Tuesday, March 31
Today in Lawrence: Great weather, celebrating books and Bad Religion at Liberty Hall.
Monday, March 30
A mermaid, a deathtrap and classic Broadway hits will be coming to the Theatre Lawrence stage, as Monday the group announced its show lineup for the 2015-2016 season that will debut in September.
With renovations slated for May, the Spencer Museum of Art is giving guests the chance to take a last look at the galleries with a series of programming that will culminate in a closing party April 12.
Sunday, March 29
Kansas University's School of Music will host a multi-choir concert Thursday at the Lied Center, the school said in a release.
Saturday, March 28
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thursday, March 26
If The Burger Stand is known for one thing — aside from its burgers — it’s probably the fries.
Wednesday, March 25
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tuesday, March 24
Today in Lawrence: A thunderstorms, genomes and Bernadette Peters.
Monday, March 23
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.
After the morning's possible showers, prepare for a night full of civic meetings and an Audubon Society presentation on energy and the wilderness.
Sunday, March 22
The Commons, in partnership with the Kansas University theatre department, will host writer and performer Heather Harpham as artist-in-residence this week.
Saturday, March 21
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.
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.
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.
Wednesday, March 18
Whom do people say you look like? My husband says that I look like Kate Middleton. I’m sure he’s just flattering me!
Whom do people say you look like? Unfortunately, no one but ever since I lost my hair I modeled myself after Isaac Hayes.
A little bit jazzy, a little bit soulful and completely likable — Sylvan Esso makes music that has crept into everybody’s life over the last year.
At first glance, O Café’s jja jang myeon — a Chinese-derived, Korean-adopted noodle dish — looks a bit spooky.
Today in Lawrence: A rainy day, Weather 101 and a free butchering demonstration.
Tuesday, March 17
Today in Lawrence: Everyone's a little bit Irish.
Saturday, March 14
With temperatures already warming up, it's a good time to take a look at a the crop of activities on the calendar for this spring in Lawrence. We've rounded up a few of the many fun arts, entertainment, music, food, theater and performance events going on between now and the start of summer.
Here are some of the season’s most interesting and eclectic events to give you several incentives to visit the Kansas City area in the next couple of months.
Thursday, March 12
Today in Lawrence: More pleasantry, March Madness and "Finding Vivian Maier"
For this week’s Off the Beaten Plate, we decided to try out another Latin American-inspired twist on a popular American dish: the chorizo sloppy José (get it?) at Global Café.
Tell us a secret: In the past 10 years, I flew more than 2 million miles.
Fashion trends you hate: The saggy diaper pants that Justin Bieber wears. That’s the only thing that I can’t handle.
Wednesday, March 11
Whether you're a die-hard fan or a casual viewer, it's hard to avoid the craziness of March Madness here in the (sort of) birthplace of basketball. Lawrence has no shortage of venues to watch the action unfold.
Ron Willis, a professor emeritus of theater at Kansas University, died last week at his home in Lawrence.
Tuesday, March 10
Sweet, sour and possibly the tartest fruit this side of a lemon, the kumquat is a bite-sized, seasonal winter citrus.
All the same, I couldn’t quite commit to serving up a can of SpaghettiOs for dinner-proper, as my son requested soon after learning the jingle. Instead, I decided to try to make SpaghettiOs from scratch.
Today in Lawrence: Another beautiful day, and JapanFest at the Arts Center.
Monday, March 9
Today in Lawrence: Sun, warmth, art and music make for a quite fine Monday.
Saturday, March 7
March Madness begins in earnest next week in downtown Kansas City, as the Big 12 men’s basketball tournament returns to the Sprint Center from Wednesday through Saturday.
In less than a week, Lawrence Arts Center galleries will be full of artwork, as it kicks off the month-long exhibition that will culminate in the 34th annual Benefit Art Auction on April 11.
Friday, March 6
Today in Lawrence: Spring weather will show its face this weekend; daylight saving time is on Sunday, and there are plays and events in abundance.
Thursday, March 5
Kansas Public Radio host Laura Lorson moved on to another episode of "Jeopardy!" after winning the show that aired Thursday.
There’s nothing like a hot, literally steaming glass of wine on a chilly winter day.
Today in Lawrence: A cold day in store, plus Rock Chalk Revue
Describe your style: In high school, I used to wear a lot of sports styles. But since I’m at the university now, I try to dress like a young lady.
Describe your style: I love the color blue, all shades of gray as well as khakis and jeans in general. My style is quite colorful, classic and simple.
Wednesday, March 4
Standing next to a smaller, televised picture of herself, Laura Lorson described her high-pressure experience on the television game show "Jeopardy!" "It's just like your life is ebbing away," she said about the show's theme song as it played during Final Jeopardy. "It's just trickling through your fingertips."
Where do chefs and restauranteurs like to eat when they're not in the kitchen? We posed that question to some of Lawrence's best and brightest culinary minds, and the results might surprise you. Turns out, even the highest-profile chefs with the most refined food palates in town reach for their favorite comfort food at the end of a long day.
As the weather cools down, attend a session to learn how to volunteer for the library, or go to the Discovering the Leader in You session at the Dole Institute.
Tuesday, March 3
Today in Lawrence: Rocking the vote, and a former poet laureate visits KU.
Sunday, March 1
As moderator of “Quest,” a televised quiz bowl competition for Kansas high school students, Laura Lorson is used to dishing out tough questions. On Wednesday, audiences nationwide can watch Lorson as a contestant on “Jeopardy!” — where she’ll be the one on the hot seat.
Former U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey will speak and read from selected works at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Woodruff Auditorium in the Kansas Union. The event, titled “Poetry and History: An Evening with U.S. Poet Laureate (2012-2014) Natasha Trethewey,” is free and open to the public.
If talking about race makes you uncomfortable, it may be time to ask yourself why. That’s the idea behind Theatre Lawrence’s current production, “Clybourne Park,” which opened Friday and is being staged in conjunction with KU Theatre's “A Raisin in the Sun.”
If my calculations are correct, Kansas University men’s basketball opponents are more or less good for about three to four court-stormings a season. I’ve learned a few things about how to protect myself and how to convey the gravity of the moment without getting trampled.
The Epsten Gallery is much smaller and lesser known than institutions like the Nelson-Atkins, Kemper or Nerman museums. But the gallery, located in the center of Overland Park’s Village Shalom assisted living facility, is currently hosting one of the most interesting exhibitions in the city.