EMUProv comedy group to stage holiday show today
December 17, 2014
Local improvisational comedy group EMUProv hopes to “Improv the Holidays” with their show today at Frank’s North Star Tavern, 508 Locust St.
Crafting gifts: 4 easy present ideas to make yourself
December 17, 2014
The warmth of a handmade gift goes a long way toward cutting through December’s chill. But what if you’re not particularly crafty or can’t spend a fortune on supplies? Can you still give handmade gifts that your family and friends will treasure?
Celtic singer Ashley Davis returns home to perform at Lied Center
December 17, 2014
Ashley Davis may call Kansas home, but these days, you’ll be hard-pressed to find her there.
Book of unseen portraits to shed new light on Burroughs
December 16, 2014
Kansas University student Patrick Clement is the author and curator behind a new book that he says will offer a fresh perspective on Beat Generation writer (and one-time Lawrencian) William S. Burroughs.
Homemade for the holidays: Local artists craft greeting cards by hand
December 13, 2014
We are living in the age of DIY, says Sarah McCormick. In a time when the many uses of a Mason jar can draw as much excitement from folks as the newest iPhone, a handful of local artists are finding a market for handmade greeting cards.
Cast, along with beards, grow in latest incarnation of ‘A Kansas Nutcracker’
December 10, 2014
This weekend, Ric Averill will complete his months-long transformation into Gen. Hugh Cameron, an eccentric figure who settled in Lawrence during the tumultuous years just before the Civil War.
Behind the Lens: Gifts for photographers
December 7, 2014
For those of you searching out gift ideas for your photographer spouse, friend or for your “selfie,” here are a few stocking-stuffer ideas.
Lawrence Percolator to debut ‘sunny’ art show
December 6, 2014
As winter progresses and the days get shorter, colder and darker, the folks at the Lawrence Percolator hope to remind us of happier times with a new show celebrating — what else? — the sun.
Spencer Museum’s WWI art helps recall past, understand present
December 6, 2014
In an oil painting hanging from a gallery wall on the fourth floor of the Spencer Museum of Art, a single saucer-shaped eye looks out underneath the brim of a combat helmet adorned with a crown of barbed wire.
Lawrence poet lands on New York Times Notable Books list
December 6, 2014
The “Smutty-Metaphor Queen of Lawrence, Kansas” has done it again. Patricia Lockwood, a Lawrence resident and poet who earned the nickname earlier this year in a New York Times piece, was noted in the famed newspaper’s “100 Notable Books of 2014” last week.
KU Theatre to stage political satire written in concentration camp
December 3, 2014
This weekend, Kansas University Theater will open a “reimagined and reconstructed” version of “The Last Cyclist,” an absurdist cabaret that originated in Terezin Concentration Camp near Prague during the Holocaust.
Theatre Lawrence’s ‘Mary Poppins’ takes flight this weekend
December 3, 2014
Those expecting a carbon copy of the 1964 classic film starring Julie Andrews as a singing, flying nanny may be in for a surprise come Friday evening, when “Mary Poppins” makes its debut at Theatre Lawrence.
KU art students complete Federal Reserve Bank sculpture
November 29, 2014
A two-year collaboration between 50 Kansas University visual arts students, faculty and staff has resulted in a work of art that will now be on permanent display at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. The sculpture, entitled “An Abounding Asset: The Diligent Reserve,” debuted in an unveiling ceremony last weekend, coinciding with the Reserve’s 100th anniversary.
Holiday Music Wrapup: Baker, KU, Lawrence Civic Choir to perform annual concerts
November 27, 2014
Caroling, sleigh bells and family singalongs are a part of the holiday tradition. The Lawrence area offers a variety of live performances to help you celebrate the season. Concerts from the Lawrence Civic Choir, Kansas University and Baker University are just a few of this year’s highlights.
Lawrence Arts Center to exhibit work of late KU professor Nick Vaccaro
November 26, 2014
The Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St., will open an exhibit of mixed-media work by Nick Vaccaro with a reception on Monday from 7 to p.m.
Annual Organ Vespers Concert to deliver music from the ‘heart’
November 26, 2014
Music, much like the holiday season, can conjure up a lot of emotions for many people. It has the power to make us happy, make us reflect and make us dance. Tandy Reussner hopes to create a similar effect Dec. 14 at the 18th annual Organ Vespers Christmas Concert at First United Methodist Church. This year’s theme is “Stirring the Heart at Christmas,” and features a program of modern and traditional Christmas tunes.
Local artist to celebrate 90th birthday with retrospective at Pachamamas today
November 25, 2014
The public is invited to attend a very special birthday party today at Pachamamas, 800 New Hampshire St. From 5 to 9 p.m., the restaurant will host a retrospective exhibit of works by Lawrence artist Jay Hines. A lifelong Kansan and World War II veteran, Hines is celebrating his 90th birthday this month.
Contest seeks sculpture designs for KU engineering building
November 22, 2014
Kansas University School of Engineering and A. Zahner Company will give one lucky student the chance to see their design as the inspiration for a new sculpture on the KU campus.
KU Jazz Ensemble to perform at Kauffman Center
November 22, 2014
Kansas University’s Jazz Ensemble I and vocalist Deborah Brown will host an evening of big-band jazz Dec. 1 at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City, Mo.