Arts and Entertainment

Meet Charles and Agatha: the two skeletons doing the most this October

Charles and Agatha are truly winning October, despite the circumstances. They’ve been sunbathing, wining and dining, camping out and playing in the leaves. One might even say they are living their best lives – if not for the fact that they are dead. Every Oct. 1, Lawrence resident Kelly ...

‘Moby-Dick’ scholar to join artist of life-size whale in virtual talk on Friday

The artist of a life-size scratchboard whale and a "Moby-Dick" scholar will come together in a virtual conversation Friday night through the Lawrence Arts Center. Jos Sances' piece "Or, The Whale" currently occupies an entire wall of the art center's large gallery. In August, the Journal-World ...

Lumberyard Arts Center showcases artist with close ties to building’s history

A watercolor in the Lumberyard Arts Center depicts the center as Sandy Cardens envisioned it once it shed its former commercial purpose and became the home for the arts in Baldwin City. Cardens, a one-time art education student, moved to Baldwin City with her husband, J.T., in 1997. Her ...

Lawrence writer wins international science fiction award

Lawrence writer Bogi Takács has won one of the science fiction world’s most prestigious awards. Takács was announced as one of the winners of a Hugo Award, which recognizes excellence in the field of science fiction and fantasy, on Aug. 1. The Lawrence resident, originally from Hungary, ...

Library’s new streaming platform will feature music of northeast Kansas artists

The Lawrence Public Library has launched a free online streaming platform featuring the music of northeast Kansas artists, both past and present, called the Kaw Valley Jukebox. It’s meant to be an archive of music history in Lawrence, project manager Kevin Corcoran said, but it’s also ...