Arts and Entertainment

Auditions this week for Arts Center’s ‘Escape from the Labyrinth’

Auditions are this week for the Lawrence Arts Center’s upcoming all-ages production of “Escape from the Labyrinth: The Adventures of Thesus and Icarus.”The play is written, composed, and directed by Ric Averill with puppetry — including a giant Minotaur and other monsters — and ...

Horoscopes for Dec. 29

For Saturday, Dec. 29:This year you will make decisions about many different issues, but when it comes to following through on them, it could be a problem. If you are not 100 percent dedicated to a decision, don’t do it. If you are single, go with the flow, especially as the summer months ...

Tune In Tonight: True crime rules night

The year winds down with one thing certain: Saturday nights belong to true crime.Based on a true story, “She Made Them Do It” (7 p.m. Saturday, Lifetime) recalls the remarkable tale of Sarah Pender (Jenna Dewan-Tatum, “American Horror Story”). Found guilty of plotting a double murder, ...

Horoscopes for Dec. 28

For Friday, Dec. 28, 2012:This year you often think one way about an issue but act on it in a different way. You’ll feel one thing, but think you should do something else. If you are single, you will meet someone who knocks your socks off. If you are attached, openly discuss your mental ...

Tune In Tonight: Teen angst and ghostly guests

There’s no trouble like “Teen Trouble” (9 p.m., Lifetime). In this new series, author and motivational speaker Josh Shipp promises to “embed” himself in a different teen’s life every week. He helps at-risk youth confront their problems, along with their parents, teachers and ...

Horoscopes for Dec. 27

For Thursday, Dec. 27, :This year you often will swing back and forth between being intellectual and being highly emotional. Accept that this is unlikely to change any time in the near future. If you are single, this back-and-forth could chase away a potential suitor, but come summer, you are ...

Tune In Tonight: Four chances to catch ‘The Mindy Project’

It’s been a pretty meager year for network sitcoms. And if NBC’s sneak peek at “1600 Penn” is any indication, 2013 won’t bring much relief.One of the few new comedies to stand out has been “The Mindy Project” on Fox, a spirited spin on “Bridget Jones’s Diary” that stars ...

Horoscopes for Dec. 26

For Wednesday, Dec. 26:This year you often view effectiveness as a goal. Sometimes you could glide right over the deeper meaning of a situation. If you are single, you could meet someone important through your work. If you are attached, the two of you make an excellent team when it comes to ...

Tune In Tonight: Kennedy Center Honors brew a whole lotta love

Always fun, occasionally annoying and even educational, the Kennedy Center Honors (8 p.m., CBS) return for the 35th time. As they do every year, they pay tribute to artists whose works have enriched America’s popular culture and fine arts. The list always contains a name unfamiliar to many, ...

Horoscopes for Dec. 25

For Tuesday, Dec. 25:This year you have the ability to accomplish a lot, if you so choose. Understand that many people depend on you. If you are single, romance gains your attention come summer 2013. If you are attached, the summer heat ignites the flames of love once more. The Stars Show the ...

Tune In Tonight: Unwrap marathons, movies and basketball

Christmas is here, and TV programming is ready to help you embrace the day — or avoid it entirely.The marathon of “A Christmas Story” (TBS) concludes at 7 p.m., after airing continuously since Monday night. ABC offers “Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade” (9 a.m.). Lifetime heaps on the ...

Horoscopes for Dec. 24

For Monday, Dec. 24:This year you are grounded. You make strong financial decisions; however, sometimes you will need to seek out others for ideas. If you are single, during this period, Cupid’s arrow is nearby. If you are attached, the two of you have worked hard to get where you are.The ...

Tune In Tonight: Holiday fare fills the air

Christmas Eve means the column must be written in verse, a tradition I’ve maintained for better and, perhaps, much, much worse.Some stanzas are vintage, others original. The meter tends to wobble and explode, like the Hindenburg dirigible.So without further ado, or introductory clatter, ...

Horoscopes for Dec. 23

For Sunday, Dec. 23:This year you often represent the best of your sign, and also the worst of your sign. For instance, you endure unceasingly, yet you can’t seem to let go and enjoy yourself. If you are single, you could meet someone who makes you want to change your status. If you are ...

Tune In Tonight: A high-tech look at national parks

Few of us associate the National Park Service with high tech. If anything, the parks are places to go off the beaten path and escape the wired world. But “X-Ray Yellowstone” (8 p.m. Sunday, Discovery), a new installment of “Curiosity,” looks at Old Faithful and other park attractions in ...

In Lawrence, find New Year’s Eve parties for every taste

Your first New Year’s resolution of 2013: Stop kicking off the new year by doing something that’s not your style.Unless your heart is set on a big black-tie gala, you can find — or create — social events to suit your own taste here in Lawrence, whether you’re eyeing something laid ...

Exhibit asks artists to pack for a new age

How and what does one pack for beginning a journey into — according to the ancient Mayan timekeepers — a new 26,000-year cycle?A new art exhibit at the Percolator Artspace, 913 Rhode Island St., aims to explore the question and celebrate the new age.The Percolator asked artists, “What are ...

Retired KU professor pens murder mystery

Musician, writer, husband, cyclist, father, Poe scholar retired KU professor and Lawrence resident Stuart Levine still has plenty of energy at 80 years ­— evidenced by the fact that he recently published his first novel.The murder mystery “Killing in Okaraygua” — ­pronounced ...

Horoscopes for Dec. 22

For Saturday, Dec. 22:This year you often will go to extremes. In the process of doing so, you couldn’t care less, but it is how you feel after the fact that will cause you to employ some self-discipline. If you are single, your desirability speaks for itself. If you are attached, the two of ...

Tune In Tonight: Mr. Magoo ages well

NBC reaches back in television history to broadcast the 1962 animated holiday musical “Mister Magoo’s Christmas Carol” (7 p.m. Saturday). A favorite for years, it fell into relative obscurity in recent decades, showing up sporadically on the Cartoon Network. NBC hasn’t aired “Magoo” ...