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National Book Award winner James McBride to bring music, humor to Lawrence reading

James McBride, the reigning winner of the National Book Award for fiction, will bring his signature blend of words and music to Lawrence this week with a reading of his most recent work, “The Good Lord Bird.”

Chinese piano sensation to perform at Theatre Lawrence

Chinese-born piano phenom Zhao Yang Ming Tian will perform Friday evening at Theatre Lawrence, 4660 Bauer Farm Drive, at 7:30 p.m.

Ex-Flaming Lips drummer comes home, moves forward in his music career

Lounging comfortably on the couch in his home, Kliph Scurlock says he has found peace since his firing as drummer of The Flaming Lips became public five months ago.

Tegan and Sara celebrate 10 years since their first walk with the ghost

In September, Tegan and Sara celebrated the 10-year anniversary of their fourth album and commercial breakthrough, “So Jealous.” Before Tegan and Sara share the Liberty Hall stage on Wednesday, Tegan shares her thoughts on the major changes they've witnessed in the past decade,

Free brass concert to feature award-winning euphonium soloist

Lawrence's Free State Brass Band will play a free concert of old and new brass band literature this weekend, featuring Nathan Gay on solo euphonium.

Marsalis and his Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra make Lawrence first stop on fall tour

The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra led by trumpet player Wynton Marsalis already had planned its fall touring route when it tacked on a Lawrence performance at the beginning. That was thanks to the Lied Center’s new executive director’s connections. By Sara Shepherd

KU School of Music to show off its many faces in Collage Concert

The Lied Center will serve as a one-stop shop of musical talent on Friday night as the Kansas University School of Music presents its 15th annual Collage Concert.

Fall Arts Preview: The concerts

A look at some of the notable upcoming concerts in Lawrence.

Local musician emulates William S. Burroughs with cut-up style music

For a musician described as a “bedroom folk” artist, it’s rather remarkable that Lawrence-based Nate Henricks gained attention outside the confines of his home and on an international radio station this past July with a BBC interview on Stuart Maconie’s “Freak Zone.”

Lawrence Fall Music Preview 2014

The Lawrence music scene is relatively quiet in the summer. We lose some of our most-devoted concertgoers when Kansas University students go home. But the silence is finally over. Mark your calendars now for nationally touring bands, jazz ensembles, emerging artists, musicals and other acts making their way through town this fall. Here’s a preview to get you started:

Looking Forward: Get weird Friday, support a cause Saturday

Foxy Shazam If you’re looking for a confusingly good time, this might just be your chance. Foxy Shazam is a genre-melding poppy, theatrical rock outfit ...

Lawrence Opera Theatre celebrates anniversary with 'Don Giovanni'

Lawrence Opera Theatre is diving into uncharted territory this summer with their first full-scale opera production in conjunction with their five-year anniversary celebration.

Ensemble Ibérica to perform flamenco with a twist at Lied Center concert

Ensemble Ibérica will serve up traditional Spanish sounds — mixed with other musical influences from around the globe — to Lawrence audiences with its new show, "Flamenco Mío," Friday night at the Lied Center Pavilion, 1600 Stewart Drive.

Ulises Magaña de la Paz plays piano

Ulises Magaña de la Paz, 14, practices a contemporary piano piece prior to the 2014 International Institute for Young Musicians International Piano Competition at the Lied Center Pavilion. Ulises moved to Lawrence from Mexico four years ago with his mother and younger brother.

Practice makes perfect: Young pianist from Mexico represents Lawrence in international competition

Honestly, Ulises Magaña de la Paz, 14, does not particularly like practicing the piano six to eight hours every day. But wowing audiences and winning competitions? That’s more like it. So he practices. And practices. And practices some more. By Sara Shepherd

Vinyl addicts unite: the lasting culture of record collecting

Three local residents share their motivations for vinyl collecting and their reasons for keeping the plastic tradition alive.

KU music students to jazz up Europe on tour

A group of student musicians from Kansas University will perform at several high-profile festivals across Europe starting early next month in a university-funded tour. KU's Jazz Ensemble I, comprising 19 members, is slated to play eight shows during the 11-day stint, including gigs by invitation at the high-profile Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland and France's Jazz À Vienne Festival.

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