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Divas duel for Theatre Lawrence
January 31, 2014
When it comes to fundraising, a little competition is good for the bottom line. So the thinking goes at Theatre Lawrence, which is preparing to hold its annual “Dueling Divas” event Saturday night at its 4660 Bauer Farm Drive location. Eight local singers compete against each other “American Idol”-style to see who can raise the most money.
Area bands to compete for Wakarusa Festival slot
January 30, 2014
The Lawrence-born festival can only host one competitor from the Waka Winter Classic. Who’s it going to be?
Wind advisory issued for Douglas County
January 26, 2014
A wind advisory warning has been issued for Douglas and several counties by the National Weather Service.
Prolific local songwriter Katlyn Conroy takes on new projects, European tour
January 26, 2014
Cowboy Indian Bear’s Katlyn Conroy has been an active artist in her native town of Lawrence for 10 years, developing and embracing the different sides of musician within her.
Meet the Buskers: getting to know the local street acts
January 19, 2014
Busking, or street entertaining, isn’t uncommon in these parts of town, often hearing a slow transition from lively zydeco music to moving jazz solos as you walk from one side of the block to the next. Let us introduce you to a few of the stories behind the street performances. By Nadia Imafidon
New community-based brass ensemble hosts inaugural concert
January 19, 2014
Free State Brass Band is introducing its unique British-style sound to the Lawrence community in a couple weeks.
Baker University Community Choir to start rehearsals
January 19, 2014
Rehearsals begin Jan. 30 in preparation for the spring repertoire of the Baker University Community Choir.
Documentary on East Hill Singers prison choir to air on PBS
January 12, 2014
“Conducting Hope” will be featured on Kansas City Public Television, airing on January 12, at 3 p.m.
The nature of DIY collective, tape label, friend group Whatever Forever
January 5, 2014
With such a high concentration of talent in just one area, why not combine forces as a music collective inspired solely by the friendships developed from putting different music perspectives in one room, and playing?
Local orchestra changes name, ensemble plans
December 29, 2013
The Lawrence Chamber Orchestra is going through a series of changes including new directors, new music repertoire, new orchestra musicians and a new name.
Lawrence pianist YoungArts music finalist
December 29, 2013
Chaeyoung Park was selected from 11,000 applicants in 10 disciplines in literary, performing, visual and design arts fields, 171 finalists total.
Lawrence comes alive with New Year’s Eve events
December 26, 2013
Not sure yet where to make your toast to 2014? From restaurant specials to live shows, Lawrence lights up with many options on New Year’s Eve.
Sidewalk snow ordinance in effect Thursday
December 23, 2013
The city of Lawrence’s sidewalk snow ordinance, which requires residents to shovel the sidewalks in front of their homes, will go into effect at 8 a.m. Thursday, the city announced.
Arts Center hopes it’s found perfect fit in second Steinway grand piano
December 19, 2013
When the Lawrence Arts Center parted with its recently acquired Steinway, it wasn’t because there was anything wrong with the instrument — it was a beautiful grand piano with a lot to offer. It’s just that, well, they found a better fit. By Sara Shepherd
Chrismas Eve concert acts as annual town reunion
December 19, 2013
It’s been said that the best days of your life are in college, but who says you can’t keep moments from those days alive?