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Registration open for Girls Rock! Lawrence summer camp

Girls Rock! Lawrence has opened registration for its inaugural summer camp, which will take place June 1-5 at St. John's School, 1208 Kentucky St.

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A whirlwind year: Hard-working folk rocker Spencer Mackenzie Brown quickly winning over fans

Playing Middle of the Map Fest is something Spencer Mackenzie Brown never thought he’d do. But the Lawrence indie folk rocker will be hitting the Riot Room stage on April 25 as part of the massive music festival, and it’s all because he just had one heck of a year.

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A positive push: Twin Shadow to bring ever-changing sound to Lawrence

Don’t be surprised if you see George Lewis Jr., the man behind Twin Shadow, zip by you on a motorcycle soon.

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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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Lawrence Civic Choir to celebrate 40 years with Lied Center performance

Just as individual grains of sand bond to form rock, members of the Lawrence Civic Choir have, since 1975, joined together to create “a mighty song of joy, of love, of light, of peace.”

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King Tuff wants to get weird with Lawrence

King Tuff’s Kyle Thomas isn’t one of those musicians who just passes through. When Thomas comes through Lawrence, he anticipates getting a little weird.

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Shovels and Rope bringing wild folk show to Bottleneck

A little bit country, a little bit rock and roll, and everything in between — Shovels and Rope are a riot, and their Bottleneck show on Saturday is sure to be a hootenanny.

KU's multi-choir 'Joy of Singing' concert this Thursday

Kansas University's School of Music will host a multi-choir concert Thursday at the Lied Center, the school said in a release.

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Of Montreal gets its freak on

Kevin Barnes looks forward to bringing communal commotion to the Granada

When Of Montreal hits the stage, they tend to be theatrical and dramatic. Band members pull out all the stops when it comes to sequins and stimulation during their highly danceable numbers, and their show at the Granada on Wednesday will be no different.

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Swarthout Recital Hall to re-open with concert series

After almost 60 years, a million patrons and thousands of performances, Swarthout Recital Hall was due for a face-lift. Now, after undergoing renovations for the last 10 months, the historic building is re-opening and christening its upgrades with an eight-concert series of performances.

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.

Bernadette Peters bringing many talents, love of animals to Lied Center concert

It’s just past lunchtime at Bernadette Peters’ New York City home, and the legendary actress and singer has her hands full with a pair of rowdy dogs.

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When Louis Armstrong played KU

KPR to air unbroadcast recording of 1957 'Satchmo' gig

Wilt Chamberlain and the Kansas University men's basketball team may have lost the national championship in heartbreaking fashion on March 23, 1957, but the team and KU fans were still treated to a night they'll never forget thanks to a legendary jazz musician.

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Fast-rising Sylvan Esso takes pride in being a crowd-pleaser

A little bit jazzy, a little bit soulful and completely likable — Sylvan Esso makes music that has crept into everybody’s life over the last year.

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.

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