Nadia Imafidon (Features reporter)

Nadia Imafidon is the features reporter for and the Lawrence Journal-World.

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One wild ride for Your Friend, Taryn Miller
April 20, 2014
Since the February 20 announcement that Taryn Blake Miller had signed with London-based Domino Records (offices in Brooklyn), and the rerelease of her debut “Jekyll/Hyde,” her enthusiasm hasn’t wavered.
Get to know the Farmer’s Ball semi-finalists
April 17, 2014
From 60 local band submissions, whittled down to 16 by KJHK/SUA committee members, and sliced in half by the community through online voting, eight bands will go head-to-head this Saturday, April 19 at The Bottleneck, at 8 p.m. This is the 20th year of this battle of the local/regional bands. It’s the second year the two organizations have been able to offer monetary prizes: the top reward being $2,000 and runner up receiving $1,000.
Upgrade him: How men can look their part this spring
April 17, 2014
Meet Will Dale. Like a lot of men, Will could use some outside help when it comes to picking out his outfits.
Mates of State: the ultimate power couple born out of Lawrence
April 13, 2014
Mates of State will be performing a stripped-down set at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Granada.
John Cale always reinventing himself
April 13, 2014
John Cale is this month’s featured Nine Forty Live artist at Lawrence Arts Center, performing a variety of material from his six decades of studio albums (his latest, “Shifty Adventures In Nookie Wood”) with a backing band at 8 p.m. April 15. In true Cale fashion, there’s going to be some surprises in the mix to look forward to, but anyone familiar with his live shows already know not to come prepared to hear exact renditions they’ve heard in the past
New Year New You contest winner gets fresh start after being declared cancer-free
April 10, 2014
Alyson Cistola is the winner of Lawrence Journal-World’s New Year New You makeover contest. Diagnosed with cancer last fall, Cistola maintained the utmost positivity while undergoing aggressive treatment, remaining a full-time kindergarten teacher and caring for her daughter who just left for college two weeks before she learned of her diagnosis.
She is Kawehi: One-woman band becomes Internet sensation
April 6, 2014
If you frequent this ol’ thing called the Internet, you’ve probably stumbled across the virality of Lawrence’s own one-woman band Kawehi, who has just within the last month managed to get the attention of publications like Esquire, Elle, The Huffington Post and Spin — not to mention even more websites — with the video release of a casual practice-run of a song cover.
Lawrence Libations: New Moon at Encore Cafe
April 3, 2014
No need for any fancy infusions; this exotic lychee fruit libation will satisfy your sweet tooth while getting you that pleasant tipsy you’re looking for.
Packing the perfect picnic basket
April 3, 2014
There is no scientific formula for putting together the perfect picnic basket, but let this list of European goodies from Au Marche, 931 Massachusetts St., spark some creative ideas to fit your tastes. By Nadia Imafidon
Lawrence represents on MTV reality cooking show
March 29, 2014
What happens when people stop being polite … and become culinary masters? Doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue like a certain catchphrase of another MTV show, but it seems to be the concept of new reality show “House of Food,” where Lawrence native Jake Weber was selected from thousands of applicants to live with other aspiring chefs in competition for the apprenticeship of a lifetime. By Nadia Imafidon

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New Moon martini ($8) at Encore Cafe, 1007 Massachusetts St.

The tower of beer at Yacht Club.

The tower of beer at Yacht Club.

The tower of beer at Yacht Club.

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