Arts and Entertainment

Tune In Tonight: ‘NOVA’ special shows Earth from space

Sometimes you have to leave this world to get a good look at yourself. That’s the lesson of “Earth From Space” (8 p.m., PBS), a “NOVA” special.During the last five-plus decades, satellite imagery has revolutionized our view of the planet. “Earth From Space” offers remarkable ...

‘Rhythm and Meaning: Jazz at KU’ opens Friday with live music, discussion

Prominent jazz collections of the Midwest will star in a new exhibit on the Kansas University campus. “Rhythm and Meaning: Jazz at KU,” on display through April 19 in Watson Library, 1425 Jayhawk Blvd., will feature items from the KU Jazz Archive and images from the following area jazz ...

Horoscopes for Feb. 12

For Tuesday, Feb. 12:This year you alternate between being emotionally detached and being oversensitive. If you have an artistic talent, it is likely to emerge. If you are single, someone could come into your life unexpectedly. If you are attached, you often have very emotional talks. The Stars ...

Tune In Tonight: New ‘Face’ looks familiar

In many ways, “The Face” (8 p.m., Oxygen) takes the “America” out of “America’s Next Top Model,” a series it resembles in so many ways. Although it is set in New York and many of the 12 mannequin hopefuls hail from the 50 states, “The Face” has a certain international flair. ...

Horoscopes for Feb. 11

For Monday, Feb. 11:This year you have a lot to say, and you’ll say just that ... provided you have a receptive audience. Your way of thinking changes in the course of the year, and something that irked you in the past no longer will be an issue by 2014. If you are single, you could meet ...

Invite love in, all year round: 7 tips

Coupling up is never simple. Even the best marriages will get stuck in too much distance or blame. The natural course of marriage is downstream, unless you are intentional about paddling against the current. The good news is that even a small change on the part of one person can make a big ...

Horoscopes for Feb. 10

For Sunday, Feb. 10:This year you have an opportunity for a new beginning. Your charisma and energy are what separate you from many people. If you are single, you draw quite a few people toward you. If you are attached, try to walk in your sweetie’s footsteps more often.The Stars Show the ...

Church music event to help with Habitat house

Representatives from six churches will come together for a good cause during the Lawrence Habitat for Humanity MusicFest.The event is set for 6-8 p.m. today at First United Methodist Church, 946 Vermont St. Admission is free, but donations are welcome. All donations benefit Habitat’s Building ...

Statewide writing contest open to students

Kansas students in third through 12th grades are invited to submit their essays for this year’s Kansas Book Festival Writing Contest.Students are asked to get creative and set straight a common myth about Kansas by writing on the theme, “Kansas Isn’t Flat It’s...” In each ...

Director of basketball rules documentary to appear at screening

Kansas University’s Student Union Activities will host KU basketball super-fan Josh Swade for a movie screening and discussion at 2 p.m. Feb. 17 in Room 130 of Budig Hall on the KU campus.  Swade directed “There’s No Place Like Home,” the ESPN “30 for 30” documentary that ...

Sorority alumnae club plans wine tasting to help Van Go

An upcoming wine tasting and hors d’oeuvres fundraiser planned by Lawrence’s Pi Beta Phi Alumnae Club will benefit Van Go Inc.The event is planned for 7 p.m. Feb. 22 at Van Go, 715 New Jersey St. Tickets are $25 each and should be purchased by Friday online at ...

Play about Lincoln, civil rights coming to Arts Center

A new play about President Abraham Lincoln and African-American abolitionist Frederick Douglass and their struggle to establish civil rights during the midst of the Civil War is coming to the Lawrence Arts Center a few days before President’s Day. “Necessary Sacrifices” is a ...

Tune In Tonight: Grammys hope for big crowd

The 55th Annual Grammy Awards (7 p.m. Sunday, CBS) will have a hard time topping the 54th. Last year, it reached more than 39 million viewers, its second-largest audience ever and the most since Michael Jackson moonwalked away with most of the awards at the 1984 ceremony.As CBS recalls on ...

Lawrence couple build an eco-friendly, round home

There’s a light-blue house on a hill just south of Lawrence that’s round, eco-friendly, and being built from a kit.Lawrence couple Dwight and Kimberly Purvis started building the circular home in November and plan to have it finished in March.“It’s funny to me how badly I think I do ...

Horoscopes for Feb. 9

For Saturday, Feb. 9:This year your creativity soars as it rarely has before. Idea after idea keeps tumbling out of your mouth. If you are single, your magnetism and intellect attract several suitors. If you are attached, try to remain sensitive to your sweetie.The Stars Show the Kind of Day ...

Tune In Tonight: NBC comes up short

I’m worried about NBC. Like a mixed-up teenager who won’t come out of his room, the once proud network seems to want to disappear. Or just give up. I’m almost expecting to find the NBC Peacock on the back of milk cartons.The network had a pretty healthy fall. Much of that was due to ...

Horoscopes for Feb. 8

For Friday, Feb. 8:This year you will alternate between being reclusive and being open and friendly with others. During the times you spend alone, you will center yourself and become more grounded. If you are single, you could change that status quo, if you so choose. If you are attached, your ...

Tune In Tonight: Job hunt becomes reality show

It had to happen. In fact, why did it take so long for network television to turn chronic unemployment and widespread misery into an excuse for a game show? Produced by Michael Davies (“Who Wants to Be a Millionaire”) and Mark Burnett (“Survivor”) and hosted by Lisa Ling (“The ...

Horoscopes for Feb. 7

For Thursday, Feb. 7:This year, when thinking about difficult situations, you often feel as if you would like to throw away all the hard work you’ve done in order to start over. Be careful if you choose to proceed in this manner, as few people can adjust to such radical actions. If you are ...