Arts and Entertainment

Hear musicians perform live at Lawrence Public Library this Friday

Looking for a quiet place to study this Friday? Lawrence Public Library might not be the best bet. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Kansas Public Radio is hosting its second annual Live Day, and half of the performances will be at the library, free and open to the public. "It's a great space to have ...

Homes: Couple find cozy bungalow, community in East Lawrence

After moving from a west Lawrence apartment to an East Lawrence bungalow, Kristen Allen and Jake Bellucci felt they had relocated to a different state. There was that much of a difference going from a contemporary apartment complex to a tree-lined, neighborhood just a block from Lawrence’s ...

Lawrence homes: Sharing a roof works for this mother and adult daughter

There was one question Vicki Weseman and her daughter Leah Wisdom needed to answer before they bought a house together in Lawrence. “We had to decide: Could we live together?” Weseman said. After giving the idea some thought, they agreed that if they found the right house they could do ...

Go, See, Do: Monarch tagging, a crash course in printmaking and more

Nature lovers of all ages can help researchers keep tabs on butterflies this weekend at Monarch Watch's annual fall tagging event. The local butterfly conservation group and the Jayhawk Audubon Society are hosting the event from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Baker Wetlands Discovery Center, ...

2019 Phoenix Award recipients to be honored for outstanding artistic achievement

The Lawrence Cultural Arts Commission has announced five 2019 Phoenix Award recipients who are being recognized for their outstanding artistic achievement in the community. Since the inception of the Phoenix Awards in 1996, not including this year, 157 local artists have been recognized for ...

Cyberband joins forces to blend the sounds of Kansas’ top musicians

Three musicians walked into the Lawrence Public Library Thursday for a recording session in the sound studio. Only Dan Stecklein would be recording on a tenor saxophone. Trumpeters Terry Moore and Chris Cruz had previously recorded their parts, but they were on hand to help Stecklein with the ...

Go, See, Do: For Your Ears Only sale, Lawrence Electric Vehicle Showcase and more

An electric violin, autoharps and Caribbean drums are among the wide selection of instruments that will be on available at the Kansas Audio-Reader Network's annual For Your Ears Only sale. “This is the most musical instruments we have had,” said Beth McKenzie, Audio-Reader’s development ...

Lawrence bookstore owner receives Midwest Bookseller of the Year Award

Danny Caine, owner of the Raven Book Store, has been named Midwest Bookseller of the Year by the Midwest Independent Booksellers Association. Caine was selected because of his extraordinary impact on his community, according to a news release from the association. “When a store gets it ...

Go, See, Do: Haskell Indian Art Market, Banff Mountain Film Festival and more

Native American artisans from around the country will converge on Lawrence this weekend for the 31st Haskell Indian Art Market. Stephanie Fernando, coordinator of the two-day event, said 135 booths will be set up outdoors on the grounds of Haskell Indian Nations University. Some of the artists ...

Exhibitors getting ready for Lawrence’s 40th Annual Fall Arts & Crafts Festival

Exhibitors are down to the wire creating items to sell at this weekend's 40th Annual Fall Arts & Crafts Festival. On Tuesday, Christy Minton was putting the finishing touches on the multimaterial collages she fashions in her downtown Lawrence apartment. In North Lawrence, Guy Young was ...

Go, See, Do: Turning trash into instruments, barbecue contest and more

Two musicians will be turning trash such as beer bottles and disposable cups into instruments during this month’s installment of the Humanities in the Wild lecture series. At Friday's free performance, Mike Compitello and Hannah Collins, both faculty members at the University of Kansas ...