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-born piano phenom Zhao Yang Ming Tian will perform Friday evening at Theatre Lawrence, 4660 Bauer Farm Drive, at 7:30 p.m.
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.
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,
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.
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
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.
A look at some of the notable upcoming concerts in Lawrence.
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.”
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:
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 is diving into uncharted territory this summer with their first full-scale opera production in conjunction with their five-year anniversary celebration.
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, 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.
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
Three local residents share their motivations for vinyl collecting and their reasons for keeping the plastic tradition alive.
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.