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Jacqueline Davison

Stories by Jacqueline

The wind beneath my Buffalo wings

Local Americana rock outfit Buffalo Saints took much longer than they would have liked to release their debut, "Walking the Dead." lawrence.com caught up with 3/4ths of the core band over drinks at the Taproom to figure out what the hell...

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Summer Salvage

August move in/move out yields bummer crop of booty for dumpster-diving enthusiasts

Thanks to on-the-move rental tenants like Tracy, the week-long window surrounding August 1 is a paradise for dumpster divers. It's a ritual that occurs with the regularity of KU football underachieving or underage drinkers racking up MIPs; a ritual that typically involves weird karmic journeys of orange, dome-shaped plastic chairs. "I left it at the dumpster," dumpster diver Stefanie Tracy said of a distinct orange chair. "And then I started dating this guy the next year. He had the exact same chair at his house. We all lived in the student ghetto, so I wasn't that surprised."

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Review :: The New Amsterdams, "Killed or Cured"

For every upbeat, pop song The Get Up Kids wrote, it seems vocalist Matt Pryor has matched it with a less positive, darker song via his alter-ego as The New Amsterdams' front man. "Killed or Cured," the band's latest free online effort, is no anomaly.

Freedom is ... a Slip 'N' Slide

'You run, you dive, you hit the bump and take a dive'

Leaving the nest and embarking on a parent-free life means freedom. A whole new world of possibilities opens up - getting smashed every night, sleeping with your boyfriend, getting a lower back tattoo or nose piercing... For Kathy Piller freedom is a Slip 'n' Slide.

Pooled together

Community coalesces around aquatic center

Abra Bron has the whole working thing figured out. Though boredom can set in while doing research work up on campus, the 22-year-old KU grad knows how to revive herself. "I take rejuvenating pool breaks," says Bron.

Go ride a kite

Like, another XTREME sport that will totally <em>own</em> you

Kansans can now hang ten without driving to the coasts and without the 6-foot swells typical of usual surf destinations. With the new EXTREME sport kiteboarding, all you need is a little wind and a body of water - perfect for Kansas.

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Review :: Get Up Kids, "Live! At the Granada Theater"

Live performances that are as entertaining as a TGUK show can turn a band you kinda like into a band you will always love - and "Live!..." captures that essence.

Fest pests

The modern festival isn't yet free of little inconveniences...here's what to keep an eye out for

You sojourned to Wakarusa for live music, free love and drum circles. But lurking within the inviting environs of Clinton Lake are unseen dangers - many of which prey primarily upon non-locals, who are often caught unaware of their menacing threat. We suggest you familiarize yourself with the enemy before expressing the full glory of your free love.

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Wild West Film Fest

Local artist's 48-hour competition puts local filmmakers under the gun

Polish your guns and strap on your chaps, it's time for a good ol' fashioned Wild West Film Fest. OK, so maybe there's nothing really "western" about it:but it might. But Chris Dorsey thinks he's his film fest will get local film buffs hootin' and hollarin'. Local filmmakers had just 48-hours to scrap together a six-minute film, from brainstorming ideas to the final edit.