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Gallery schedules reopening celebration

Terry Rombeck

A local art gallery is celebrating its reopening with a celebration Friday night. Diane’s Artisan Gallery is moving from a second-story location at 801 1/2 Mass. to 4 E. Seventh St., next to The Raven Bookstore. Diane Horning, who owns the gallery, says it’s a positive step for downtown Lawrence ...

Review: 'Crazy for You' a good ensemble performance

Terry Rombeck

This review of the Lawrence Communtiy Theatre’s show “Crazy for You” comes from Megan Helm, a music educator who lives in Lawrence: In the Lawrence Community Theatre’s latest production, “Crazy for You,” tap shoes shuffle, chorus girls squeal and lonely cowboys lie around, whittling and cleaning guns just waiting for ...

City Band has new rain-out policy

Terry Rombeck

The Lawrence City Band has announced a new rain-out policy. In the past, concerts canceled because of rain were just that — canceled. From now on, though, those concerts will be moved indoors to Room 130 Murphy Hall, on the Kansas University campus. They'll still be at 8 p.m. Wednesdays, ...

Review: Carrington group shines in debut

Terry Rombeck

This review of Saturday night's performance by the Simon Carrington Chamber Singers comes from Megan Helm, a Kansas City music educator who lives in Lawrence. Take 24 professional voices from around the country, hand them some of the most challenging unaccompanied choral music from the last six centuries, give them ...

Review: 'Tree of Life' a vibrant telling of evolution story

Terry Rombeck

This review of the "Tree of Life" at the Lied Center is by Chuck Berg, KU professor of theater and film. He can be reached at cberg@ku.edu. Creation stories are the stuff of myth, religion and science. Expressing the human need to understand one’s place in the cosmos, they have ...

Review: Glass' show anything but minimalistic

Terry Rombeck

This review of Tuesday night's performance by Philip Glass a the Lied Center comes from Dean Bevan, a retired Baker University English professor who lives in Lawrence. He can be reached at bevan@ku.edu. A well-filled Lied Center welcomed composer and pianist Philip Glass Tuesday evening, joined by cellist Wendy Sutter ...

KU grad in YouTube Symphony

Terry Rombeck

Usually, Andy Chester’s YouTube viewing is limited to old Saturday Night Live videos, old late-night talk show interviews and the latest fads the Web is buzzing about. Now, he can credit the Internet video service with bringing his music career to the next level. Chester, a 2007 Kansas University graduate ...

Review: 'Business' succeeds at University Theatre

Terry Rombeck

This review of "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying," which opened Friday at University Theatre, is from Dean Bevan, a retired Baker University English professor who lives in Lawrence. What better time to laugh at the foibles of the business world than now? Take a break from anxiety ...

Review: 'Doubt' a thoughtful, overwhelming presence on stage

Terry Rombeck

This review of "Doubt" at the Lawrence Community Theatre is from Sarah Young, a Kansas University lecturer in English: On a dimly lit stage of Lawrence Community Theatre, Father Flynn asks the question central to John Patrick Shanley’s “Doubt: A Parable”: “What if there is no answer?” “Doubt,” which opened ...

Study: Arts endeavors net $153.5 million in state

Terry Rombeck

The Kansas Arts Commission this week released a study showing expenditures by arts and culture organizations, as well as audiences, totaled $153.5 million in 2007. In addition, the study, by Americans for the Arts, found that arts-related activities generated: • 4,612 full-time equivalent jobs. • $95 million in household income. ...

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