Lied Center announces 20th anniversary season lineup
April 28, 2013
The Lied Center on Saturday announced its 20th anniversary season lineup, featuring an array of performers from acrobats to award-winning concert pianists, some new and some returning to Lawrence. By Sara Shepherd
Lied Center celebrates two decades of elevating performing arts
April 21, 2013
It’s been 20 years since the Lied Center of Kansas opened, catapulting the performing arts scene in Lawrence. Behind it all is a woman with a vision of providing future generations with opportunities she herself never had. By Sara Shepherd
Christina Hixson: The woman who ‘opened the door’ for the Lied Center
April 21, 2013
Christina Hixson isn’t afraid to admit she uses the dictionary when she does crossword puzzles. Her entire life, “self-educating” has served Hixson well. A poor tenant farmer’s daughter unable to afford college, she went on to bestow the $10 million gift that enabled the Lied Center, now celebrating its 20th anniversary at Kansas University. By Sara Shepherd
Pi Day pie contest and variety show planned
March 10, 2013
Expect a celebration of math, science, pastry and nerd pride at the Alferd Packer Memorial String Band’s annual Pi Day variety show, set for 7 p.m. Thursday at the Lawrence Arts Center.
Foxy by Proxy to perform holiday show that’s both naughty and nice
December 16, 2012
Foxy by Proxy, which is not your typical cabaret-style burlesque, will have its first Christmas show, “Miracle on Mass. Street,” this Saturday.
Boys bust a move: Mixed-discipline class helps kids reap athletic benefits of dance
October 1, 2012
This is no classical ballet class, and that’s by design. Acceptable attire includes sports jerseys and basketball shorts. It’s OK to squirrel around between exercises. And if you feel like screaming hi-ya! in the middle of a routine, no one’s going to stop you.
Nutcracker’ auditions Sept. 16
September 9, 2012
A holiday classic with a Kansas twist is coming back to the Lawrence Arts Center this year, and you can be part of it.
Get on the dance floor: Local groups offer instruction, opportunity to take a whirl
August 27, 2012
From sultry, controlled Argentine tango to old-fashioned, foot-stomping barn dance, a handful of Lawrence groups meet for regular dances, preceded by lessons so beginners can get on the floor right away. None require you to bring your own partner, either.
Art in Motion to bring upbeat energy to Dance Carnival
April 27, 2012
Cathy Patterson has heard people’s reservations about dance performances: “They’re boring” and “the music isn’t fun.”
Wheelchair ballroom dance company Groovability in need of funding
June 15, 2011
The non-profit wheelchair dance troupe seeks financial support to tour and perform.
940 Dance Company prepares its final performances
April 6, 2011
After a 24-year run of performances, the 940 Dance Company will present its final concerts at 7:30 p.m. April 14 and 16 at the Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H.
Arts roundup: Karole Armitage returning to Lawrence; City Band Director Bob Foster honored
October 29, 2010
This week in arts: Karole Armitage returns for week of dance events; guest artists join KU jazz performers; KU’s Robert Foster honored; KU graduate wins essay contest.
Dance department dedicates scholarship fundraiser to Janet Hamburg
September 10, 2010
Kansas University’s department of dance will host a scholarship fundraiser dedicated to KU dance professor Janet Hamburg, who died at age 59 last Saturday after she fell from a building in New York City.
LAC starts shoe fund for dancers
August 30, 2010
The Lawrence Arts Center kicked off a fundraising effort Sunday for the LAC’s Dance Shoe Scholarship Fund.
Belly Bump and Grind: Lawrence embraces the swaying subculture of belly dance
December 17, 2009
First of all, belly dancing is not striptease. One is an ancient Middle Eastern art form celebrating the female form; the other is a sweaty hoochie dance for money…