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Author bases novel on Phelps family, church
February 14, 2015
In a lot of ways, the youngest members of the Phelps family aren’t much different from other kids.
KU students to debut original plays this weekend
February 12, 2015
Plays written by Kansas University undergraduate students will debut this weekend in the fifth Black Box Productions at the University Theatre.
Indian music concert to benefit Buddhist monastery in Nepal
February 12, 2015
Subarna Bhattachan, the restauranteur behind three downtown restaurants, is organizing a benefit concert for the Chhairo Tibetan Buddhist Monastery in Mustang, Nepal.
Second architecture dean candidate coming to KU
03:38 p.m., February 11, 2015 Updated 10:20 p.m.
The second of four candidates for dean of the Kansas University School of Architecture, Design and Planning will visit campus this week.
Love for sale: Musician Katlyn Conroy turns people’s love stories into songs
February 7, 2015
You’d think that people would have had enough of silly love songs, or so sings Paul McCartney on the 1976 Wings track. But Katlyn Conroy, a local musician who is crafting personalized tunes for customers just in time for Valentine’s Day, looks around Lawrence and sees it isn’t so.
After crazy year, offbeat writer Patricia Lockwood on what’s next
February 7, 2015
Local poet and writer Patricia Lockwood shares her thoughts on fame, ghostbusting potatoes, and what her parents think about being the subject of her next book, tentatively titled “PRIESTDADDY.”
Superintendent to propose resolution stating Lawrence district opposes moving local elections to November
05:59 p.m., February 5, 2015 Updated 10:38 p.m.
Lawrence schools Superintendent Rick Doll will present a resolution to the school board at its Feb. 9 meeting that would have the district publicly oppose moving local elections to November.
Kansas Virtuosi to perform concert Sunday at KU
February 4, 2015
Kansas University School of Music will stage the third performance in the Kansas Virtuosi Series for the 2014-15 season Sunday, featuring a special program titled “Organ Plus.”
Author Margaret Atwood delights packed house with reflections both serious and silly
February 2, 2015
As many guest speakers in Kansas do, Margaret Atwood began her much-anticipated speech with an allusion to “The Wizard of Oz.” Only this time it wasn’t something the 1,100 Kansans in the room had heard a million times before. This time it was a query, not a cliché. And it elicited genuine — not merely polite — laughter. By Kim Callahan
Raven to host eclectic author Stuart Levine
February 1, 2015
Local author, musician and retired Kansas University professor Stuart Levine will read from his new book of short stories “Are You Superman?” at 7 p.m. Wednesday at The Raven Book Store, 6 E. Seventh St.
Behind the Lens: Pooling with the president
February 1, 2015
When Journal-World photo chief Mike Yoder told me that we had been offered a position in President Barack Obama’s press pool during his Jan. 22 visit to Lawrence, I believe I channeled Keanu Reeves when I responded, “Whooooooooaaaaa.”
Lied Center to host fundraiser to support performing arts access for schools
February 1, 2015
On Feb. 16, the Lied Center of Kansas and the Lawrence Schools Foundation will host Expanding Performing Arts Access, a fundraising dinner to support free performing arts experiences for middle and high school students.
Folk musician Jack Williams to perform at Unity Church
January 31, 2015
Singer-songwriter Jack Williams will perform at Lawrence’s Unity Church, 900 Madeline Lane, Friday at 7:30 p.m.
Telling tales: Community plans events around Margaret Atwood book, visit
January 31, 2015
Margaret Atwood is taking over Lawrence. The renowned and activist will deliver the Kenneth A. Spencer Memorial Lecture at 7 p.m. Monday at the Kansas Union Ballroom, followed by a reception and book signing.
Artists celebrate love of all kinds in annual Percolator show
January 31, 2015
With Valentine’s Day on the horizon, the Lawrence Percolator is hosting a show that celebrates devotion in all its forms. This year’s exhibition, The Love Show, is the Percolator’s third based on that theme. It opened during January’s Final Friday and will run until Feb. 22.
First of four architecture dean candidates to visit KU next week
11:34 a.m., January 30, 2015 Updated 08:08 p.m.
The first of four candidates for dean of the Kansas University School of Architecture, Design and Planning will visit campus next week. Mahesh Daas, chair of the Department of Architecture at Ball State University, will give a public presentation from 4:15 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.
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.