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Today in Lawrence: Art show and 'The Explorers Club'

St. John's School Art Show is from 6:30 to 8 p.m. All are welcome to view the artwork from pre-K, elementary and middle school students.

Museum to celebrate anniversary of 'Dark Command' with free screenings

The Watkins Museum of History will screen "Dark Command," a 1940 Western starring John Wayne loosely based on Quantrill's Raid in Lawrence, for free this Saturday.

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A whirlwind year: Hard-working folk rocker Spencer Mackenzie Brown quickly winning over fans

Playing Middle of the Map Fest is something Spencer Mackenzie Brown never thought he’d do. But the Lawrence indie folk rocker will be hitting the Riot Room stage on April 25 as part of the massive music festival, and it’s all because he just had one heck of a year.

Artists Louis Copt, Mike McCaffrey to give talks at Cider Gallery

The Cider Gallery, 810 Pennsylvania St., will host artist talks from Louis Copt and Mike McCaffrey from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

EMU Theatre to perform Shel Silverstein short plays

EMU Theatre of Lawrence will perform a compilation of short plays by famed poet Shel Silverstein at the Lawrence Percolator this Sunday and Monday.

Style Scout: Charles Raiteri

What’s your spirit animal? Kitty cat because they’re so cool and independent.

Style Scout: Kristina Armstrong

What’s your spirit animal? My mom says my spirit animal ran away.

Today in Lawrence: Lessons from a Chief, and how to be a Volunteen

Today in Lawrence: Kansas City Chiefs President Mark Donovan will deliver the KU School of Business 2015 Vickers Memorial Lecture, and the Lawrence Public Library is hosting a summer volunteer info session for teens.

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Off the Beaten Plate: Duck carnitas at Merchants Pub and Plate

Carnitas, a mainstay of Mexican eateries pretty much everywhere, usually involves braising or simmering pork in oil or sometimes lard until the meat is melt-in-your-mouth tender.

Today in Lawrence: The state of the city, and a musical-comedy about communism

Today in Lawrence: Cloudy skies, City Commission and state of the city, and "Flora, the Red Menace"

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Kansas City Connection: Record Store Day, Malcolm Gladwell and Third Thursday

Vinyl fanatics will want to check out the area’s Record Store Day events this Saturday. What started out as a small event to boost the visibility of America’s remaining record stores has since become a big deal, with live music, giveaways, free food, drinks and hundreds of special record releases.

Percolator to host pasting workshop for 'Inside Out' portraits

Before Lawrence Inside Out hits the streets this Final Friday, the Lawrence Percolator is inviting folks to help install some of the large portraits with a wheat-pasting workshop April 19 at the Percolator.

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A positive push: Twin Shadow to bring ever-changing sound to Lawrence

Don’t be surprised if you see George Lewis Jr., the man behind Twin Shadow, zip by you on a motorcycle soon.

Role of a lifetime: Retired KU professor revives one-man William Allen White play

When “The Sage of Emporia” premiered in March 1981, its star, Jack Wright, had to spend four hours in the makeup chair in order to convincingly portray a 74-year-old William Allen White. Fast-forward a couple of decades, Wright jokes, and the process takes about four minutes.

Style Scout: Gina Beebe

What would you like to see more or less of in Lawrence? I guess more weirdos and more colors. Less negativity.

Style Scout: Pete Williams

Describe your style: Affordable, urban, hipstery. Used to be grad-school chic, but I graduated.

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Theatre Lawrence's 'Explorers' Club' pokes fun at Victorian customs

The year is 1879, and the esteemed scientists of the all-male Explorers Club are facing a very serious dilemma. Gathered in the group’s London headquarters, the men must decide whether they’ll allow a woman to join their ranks.

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George Clinton, Dennis Lehane among Free State Festival headliners

Best-selling authors, famous comedians, acclaimed filmmakers and a funk legend are among the headliners for this June's Free State Festival, the Lawrence Arts Center announced Wednesday.

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Off the Beaten Plate: Love Burrito at Mi Ranchito

There’s a lot to love about Mi Ranchito’s “love burrito.” The chicken-stuffed bundle started out as a special at one of the restaurant’s Kansas City-area locations, but customers loved it so much that it eventually earned a permanent slot on the menu.

Today in Lawrence: Stormy weather, Dr. Dog and Ninth Street Corridor designers meet the public

Storms are in the forecast throughout the day, rockers Dr. Dog come to Liberty Hall, and the city kicks off a series of public workshops about the Ninth Street Corridor project.

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