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Annual Fourth of July event expands, changes name to Party in the Parks

Those perusing local events calendars recently may have noticed a subtle change to a Fourth of July tradition. For the first time in the event’s seven-year history, Party in the Park will be spread across both Watson and Constant parks, hence a new name: Party in the Parks.

Style Scout: Danielle Hodges

Fashion influences: Rhianna, Miley Cyrus, MIA and FKA Twigs

Style Scout: Antonio Shepherd

What’s your spirit animal? Shark because the only thing on a shark’s mind is eating

Style Scout: Kelsey Ploeger

What’s your spirit animal? It’s a toss-up between a Corgi and a flamingo. Corgi for the personality and flamingo for the height and they’re colorful.

Style Scout: Eugene Dickens

Describe your style: Cool

Style Scout: Michael Wade Smith

What’s your spirit animal? A Newfoundland dog because they’re large, black and very friendly

Style Scout: Ori Onazi

Tell us a secret: I sing neo-soul music.

Style Scout: Omer Farooq

Tell us a secret: I’ve watched all 10 seasons of “Friends” multiple times.

Style Scout: Saira Waheed

Whom do people say you look like? Diya Mirza, a Bollywood actress

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Lawrence designers' work to be featured in West 18th Street Fashion Show

For Margie Hogue, home improvement and fashion are inextricably linked.

Lawrence fashion designer Margie Hogue

Watch a video as fashion designer Margie Hogue talks about her inspirations for her upcoming collection.

Style Scout: Mama Lou

Tell us a secret: I secretly want to run for mayor of Lawrence. Also, I’m obsessed with Tootsie Rolls and Coke slurpies.

Style Scout: Austin Barnes

What’s your proudest moment? Honestly, I’ve never been able to open a pop-tap soda can — someone always did it for me — and I finally did last night.

Style Scout: Sam Allen

Tell us a secret: I can juggle three flaming torches.

Style Scout: Jennifer Connelly

Fashion trends you dislike: Those MC Hammer pants and saggy clothing.

An 'Incredible' history of Brad Bird movies

In his video blog this week, film critic Eric Melin discusses the interesting history of animation-turned-live-action director Brad Bird ("The Incredibles," "Ratatouille," "Mission Impossible: Ghost ...

Style Scout: Drew Keiter

What’s your spirit animal? An extremely motivated sloth.

Style Scout: Muna Ibrahim

Tell us a secret: Two times when I was trying to refill a patient prescription, I accidentally dialed 911 instead of 913.

Style Scout: Chelsea White

Tell us a secret: If it wasn’t for my job, I’d be covered in tattoos — at least a sleeve.

Style Scout: Sean Hill

Whom do people say you look like? I do get Santa Claus sometimes and a lion.