Saturday, February 28
The Kansas University School of Music will host the 38th Annual Jazz Festival concerts at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Kansas Union's Woodruff Auditorium.
Thursday, February 26
For this week’s Off the Beaten Plate, we traveled south of the border by way of Italy with Minksy’s tostada pizza.
Today in Lawrence: Freezing temps, sun music and the Raven's Big Tent Reading
Scholars and artists will discuss the idea of "place" within creative improvisation during a colloquium next week at Kansas University.
Describe your style: Generally speaking, I’d have to say I’m grandma chic.
Tattoos or piercings: None, but I have a (silhouette of) a tomahawk branded on my arm.
For one night only during this month's Friday Friday, celebrated artist Roger Shimomura will offer approximately 35 other prints at a solo show at Lawrence Creates Makerspace, 512 E. Ninth St.
Tuesday, February 24
Today in Lawrence: Warming up, a Japanese drumming tradition and talking about a woman president.
Monday, February 23
In observance of Black History Month, Kansas University Libraries in conjunction with KU's Project on the History of Black Writing will host a program that explores black writers with roots in the Sunflower State.
Sunday, February 22
With winter nearly over and spring just around the corner, the urge to plant grass seed is hard to resist.
This week, a look at the new Halls department store in Crown Center, and the Kansas City-area chefs and restaurants that are semifinalists for this year's James Beard awards.
Design and build studio Struct/restruct is seeking handmade chairs made by local artists and craftspeople to display in an upcoming art show at Decade coffee shop, 920 Delaware St.
Saturday, February 21
Things are starting to get loud at the Lawrence Public Library. Since the arrival of sound engineer Ed Rose in early January, the Lawrence Public Library's recording studio has become a hotbed of creative activity. These days, you'll probably have to schedule at least a week in advance if you want to book a weekend slot, Rose says.
Go ahead — ask Kathy Pryor about Oscar. In addition to her duties as managing director and budget officer of theater at Kansas University, Pryor also serves as a caretaker of sorts for a 53-year-old Academy Award statuette that once belonged to playwright, novelist and KU alumnus William Inge.
Thursday, February 19
If, like me, your everyday breakfast consists of two Eggo waffles hastily eaten on the ride to work, a meal at The Waffle Iron is a particularly special occasion.
Today in Lawrence: The Percolator reads "Love Letters," and a conversation about the climate with Andrew Revkin.
On his newest album, “Mixtape of the Open Road,” singer-songwriter Martin Sexton jumps across musical styles, from the psychedelic “Remember That Ride” to the sweet, breezy “You (My Mind is Woo).” Sexton will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Granada.
Tell us a secret: I got a role in the musical “Flora and the Red Menace” and it’s the dance part. I’m the character that does all the dancing, and basically I have never really danced…
Tell us a secret: My dad’s name is Calvin and my mom’s middle name is Yvonne. They put that together to create my name, “Calvionne”!
The Lawrence Arts Center will stage a family-friendly two-part dance performance this weekend with "Sleeping Beauty" and "Anansi the Spider."
Wednesday, February 18
The Kansas University School of Music will host its Annual Scholarship Concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Drive.
Beth Cavener, a Washington state-based artist known for creating emotionally charged animal sculptures, will talk about her creative process Thursday at the Spencer Museum of Art.
On Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Mulvane Art Museum at Washburn University in Topeka will host a symposium about the water issues today's Kansans face.
Tuesday, February 17
Today in Lawrence: More winter weather, the annual downtown Mardi Gras parade and a free La Guerre concert.
Sunday, February 15
This week in Kansas City, celebrate folk music, Mardi Gras and Black History Month.
Saturday, February 14
Film critic makes his picks for who will take home Oscars this year and who will be snubbed.
The Kansas University School of Music will kick off its spring 2015 KU at the Capitol concert series this Wednesday. It will be the first of six concerts to take place at the Statehouse rotunda this semester as part of the series.
A Kansas University alumna who has found success on "Sesame Street" will share stories from her career with the children's television series Monday at KU.
