23 February 2007
The new exhibit "A Saint in the City: Sufi Arts of Urban Senegal" is the focus of this week's Pulse Podcast. You can also seen an accompanying video version that showcases the art.
The exhibit opened Thursday at the Spencer Museum of Art at Kansas University. It features art that surrounds the life of the Sufi sheik Amadou Bamba, as well as his followers, known as the Mouride Way.
The podcast features an interview with Gitti Salami, assistant professor of art history and of African and African-American studies at KU. Also, learn about some of the events going on in Lawrence in the upcoming days in our weekly Best Bets section.
16 February 2007
Lemuel Sheppard of Pittsburg has spent his career both singing blues music and giving historical presentations on the music he sings.
He'll be at the Lawrence Public Library at 7 p.m. Tuesday, talking about the music of Gordon Parks.
Hear Sheppard's music and hear him talk about his career and Parks during this week's Pulse Podcast.
Also, we'll give you some of the highlights for live music events going on this weekend in Lawrence.
9 February 2007
In this week's Pulse Podcast, we visit with Mary Doveton, director of the Lawrence Community Theatre, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. She gives us a brief history of the theater, then talks about a Valentine's Day event that will feature a retrospective of love songs from some of the theater's three decades of productions. A few of the performers drop by to give us a preview. And finally, a look at the weekend's best bets in arts and entertainment.
2 February 2007
You could say DBR and the Mission are a little of a lot of things - funk, rock, classical, hip-hop.
Or, you could just say they have a sound of their own. After all, how often will you see violin players rocking out on stage with a DJ?
The composer DBR - whose full name is Daniel Bernard Roumain - brings his band to Lawrence for a show at 7:30 p.m. tonight at the Lied Center. Called "A Civil Rights Reader," the concert pays tribute to four civil rights leaders for Black History Month.
Roumain is the featured subject of this week's Pulse Podcast, and the accompanying version with photos.
Also, we highlight some of this weekend's other events going on in Lawrence.