Theatre Lawrence brings a relatable clan to life in "Miracle on South Division Street"

If you haven’t already completely burst at the seams from the overwhelming portions of family drama during the recent string of holiday visits, Theatre Lawrence is set to plop another large helping onto your plate with its production of Tom Dudzick’s comedy "Miracle on South Division Street," which opens Friday. Continue reading

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Winter Reading for Kids

Lawrence Public Library

12:00am – 11:00pm

Lawrence, KS Children

Eye Opener: Alcholics Anonymous

Westside Presbyterian Church

7:00am

Lawrence, KS Support groups

John Jervis, classical guitar

Panera Bread Bakery & Cafe

8:00am – 11:00am

Lawrence, KS Music

Saturday Serenity: Alcholics Anonymous

First United Methodist Church

8:00am

Lawrence, KS Support groups

KU Natural History Museum at Kaw Valley Eagles Day

Free State High School

8:00am – 4:00pm

Lawrence, KS Community

Constitution Hall tours

Constitution Hall

9:00am – 5:00pm

Lecompton, KS Community

Baldwin High School and Baldwin Junior High School Art Show

Lumberyard Arts Center

9:00am – 12:00pm

Baldwin City, KS Art

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Time-traveling activists' exploits on display at Lawrence Arts Center exhibition

The current solo exhibition under construction at the Lawrence Arts Center will feature artist Justin Marable, who’s name many will immediately recognize for his work in screen printing. However, for this show, has not focused his attention on the dynamic color gradient of the Kansas sky. Depending on one’s perspective, the skies created by the installation’s content are quite a bit gloomier, but that’s precisely the point.

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Give the gift of Lawrence art this holiday season

Maybe remembering shirt and pant sizes is not your strong suit. Or maybe you’re having second thoughts about gifting that one-of-a-kind painting of sunflowers in a vase you made after three glasses of red wine. If either of these are true, it might be helpful to remember that they don’t call Lawrence an arts town for nothing. To help you on your quest of holiday gift giving, we’ve compiled a list of Lawrence artists who might just have have what you’re looking for.

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Chef's Choice: Mediterranean flavors meet Midwestern classics at Culinaria

When Taco Zone owner Brad Shanks opted for visiting Culinaria for this month’s Chef’s Choice, he explained that his affinity for the catering service and Mediterranean restaurant is twofold.

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Theatre Lawrence's 'Beauty and the Beast' a labor of love for set designer, costumer

If you ask costumer Jane Pennington or set designer James Diemer, the most important reviews for the Theatre Lawrence production of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” won’t come from a grizzled theater critic. They’re much more concerned about the younger members of the audience — particularly the ones who have seen the movie three dozen times and who have practically memorized every stitch of Belle’s gold dress.

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A look at the 2017 Phoenix Award winners — through the eyes of those who nominated them

For the 22nd year, the city of Lawrence and the Lawrence Cultural Arts Commission will present Phoenix Awards to several local artists who have demonstrated exceptional achievement in their field or in promotion of the arts and arts education in Lawrence. The awards ceremony will be today at 2 p.m. at the Lawrence Arts Center. Here’s a look at the 2017 award recipients — through the eyes of those who nominated them.

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Renowned Lawrence sculptor Kris Kuksi releases new book

If you just looked at the floor of artist Kris Kuksi’s North Lawrence studio, the sight provides a pretty clear vision of the kind of disorder an energetic child could create if left unattended for hours. Action figurines lie next to toy motorcycle parts while a disassembled space craft, a toy machine gun and the vertebrae from a miniature skeleton congregate near the steeple of a model church. Although the studio is dusty and somewhat chaotic, all of the disarray comes to a halt when you set your eyes on his sculptures, which are pristinely and meticulously crafted as evidenced by his new book Conquest, which was released in early October.

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