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Hannah Alldritt

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The right touch

Massage therapy proves to be rock-solid trend

Lawrence massage therapist Kristii Adrian does not get starstruck very easily. But when it came time to give a rubdown to folk singer Arlo Guthrie, she was in awe.

A pleasant deviation from the traditional fare

Tired of hearing "Jingle Bells" on the radio every five minutes? Wishing there were only two instead of 12 "Days of Christmas"?

Shop lets kids surprise families, friends with gifts

It took Ebenezer Scrooge visits from three ghosts before he learned that giving is better than receiving, but that lesson comes easily to Lawrence youngsters thanks to the Lawrence Arts Center's annual Children's Holiday Shop.

Unthawing the 'Snow Queen'

KU theater adapts fairy tale for stage

Certain movies, television programs and plays signal Christmas for some people as much as presents under the tree. Would the holiday really seem complete without the Grinch, Rudolph or the Nutcracker?

Inaugural Band Spectacular! to raise scholarship funds

Bands are an integral part of colleges, providing the soundtrack to basketball and football games as well as programs purely for the enjoyment of listening.

'alterNatives' hammers down traditional stereotypes

"Everyone expects a Native play to have feathers and buckskin, but this is a modern play," says Thunderbird Theatre director Pat Melody.

Caught in a 'Funk'

E.M.U. Theatre play searches for meaning, community in disconnected modern world

A play that gives social commentary on the ills of modern living may not sound particularly captivating. But one by John Patrick Shanley, writer of "Joe Versus the Volcano" and "Moonstruck," stands a good chance of being entertaining.

In and out of her father's footsteps

Molded by a sitar legend, Anoushka Shankar respects musical roots while carving new path

Growing up as the daughter of legendary sitar player Ravi Shankar, being the youngest artist ever nominated for a Grammy in World Music and sharing stages with the likes of Sting, Madonna and Elton John would make any musician's career for a lifetime.

The great eight

2005 Phoenix Award winners bolster Lawrence arts scene

The 2005 Phoenix Award winners -- Joyce Castle, Barry Coffin, Janet Hamburg, Paul Hotvedt, Sue Kwak, Brad Levy, Dave Loewenstein, and Jack Riegle -- each bolster Lawrence arts scene.

Play chronicles adventures of undercover soldier

More than 400 women fought in the Civil War disguised as men. One of those brave females was Emma Edmonds, and Ric Averill was so fascinated by her story that he turned it into an award-winning play that has been optioned for a film and will have its Lawrence premiere this weekend.

Provocative 'Popcorn'

Violent, sexy play dishes up kernels of truth

Rated R for sexual content, illicit drug use and graphic violence. No, it's not the latest Quentin Tarantino flick. It's Kansas University Theatre's production of Ben Elton's controversial play, "Popcorn."

Getting 'Honest'

Josh Kelley heads into Lawrence on heels of success to promote his newest album

Josh Kelley is living the rock-star dream.

A closer walk with art

Weekend tour opens artists' studios, creative spaces to curious perusers

A tradition is something we expect - maybe eagerly await - to happen every year.

A family affair

'Witch of Lok Island' pairs fathers, daughters, brothers, sisters on Lawrence Arts Center stage

The time of year for spooks and ghouls is just around the corner, and the Lawrence Family Theatre has a treat planned especially for the occasion. The Seem-To-Be Players are presenting "The Witch of Lok Island," a play based on a Celtic fairy tale full of magic, nymphs, a hobgoblin, and of course, the witch herself.

Orchestra offers mix of modern, traditional tunes

The Lawrence Chamber Orchestra plans to bring in the noise and the funk when it premieres a new work by local composer Bill Funk as part of its first concert of the season, "Dancing Around the World."

Unknown Stuntman doesn't hide love of punk music

Going "old school" brings to mind vintage Chuck Taylors, basketball jerseys and movies starring Will Ferrell. But for one Lawrence band, it means playing punk rock.

Billions mine 'Trash and Treasure'

After removing piles of clothes from a sofa, the four members of The Billions take a seat in the living room of their farmhouse/studio where the band recorded "Trash and Treasure."

'Jerry's Girls' gear up for toe-tapping show

So just who are "Jerry's Girls"? Patrons of the Lawrence Community Theatre will soon know them as Sarah Young, Franci Talamantez, Annette Cook, Cheryl Banez Ocfemia, Barb Wasson, Sarah May Shaffer, Catherine Skorupski and Heather Ballinger.

French connection

University Theatre out to prove 'Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris'

The University Theatre kicks off its fall season tonight with a musical revue featuring the work of European author, composer, actor and director Jacques Brel.