If going downtown to unwind and unplug yourself from the presidential election, the talking heads and hot-button political issues is on your agenda for the upcoming Final Fridays, let this serve as a warning to steer clear of several works of art.
On Saturday evening, country singer-songwriter Clint Black will perform under the bright lights of the Lied Center stage, 1600 Stewart Drive. In the weeks leading up to his Lawrence visit, Black shared his thoughts on the current state of country music, among other things, with the Journal-World in an email exchange. (In the interest of preserving his voice for the big show, of course.)
Answers to the cheese quiz.
Whether you call her Cheese Whiz or Big Cheese, Lawrence resident now in most exclusive of cheese clubs
After waiting for six weeks, on Sept. 2, Knickerbocker, who heads the Murray’s Cheese Shop at the Dillons at 4701 W. Sixth St., said that she received word that she had passed the three-hour, 150-question Certified Cheese Professional exam.
Two Lawrence friends, Adam Smith and Adam Lott have collaborated on a Final Fridays show despite having more than a thousand miles between them.
Country music singer Brad Paisley will make a stop in Lawrence next month for a free outdoor concert on the University of Kansas campus.
On most days, Steve Chronister keeps himself busy tending to patients’ dentures and crowns at his Topeka dentistry practice. After business hours, though, the “Smile Doctor,” as he’s advertised online, is more likely to tinker with an old car than an old tooth.
Judy Locy Wright is more than familiar with “A Chorus Line,” the Pulitzer- and Tony-winning musical slated to open Theatre Lawrence’s 40th season Friday evening.
Patrick and Kris Manning will be part of a Sunday “weekend warriors” invasion of South Park. The Lawrence couple will have on one of the more than 150 booths at the 37th annual Fall Arts and Crafts Festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at South Park, 1141 Massachusetts St.
The chance of hearing a jeweler talk about the beauty of cement, coal or industrial latex within a conversation about engagement rings is just about as likely as hearing a construction foreman asking for more diamonds, gold or silver in the concrete mix. That being said, Lawrence jeweler and metalsmith Cate Richards, who was recently named to American Craft Week’s list of “30 Exceptional Craftspeople Under the Age of 30,” is garnering some attention for melding what many believe are seemingly incongruous materials into her own fine art.
An abandoned piano is of little news value. But as a photographer, my eye was drawn to the neglected instrument.
On a day when the National Weather Service had issued an excessive heat warning for over half of the state, most in Lawrence didn’t dare set a foot outside to dip even as much as a big toe in a pool. However, on July 22, one place in town, specifically 1405 Massachusetts, had their heaters going with temperatures hovering between 100 and 110 degrees for over an hour and nobody seemed to mind.
ConfabuLarryum, Lawrence’s festival of making and creativity, encourages kids and adults alike to dream big.
A chapter in the (recent) history of the Lawrence Public Library ended last Thursday when Michael Bradley, the singing, dancing, guitar-strumming youth services assistant who twice-weekly held court over Lawrence’s littlest bookworms, led his final Toddler Storytime at the library.
In his short (but by Elizabethan standards, fairly long) life, William Shakespeare authored — by himself or in collaborations — 38 plays, 154 sonnets and a handful of poems and other verses. But in death, the Bard has lived on, with hundreds or possibly thousands of works inspired by his genius being produced since, from Broadway classics like “West Side Story” to thoroughly modern teen flicks like “10 Things I Hate About You” and “She’s the Man.”
Kansas University is mourning the death of Charles “Chuck” Berg, a longtime professor in the school’s department of film and media studies. Berg, 75, died Tuesday, July 26, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. The cause of death has not yet been released.
Weekend Guide: Water Balloon Dye Fight; Lawrence Opera Theatre at the library; 'Into the Woods'; Douglas County Fair
Lots of cultural offerings this weekend in Lawrence (Final Friday is here), from free opera at the library to a staging of Stephen Sondheim's classic "Into the Woods" at the Lawrence Arts Center. Plus, plenty of down-home fun at the Douglas County Fair.
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Geraldine Brooks will visit Lawrence this fall as part of the Lawrence Public Library’s 2016 Ross and Mariana Beach Author Series, the library announced earlier this week.
Woven throughout Tanya Hartman’s family history are tales of alienation, loss and the very universal hunger to belong — if not in one’s homeland, then wherever else home might be found.
Weekend Guide: 'Angel Street;' Headquarters Presents 'Everybody Day!'; Simple Gifts; Poke(mon) Around Historic Oak Hill
This weekend in Lawrence: twists and turns galore in Kansas Repertory Theatre's "Angel Street," a party in the park hosted by Headquarters, the "Simple Gift" of (free) music and a Pokemon-minded history lesson at Oak Hill Cemetery.