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St. Patrick's Day Parade committee donates $40,000 to The Shelter Inc.

The Lawrence St. Patrick's Day Parade committee has donated $40,000 to The Shelter Inc., parade commissioners announced this week. The gift was presented during a ceremony Tuesday at The Shelter's Williams Facility in Lawrence.

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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.

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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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Style Scout: Kayci Lineberger

Describe your style: A mix of sultry and baglady.

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Style Scout: John Dillingham

Fashion influences: I would say my grandparents, Kylie Jenner, and whoever is stocking the clearance rack at Urban Outfitters.

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KU grad Nikki Glaser holds nothing back in new Comedy Central show

Kansas University alumna, Midwest native and newly minted comedy star Nikki Glaser is a self-described “curious perv,” and proud of it.

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Style Scout: Leslie Butsch

Tell us a secret: A secret to life is always listen to your music in the car really loud with the windows down, if the weather permits it.

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Lawrence St. Patrick's Day Parade announces 2016 grand marshals

Jean F. Shepherd and Judy Culley have been named the grand marshals of this year's Lawrence St. Patrick's Day Parade.

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Style Scout: Ashley Barton

Tell us a secret: Always keep a lint roller — in your car, at work, at home, in your purse — lint rollers are key. That’s my secret.

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Style Scout: Sarah Allen

Tell us a secret: Find time for yourself — that’s the biggest thing; your passions, whatever you like to do. Yoga, guitar — those are my things.

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Weekend Guide: 'Peter and the Wolf'; Read Across Lawrence pizza party; Kid Karaoke at Frank's; 'They Also Ran: America's Would-Be Presidents'

Kids (and kids at heart) will have plenty to do in Lawrence this weekend, with "Peter and the Wolf," a Read Across Lawrence pizza party and kiddie karaoke all on the table. Also, a Dole Institute lecture on the unfulfilled aspirations of 19th century politicians, for history buffs young (there have to be a few of them out there) and old.

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Style Scout: Raven Milam

Tell us a secret: My secret to life is just to make the art that you wanna make, and really love it and enjoy it.

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Style Scout: Cedric Vinson

What’s your spirit animal? A lion because he's mighty within, the king of the jungle, and doesn't fear anything or anyone.

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Style Scout: Shannon Barry

Fashion trends you love: I like that the trend is oversized things because everything is always oversized on me because I'm so small, so I'm glad it's a "trend" now. I don't look weird if I wear things that are drastically too big for me.

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Style Scout: Katelyn Gilland

Tell us a secret: A second-grader punched me in the face when I was in third grade; that's not a secret, that's just something that happened to me. But it's kind of funny.

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Style Scout: Brogan Sievers

What’s your spirit animal? I like bats, I like armadillos, I like things with big ears. Armadillos roll into balls; I feel like that says something about me, maybe.

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Style Scout: Nikki Collins

Tell us a secret: One of my secrets is I really like Justin Bieber for some reason. He's just perfect.

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Style Scout: Daniel Bradshaw

What’s your spirit animal? Maybe the sloth, because the sloth doesn't seem to bother that many people and it's very casual.

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Future of Lawrence Arts, Part II: Local leaders weigh in

This time last year, the Journal-World reached out to various leaders in the Lawrence arts community to gauge their hopes and predictions for the new year. At the time, Lawrence was on the precipice of several major changes, including the hiring of a new director of arts and culture and the development of an arts corridor with the East Ninth Project. With 2015 behind us, we checked in with some of those leaders (and one relatively new kid on the block) to reflect on the past year and gauge their thoughts on what's ahead. By Joanna Hlavacek

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