Stories for September 2016


Sunday, September 25

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Art between friends: Lawrence artists collaborate despite 1,000-mile separation

Two Lawrence friends, Adam Smith and Adam Lott have collaborated on a Final Fridays show despite having more than a thousand miles between them.

Monday, September 19

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Country music star Brad Paisley to perform free outdoor concert at KU

Country music singer Brad Paisley will make a stop in Lawrence next month for a free outdoor concert on the University of Kansas campus.

Friday, September 16

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Country crooner Chuck Mead, hundreds of hot rods to descend upon South Park for annual car show

On most days, Steve Chronister keeps himself busy tending to patients’ dentures and crowns at his Topeka dentistry practice. After business hours, though, the “Smile Doctor,” as he’s advertised online, is more likely to tinker with an old car than an old tooth.

Sunday, September 11

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Theatre Lawrence to open 40th season with 'A Chorus Line'

Judy Locy Wright is more than familiar with “A Chorus Line,” the Pulitzer- and Tony-winning musical slated to open Theatre Lawrence’s 40th season Friday evening.

Wednesday, September 7

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Organizer, vendors expecting good weather, attendance at Sunday's Fall Arts and Crafts Festival

Patrick and Kris Manning will be part of a Sunday “weekend warriors” invasion of South Park. The Lawrence couple will have on one of the more than 150 booths at the 37th annual Fall Arts and Crafts Festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at South Park, 1141 Massachusetts St.

Sunday, September 4

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Lawrence jeweler and metalsmith gets national recognition

The chance of hearing a jeweler talk about the beauty of cement, coal or industrial latex within a conversation about engagement rings is just about as likely as hearing a construction foreman asking for more diamonds, gold or silver in the concrete mix. That being said, Lawrence jeweler and metalsmith Cate Richards, who was recently named to American Craft Week’s list of “30 Exceptional Craftspeople Under the Age of 30,” is garnering some attention for melding what many believe are seemingly incongruous materials into her own fine art.