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Kansas Public Radio to host Big Band Christmas Concert
December 12, 2013
Kansas Public Radio is hosting its Big Band Christmas Concert at 8 p.m., on Dec. 14, at Liberty Hall this year.
Concerts at Lied Center to feature traditional band, jazz Christmas music
December 8, 2013
The Kansas University Band and Symphonic Band will perform traditional and contemporary music, and the KU School of Music is presenting its annual jazz vespers performance in two separate concerts at the Lied Center this week.
Infamous Stringdusters on tour to aid Colorado flood relief
December 5, 2013
The five-piece bluegrass Infamous Stringdusters are stopping in Lawrence on their winter “Road to Boulder” tour, while raising money and the profile of the devastating floods that took place in Colorado in September.
Internationally acclaimed jazz vocalist to perform at Baker University’s jazz festival
November 17, 2013
Internationally acclaimed jazz singer Kevin Mahogany will be returning to his alma mater to sing for the 16th annual Baker University Jazz Festival on Nov. 21 at 7:30 p.m.
Throwing Down Track: Lawrence DJs share what it takes to be the life of the party
November 10, 2013
Four different Lawrence DJs with completely different DJ styles share what it takes to be the party providers.
Novelists, seasoned and novice, write through November
November 9, 2013
Some dream of escaping to a quiet cabin in the mountains to craft that novel they’ve always wanted. Others take one month to churn out 50,000 words and win NaNoWriMo.
Tony Furtado picks his way into Lawrence’s Westside Folk series
November 8, 2013
Blues and bluegrass are both forms of folk music, he explains, but he tries not to lean on any one genre. Furtado, hailed as a banjo savant and slide guitar blues interpreter, will bring his act to Lawrence’s Unity Church Nov. 9 as part of the Westside Folk series. While he still is best known for picking away at banjo and slide guitar, what he plays is more of a melding of styles.
Kansas University jazz group to perform specially arranged pieces with Alaturka
October 31, 2013
The Kansas University Jazz Ensemble I is joining Kansas City-based ensemble Alaturka in concert for a special performance at the Lawrence Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7.
KU Symphony Orchestra will perform Halloween-inspired concert
October 27, 2013
A costume contest and “instrument petting zoo” will precede a Halloween-inspired concert by the Kansas University Symphony Orchestra on Wednesday.
2013 Phoenix Awards: Classical guitarist finds life certainty in music
October 26, 2013
Classical guitarist and winner of the Musical Arts Phoenix Award John Jervis reminisces on his remarkable journey to musical success.
Two music venues to raise funds for Mennonite disaster relief group
October 24, 2013
Two music venues will open up in North Lawrence Oct. 27 to help raise money for the Mennonite Disaster Service.
Guest pianist debuts new classical music series at Theatre Lawrence
October 13, 2013
Award-winning pianist Anna Han will be the debut performer in a new classical music concert series at Theatre Lawrence on Oct. 17.
Marching band festival set for Saturday
October 10, 2013
Two dozen high school bands from across Kansas and Missouri will descend on Lawrence this weekend for the 22nd annual Heart of America Marching Band Festival.
Live baroque music coming to art museum
October 10, 2013
The Spencer Consort, a chamber music group that plays Baroque music on instruments like those used during the 17th and 18th centuries, will present a free concert Sunday at the Spencer Museum of Art.
Friends, family gather to celebrate the life of Jim Brothers
September 29, 2013
Jim Brothers, a Lawrence sculptor known throughout the world for his contributions to national war memorials and his depictions of American historic figures, died on Aug. 20 at the age of 72. To honor his life, family and friends gathered at the Lawrence Visitor Information Center on Sunday afternoon to eat, drink and remember. By Nikki Wentling