Just another day at Pilot Balloon Church-House? There’s probably no such thing. The historic-church-turned-house at 10th and New York streets in East Lawrence is spending the year as a pop-up artist colony, where creatives from across the country stay a week or three and, basically, create whatever they want while here. By Sara Shepherd
The Great Plains Writers Group are a local group of writers who recently published their second collection of short memoirs, "Echoes from the Prairie."
The Kansas University Band and Symphonic Band will perform traditional and contemporary music, and the KU School of Music is presenting its annual jazz vespers performance in two separate concerts at the Lied Center this week.
In May, Kansas University gave Wendell Castle, father of the art furniture movement and a KU alumnus, an honorary doctorate of arts degree. On Thursday, Castle gave the university an honorary gift — a new piece of his artwork.
If you’ve eaten out at all in the last few years, you’ve probably noticed a trend toward craft foods, locally sourced ingredients and occasionally precious-sounding descriptions of the care and conscientiousness that went into each individual menu item.
Taking the classic hot hard cider, and kicking it up a notch.
The five-piece bluegrass Infamous Stringdusters are stopping in Lawrence on their winter “Road to Boulder” tour, while raising money and the profile of the devastating floods that took place in Colorado in September.
Actor, city employee shares trait with title character in Theatre Lawrence’s ‘Shrek’
If you’re looking for the perfect actor to play Shrek, the green-skinned ogre who is the subject of the beloved film and now a Broadway musical coming to Theatre Lawrence for the holidays, it would be hard to find someone better suited to the role than Knute Pittenger.
It is no secret that I love Lawrence. The people, the local shops and restaurants, the enthusiastic events and parades seemingly every other month — what’s not to love?
Staying warm in the blustery cold of winter can all too easily translate into oversized parkas, ski gloves and orange-knit hunting hats. All of these have their place in winter hobbies, but they don’t belong on Massachusetts Street. When strolling across town, consider a few of these stylish updates for your winter wardrobe.
Tell us a secret: Well, I’m a Scorpio and I do have a secret Scorpio handshake.
Describe your style: I try to keep a modern look with an element of classy. I like a style that is a little bit more well-crafted.
With the holiday season in full gear, it's time to start gathering gifts for everyone on your list. What better way to give a meaningful gift than to find something that can't be found in any other town or any large commercial shopping center? By Nadia Imafidon
While I typically do a good job of mapping out our dinners each week, sometimes the plan goes awry as the holiday season picks up. With tree festivals and jingle jogs and cookies to make in the evenings, often we just want something simple but still delicious. Enter the fancy grilled cheese sandwich.
Recently I rediscovered an old Calvin and Hobbes collection titled “The Days Are Just Packed.” I always loved that title and the “seize the day” philosophy it suggests. It’s also a good way to describe what things will be like in Kansas City through the rest of the year.
When invited to look at recently donated photographs of her family’s movie theater, Peach Madl wasn’t expecting to unleash an investigation into the history of cinemas in the U.S. But what resulted was the discovery that The Plaza Grill and Cinema in Ottawa is likely the oldest operating theater in America, having opened in 1905, predating San Francisco’s Victoria Theatre by three years. Let the news sink in and the shock wear off. A small town in Kansas, far away from the glitz and glamor of Hollywood and New York City, is home to the country's oldest theater in continuous use. By Nadia Imafidon
Whom do people say you look like? Definitely Tom Cruise! Often times I get that like once to three times a day!
I love the idea of recycling my closet because there’s always that possibility of scoring a designer piece that is old enough to not even be sold anymore, but classic enough to still be in style.
Try bareMinerals foundation only offered in Lawrence at Eccentricity, 716 Massachusetts St.
If you’re in need of decorating supplies, candy molds, specialty containers and more, head down to Sweet! Baking and Candy Making Supply.