Like any skilled musician — or, even more to the point, anyone skilled in helping equip musicians with proper instruments — Leo Posch trusts his ear. Come to think of it, he also relies a great deal on his eyes, hands, fingers and other information-gathering receptors when it comes to his career calling.
The daughter of a former Kansas University chancellor co-produced "The Convincer," starring Greg Kinnear, Lea Thompson, Billy Crudup and Alan Arkin.
Lawrence teens will be expected to do more than act when it comes to grappling with difficult issues and addressing real-life problems, as part of a grant-financed project at the Lawrence Arts Center.
Parents are invited once again to pack up the kids — the ghouls, the goblins, the princesses, the Lady GaGas — and head downtown for wholesome and productive trick-or-treating, before heading back home for after-dark roaming in accordance with all the regular rules.
Students learn how to manage their money at an early age
Buying, selling, trading: Students in Stan Frantz’ Introduction to Business class do it all each day, charting gains and losses on imaginary $10,000 portfolios of very real stocks they’d “bought” a few weeks ago.
Smashburger is bringing its made-to-order burgers, flash-fried vegetables and rosemary-and-garlic-seasoned fries to Lawrence this spring.
Simple act of inhaling, exhaling relieves stress in hectic season
Having eaten the Thanksgiving leftovers, braved the early-morning sales, survived the Kansas-Missouri game and otherwise endured the weekend, it’s time to get moving again.
Vermont Street BBQ is closing Sunday, as the restaurant’s owner prepares to close a deal for a new business to occupy its downtown location.
Area residents don't need to wait for prominent artists such as Laurie Anderson and Philip Glass to show up in Lawrence to hear their distinctive styles. Just grab a free iTunes card, download the songs and start the music - an innovative introduction to the Lied Center's upcoming season, courtesy of the center, Apple and the artists themselves.
End-of-year bash to help establish new program
Kansas University graduates walk down the Hill. High school seniors have Project Graduation.
Professor's work draws international attention
Dan Rockhill knows his work is different - its approach, its materials, its setting and, perhaps most of all, its appearance. And he wouldn't have it any other way.
Spangles is coming to town.
Wheat State Pizza is growing beyond its Douglas County roots.
A 6-month-old Lawrence pizza shop is expanding into Baldwin. Wheat State Pizza, which opened in June at the Malls Shopping Center in southeast Lawrence, is adding a restaurant in a former Subway shop at 711 Eighth St. in downtown Baldwin.
'Sports nut' Rex Porter lines up customers for cuts in downtown Lawrence
Outside of what used to be RC's Stadium Barber Shop, two men slowly lower the old RC's sign out front, pin it under their arms and cart the wooden plank out to a Dumpster in the alley. On their way, they pass Rex Porter, the shop's new owner. And, of course, the place has taken on his name.
Reality show offering 'SportsCenter' anchor position
Kelly Milligan's true dream job? "If I had my choice, I would want to succeed Denny Matthews -- I would love nothing better than to see 162 Royals games a year and describe it all to the folks out there on the radio," said Milligan, who grew up in Nebraska and Topeka. "Play-by-play is always what I'd wanted to do when I was a kid. And I may be better suited for that than 'SportsCenter.'
Commission to stay silent on tribute to '60s beat icon
When it comes to naming a creek after beat-generation icon William Burroughs, Douglas County commissioners have a lot of opinions about having no opinion. Monday morning, commissioners failed to reach a decisive conclusion about whether to support efforts to name the creek after Burroughs.
Lawrence draws industry's interest
By Mark Fagan It may not look like much, but the former restaurant-turned-beauty salon at 14th and Massachusetts streets is a cornerstone of Lawrence's standing as a music town. With more than 500 guitars filling its two-story building, Mass Street Music has worked on instruments for the likes of Johnny Cash and Garth Brooks.
By Mark Fagan The wait for downtown parking spaces is about to get a lot shorter. A new city parking garage with more than 500 spaces available for public use will open by the end of today in the 900 block of New Hampshire Street, City Manager Mike Wildgen said.
Coffee giant brews up plans for former Gap
By Mark Fagan North America's biggest corporate coffee chain is moving into downtown Lawrence. Starbucks Corp. will use about half of the retail space inside a former Gap store at 647 Mass. for a coffee shop.