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Trevan McGee

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2011 Spotlight: Video games

A look at the best games of a truly outstanding year.

2011 spotlight: Music

Local musicians, record store employees and music bloggers list their favorite music of 2011.

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Interview: Uliana Preotu and Leon Lyazidi from Me Talk Pretty

Before the band brings their Wake Up 2011 tour to the Granada on Dec. 15, they talked about being a young band, the American dream and their new record.

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Review: Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3

The second version of a game that was released nine months ago, offers an updated roster and little else.

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Interview: Mike Robe

KU graduate and veteran television writer and director Mike Robe talks about his new project "Innocent," working with great actors and the future of television and film.

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Final Friday preview: Lawrence Art Party

This month's art party features 26 artists and music by Darrell Lea.

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Interview: SONiA of disappear fear

Reunited with her sister, the folk singer/songwriter talks about Phil Ochs, her new album of covers and playing with her sister CiNDY again.

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Review: An Evening with David Sedaris

The author of "Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk" gave a spirited series of readings at the Lied Center as part of a tour that takes him to 41 cities in 42 days.

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Interview: Tabi Bonney

MC and opening act for tonight's show at the Granada talks about working with Ski Beatz, getting into the business and how getting bored easily has been the best thing for his career.

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Interview: tUnE-yArDs

Musician, theater student and "Mad Men" addict Merrill Garbus, AKA tUne-yArDs, talks about performing live, writing from the road and reaching her fear limit while opening for Beirut.

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Scary Story 2011 contest winners

We asked for students' scary stories and the results did not disappoint. We now fear for the future.

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Herbie Hancock: Early adopter

Throughout his storied career, the venerable jazz musician has been quick to embrace and incorporate new technologies into his music. For his first-ever solo tour in the U.S., he's using computers to re-imagine his classics on-the-fly and on his own.

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Interview: Andy McKee

To hear Topeka guitarist Andy McKee play does not adequately describe what the artist puts into his songs. As a fingerstyle player, McKee must juggle the melody, harmony and rhythm sections all on his own and all from a single instrument.

Enter the Journal-World's Scary Story Contest

Calling all aspiring novelists, would-be writers and prepubescent Poes, the Journal-World is encouraging youths to enter its annual Scary Story Contest.

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Garden Calendar: Kitchen gardens make for beautiful, bountiful focal point

Celebrate International Kitchen Garden Day by starting your own.

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Final Friday preview: Dear Lawrence

After a month of submissions, we're sharing the work of our photographers and the community this Final Friday.

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Weekend westerners

The Powder Creek Cowboys dress the part and shoot the guns of the old west as part of the Single-Action Shooting Society.

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For those about to rock

Rock Camp teaches students the finer points of rock musicianship.

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Interview: Chris Ordal, writer/director of 'Earthwork'

Ordal talks about the film's reception, his process as a director and his definition of success.

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Final Friday Preview: The 1109 Gallery presents 'Portals' and 'String Theory'

The people behind the 1109 Gallery's two new exhibits are marrying the earth-born fantastical with science.

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Interview: Pat Bourchier

As a street artist in Melbourne, Australia, Pat Bourchier has worked with the likes of Logan Hicks, HaHa and Above, becoming well known in his home and New Zealand. Now, as he travels across the country, he's settled in Lawrence before moving on to his next destination before eventually heading to Europe to do it all over again. He sat down with me to talk about his process, the advantages of public art and learning about team rivalries in the states the hard way.

Locally born Joplin relief

In the wake of Sunday's tornado that tore through Joplin, Mo., that killed a confirmed 122 people, in addition to leaving many more homeless, a handful of local relief efforts have sprung to aid the survivors.

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A family heirloom on four wheels

It used to be a staple of the Art Tougeau parade and has been owned by three families and connects multiple generations. Now this custom Volkswagen Beetle returns to the parade, driven by its maker's grandson.

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Interview: Hot Lixx Hulahan

Air guitar legend gives some friendly advice to some of the Lawrence performers and mocks a few names in the process.

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Interview: Wanda Jackson

The Queen of Rockabilly spoke from her home in Oklahoma City about her tour, working with White and her fascination with he new rockabilly movement.

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Lied Center announces 2011-2012 lineup

The season starts with flamenco and ends with butterflies, with Herbie Hancock, David Sedaris and a variety artists from China peppered throughout.

A primer on Lawrence's art scene

It’s not easy to summarize the Lawrence arts scene in a few brief paragraphs. What to know about the arts in Lawrence? You mean the places? The people? The galleries? Oh yeah. All of that.

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Lawrence Arts Center's Linda Reimond inspires current, former students after 25 years as preschool director

Reimond is inaugural Larry Arts Award winner

It doesn’t take long when talking to Linda Reimond to become inspired, just five minutes will do. Reimond, the preschool director at the Lawrence Arts Center, founded the program 25 years ago and has been a guiding light in early childhood education in Lawrence since. Because of her dedication, investment and love of both her students and her work, she is our inaugural Larry Arts Award honoree.

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Final Friday Preview: 'Blame The Moon'

Local artists prepare one-night show for 815 Mass. flash space.

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Final Friday preview: 'The New Old San Antonio: Tales From Little Big Town'

More than 30 San Antonio artists bring their cultural perspective to Lawrence.

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Review: Portal 2

The sequel to the surprise hit is everything a sequel should be.

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Interview: Ashley Davis

Celtic singer Ashley Davis talks about her influences, misconceptions about Irish music and the meaning of "diddley-aye."

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An Old World homecoming

When Tracy Resseguie commissioned Washburn University history lecturer and lyricist Charles Anthony Silvestri to write a song about his great-grandfather, he had no idea that would lead to an accidental homecoming and a once-in-a-lifetime performance.

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Wednesday Waifs: Hero

Hero has been at the Lawrence Humane Society for close to a year.

Best of Lawrence 2011: And the winners are...

You had the facts and you voted. Here are the Best of Lawrence 2011 Winners.

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Featured Final Fridays event: Art, music at baked goods at Love Garden

Check out local art, stick around for an in-store show and sample a baked good from Blackbird Bakery while you're there.

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Final Fridays features event: BiKlops Design and Studio Ike

Design works by Jeff Immer and Jeff McKee.

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Final Fridays featured event: 'Better Living'

Andrew Jilka's exhibit examines the signifiers of the traditional American Dream with drawings that deal with desire, health, spirituality and sexuality.

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Final Fridays featured event: 'Higher'

This gallery at Wonder Fair: Art Gallery, Shoppe and Studio, 803 1/2 Mass., focus on ascension, utopianism and escapism.

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Final Fridays event: 'Contention'

Stark black and white paintings by Josh Adams.

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Wednesday Waifs: Catherine

Catherine is a two-year-old stray that loves playing and cuddling in equal measure.

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Pick the Oscars for a chance to win movie passes good at any Hollywood Theater including the Southwind 12.

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Wednesday Waifs: Herbert

Herbert loves car rides, walks and has already been taught to sit, stay and lie down.

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Secrets of the heart: Longtime couples share how they've gone the distance

Couples who've been together for decades share how their love has grown — and what you can learn from them.

Wednesday Waifs: Lois

The Lawrence Humane Society has a German pointer eager for adoption.

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Wednesday Waifs: Alex

A black lab needs a good home.

Final Fridays map: January 28, 2011

The exhibits and events for January's Final Friday.

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Style Scout: Joshua E. Huskisson 

Tell us a secret: I stole the TV.

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Wednesday Waifs: Chi Chi

Our first entry in our weekly shelter pet spotlight is a spirited terrier mix.

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Winter hibernation guide

Skip the winter. Stay on the couch.