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Aaron Passman

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Fleetwood Mac relies on familiar hits
August 15, 2003
Remember rock music in the ‘70s? Lots of cocaine, drum solos, theatricality and lovers’ quarrels? We’re talking, of course, about Fleetwood Mac. And plenty of people remembered it all on Wednesday night, as a nearly sold-out crowd at Kemper Arena shelled out big dollars for yet another greatest hits live package from aging rock stars.
Play honors female pilots, now and then
August 10, 2003
There are a multitude of female pilots who never got the exposure their male counterparts did, but all that could change soon with the premiere of a new play in Baldwin. Lori Lee Triplett calls them “Women of the Wind,” and when her play by the same name opens Tuesday, history will be brought to life in a drama about the early days of women in flight.
Road tested
Salt the Earth busts ass on tour ‘Roman Empire’ style
August 1, 2003
After multiple tours across the country, Salt the Earth is finally starting to go places. Though formed just two years ago, the Lawrence four have already performed more shows, logging more more tour miles than many of their veteran peers. That constant work is starting to pay off.
Skilled theater director helps young players tackle ‘Macbeth’
July 25, 2003
William Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” is a daunting task for even the most seasoned performer, but when the Lawrence Arts Center’s Summer Youth Theatre program opened the final show of its season Thursday night, every member of the young team was up to the challenge.
The long and winding road
Washington ‘Sole Mates’ head to Lawrence, retracing cross-country walk
July 20, 2003
The license plate on Jerry and Cindy Schultz’s PT/Cruiser reads “SoleMate1,” and the couple has a right to ride in comfort as they travel across the country from their home in Olympia, Wash., to Atlanta, Ga.
Olson upstages Williams at thinly attended show
July 19, 2003
You could’ve driven a Mack truck through The Bottleneck without much trouble Thursday night, where neo-country/folkers Victoria Williams and Mark Olson were in town for an early-evening show. There were roughly 40 people inside the venue, which holds more than 10 times that, and with tables and chairs pulled up close to the stage, it was more akin to a coffeehouse gig than an actual club concert.
Documentary scrutinizes state education official
July 18, 2003
When Ranjit Arab enrolled in Tom Volek’s documentary and corporate video production class at Kansas University, he didn’t set out to pick a fight.
Season-ending ‘Picnic’ a true joy
University Theatre puts on best production in years
July 13, 2003
University Theatre opened its spectacular production of William Inge’s “Picnic” Friday. Director Jack B. Wright has done a marvelous job bringing the prize-winning play back to the university stage, and the revival is especially notable for celebrating the play’s 50th anniversary.
Lawrence artist’s installation bound for Russian venue
Inaugural grant recipient to explore dreams
July 13, 2003
Just because Jessica Kolokol can’t make it to St. Petersburg, Russia, doesn’t mean her presence won’t be felt there in the coming weeks.
University Theatre to close summer season with ‘Picnic’
July 6, 2003
KU’s University Theatre is having a very special picnic. But instead of checkered blankets and home-cooked foods, there will be lovers’ quarrels and scandals.

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