called the Internet, you’ve probably stumbled across the virality of Lawrence’s own one-woman band Kawehi, who has just within the last month managed to get the attention of publications like Esquire, Elle, The Huffington Post and Spin — not to mention even more websites — with the video release of a casual practice-run of a song cover.
Bales Artist Series to welcome organ department chair for recital
April 6, 2014
David Higgs will perform an organ recital on Kansas University’s campus on April 11 as part of the Bales Artist Series.
Show of hands
Before he became a master puppeteer, Joseph Cashore could handle a basketball like few others
April 6, 2014
Sports heroes entered my life early from my seat on the floor of our crowded den in Rochester, N.Y., where with my father and five brothers I watched Roberto Clemente, Wilt Chamberlain and Arnold Palmer performing on television.
Behind the Lens: Bringing a constructive approach to photos
April 6, 2014
I often tell people about my reliance on visual devices and creative techniques in constructing my photographs. And, yes, for me, creating a photograph is like a construction site.
Theatre Lawrence announces 2014-2015 season
April 3, 2014
Theatre Lawrence has announced its lineup of shows for the 2014-2015 season. Early ticket sales begin May 1.
Mosaic brings Kansas nature to Free State Brewing Co.
April 1, 2014
When Chuck Magerl thinks of the natural beauty surrounding Lawrence, he thinks of the Baker Wetlands, the Kaw River and the many farmlands that make up the Kansas landscape. These elements became inspiration for Magerl, proprietor of Free State Brewing Co. who went in search of an artist who could bring these elements together in one 7-foot-by-7-foot piece of art at the brewery and restaurant. “We have a lot of original art incorporated into our company,” Magerl said. “I wanted to continue that idea with a mosaic or mural that featured all the things I love about our region.” By Ashleigh Tidwell
Beauty abounds at isolated art-glass shop southwest of Lawrence
March 29, 2014
The relative isolation of his shop in Globe, 8 miles from the nearest town, belies David Anderson’s fondness for people.
Lawrence represents on MTV reality cooking show
March 29, 2014
What happens when people stop being polite … and become culinary masters? Doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue like a certain catchphrase of another MTV show, but it seems to be the concept of new reality show “House of Food,” where Lawrence native Jake Weber was selected from thousands of applicants to live with other aspiring chefs in competition for the apprenticeship of a lifetime. By Nadia Imafidon

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