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Show puts spotlight on Lawrence's talent

When art collectors Lee and Darcy Gerhard moved to Lawrence a few years ago, they brought with them an idea that would take root in their new hometown.

Cutting-edge art

Gallery courts contemporary creations

A trio of young artists see a gap in the visual arts scene in Lawrence and they're taking steps to change that landscape. Paragraph, a gallery dedicated to showing contemporary art by emerging or established artists, opened earlier this month at 701 Mass.

Conductor eager to direct Mozart, Copland works

Timothy Hankewich signed on to conduct the season opener for the Lawrence Chamber Orchestra because of two compositions on the program: Aaron Copland's "Appalachian Spring" and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's "Jupiter" symphony.

Carrying on a dancer's legacy

Stackhouse teaches Simon work to KU students

For the past week, choreographer Sarah Stackhouse has been setting excerpts of Jose Limon's "A Choreographic Offering" with Kansas University dance students. Stackhouse danced with the Jose Limon Company from 1958 to 1969 as a principal dancer and partner to its founder.

Lawrence actress takes on Patsy Cline role

Annette Cook has been grooming herself for the lead role of "Always Patsy Cline" for decades. In the 1980s while living in New York City as a struggling actress, she and her friends put together a country-western band called Rock Therapy and played the nightclub circuit.

'Shoulder' offers peek at White House life

Imagine being the chief butler at the White House for 21 years. Imagine the notes on the presidents and their goings-on that you could jot down in a little spiral notebook while no one was looking.

Indian Arts Show judges give this year's entries a thumbs-up

Nelda Schrupp reached deep inside a large clay pot sitting on a table among other artworks entered in the 14th Annual Indian Arts Show at Kansas University's Museum of Anthropology.

Musician draws from 9-11 emotions in latest CD

Music may not be able to make sense of the senseless, but it can help heal the pain. Jazz sax player and composer Bobby Watson was reminded of that truism a year ago after airplanes crashed into the World Trade Center and Pentagon.

Fiddle dee dee

Canadian musician pumps life into Celtic tunes

Celtic fiddler Natalie MacMaster was in Toronto on Aug. 8 but only for a few hours. After a brief stopover, she and her musical entourage were heading back to Halifax, Nova Scotia, where the Grammy Award-nominee lives.

'Rocky Horror' regains its edge

Lawrence actors flesh out cast for KC musical

By Jan Biles When Christopher King signed on to direct Minds Eye Theatre's production of "The Rocky Horror Show," he wanted to update the feel of the rock 'n' roll musical.

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