Stories for March 2016


Monday, March 28

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Friends of the Lawrence Public Library to host spring sale this week

The Friends of the Lawrence Public Library is hosting its annual Spring Book Sale Thursday through Sunday at the library, 707 Vermont St.

Sunday, March 27

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Talk about climate change 'heats up' with Percolator exhibit

Nearly a year ago, the city of Lawrence was abuzz — pun intended — with talk of cicadas. Entomology enthusiasts had waited 17 years for the precious few weeks in late spring 2015 when tens of millions of periodical cicadas would crawl out from underground to mate, make a lot of noise in the process, and die.

Friday, March 25

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Weekend Guide: Final Friday; Persian Culture Festival; Easter Egg Roll with Dole

Final Friday (complete with sledge hammer paintings) make a raucous start to a relatively quiet Easter weekend. Also on the roster: a bit of Persian culture and an old-fashioned Easter Egg Roll à la the White House.

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Style Scout: Laramie Barnes

What’s your spirit animal? Some sort of feline, like a black cat because we’re both small, stealthy and mysterious.

Sunday, March 20

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A conversation with the creators of 'Red Bird,' a new kind of Western

Thursday sees the release of the first two episodes of "Red Bird," the new Web series created and co-written by Lawrence husband-and-wife filmmaking duo Jeremy Osbern and Misti Boland.

Friday, March 18

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Style Scout: Zach Jones of A Great Big World

What’s your spirit animal? Kermit the Frog because he’s kind and he likes to entertain people. And he hangs out with a lot of weirdos. And he’s kind of a weirdo himself.

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Style Scout: Chris Kuffner of A Great Big World

Describe your style: I’m a borderline Buddhist hippie with an urban flair.

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Weekend Guide: Recycling, Easter egg hunts and a handmade market

Things get spring-y this weekend in Lawrence with Easter egg hunts, a handmade market celebrating the spring equinox, and a little eco-friendly spring cleaning.

Tuesday, March 15

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Pulitzer-winning columnist to speak at ACLU's Free State Forum in Lawrence

Pulitzer Prize winner Leonard Pitts will give the keynote address at this spring’s inaugural Free State Forum, hosted by the American Civil Liberties Union of Kansas. Slated for May 21 from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Abe and Jake’s Landing, 8 E. Sixth St., the ACLU-organized event will focus on reproductive and voting rights in the Sunflower State.

Sunday, March 13

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Lawrence-born filmmaker honors late father, parents' love story in 'The Good Catholic'

It was March 2013, and Paul Shoulberg had every reason to be happy.

Friday, March 11

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Weekend Guide: Spring Arts and Crafts Festival; Pi Day races; 'Some Like it Hot'; classical Indian music at the Lawrence Arts Center

Celebrate Pi Day early this year with a day at the races. Also on the docket: arts and crafts, movie magic and a sampling of classical Indian music at the Lawrence Arts Center.

Monday, March 7

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Marilyn Stokstad, 'trailblazing' distinguished professor emerita of art history, dies at 87

Charles Eldredge remembers the moment his life changed forever. It was 1969, and Eldredge, then a doctorate student in art history at the University of Minnesota, was lucky enough to attend a lecture by Marilyn Stokstad, at the time a professor of art history, department chair and director of the Spencer Museum of Art at Kansas University.

Sunday, March 6

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Lawrence to host celebration of all things clay this week

When Ben Ahlvers arrived in Lawrence 11 years ago, it was understood that he would be the first artist-in-residence in the Lawrence Arts Center’s ceramics residency program. Ahlvers, now exhibitions director at the Arts Center, never completed the residency. Being hired only two weeks in as studio manager put a stop to that.

Friday, March 4

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Weekend Guide: See/Saw Festival; 'Deathtrap;' Irish Road Bowling; CREES Spring Festival

Plenty of cultural activities on the radar this weekend, from the films and research presentations of the See/Saw Festival to the always-quirky Irish Road Bowling tournament to KU's CREES (that's Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies) annual Spring Festival to the thrills and chills of "Deathtrap," Theatre Lawrence's latest production.

Thursday, March 3

Hy-Vee announces recall of Maytag blue cheese because of possible listeria contamination

Hy-Vee is voluntarily recalling Maytag Raw Milk Blue Cheese across its eight-state region in response to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes in some products.

Tuesday, March 1

Lawrence residents among 40 selected for 2016 Leadership Kansas Class

Leadership Kansas, the leadership growth program of the Kansas Chamber of Commerce, has announced its 2016 Class. Seven Lawrence residents are among those selected for the program, which this year received a total of 637 nominations, resulting in 137 applications and ultimately 40 Class of 2016 members.