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Today in Lawrence: Cold is back; library volunteer session; women's leadership series

As the weather cools down, attend a session to learn how to volunteer for the library, or go to the Discovering the Leader in You session at the Dole Institute.

Today in Lawrence: Primaries for City Commission, school board candidates today

Today in Lawrence: Rocking the vote, and a former poet laureate visits KU.

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KPR host Laura Lorson to appear on 'Jeopardy!'

As moderator of “Quest,” a televised quiz bowl competition for Kansas high school students, Laura Lorson is used to dishing out tough questions. On Wednesday, audiences nationwide can watch Lorson as a contestant on “Jeopardy!” — where she’ll be the one on the hot seat.

Natasha Trethewey, former U.S. Poet Laureate, to visit KU

Former U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey will speak and read from selected works at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Woodruff Auditorium in the Kansas Union. The event, titled “Poetry and History: An Evening with U.S. Poet Laureate (2012-2014) Natasha Trethewey,” is free and open to the public.

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Racial divide: Theatre Lawrence, KU Theatre collaboration examines race, property

If talking about race makes you uncomfortable, it may be time to ask yourself why. That’s the idea behind Theatre Lawrence’s current production, “Clybourne Park,” which opened Friday and is being staged in conjunction with KU Theatre's “A Raisin in the Sun.”

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Behind the Lens: How to survive a court-storming

If my calculations are correct, Kansas University men’s basketball opponents are more or less good for about three to four court-stormings a season. I’ve learned a few things about how to protect myself and how to convey the gravity of the moment without getting trampled.

Kansas City Connection: Women artists, puppets and Sporting KC

The Epsten Gallery is much smaller and lesser known than institutions like the Nelson-Atkins, Kemper or Nerman museums. But the gallery, located in the center of Overland Park’s Village Shalom assisted living facility, is currently hosting one of the most interesting exhibitions in the city.

KU School of Music to host Jazz Festival this week

The Kansas University School of Music will host the 38th Annual Jazz Festival concerts at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Kansas Union's Woodruff Auditorium.

Off the Beaten Plate: Tostada pizza at Minsky's

For this week’s Off the Beaten Plate, we traveled south of the border by way of Italy with Minksy’s tostada pizza.

Today in Lawrence: Stay warm with Music of the Sun

Today in Lawrence: Freezing temps, sun music and the Raven's Big Tent Reading

Style Scout: Kainen Cole Spooner

Tattoos or piercings: None, but I have a (silhouette of) a tomahawk branded on my arm.

Style Scout: Holly Cierra-Jewelle Johnston

Describe your style: Generally speaking, I’d have to say I’m grandma chic.

February Final Friday preview: Artist Roger Shimomura to talk, sell work at Makerspace

For one night only during this month's Friday Friday, celebrated artist Roger Shimomura will offer approximately 35 other prints at a solo show at Lawrence Creates Makerspace, 512 E. Ninth St.

KU jazz colloquium to feature scholars, performance

Scholars and artists will discuss the idea of "place" within creative improvisation during a colloquium next week at Kansas University.

Today in Lawrence: Beating the drum for Kodo

Today in Lawrence: Warming up, a Japanese drumming tradition and talking about a woman president.

KU project explores black writers with Kansas ties

In observance of Black History Month, Kansas University Libraries in conjunction with KU's Project on the History of Black Writing will host a program that explores black writers with roots in the Sunflower State.

Fix-It Chick: Dormant season lawn seeding

With winter nearly over and spring just around the corner, the urge to plant grass seed is hard to resist.

Handmade chairs sought for upcoming art exhibit

Design and build studio Struct/restruct is seeking handmade chairs made by local artists and craftspeople to display in an upcoming art show at Decade coffee shop, 920 Delaware St.

Kansas City Connection: A new home for Halls

This week, a look at the new Halls department store in Crown Center, and the Kansas City-area chefs and restaurants that are semifinalists for this year's James Beard awards.

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Sound check: Liner notes from the library's Sound + Vision recording studio

Things are starting to get loud at the Lawrence Public Library. Since the arrival of sound engineer Ed Rose in early January, the Lawrence Public Library's recording studio has become a hotbed of creative activity. These days, you'll probably have to schedule at least a week in advance if you want to book a weekend slot, Rose says.

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