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Gifts for Lawrence art lovers: a holiday shopping guide

With the holiday season upon us — and the madness of Black Friday behind us — you won't find a shortage of artsy gift options here in Lawrence.

Kansas City Connection: Pick up a unique gift at an upcoming arts and crafts fair

Next weekend in Kansas City, several independent holiday arts and crafts fairs will give shoppers and arts fans a chance to check out a wide variety of items for purchase.

For rockabilly riffs, turn to Kansas City

There really isn’t much in the way of rockabilly here in Lawrence (unless it’s worked into a bluegrass act). So when you want to see ...

PBR Book Club reviews 'Wolf in White Van'

The PBR Book Club has been one of the hippest literary clubs around Lawrence for the past 4+ years. Starting in September 2011, the club ...

Style Scout: Isabella Koch

Tell us a secret: I've always been afraid of the dark. I don't know if that's a secret, but it's kind of embarrassing because I'm 19.

Style Scout: Setsuna Steelefang

Describe your style: Just me. I'm a traveler; I don't really have a style, per se. I wear what's comfortable and whatever's dark enough to hide me when I hop on a freight train.

Off the Beaten Plate: Betta' Pizza Burger at The Sandwich Bowl

Burger enthusiasts, be warned: If you’re considering ordering the Betta’ Pizza Burger at the Sandwich Bowl, there’s something you should know. This culinary mash-up isn’t ...

Van Go Adornment Holiday Art Sale opens this weekend

The holidays are going to the dogs (and other members of the animal kingdom) this weekend, when Van Go Inc. kicks off its month-long Adornment ...

KU professor publishes interviews with screen legends; 'Brooklyn' idealizes immigration in the 1950s

When Kansas University Professor John Tibbetts began interviewing international movie directors, cinematographers, editors, composers, and others behind the camera, he always had an eye on ...

One-man band Monster masters beautiful buildups

If you’ve ever been fascinated by the art of building a song, Monster’s a great place to start. The one-man-wonder treated the Replay to one ...

LarryvilleLife's Picks: McCollum Hall implosion; Franksgiving; Bizarre Bazaar; Culinaria Supper Club; post-holiday rock 'n' roll

Thanksgiving approaches, but there's plenty to do in LFK for those who aren't trekking to parts unknown. Alongside our more traditional selections, we also recommend ...

'Tangerine' a funny, true-to-life look at transgender life in Tinseltown

Produced by the Duplass brothers, Sean Baker’s fifth film “Tangerine” is a rip-roaring, relentless comedy that stars newcomers Kitana Kiki Rodriguez and Mya Taylor as ...

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Lawrence artists answer: What are you thankful for?

"What makes you thankful to be an artist in Lawrence?" In advance of this week's holiday, we posed that question to a handful of Lawrence artists working in a variety of disciplines, among them visual art, theater, music and film.

Kansas City Connection: More holiday events, tasty eats and food for your ears

No sooner had last Sunday's holiday preview gone to press than I learned of two more interesting stage events taking place through 2015 in Kansas City.

Lawrence musicians increasingly turn to local, independent studios

When Cowgirl's Train Set was ready to record this fall, space in the studio was a valuable resource. To keep sounds from bleeding together during the process, they recorded saxophonist Albert Moews' parts in the kitchen, while the rest of the band strummed and plucked away in the studio upstairs.

'Hunger Games' series grinds down while 'Apu Trilogy' is triumphantly restored

With the lyric “Meet the new boss/Same as the old boss,” The Who’s “Won’t Get Fooled Again” might have been a good theme song for ...

Patrick Ryan, chef-owner of Port Fonda, takes things slow at new Lawrence location

In Kansas City, Patrick Ryan is kind of a big deal. But in Lawrence, where the James Beard-nominated chef recently opened his first Port Fonda ...

Style Scout: Ardyn Pannell

Tell us a secret: I love Justin Bieber. I cannot get enough of Justin Bieber.

Style Scout: Jim Heintzelman

What’s your spirit animal? I'd like to think it's a cat because I got lost in the woods one time and I followed this white cat, for some reason, and I found my way out — and the cat disappeared. I don't know why he was there — or not — but it kind of makes me think that's something significant.

Folks behind Wichita's Passage to India restaurant to open similar concept in Lawrence

Lawrence is getting a new Indian restaurant, and it'll be located right across the street from downtown's sole Indian eatery, India Palace. Nav Chawla, a ...

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2015 Holiday Arts Preview

Whether you're dreaming of a white Christmas or lean more toward Scrooge, you'll easily find something to do in Lawrence this season.

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Kansas City Connection: 'Christmas Cheer' from a new 'Nutcracker' to Charles Dickens

You've likely seen news reports and alarmist email forwards about an alleged "War on Christmas," but what's less publicized in the media is Kansas City's perennially successful "Campaign for Christmas Cheer (And General Holiday Merriment)." Whether you prefer a secular or a nonsecular Starbucks cup, this year's holiday arts preview includes KC holiday classics for people of all beliefs, interests and ice-skating abilities.

The artistic achievements of the 2015 Phoenix Award winners

Now in their 20th year, the Phoenix Awards annually recognize outstanding artistic achievement in the Lawrence community, as chosen by the Lawrence Cultural Arts Commission.

Events happening at your favorited places and shows from your favorited bands. (You'll see if any of your dot comrades are going, too.)

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