Arts and Entertainment

Crave special section: On the menu in Lawrence

A NOTE FROM EDITOR CHAD LAWHORN: Lawrence seems to love restaurants. They’ve become a part of our identity, in some ways, and certainly a major part of our entertainment scene. With that in mind, we wanted to do something that gave readers a bit more of an extended look at Lawrence restaurant ...

Lawrence restaurants: Manager says La Tropicana is full of family history

This Q&A appeared in the Jan. 22, 2020, edition of the Journal-World's Crave food supplement. More from that section, including interviews with Lawrence restaurateurs, can be found here. Catalina Martin del Campo, manager of La Tropicana in North Lawrence, recently told the Journal-World ...

Lawrence restaurants: Nagoya owners focused on healthy Japanese fare

This Q&A appeared in the Jan. 22, 2020, edition of the Journal-World's Crave food supplement. More from that section, including interviews with Lawrence restaurateurs, can be found here. Michelle Yu, who owns Nagoya Japanese Cuisine with her husband, Vincent, spoke to the Journal-World ...

Lawrence restaurants: Terrebonne owner loves town’s varied restaurant scene

This Q&A appeared in the Jan. 22, 2020, edition of the Journal-World's Crave food supplement. More from that section, including interviews with Lawrence restaurateurs, can be found here. Greg Renck, owner of Terrebonne Cafe, recently sat down with the Journal-World to talk about ...

Lawrence restaurants: 15 quirky, freaky and fun food finds

This Town Talk column appeared in the Jan. 22, 2020, edition of the Journal-World's Crave food supplement. More from that section, including interviews with Lawrence restaurateurs, can be found here. I’m definitely not a restaurant critic, and I’ve found it is dangerous to be a food ...

Go, See, Do: Whirlwind Shakespeare, Kaw Valley Eagles Day and more

Last updated at 1:05 p.m. Friday Three actors. Thirty-seven plays. Ninety-seven minutes. “The Compleat Works of Wllm Shkspr (Abridged),” a comedic romp through the Bard’s plays (and sonnets!), opens Friday at Theatre Lawrence. Director Doug Weaver described the plot as three friends ...

Lawrence’s Busker Festival to be a day longer this year

A loss of a city grant had some people concerned that Lawrence’s annual Busker Festival would suffer, but the festival’s organizer has announced that the event will actually expand by a day this May. “I came downtown last year on Monday after the festival and found crowds of people, ...

Mural design meeting for Edgewood skate park rescheduled

The community design meeting for the Edgewood skate park mural that was originally scheduled to take place Saturday has been rescheduled. The meeting, which was canceled because of inclement weather, will now take place from 2 to 4 p.m. Feb. 2 at the East Lawrence Recreation Center, 1245 E. ...

Artists to gather ideas for community mural for Edgewood skate park

Designs will soon be created to turn the bare concrete of the Edgewood skate park into a community mural. The do-it-yourself skate park was itself a community project, and some of those involved are also helping to lead the mural project. Community artists Nicholas Ward and Billy Beeson are ...

New folk and bluegrass music festival coming to Lawrence in August

A new musical festival will be coming to Lawrence this summer, and its promoter has high hopes that it will become a signature event. In launching what will be known as the Kaw River Roots Festival, local entertainment promoter Mike Hannah said he wanted to make Lawrence the Midwestern capital ...

Go, See, Do: Van Go benefit concert, annual menorah lighting and more

Shoppers at Van Go's annual holiday art sale this weekend will be able to take in some eclectic music at the same time. The social service agency that employs at-risk young people as apprentice artists will be welcoming Kansas City-based musician Calvin Arsenia for a benefit concert on ...

Go, See, Do: Carriage rides on Mass. Street, Prairie Moon winter fair and more

A new holiday event will be rolling through downtown Lawrence this weekend: carriage rides for a good cause. Several local businesses, including McGrew Real Estate and the Eldridge Hotel, are partnering to offer the horse-drawn carriage rides on Massachusetts Street as a benefit for the ...

KU is the setting for professor’s most recent detective novel

By day, University of Kansas professor Leonard Krishtalka is the director of the Biodiversity Institute and Natural History Museum, but by night he writes fiction. Though educated as a scientist, for as long as Krishtalka can remember he has loved writing. His moonlighting has paid off with ...