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KU music festival concludes with free Lied Center concert
January 30, 2015
The Kansas University School of Music will conclude its Prairie Winds and inaugural Sunflower Strings festival with a concert Sunday at the Lied Center.
January Final Friday preview: Sweet treats, graffiti influences and free massages
January 29, 2015
Final Fridays returns post-holidays with an eclectic mix of events. From love-centric art to ceramics to free massages, this Final Friday has something for everyone.
KU music ensembles, symphony to perform shared concert at Lied Center
12:00 a.m., January 29, 2015 Updated 10:48 p.m.
Kansas University’s Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble I and Symphony Orchestra will share the stage Saturday for a special concert at the Lied Center of Kansas, 1600 Stewart Drive.
Author Jamie Quatro to give reading at The Raven
January 28, 2015
Author and former Lawrence resident Jamie Quatro will give a reading from her acclaimed book of short stories Thursday at the Raven, 6 E. Seventh St.
Library to give away copies of ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ during Final Friday
January 28, 2015
Lawrence Public Library will be handing out free copies of Margaret Atwood’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” at various locations downtown during Final Friday.
Arts Center to host annual Souper Bowl Saturday this weekend
January 28, 2015
More than 500 handmade ceramic bowls produced by area artists, community members and Lawrence Arts Center students will be up for sale at this weekend’s Souper Bowl Saturday.
Hemingway masterpiece selected as KU’s 2015 Common Book
03:45 p.m., January 28, 2015 Updated 11:01 p.m.
KU announces “A Farewell To Arms” will be the 2015-2016 Common Book.
Judge orders expungement of dismissed Hashinger Hall rape charges
04:59 p.m., January 27, 2015 Updated 10:29 p.m.
Douglas County District Judge Barbara Huff signed orders Tuesday expunging the dismissed charges of rape off the records of two 21-year-old men who were accused in September of sexually assaulting two Kansas University students.
Common threads: Exhibition charts textiles’ social role in local history
January 24, 2015
Brittany Keegan is standing opposite a massive quilt that hangs from the wall of a sun-drenched room on the second floor of the Watkins Museum of History.
Baker University Community Choir to launch new season
January 24, 2015
The Baker University Community Choir will begin rehearsals for its spring season Thursday.
Public invited to talk about issues at ‘People’s State of the Union’
04:54 p.m., January 23, 2015 Updated 10:25 p.m.
Following President Obama’s State of the Union address last week, organizers with the U.S. Department of Arts and Culture will host events across the country through the end of the month that they’re collectively calling the “People’s State of the Union.”
Monkey business: Theater company to perform unusual play at Lied Center
January 22, 2015
“Kiss the Fish,” the latest production from New Zealand’s Indian Ink Theatre Company, tells the tale of a young monkey named Sidu who dreams of escaping his home on a small South Asian island to become the next Freddie Mercury.
Man convicted in beer-bottle death free from prison pending appeal
05:33 p.m., January 20, 2015 Updated 10:20 p.m.
A 23-year-old Mission man sentenced in August to 32 months in prison after a Douglas County jury convicted him in June of involuntary manslaughter in the 2012 death of Nicholas Sardina is free on a $50,000 appeal bond.
Football-player-turned-poet gains attention with ‘Welcome to KU
January 17, 2015
Traditions Night, August 2013: It had been nearly 14 years since Christopher Enneking’s last game at Kansas University’s Kivisto Field, where he played offensive lineman for the Jayhawks from 1995 to 1999. That night he had returned not to play football but to recite a poem to incoming freshmen. By Joanna Hlavacek
Lawrence student wins best of show in statewide in art contest
January 17, 2015
Nina Friesen, a senior at Lawrence High School, has won best of show in the “Kansans…As Talented As You Think!” art contest. Sponsored by the Native Sons and Daughters of Kansas, the annual competition honors the work of high school students.
What’s in a name? Theatre Lawrence to debut ‘Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike’
January 15, 2015
This weekend, Theatre Lawrence will debut its production of “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike,” a Chekhov-inspired Tony Award-winning play.
Lawrence police offering sign-on bonus for officers who speak Spanish
05:34 p.m., January 12, 2015 Updated 10:05 p.m.
The City of Lawrence is offering a $1,500 sign-on bonus for police officers who speak fluent Spanish, the Lawrence Police Department announced Monday. The city is seeking to fill open police officer positions and especially encouraging Spanish-speakers to apply, offering a $750 bonus upon hire and a $750 bonus upon successful completion of training.
Man biking from New York City to Los Angeles stops in Lawrence to help
January 10, 2015
Courtney Bibb said he left his New York City apartment the first of October. He hopped on his bicycle and rode west across the George Washington Bridge, stopping briefly at a riverfront park in Jersey City to glance over the Hudson River.
Future of Lawrence Arts: Local arts leaders weigh in
January 10, 2015
In many ways, 2015 is a crossroads in the Lawrence arts community. This year will see a new arts and culture director for the city and the development of an arts corridor along East Ninth Street, among other big changes. How do leaders of the arts scene see all this unfolding?

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