First-time filmmaker's work to debut at Liberty Hall this week

Lawrence resident Kalee Forsythe says she wants to be a writer/director “more than anything in the world,” but unlike Sara, the lead female role in her film “E 1200,” Forsythe didn’t have to get a $5,000 loan from a sadistic drug dealer named Alice to make it all happen. But, she did need $5,000 to get the dream off the ground. She got it through the slightly less stressful method of an Indiegogo campaign. Continue reading

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Lawrence Breakfast Optimist Club

Brandon Woods Smith Center

7:00am – 8:00am


Lotta Soul

Plymouth Congregational Church

12:00pm – 1:00pm

Lawrence, KS Community

Baldwin High School and Baldwin Junior High School Art Show

Lumberyard Arts Center

1:00pm – 4:00pm

Baldwin City, KS Art

Happy Hour Karaoke with Mike & Mitch

The Replay Lounge

6:00pm – 9:00pm

Lawrence, KS Music

Lecompton Yoga Class

Lecompton Community Pride Building

6:00pm – 7:00pm


Metaphysics Class

Unity Church

6:00pm – 8:00pm

Lawrence, KS Community

A Conversation with Senator Tom Holland

Baldwin City Library


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More than 74 years of marriage later, Lawrence couple still remember the day they met

Hob and Helen Crockett celebrated their 74th anniversary on Monday. He’s now 96, and she’s 93. The Crocketts had only seen each other in person three times before they got married. Their wedding — on April 10, 1943 — made it four.

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KU Distinguished Alumnus to give jazz tribute to Langston Hughes

For many in town, the name Ron McCurdy might be linked with fond memories of trumpets and tubas blasting over the triumphs of Danny Manning and Larry Brown while McCurdy served as director of the Kansas Basketball Band in the late 80s. It’s possible that KU music majors may have recorded jazz pieces within a Murphy Hall studio named after McCurdy, where he once served as the first director of Jazz Studies. For everyone else stateside and far flung around the globe, McCurdy, a KU Distinguished Alumni, is best known for creating the Langston Hughes Project, which he has performed internationally and which he will be bringing back to KU during a performance on April 7 in Swarthout Recital Hall.

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Plenty in Lawrence to keep kids busy, entertained over spring break

Worried your kid's brain will turn to mush this spring break? School may be out, but fun — and learning — is in, at least at the Lawrence Arts Center, Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department, and the Lawrence Public Library. Here, we've rounded up a few of the camps, workshops and activities being offered locally this week.

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Longtime local musician Arnie Johnson, on edge of retirement, looks back on career

Arnie Johnson has been and will always be “a country boy.” Johnson was raised in a family of musicians, first in Salina, and then in Lawrence, where he’s lived since 1952.

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Behind the scenes at Lawrence's Fight Club

If you hear the name Lawrence Fight Club, you’re probably picturing a dingy and damp basement in some old building on Mass Street with fluorescent lights flickering from the ceiling. Down below a circle of spectators surrounds two shirtless dudes who are pulverizing each other.

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6 restaurants in 2 hours? Journal-World staffers take a chicken challenge

If you’ve kept up with Chad Lawhorn’s Town Talk and you’re anything like me, you’re probably wondering exactly what the cluck is going on with all of these fried chicken joints popping up around town. To further investigate the allure, as every journalist should, I enlisted the help of sports editor Tom Keegan and the fried chicken oracle of Lawrence himself, Chad Lawhorn, to eat at all of them.

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The Lawrence Public Library has been a steadfast supporter of local writing talent, so much so that we’re curating a local author section. Given this, ...

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Sure, that title has a clickbait quality to it, but I’m pretty serious and vocal about my love for all things Hoopla. I’ve sung its ...

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