Arts and Entertainment

Nomination deadline for Phoenix Awards is next week

The deadline to submit nominations for the city’s 21st annual Phoenix Awards is Tuesday. The Phoenix Awards recognize outstanding artistic achievements in the Lawrence community. The awards are given annually by the Lawrence Cultural Arts Commission, and members of the public are invited to ...

Lawrence Arts Center to introduce career preparation program for young artists

Neal Barbour likes to think of the arts as a tool belt. If you’re a creative type looking to build a career for yourself in art, he explained, you’ll need a complete arsenal in your tool belt — one that goes beyond talent and passion to include networking, personal branding, grant writing ...

Lawrence’s ‘go-to’ musician generous with versatile talent

Alone on a quiet Wednesday morning in the Massachusetts Street home of the Americana Music Academy, Michael Paull practiced on a baby grand piano.That’s not unusual for the man whom Diane Gillenwater calls the “musicians’ musician” of the Lawrence music scene. Gillenwater, of Topeka, ...

‘Ninja Turtles’ creator Kevin Eastman to visit Lawrence Saturday

When Kevin Eastman and his friend Peter Laird self-published (with a little help from a generous uncle) their first issue of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" in 1984, they didn't expect to sell "a single copy" of the admittedly silly comic. More than 30 years — and an ever-expanding empire of ...