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Show to benefit music programs

Ryan Pope is standing up for music education by performing to the beat of his own drum.

Art Tougeau entrants get ready to roll in downtown parade

By Tim Carpenter With a little help from his friends, Gary Coover will parade his Yellow Submarine through Lawrence streets amid dozens of other strange craft. Coover plans to bring this propeller-decorated, periscope-adorned vehicle to Lawrence from Fayetteville, Ark., for the seventh-annual Art Tougeau 2002 parade at noon Saturday along Massachusetts Street.

Actor tells students he admired Hughes' poetry since childhood

Danny Glover talks at Central Junior High before Lied Center reading

By Tim Carpenter Actor Danny Glover felt a special connection Thursday to a new postage stamp honoring the late writer Langston Hughes. Glover, a fan of Hughes' poetry since childhood, was raised by parents who worked more than 35 years for the U.S. Postal Service.

Hughes' poems a school treat

By Tim Carpenter Popcorn and lemonade were powerful instruments of learning Friday for two dozen students at East Heights School. Eighth-grade volunteers from Central Junior High School visited Joy Lominska's first-grade classroom at East Heights to share insights of author and poet Langston Hughes, who lived in Lawrence as a youth.

Help for life's challenges

Lawrence woman offers post-divorce advice

By Tim Carpenter Lynate Pettengill understands the raw emotion felt by parents and children in the midst of divorce. Five years ago, Pettengill and her husband ended their marriage. Their 2-year-old son, Ethan, was caught in the crossfire. "It was the worst experience," Pettengill said.

Show looks at Nazi-banned arists

By Tim Carpenter Lithuanian Jacques Lipchitz' crime was his art. Labeled a degenerate and exiled by the Nazi regime, the sculptor and printmaker was cast aside with thousands of other artists who achieved renown in the 20th-century. The roster included Pablo Picasso, Wassily Kandinsky, Lyonel Feininger, Max Beckmann, Joan Miro, Piet Mondrian, Max Ernst and Josef Albers.

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