Local bands bring Lawrence to Middle of the Map Fest

Middle of the Map Fest is a big festival. This year saw more than 100 bands scattered across several stages in Westport, and only a ...

Lied Center announces 2015-2016 season

The Lied Center of Kansas on Sunday announced its lineup for the 2015-2016 season, which will feature well-known acts such as "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat," "Mamma Mia!", the Branford Marsalis Quartet and many others.

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Style and function come together in Chair Show

You can look, but you can’t touch. It’s a long-established rule at art museums and galleries around the world. But a new exhibit at Decade coffee shop, 920 Delaware St., invites guests to do more than just view the approximately 25 handcrafted chairs displayed around the store.

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.

Kansas City Connection: Char Bar, Sleater-Kinney, Zubaz and giant Lego sculptures

“Good Food,” reads a sign behind the bar at Westport’s Char Bar. Talk about an understatement.

'Ex Machina' disturbs, 'The Wrecking Crew' rocks

There are a lot of very uncomfortable gender issues being raised in “Ex Machina,” the directorial debut of novelist/screenwriter Alex Garland now playing in theaters ...

As morels spring up, so do restaurant specials

It's springtime in northeast Kansas, and for the past few weeks, the Journal-World newsroom has been abuzz with talk of a very special fungus: the ...

Weekend Picks: Riptide Comedy Festival; See/Saw Film Festival; Red Rockin Music Fest; Final Friday; Farmers' Ball finals

Many local scenesters will likely trek to Kansas City this weekend for the music portion of KC's massive Middle of the Map Fest, but it's ...

Riptide Comedy Festival casts a wider net in second year

Harpoon Presents’ second annual Riptide Comedy Festival kicks off this week at various locations across downtown Lawrence, bringing with it more than 25 comedians from New York to Los Angeles.

April Final Friday preview: Art Emergency, See/Saw Film Festival and Lawrence Inside Out

This month's Final Friday happenings include an Art Emergency, See/Saw Film Festival and the official unveiling of the citywide Lawrence Inside Out project.

Style Scout: Karena Mitchell

Tell us a secret: (sings) “Secrets, secrets are no fun unless they’re shared with everyone.” I have a birthmark that’s shaped like an anvil.

Style Scout: Max Archer

What’s your spirit animal? Chinchilla because I have a pet one named Kiki and he’s awesome.

Off the Beaten Plate: Coconut soup at India Palace

For those of us who can’t get enough coconut, India Palace’s creamy but refreshing coconut soup is the perfect appetizer or even dessert.

Why local musicians shouldn't miss the MixMaster 2015 Music Conference

If you are in any way involved with local music, you might want to sign up for an upcoming conference. MixMaster 2015 is an event ...

Why Netflix's 'Daredevil' is the best Marvel show yet

Can't wait for "The Avengers"? Tide yourself over with "Daredevil." In his video blog, Scene Stealers film critic Eric Melin explains why the raw, gritty ...

The musical mad scientist: This Is My Condition

Craig Comstock might be the only person in town who can get a crowd worked into a frenzy over a series of noises. The musical ...

Registration open for Girls Rock! Lawrence summer camp

Girls Rock! Lawrence has opened registration for its inaugural summer camp, which will take place June 1-5 at St. John's School, 1208 Kentucky St.

Kansas City Connection: Sushi and Sufjan

Wouldn't it be nice if you could feast on food from dozens of Kansas City's finest restaurants while feeling like you'd actually done something good?

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See/Saw Film Festival to take viewers back to childhood

“What does it mean to grow up in the 21st century?” That’s the tagline for the See/Saw Film Festival, April 24-26 at the Lawrence Public Library.

Turning heads: Inside Out exhibition a portrait of the entire arts community

Those walking by the Lawrence Arts Center recently may have noticed some eye-catching new additions to the building's front windows: a trio of giant faces. The images represent only a fraction of the approximately 650 black-and-white portraits photographed over the last year by local artist Rachael Perry for the Lawrence Inside Out project.

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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Off the Beaten Plate: Love Burrito at Mi Ranchito

There’s a lot to love about Mi Ranchito’s “love burrito.” The chicken-stuffed bundle started out as a special at one of the restaurant’s Kansas City-area locations, but customers loved it so much that it eventually earned a permanent slot on the menu.

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Theatre Lawrence's 'Explorers' Club' pokes fun at Victorian customs

The year is 1879, and the esteemed scientists of the all-male Explorers Club are facing a very serious dilemma. Gathered in the group’s London headquarters, the men must decide whether they’ll allow a woman to join their ranks.

Theatre Lawrence announces 2015-16 season

A mermaid, a deathtrap and classic Broadway hits will be coming to the Theatre Lawrence stage, as Monday the group announced its show lineup for the 2015-2016 season that will debut in September.

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