In a lot of ways, the youngest members of the Phelps family aren’t much different from other kids.
Thursday, February 12
Don't let the name fool you — this dish doesn't involve any bread.
Today in Lawrence: Former Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius comes to the Dole Institute
Tattoos or piercings: Several tattoos. My favorite says, “Though she be but little, she is fierce,” which is written in script is for inspiration.
Fashion trends you love: Mixing athletic wear/sporty look with a vintage look. I’m also trying to grow out the man-bun: long hair! That’s a trend I like.
This year, take the stress out of the Valentine’s Day equation with our rundown of interesting and original activities to do with that special someone. Whether you’re happily coupled or going solo, there’s something for everyone to love this weekend in Lawrence.
Subarna Bhattachan, the restauranteur behind three downtown restaurants, is organizing a benefit concert for the Chhairo Tibetan Buddhist Monastery in Mustang, Nepal.
Plays written by Kansas University undergraduate students will debut this weekend in the fifth Black Box Productions at the University Theatre.
Wednesday, February 11
These chocolate-dipped orange shortbread cookies when tucked into a book bag or left on the counter for a late-night snack were a sweet way for my husband and I to say, “I’m thinking of you” without spending the rent money.
Tuesday, February 10
Today in Lawrence: Another nice day, petite sweets and the Brasil Guitar Duo.
Sunday, February 8
There are few things in this world as well-received as the gift of chocolate. And whether it’s a Valentine’s Day present, something to butter up your co-workers, or just a treat for yourself, quality matters.
Saturday, February 7
You’d think that people would have had enough of silly love songs, or so sings Paul McCartney on the 1976 Wings track. But Katlyn Conroy, a local musician who is crafting personalized tunes for customers just in time for Valentine’s Day, looks around Lawrence and sees it isn’t so.
Local poet and writer Patricia Lockwood shares her thoughts on fame, ghostbusting potatoes, and what her parents think about being the subject of her next book, tentatively titled "PRIESTDADDY."
Thursday, February 5
With Kansas celebrating its 154th birthday last week, it only seemed appropriate to follow up that momentous occasion with a Kansas-centric martini for this month's Lawrence Libations.
Today in Lawrence: Liberty Hall celebrates William S. Burroughs' birthday, and Lawrence warms up a little.
Tell us a secret: I have a bit of hoarders anxiety. Clutter makes me panic!
Lawrence Local Table, new collective of local culinary professionals, hopes to strengthen the local food scene one course at a time.
Fashion trends you love: I love the idea of mixing contrasting elements, like a feminine skirt with a men’s shirt.
Wednesday, February 4
Kansas University School of Music will stage the third performance in the Kansas Virtuosi Series for the 2014-15 season Sunday, featuring a special program titled "Organ Plus."
Tuesday, February 3
Today in Lawrence: The library hosts the write stuff, and a new group of culinary professionals is putting on a fancy dinner.
Monday, February 2
As many guest speakers in Kansas do, Margaret Atwood began her much-anticipated speech with an allusion to “The Wizard of Oz.” Only this time it wasn’t something the 1,100 Kansans in the room had heard a million times before. This time it was a query, not a cliché. And it elicited genuine — not merely polite — laughter. By Kim Callahan
Sunday, February 1
On Feb. 16, the Lied Center of Kansas and the Lawrence Schools Foundation will host Expanding Performing Arts Access, a fundraising dinner to support free performing arts experiences for middle and high school students.
Local author, musician and retired Kansas University professor Stuart Levine will read from his new book of short stories “Are You Superman?” at 7 p.m. Wednesday at The Raven Book Store, 6 E. Seventh St.
When Journal-World photo chief Mike Yoder told me that we had been offered a position in President Barack Obama’s press pool during his Jan. 22 visit to Lawrence, I believe I channeled Keanu Reeves when I responded, “Whooooooooaaaaa.”
Two new exhibits at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art confront viewers with the realities of war, albeit in dramatically different ways.