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KU's multi-choir 'Joy of Singing' concert this Thursday

Kansas University's School of Music will host a multi-choir concert Thursday at the Lied Center, the school said in a release.

Kansas City Connection: Library activities go way beyond books

In addition to being an excellent place to do research, check out books or attend film and public speaking events, the Kansas City Library’s Central Branch, located in the First National Bank building at 10th and Baltimore, also functions as something of a museum.

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Of Montreal gets its freak on

Kevin Barnes looks forward to bringing communal commotion to the Granada

When Of Montreal hits the stage, they tend to be theatrical and dramatic. Band members pull out all the stops when it comes to sequins and stimulation during their highly danceable numbers, and their show at the Granada on Wednesday will be no different.

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Swarthout Recital Hall to re-open with concert series

After almost 60 years, a million patrons and thousands of performances, Swarthout Recital Hall was due for a face-lift. Now, after undergoing renovations for the last 10 months, the historic building is re-opening and christening its upgrades with an eight-concert series of performances.

Garden Variety: Organic fertilizer options

Gardeners who want to grow organically face a few extra challenges when selecting fertilizer, although with a little extra care the nutrients that plants need can still be provided at a reasonable cost. The biggest challenges are understanding the need for fertilization (or lack of), recognizing organic sources, and deciphering the supply chain.

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Off the Beaten Plate: Polenta fries at The Burger Stand

If The Burger Stand is known for one thing — aside from its burgers — it’s probably the fries.

Style Scout: Kim Nixon

Whom do people say you look like? One of The Coreys from the ’80s before my hair was blue. I can’t remember which one.

Style Scout: John Henderson

Tell us a secret: I miss having Mizzou in the Big 12 because all that hatred goes to waste. I try to hate Iowa State, but it’s just not the same.

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Final Friday Preview: Marla Jackson to celebrate mother in Percolator quilt show

Over the years, quilter and historian Marla Jackson’s mother has been a strong influence in her life — and in her work. She’s represented, at least figuratively, in all 10 quilts that make up Jackson’s new exhibition at the Lawrence Percolator that opens Friday.

KU visiting artist Lynne Yamamoto to lecture at Spencer Museum

Installation artist Lynne Yamamoto will give a lecture 6 p.m. Thursday at the Spencer Museum of Art Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

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Today in Lawrence: Police drummer reimagines chamber music; Safe Routes Town Hall at Liberty Hall

Today in Lawrence: Police drummer reimagines chamber music at the Lied Center, and the Safe Routes Town Hall at Liberty Hall demonstrates the importance of safety for bikes and pedestrians.

Today in Lawrence: Storms in store and showtunes with Bernadette Peters

Today in Lawrence: A thunderstorms, genomes and Bernadette Peters.

Group asks what will make planned 9th Street Corridor project a success

A committee of neighborhood, city and business representatives gathered Monday night at the Lawrence Public Library to ask what will make the planned Ninth Street Corridor Project a success.

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Today in Lawrence: Go to a city or county meeting and let your voice be heard!

After the morning's possible showers, prepare for a night full of civic meetings and an Audubon Society presentation on energy and the wilderness.

KU to host writer-performer Heather Harpham this week

The Commons, in partnership with the Kansas University theatre department, will host writer and performer Heather Harpham as artist-in-residence this week.

Kansas City Connection: City Market a hub for delicious ethnic food

When people ask me what neighborhoods they should check out in Kansas City, I try to find out what their goals are. If their objective is to eat a lot of different kinds of ethnic food at fairly inexpensive prices, I direct them to the City Market.

Bernadette Peters bringing many talents, love of animals to Lied Center concert

It’s just past lunchtime at Bernadette Peters’ New York City home, and the legendary actress and singer has her hands full with a pair of rowdy dogs.

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When Louis Armstrong played KU

KPR to air unbroadcast recording of 1957 'Satchmo' gig

Wilt Chamberlain and the Kansas University men's basketball team may have lost the national championship in heartbreaking fashion on March 23, 1957, but the team and KU fans were still treated to a night they'll never forget thanks to a legendary jazz musician.

Style Scout: Mary Rice

Whom do people say you look like? My husband says that I look like Kate Middleton. I’m sure he’s just flattering me!

Style Scout: Steven Duval

Whom do people say you look like? Unfortunately, no one but ever since I lost my hair I modeled myself after Isaac Hayes.

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