Dream job: Guitarist for Emmylou Harris
What were you doing when scouted? Going to Signs of Life to listen to a piano player.
Tucked away in the alley behind the Lawrence Arts Center and identified from the outside by its green awnings, the short, squat little building at 913 Rhode Island St. is, on most days, an art gallery. But in recent weeks, the Lawrence Percolator’s already-compact 600-square-foot interior has been transformed into a small-town, 1970s-era five-and-dime store complete with an antique cash register and diner-esque chrome tables and chairs.By Joanna Hlavacek
At Terrebonne, homemade slices of (very hefty) meatloaf are piled onto a toasted French roll with cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, onions and the cafe’s special po’ boy sauce.
Local artist Dave Loewenstein to host introductory workshop for new 'Kansas People's History Project'
Dave Loewenstein, the local artist whose colorful murals enliven public spaces in Lawrence and across the country, is embarking on a new project that he hopes will re-engage Kansans with bits of our state identity that we may have forgotten or unknowingly overlooked. It’s a lofty goal, to be sure, and to make it happen, he’s going to need some help. Loewenstein will host a workshop at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Watkins Museum of History to introduce the Kansas People’s History Project, a collaborative effort between the Douglas County Historical Society and five arts and educational organizations across the state.
Held in conjunction with Lawrence Arts Center’s annual September Final Friday street party, the 40th anniversary celebration will tentatively close traffic on the 900 block of New Hampshire Street. Arts Center officials are still awaiting approval for their permit request, which will be discussed at Tuesday’s city commission meeting 5:45 p.m. at City Hall. Commissioners will also consider adopting an ordinance that would allow the sale, possession and consumption of alcohol within the closed-off area during the event.
With summer winding to a close and tailgating season right around the corner, I’d like to dedicate a hefty portion of this column to visiting three of Kansas City’s best family-owned and operated meat markets.
The Lawrence Arts Center's 2015-2016 artists-in-residence moved into their studios earlier this month, and will soon begin teaching classes, taking part in community-outreach projects and creating new work in Lawrence.
Tell us a secret: I’m going to throw my husband under the bus and tell you that he once thought an earthworm was a snake.
Describe your style: I was a Lawrence hipster, and then I moved to D.C. so I had to calm down.
If you don’t consider yourself a fan of country music, it may be time to take a fresh look at the genre at this weekend's “Cowboy Cabaret.”
Downtown Lawrence Restaurant Week will return Sept. 13-19, organizers with Downtown Lawrence Inc. have announced.
You’re likely to find a chimichanga — basically a deep-fried burrito — at almost any Mexican restaurant in town. What’s a little more off the beaten plate (ahem) is Tres Mexicanos’ sweet reworking of the Tex Mex favorite, which in this case involves dulce de leche. So, yum.
Benjamin Waller drew from personal experiences to write, direct, produce and edit “The Hardest Thing to Earn,” which examines the very real consequences of sexual assault in a small-town, collegiate setting.
Phat Kenny's catering will host its sixth annual hog roast Saturday at Holcom Park, 2700 W. 27th St., from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. — or until the (free) food runs out.
A team of city consultants is slated to present its final draft of Lawrence’s Cultural Plan — an endeavor that launched in February — during Tuesday’s City Commission meeting.
Actor, comedian and Kansas University alumnus Rob Riggle will appear at a scholarship fundraiser and meet-and-greet Aug. 24 at The Oread Hotel, 1200 Oread Ave.
Mike Black, 42, was in mid-twenties when he packed up and left his hometown of Salina to follow his then-girlfriend to Lawrence. The relationship didn’t last — they broke up shortly after the move, Black says — but his love affair with Lawrence and its music scene has held steady. By Joanna Hlavacek
This week, Kansas City is host to an extraordinary variety of cultural, historical and art exhibits and performances, as well as one of the area’s most enjoyable festivals.
Fashion influences: That scene from the first “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” movie where the kids are in that warehouse and they’re skateboarding and spray-painting stuff and it’s all so ’90s.