Arts notes

Indian Arts Show posters hanging at Lawrence library

Posters from each of the Lawrence Indian Arts Shows are on display at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt. "13 Years: Lawrence Indian Art Show Posters" is on display throughout September.

Also on display this month at the library is "Healing the Sacred Hoop: Baby Quilts by American Indian Mothers."

Country singer Joe Diffie to perform show in Ottawa

Ottawa - Country superstar Joe Diffie will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Ottawa Municipal Auditorium, 301 S. Hickory. The opening act is Jill Warren.

Tickets are $24, $27 and $30. For information and reservations, call (785) 242-8810.

Phoenix Award nominations deadline set for Oct. 1

Nominations are being taken for the Sixth Annual Phoenix Awards, which recognize outstanding achievements in the arts in the Lawrence community.

Categories include musical arts, visual arts, performing arts, arts education, literary arts, arts volunteer and Phoenix Award for Exceptional Artistic Achievement.

Nomination forms are available at the Lawrence Arts Center, 200 W. Ninth St., and the City Manager's Office, 6 E. Sixth St. Deadline for nominations is 5 p.m. Oct. 1.

Winners will be honored at the Phoenix Awards ceremony at 2 p.m. Oct. 21 at the Lawrence Visitor Center in the Union Pacific Depot, Second and Locust streets.

Brashear, inspiration behind 'Men of Honor,' to speak

Overland Park � Carl Brashear, whose life inspired Bill Cosby to produce the film "Men of Honor," will speak at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Johnson County Community College, 12345 College Blvd.

Brashear became the first black master Navy diver, despite losing part of his left leg during the recovery of a nuclear warhead in 1966.

Brashear's talk is free and open to the public. For more information, call (913) 469-3807.

Harvest of Arts Festival taking booth reservations

Registration for the Harvest of Arts Festival is being taking.

The festival, which features original artwork for sale or show, is Oct. 6 in Buford M. Watson Jr. Park, Seventh and Kentucky streets. Setup is from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., with the festival beginning at 11 a.m.

Cost is $35 for a space measuring 10 feet by 10 feet.

Registration forms are available at the Lawrence Arts Center, 200 W. Ninth St., and the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt. Deadline is Sept. 24.

For more information, contact Cecilia Mills, 331-3650 or

'Imagination' changes name, to appear on PBS channel

Kansas City, Mo. � "Right Between the Ears," formerly known as "The Imagination Workshop," will appear on KCPT Channel 7 at 10 p.m. Saturday and Sept. 22 and 29.

"Right Between the Ears" is a comedy radio show broadcast nationally by KANU-FM 91.5. The show was taped in July and is a collaborative effort between KANU, KCPT and the Regents Educational Communications Center at Kansas State University.

KC festival to feature oysters, Guinness tanker

Kansas City, Mo. � The Guinness Oyster Festival will be from 6 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the City Market, 20 E. Fifth St.

Three bands, including Poe, will perform and the Guinness '64 fuel tanker will be displayed.

Tickets are $5 in advance and $10 at the door. Advance tickets are available at the Grand Emporium, 3831 Main St., and through Ticketmaster, (816) 931-3330 or


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