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Fleetwood Mac relies on familiar hits

Remember rock music in the '70s? Lots of cocaine, drum solos, theatricality and lovers' quarrels? We're talking, of course, about Fleetwood Mac. And plenty of people remembered it all on Wednesday night, as a nearly sold-out crowd at Kemper Arena shelled out big dollars for yet another greatest hits live package from aging rock stars.

Play honors female pilots, now and then

There are a multitude of female pilots who never got the exposure their male counterparts did, but all that could change soon with the premiere of a new play in Baldwin. Lori Lee Triplett calls them "Women of the Wind," and when her play by the same name opens Tuesday, history will be brought to life in a drama about the early days of women in flight.

Road tested

Salt the Earth busts ass on tour 'Roman Empire' style

After multiple tours across the country, Salt the Earth is finally starting to go places. Though formed just two years ago, the Lawrence four have already performed more shows, logging more more tour miles than many of their veteran peers. That constant work is starting to pay off.

The long and winding road

Washington 'Sole Mates' head to Lawrence, retracing cross-country walk

The license plate on Jerry and Cindy Schultz's PT/Cruiser reads "SoleMate1," and the couple has a right to ride in comfort as they travel across the country from their home in Olympia, Wash., to Atlanta, Ga.

Olson upstages Williams at thinly attended show

You could've driven a Mack truck through The Bottleneck without much trouble Thursday night, where neo-country/folkers Victoria Williams and Mark Olson were in town for an early-evening show. There were roughly 40 people inside the venue, which holds more than 10 times that, and with tables and chairs pulled up close to the stage, it was more akin to a coffeehouse gig than an actual club concert.

Documentary scrutinizes state education official

When Ranjit Arab enrolled in Tom Volek's documentary and corporate video production class at Kansas University, he didn't set out to pick a fight.

Season-ending 'Picnic' a true joy

University Theatre puts on best production in years

University Theatre opened its spectacular production of William Inge's "Picnic" Friday. Director Jack B. Wright has done a marvelous job bringing the prize-winning play back to the university stage, and the revival is especially notable for celebrating the play's 50th anniversary.

Lawrence artist's installation bound for Russian venue

Inaugural grant recipient to explore dreams

Just because Jessica Kolokol can't make it to St. Petersburg, Russia, doesn't mean her presence won't be felt there in the coming weeks.

University Theatre to close summer season with 'Picnic'

KU's University Theatre is having a very special picnic. But instead of checkered blankets and home-cooked foods, there will be lovers' quarrels and scandals.

Galleries to aid school arts programs

Lawrence's Downtown Gallery Walk on Friday will mean more for Lawrence schools. In conjunction with the Gallery Walk, several downtown galleries will have a benefit to assist Lawrence Schools Foundation. Ten percent of the proceeds at the event will go to the Lawrence Schools Foundation, which will earmark the funds for school art programs.

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