Arts

George Clinton, Dennis Lehane among Free State Festival headliners
06:16 p.m., April 8, 2015 Updated 10:17 p.m.
Best-selling authors, famous comedians, acclaimed filmmakers and a funk legend are among the headliners for this June’s Free State Festival, the Lawrence Arts Center announced Wednesday.
Ninth Street Corridor design team to meet with public this week
April 7, 2015
This week, the city will host a series of public workshops regarding the planned Ninth Street Corridor Project, which aims to refurbish a seven-block section of the East Lawrence neighborhood and connect downtown with the Warehouse Arts District.
Lawrence Civic Choir to celebrate 40 years with Lied Center performance
April 4, 2015
Just as individual grains of sand bond to form rock, members of the Lawrence Civic Choir have, since 1975, joined together to create “a mighty song of joy, of love, of light, of peace.”
Behind the Lens: Do photographs always tell the whole story?
April 4, 2015
Famous 20th century war photographer Robert Capa said, “If your pictures aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough.” The trouble is, it’s not always true.
KU Theatre to open ‘Flora, the Red Menace’ on Friday
April 4, 2015
Kansas University’s production of “Flora, the Red Menace” will open Friday at Murphy Hall’s William Inge Theatre.
Kansas City Connection: The return of the Royals, and showtime for Middle of the Map
April 4, 2015
The Kansas City Royals’ 2014 run was the stuff of legend, right up until the final heartbreaking out, and a special ceremony on Opening Day will pay tribute to that team’s extraordinary playoff run.
King Tuff wants to get weird with Lawrence
April 4, 2015
King Tuff’s Kyle Thomas isn’t one of those musicians who just passes through. When Thomas comes through Lawrence, he anticipates getting a little weird.
Martin Miller retrial: Former mistress testifies about four-year affair
11:56 a.m., April 3, 2015 Updated 10:40 p.m.
Martin Miller’s former mistress, Carrie Parbs, testified Friday morning about her and Miller’s four-year affair, which culminated in a commitment ceremony celebration just weeks before his wife’s death. By Caitlin Doornbos
LHS class of 2015 wants to buy signature from Walt Whitman’s 1879 visit to Lawrence
06:33 p.m., April 2, 2015 Updated 10:40 p.m.
Lawrence High School is raising money to get a piece of history — and scholarly inspiration — for its halls. A signature of American poet Walt Whitman, penned during a two-day visit to Lawrence in 1879, is for sale through a rare book company. Bold black script on the piece of paper reads: Walt Whitman Lawrence Kansas Sept. 16 ’79 By Sara Shepherd
Shovels and Rope bringing wild folk show to Bottleneck
08:40 p.m., April 1, 2015 Updated 10:24 p.m.
A little bit country, a little bit rock and roll, and everything in between — Shovels and Rope are a riot, and their Bottleneck show on Saturday is sure to be a hootenanny.
Rolling Stones announce stadium tour, will stop at Arrowhead in Kansas City
March 31, 2015
The Rolling Stones are zipping across North America again. The rock band announced a 15-city stadium tour Tuesday that will stop at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., on June 27.
Theatre Lawrence announces 2015-16 season
05:11 p.m., March 30, 2015 Updated 10:41 p.m.
A mermaid, a deathtrap and classic Broadway hits will be coming to the Theatre Lawrence stage, as Monday the group announced its show lineup for the 2015-2016 season that will debut in September.
Spencer Museum to host ‘Last Look’ events before closing for renovations
03:40 p.m., March 30, 2015 Updated 10:39 p.m.
With renovations slated for May, the Spencer Museum of Art is giving guests the chance to take a last look at the galleries with a series of programming that will culminate in a closing party April 12.
KU’s multi-choir ‘Joy of Singing’ concert this Thursday
March 29, 2015
Kansas University’s School of Music will host a multi-choir concert Thursday at the Lied Center, the school said in a release.
Of Montreal gets its freak on
Kevin Barnes looks forward to bringing communal commotion to the Granada
March 28, 2015
When Of Montreal hits the stage, they tend to be theatrical and dramatic. Band members pull out all the stops when it comes to sequins and stimulation during their highly danceable numbers, and their show at the Granada on Wednesday will be no different.
Swarthout Recital Hall to re-open with concert series
March 28, 2015
After almost 60 years, a million patrons and thousands of performances, Swarthout Recital Hall was due for a face-lift. Now, after undergoing renovations for the last 10 months, the historic building is re-opening and christening its upgrades with an eight-concert series of performances.
Free State High students to compete in regional poetry competition
04:16 p.m., March 27, 2015 Updated 09:36 p.m.
Emotional, empowering stories from the lives of Lawrence students will sound out from a Kansas City stage this weekend. Free State High School’s slam poetry team recently earned a spot in Saturday’s finals of the KC “Louder than a Bomb” competition.
Final Friday Preview: Marla Jackson to celebrate mother in Percolator quilt show
March 25, 2015
Over the years, quilter and historian Marla Jackson’s mother has been a strong influence in her life — and in her work. She’s represented, at least figuratively, in all 10 quilts that make up Jackson’s new exhibition at the Lawrence Percolator that opens Friday.
KU visiting artist Lynne Yamamoto to lecture at Spencer Museum
March 25, 2015
Installation artist Lynne Yamamoto will give a lecture 6 p.m. Thursday at the Spencer Museum of Art Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.