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Stand and deliver: Local comedians join forces as opportunities grow

Stand-up comedy is on the rise in Lawrence as local collective Harpoon Presents creates opportunities for comics to develop their shtick in hopes of pursuing this unconventional career avenue. Local stand-up comedian Shadoe Barton shares what it's like to try to be funny.

Kansas City Connection: Plains Indians come to the Nelson, and get your fill of apple cider

If you’re driving around the Plaza or the Volker neighborhoods of Kansas City and see several giant teepees, don’t worry — you’re not hallucinating. The temporary teepees are in place to promote Nelson-Atkins Museum’s newly opened exhibit, “Plains Indians: Artists of Earth and Sky,” which runs through Jan. 11, 2015.

Marsalis and his Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra make Lawrence first stop on fall tour

The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra led by trumpet player Wynton Marsalis already had planned its fall touring route when it tacked on a Lawrence performance at the beginning. That was thanks to the Lied Center’s new executive director’s connections. By Sara Shepherd

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Today in Lawrence: Poetry reading, Band Day parade, antique show, 'Horrors' on stage and more

Today in Lawrence: Poetry reading, Band Day parade, antique show, 'Horrors' on stage and more

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Today in Lawrence: Research lecture; banned book trading cards; war aviation

Today in Lawrence: Research lecture at Watson; banned book trading cards at library; war aviation at Watkins Museum

Feeding time: Theatre Lawrence brings a monster to life in 'Little Shop of Horrors'

When an entire production is centered around a flesh-eating plant, it’s going to take a talented group of creative minds to bring “Little Shop of Horrors” to life on the Theatre Lawrence stage.

Turn your bedroom into a sanctuary

It’s important to have a personal space to unwind that's away from the rest of the world. That place should be your bedroom, said Dana Niemack, a feng shui interior designer.

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Off the Beaten Plate: Woo Burger at West Coast Saloon

Lawrencians have loved the Woo Burger since West Coast started serving it in the late 1980s.

KU School of Music to show off its many faces in Collage Concert

The Lied Center will serve as a one-stop shop of musical talent on Friday night as the Kansas University School of Music presents its 15th annual Collage Concert.

Fix-It Chick: Remove textured 'popcorn' ceilings

Removing textured “popcorn” ceilings is a time-consuming and messy task, but with a lot of elbow grease, smooth ceilings are within reach.

Garden Variety: Upcoming seminars on permaculture

Gardeners, wannabe gardeners and anyone else interested in the relationship among plants, humans and the environment should consider attending one of three upcoming seminars sponsored by the local nonprofit Sustainability Action Network.

Family Adventures: Drawn together

Despite the fact that Sweet Husband and I are two make-it-with-your-hands kind of people, we rarely have “art time” with the Kid. It’s not for lack of desire. (I happen to think that coloring with crayons is one of the most relaxing activities on the planet.) It’s just one of those things we forget to think of in the mish-mush of two jobs and a pre-schooler.

Critter Buzz: Nutrition for your pet should be easy… right?

Since pets eat pre-prepared kibble, it would seem that making a decision about what food to feed your pet would be easy, right? Actually with all of the foods out there to choose from and the fact that even pet foods are subject to nutrition fads, choosing a food for your pet can still be a confusing.

Fashion Column Twins: How to style a black midi skirt

The black midi skirt is one of our favorite styles because it’s versatile enough to pair it with many different pieces in your wardrobe.

Style Scout: Taylor Hinderer

Tell us a secret: My favorite thing to do is lying in bed watching Netflix and eating tacos.

Style Scout: Aaron Fitzgerald

Describe your style: I try to do timeless pieces that I can wear over and over again like lots of vintage Polos and stuff like that.

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Today in Lawrence: Rain, close look at politics and journalism, kids rock out at the library

Today in Lawrence: Rain, close look at politics and journalism, kids rock out at the library

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Today in Lawrence: Perfect weather for outdoor Restaurant Week dining; Humanities Lecture set

Today in Lawrence: Perfect weather for outdoor Restaurant Week dining; Humanities Lecture brings New Yorker writer

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Today in Lawrence: Rain, clouds; day camp for kids; business lecture

Today in Lawrence: Rain, clouds on a day with no school might mean you bring your young ones to Art Space day camp at Lawrence Arts Center. Round out the evening with a public lecture from a business leader at the Lied Center.

Fall Arts Preview: The concerts

A look at some of the notable upcoming concerts in Lawrence.

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