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Photographer Mark Klett to deliver two lectures this week

Renowned photographer Mark Klett will be speaking on his collection of work at two events at Kansas University this week. The first is a Hallmark Symposium Lecture at the Spencer Museum of Art today.

Lawrence High School students receive film festival awards

Four Lawrence High School students recently received awards for their short films presented in the student-run Lawrence High School Focus Film Festival.

Documentary film festival to portray African culture realistically

The Kansas African Studies Center is hosting Kansas University’s third annual Africa World Documentary film festival this weekend, Kansas being the fifth stop on the world traveling tour.

Making Gatsby great

Theatre Lawrence production the perfect challenge for director

Theatre Lawrence's production of "The Great Gatsby," which kicks off Friday and runs through April 27, tells the story a Jazz Age millionaire and the young man who is drawn to him.

KU to stage Nobel laureate’s ‘The Other Shore’

The theater is an interesting place to experience abstract art. Because a play happens live, the audience expects concrete representations of place through the set, of characterization through costuming and of action through sound and motion.

Show of hands

Before he became a master puppeteer, Joseph Cashore could handle a basketball like few others

Sports heroes entered my life early from my seat on the floor of our crowded den in Rochester, N.Y., where with my father and five brothers I watched Roberto Clemente, Wilt Chamberlain and Arnold Palmer performing on television.

Behind the Lens: Bringing a constructive approach to photos

I often tell people about my reliance on visual devices and creative techniques in constructing my photographs. And, yes, for me, creating a photograph is like a construction site.

Theatre Lawrence announces 2014-2015 season

Theatre Lawrence has announced its lineup of shows for the 2014-2015 season. Early ticket sales begin May 1.

Lawrence quilter, area students hope to follow Mandela quilt to international exhibit in South Africa

The result of two months of work, in which nearly a dozen students and a longtime Lawrence quilter had a hand, will soon be boxed up and shipped across the Atlantic. Now, those who produced the quilt hope to find a way to follow it to South Africa. By Stephen Montemayor

Bringing awareness of a secret war to the Lawrence community, 40 years later

From 1964 to 1973, the U.S. dropped a planeload of bombs every 8 minutes, 24 hours a day, for nine years in Laos, totaling 2 million tons of ordnance, according to Legacies of War. The first-ever “Hard Rain-Living with Bombs in Laos" exhibit at the Percolator features artifacts, photos and other materials that show the beautiful, yet devastating, terrain in Southeast Asia, and how we can help make it safer.

Theatre Lawrence to host Volunteer Fair

Theatre Lawrence is having a Volunteer Fair on Thursday, where participants can learn about various positions at the theater and the time commitments for each area.

Exhibit features sketches by former painter made after Parkinson’s diagnosis

Lined up neatly in eight rows on one wall, 176 envelops with pencil sketches, watercolor images and pen scratchings compile the portrait of a man with a compulsiveness to create. If those who visit the gallery skip past Moore’s artist statement, they wouldn’t know that these particular works were inspired by the obstacles he’s faced since his Parkinson’s diagnosis.

2014 Spring Arts Guide

Mark your calendars for some hot events of the spring season including touring musicians, community productions and exhibitions.

Spring film releases have summer feel

As the summer movie season becomes more and more crowded, Hollywood’s tentpole movies have started crowding into the spring.

Behind the Lens: The history of the selfie

Last year was the year of the selfie. Oxford Dictionaries even selected it as their word of the year for 2013. It’s so new that my computer tells me I’m spelling it wrong.

'Trail Mix' celebrates 20 years on air with special St. Patrick's Day concert

KPR's “Trail Mix” is celebrating its 20th anniversary at Liberty Hall this Sunday night, March 16, at 7:30, with a St. Patrick’s Day concert featuring singer-songwriter Ashley Davis and fiddler Liz Carroll.

Exhibitions celebrate anniversaries of civil rights milestones

Mulvane Art Museum at Washburn University has opened three new exhibitions in honor of the 60th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision and the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.

Arts Center annual benefit to auction highly valued Burroughs artwork

Featuring 150 art works, this is one of its largest visual arts events and the primary funding source for the Arts Center’s exhibitions program. If that isn’t already enough to put one on edge, a piece by this year’s featured artist, William S. Burroughs, is valued higher than anything they have ever tried to auction in the past.

Marilynne Robinson reminds Read Across Lawrence crowd to find joy in life's subtleties

Pulitzer Prize-winning Marilynne Robinson spoke on intricacies of "Housekeeping," the beautiful unrecognized landscape of the Northwest, and graces she finds in life’s common moments. She came to speak in Lawrence at the end of Read Across Lawrence, her first novel this year's pick for the community read.

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