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Kansas City Connection: A bakery to satisfy your cookie addiction

This week, baked deliciousness from McLain's Bakery, high-quality coffee at Post Coffee Company and "Fight Club" author Chuck Palahniuk at the Uptown Theater.

Seeing double: Artists team up for show at Cider Gallery

“More Than Meets The Eye.” Those who grew up in the 1980s might remember the phrase from the old “Transformers” cartoons. It’s also the name of an upcoming collaborative exhibition featuring the work of Lawrence artists John Sebelius and Jeromy Morris.

Art gives voice, healing to woman living with mental-health condition

It all started with a doodle. Lesa Weller had always struggled with mental health. Diagnoses for depression and bipolar disorder came early in life, and several suicide attempts marked her teenage years.

Library's Lawrence Music Project aims to archive, share local music

The Lawrence Public Library is helping to archive local bands past and present in a new initiative called the Lawrence Music Project.

Young dancers to take stage at Arts Center's End of Year Showcases

More than 600 performers will take the stage at the Lawrence Arts Center this weekend, as the center’s School of Dance presents its annual End of Year Showcases.

Style Scout: Drew Keiter

What’s your spirit animal? An extremely motivated sloth.

Style Scout: Muna Ibrahim

Tell us a secret: Two times when I was trying to refill a patient prescription, I accidentally dialed 911 instead of 913.

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The Storyteller from Stax: Booker T. Jones kicks off library’s 780s Series

It was back in the ’70s that legendary blues musician Booker T. Jones discovered the importance of storytelling. The hall-of-fame musician will be sharing some of his stories Thursday night at Liberty Hall.

Off the Beaten Plate: Chicken gizzards at Set 'Em Up Jack's

When in doubt, fry it. That’s the takeaway from this week’s Off the Beaten Plate, which took us to Set ‘Em Up Jack’s in search of chicken gizzards.

Today in Lawrence: More rain, Purity Ring and a butchering demonstration

A wet, gray day is in store, Purity Ring brings future pop to the Granada and Hank Charcuterie demonstrates how to butcher a hog.

Patti LuPone replaces 'I Love Lucy' on Lied Center schedule

Tony-winning actress Patti LuPone will replace a performance of "I Love Lucy Live on Stage" on the Lied Center's 2015-16 season schedule, it was announced Tuesday.

Today in Lawrence: Cooling off, electroluminescent puppets and Scott Weiland

Today in Lawrence: The sun takes a break, an electroluminescent take on classic children's tales, and Scott Weiland's new band comes to the Granada.

Kansas City Connection: Grinders Pizza and Celebration at the Station

There are thousands of places outside New York that claim to serve authentic New York-style Pizza, but a truly delicious slice of appropriately soft-yet-crispy pizza isn’t as easy to find as you’d think. But Grinders Pizza, at 417 E. 18th St. in the heart of the Crossroads, is the real thing.

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2015 Summer Arts Preview

Don't let the heat keep you in the house all summer. From art exhibits to outdoor concerts to "The World's Best Slip N' Slide" there's a lot to see and do in Lawrence in the next few months.

Today in Lawrence: Rain, a world in transition, and local musicians perform for Nepal

Today in Lawrence: Expect rain for most of the day, Anna Deavere Smith's "Snapshots" and Gaslight Gardens hosts and benefit concert.

Style Scout: Chelsea White

Tell us a secret: If it wasn’t for my job, I’d be covered in tattoos — at least a sleeve.

Style Scout: Sean Hill

Whom do people say you look like? I do get Santa Claus sometimes and a lion.

Arc Flash bringing aggressive live show to Spring Into Summer music festival

Arc Flash isn’t your run-of-the-mill garage rock act from Lawrence. They write complex numbers, refer to themselves as “time wave space punk,” and evoke a wide range of emotions from their audience. The band will be among the handful of performers at this year's Spring Into Summer music festival Saturday at the Replay Lounge.

Off the Beaten Plate: Chinese Burger at 8 Flavors

It’s easy to walk into 8 Flavors and assume that the advertised “Chinese burgers” are some sort of wacky, modern riff on an American staple. After all, Americans invented the hamburger, right? Wrong.

Today in Lawrence: A nice day for tacos

Today in Lawrence: Great weather, Taco Zone restaurant opens, and The Devil Wears Prada at the Granada.