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Behind the Lens: Journal-World drone could offer a different perspective

Recently, editors at the Lawrence Journal-World approached the photo department about incorporating video and still photographs shot from a drone into our reportage. Initially, the idea was met with some hesitation, in part because of the potential costs. But speaking at least for myself, I also was a bit nervous about crashing the thing and getting blamed for trashing a piece of expensive equipment.

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Style and function come together in Chair Show

You can look, but you can’t touch. It’s a long-established rule at art museums and galleries around the world. But a new exhibit at Decade coffee shop, 920 Delaware St., invites guests to do more than just view the approximately 25 handcrafted chairs displayed around the store.

April Final Friday preview: Art Emergency, See/Saw Film Festival and Lawrence Inside Out

This month's Final Friday happenings include an Art Emergency, See/Saw Film Festival and the official unveiling of the citywide Lawrence Inside Out project.

Turning heads: Inside Out exhibition a portrait of the entire arts community

Those walking by the Lawrence Arts Center recently may have noticed some eye-catching new additions to the building's front windows: a trio of giant faces. The images represent only a fraction of the approximately 650 black-and-white portraits photographed over the last year by local artist Rachael Perry for the Lawrence Inside Out project.

Museum to celebrate anniversary of 'Dark Command' with free screenings

The Watkins Museum of History will screen "Dark Command," a 1940 Western starring John Wayne loosely based on Quantrill's Raid in Lawrence, for free this Saturday.

Artists Louis Copt, Mike McCaffrey to give talks at Cider Gallery

The Cider Gallery, 810 Pennsylvania St., will host artist talks from Louis Copt and Mike McCaffrey from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

Percolator to host pasting workshop for 'Inside Out' portraits

Before Lawrence Inside Out hits the streets this Final Friday, the Lawrence Percolator is inviting folks to help install some of the large portraits with a wheat-pasting workshop April 19 at the Percolator.

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George Clinton, Dennis Lehane among Free State Festival headliners

Best-selling authors, famous comedians, acclaimed filmmakers and a funk legend are among the headliners for this June's Free State Festival, the Lawrence Arts Center announced Wednesday.

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Behind the Lens: Do photographs always tell the whole story?

Famous 20th century war photographer Robert Capa said, “If your pictures aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough.” The trouble is, it’s not always true.

Kansas City Connection: The return of the Royals, and showtime for Middle of the Map

The Kansas City Royals’ 2014 run was the stuff of legend, right up until the final heartbreaking out, and a special ceremony on Opening Day will pay tribute to that team’s extraordinary playoff run.

The best movies and TV shows coming to Netflix instant in April

From indie horror gems to "Hot Fuzz" to a new Marvel TV show, film critic Eric Melin recommends the movies and TV shows you should ...

Spencer Museum to host 'Last Look' events before closing for renovations

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.

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Final Friday Preview: Marla Jackson to celebrate mother in Percolator quilt show

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.

KU visiting artist Lynne Yamamoto to lecture at Spencer Museum

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.

Group asks what will make planned 9th Street Corridor project a success

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.

2015 Spring Arts Preview

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.

Upcoming Benefit Art Auction expected to be a big draw

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.

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