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Monkey business: Theater company to perform unusual play at Lied Center

“Kiss the Fish,” the latest production from New Zealand’s Indian Ink Theatre Company, tells the tale of a young monkey named Sidu who dreams of escaping his home on a small South Asian island to become the next Freddie Mercury.

Football-player-turned-poet gains attention with 'Welcome to KU'

Traditions Night, August 2013: It had been nearly 14 years since Christopher Enneking’s last game at Kansas University’s Kivisto Field, where he played offensive lineman for the Jayhawks from 1995 to 1999. That night he had returned not to play football but to recite a poem to incoming freshmen. By Joanna Hlavacek

Lawrence student wins best of show in statewide in art contest

Nina Friesen, a senior at Lawrence High School, has won best of show in the "Kansans...As Talented As You Think!" art contest. Sponsored by the Native Sons and Daughters of Kansas, the annual competition honors the work of high school students.

What's in a name? Theatre Lawrence to debut 'Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike'

This weekend, Theatre Lawrence will debut its production of "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike," a Chekhov-inspired Tony Award-winning play.

Winners of 2015 Langston Hughes writing awards announced

The winners of the 2015 Langston Hughes Creative Writing Awards — and a $500 prize — are poet Alyse Bensel and fiction writer Matthew O'Connell. Co-sponsored by the Raven Book Store and the Lawrence Arts Center, the awards honor two writers who continue Hughes' tradition of portraying life experience through poetry and prose.

Spencer Museum to host Rocket Grants event, Lawrence Inside Out

Artists interested in applying for a Rocket Grant — a program that supports innovative projects outside traditional art venues — are invited to attend a launch and review event at the Spencer Museum of Art from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Jan. 18

Art show to celebrate Pachamamas Restaurant and Star Bar

This week, an art exhibit featuring works from some of the area’s most prominent artists will be held to celebrate Pachamamas Restaurant and Star Bar.

Final round of portrait sessions set for community photo project

The community photo project Lawrence Inside Out is gearing up for one more month of public portrait sessions before preparing its citywide exhibition

Newly acquired Bloch painting offers warmth with hint of mystery

A newly acquired painting by one of Lawrence’s more famous past residents — at least in the art world — is warming up the contemporary gallery at the Spencer Museum of Art. “Summer” by Albert Bloch is now on display in the 20/21 Gallery. By Sara Shepherd

Behind the Lens: Bring old photos into the digital age

Have old photographs you’re looking to bring into the digital age? Here’s how to do it yourself.

Mike Yoder's Photos of the Year 2014

In this audio slideshow, Journal-World photographer Mike Yoder talks about his best work from 2014.

The 10 best films of 2014

This year's list features films about vampires, aliens and teenage punk rockers, plus the most disappointing films of 2014..

SeedCo settles in to new home, looks to future

The artists of SeedCo Studios moved into a newly rebuilt industrial building in September after zoning issues forced them from their original space, and now the group is looking to expand into Kansas City.

Soup's on: Author uses short stories to help challenge preconceptions of disabilities

“You can push her over there,” said the woman behind the desk.

EMUProv comedy group to stage holiday show today

Local improvisational comedy group EMUProv hopes to "Improv the Holidays" with their show today at Frank's North Star Tavern, 508 Locust St.

Book of unseen portraits to shed new light on Burroughs

Kansas University student Patrick Clement is the author and curator behind a new book that he says will offer a fresh perspective on Beat Generation writer (and one-time Lawrencian) William S. Burroughs.

Homemade for the holidays: Local artists craft greeting cards by hand

We are living in the age of DIY, says Sarah McCormick. In a time when the many uses of a Mason jar can draw as much excitement from folks as the newest iPhone, a handful of local artists are finding a market for handmade greeting cards.

Cast, along with beards, grow in latest incarnation of 'A Kansas Nutcracker'

This weekend, Ric Averill will complete his months-long transformation into Gen. Hugh Cameron, an eccentric figure who settled in Lawrence during the tumultuous years just before the Civil War.

Behind the Lens: Gifts for photographers

For those of you searching out gift ideas for your photographer spouse, friend or for your “selfie,” here are a few stocking-stuffer ideas.

Lawrence Percolator to debut 'sunny' art show

As winter progresses and the days get shorter, colder and darker, the folks at the Lawrence Percolator hope to remind us of happier times with a new show celebrating — what else? — the sun.

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