Young dancers to take stage at Arts Center's End of Year Showcases

More than 600 performers will take the stage at the Lawrence Arts Center this weekend, as the center’s School of Dance presents its annual End of Year Showcases.

An 'Incredible' history of Brad Bird movies

In his video blog this week, film critic Eric Melin discusses the interesting history of animation-turned-live-action director Brad Bird ("The Incredibles," "Ratatouille," "Mission Impossible: Ghost ...

'Tomorrowland' too much of a good thing

“It’s hard to have ideas, and it’s easy to give up.” Casey Newton (Britt Robertson), a NASA-loving, teenaged girl says this to her little brother ...

Entertainment Weekly calls Kawehi a DIY megastar

We here at headquarters have been fans of Lawrence's resident DIY, one-woman electronic band Kawehi for some time now, and we're not alone. With ...

Style Scout: Muna Ibrahim

Tell us a secret: Two times when I was trying to refill a patient prescription, I accidentally dialed 911 instead of 913.

Style Scout: Drew Keiter

What’s your spirit animal? An extremely motivated sloth.

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The Storyteller from Stax: Booker T. Jones kicks off library’s 780s Series

It was back in the ’70s that legendary blues musician Booker T. Jones discovered the importance of storytelling. The hall-of-fame musician will be sharing some of his stories Thursday night at Liberty Hall.

Weekend Picks: Lawrence Public Library's 780s Series; Comedy Freakout; free outdoor country music concert; M@ssholes trivia; air guitar in KC

This appears to be a relatively low-key holiday weekend in LFK, nestled between the chaos of last week's KU graduation and the certain madness of ...

Wandering Lake explores the unorthodox side of live performances

Inside Brian Kupillas is a swirling storm of extremes. On one end of his musical spectrum in Wandering Lake, he is a gentle guitar-plucking folk ...

Off the Beaten Plate: Chicken gizzards at Set 'Em Up Jack's

When in doubt, fry it. That’s the takeaway from this week’s Off the Beaten Plate, which took us to Set ‘Em Up Jack’s in search of chicken gizzards.

Patti LuPone replaces 'I Love Lucy' on Lied Center schedule

Tony-winning actress Patti LuPone will replace a performance of "I Love Lucy Live on Stage" on the Lied Center's 2015-16 season schedule, it was announced Tuesday.

Springtime is busker season in downtown Lawrence

You couldn't have painted a prettier sky than what popped up on Friday evening. The rain clouds moved out and were hanging around in front ...

Kansas City Connection: Grinders Pizza and Celebration at the Station

There are thousands of places outside New York that claim to serve authentic New York-style Pizza, but a truly delicious slice of appropriately soft-yet-crispy pizza isn’t as easy to find as you’d think. But Grinders Pizza, at 417 E. 18th St. in the heart of the Crossroads, is the real thing.

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2015 Summer Arts Preview

Don't let the heat keep you in the house all summer. From art exhibits to outdoor concerts to "The World's Best Slip N' Slide" there's a lot to see and do in Lawrence in the next few months.

La Prima Tazza celebrates 25th birthday with special deals

As I've made everyone in the newsroom — and the Journal-World's online readership — aware, I don't drink coffee. But I know plenty of you ...

'Mad Max' reaches a new level of inspired lunacy

A caravan of paint-sniffing albino “war boys” with sunken eyes and scars around their lips race down a dirt road in a post-apocalyptic desert wasteland. ...

What Mad Max has in common with a talking pig

What does a frenetic post-apocalyptic action film have in common with a family film about a talking pig? Critic Eric Melin breaks down the similarities ...

Toughies are your smooth summer sound makers

If they play their cards right, Toughies could be the source of your lazy summer tunes in LFK this year. After several nonstop days saturated ...

Arc Flash bringing aggressive live show to Spring Into Summer music festival

Arc Flash isn’t your run-of-the-mill garage rock act from Lawrence. They write complex numbers, refer to themselves as “time wave space punk,” and evoke a wide range of emotions from their audience. The band will be among the handful of performers at this year's Spring Into Summer music festival Saturday at the Replay Lounge.

Folk musician Rhiannon Giddens turns back the clock

On April 14, Rhiannon Giddens sang for President Barack Obama. She shook hands with Obama. She managed to respond coherently when Obama told her he’d listened to her record.

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