East Lawrence mural badly deteriorating after only a month; organizers not sure why

Patches of a street mural at the intersection of 10th and New Jersey streets are already faded or completely bare just over a month after community members and neighbors came together in a “painting party” to beautify the East Lawrence roadway. Continue reading

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Constitution Hall tours

Constitution Hall

9:00am – 5:00pm

Lecompton, KS Community

Jurassic Garden at Powell Gardens

Powell Gardens

9:00am – 5:00am


Boom: American Printmaking 1960-2000

Mulvane Art Museum

10:00am – 4:00pm

Topeka, KS Art

Senior Session: The "Holding Perspective" Controversy: Art and Censorship in Postwar Japan

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, St. Andrews Office Facility, 1515 St. Andrews Drive.

10:00am – 11:00am


Territorial Capital Museum Tours

Territorial Capital Museum

11:00am – 4:00pm

Lecompton, KS Community

Veggie Lunch

Ecumenical Campus Ministries


Lawrence, KS Community

Jazz Quintet


7:00pm – 10:00pm

Lawrence, KS Music

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Weekend Guide: Lawrence Arts Center's School of Dance Gala; Hank Booth's 70th birthday celebration; Hilltop Mini Fest; Floyd Bledsoe: 'From Prison to Freedom'

A relatively quiet weekend in Lawrence welcomes a dance performance, the 70th birthday of a local icon and one man's journey "from prison to freedom." Elsewhere in Douglas County, music, brews and outdoor fun reign supreme at Perry's Hilltop Mini Fest.

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Food truck owner planning new culinary festival in Lawrence

A new culinary festival is being planned in Lawrence this fall as a bookend to food truck season.

Search to replace Lawrence Arts Center leader is underway; decision expected by end of June

The Lawrence Arts Center may have a new CEO sooner than expected.

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Lawrence Arts Center receives $50,000 from NEA to fund Free State Festival

The Lawrence Arts Center has received a $50,000 award from the National Endowment for the Arts, joining 63 other communities nationwide to garner Our Town grants from the NEA.

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Pat Kehde, co-founder of the Raven Book Store, to retire after 28 years working at shop

It was a date that would live in infamy — at least in Pat Kehde’s mind. Most people might not be able to recall several years later the exact day another ubiquitous chain store rolled into their neighborhood, but Kehde, the founder and former co-owner of the Raven Book Store, has reason to remember Dec. 6, 1992.

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Pulitzer-winning writer Leonard Pitts on racism, loudmouths and Obama-induced insanity

Pulitzer Prize-winning Miami Herald columnist Leonard Pitts Jr. will stop by Lawrence’s Abe & Jake’s Landing next weekend for the ACLU of Kansas’ inaugural Free State Forum, where he’s slated to give the keynote address and sign copies of his 2015 novel, “Grant Park.” Before his appearance here, Pitts offered his thoughts to the Journal-World on writing, Internet loudmouths, “moral laziness” and why Obama is like a Rorschach inkblot:.

Latest blogs

Lawrence City Band to kick off summer series Wednesday with new conductors at the helm; storm threat forces relocation

Update: Wednesday's concert has been moved to Room 130 of KU's Murphy Hall because of the threat of thunderstorms. The performance will begin at 8 ...

Dancing with the family skeleton: family memoirs

I’ve come to believe that every family is like a country unto itself, each with its own culture and customs, each member of that family ...

Barry Crimmins on life after 'Call Me Lucky,' political correctness and the state of comedy today

Barry Crimmins won over audiences at last year's Free State Festival, where the veteran stand-up comedian, political satirist and activist joined director and comic Bobcat ...

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