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Tuesday talk: Panel discussion @ Lawrence Arts Center
At 6 p.m. Tuesday, the Lawrence Arts Center will host a panel discussion of the landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision of 1954, outlawing segregation in public schools, and its impact on the fight for civil rights in Lawrence, Kansas and the rest of the nation. The panel will be moderated by Randal Maurice Jelks, associate professor of American studies and African and African American studies at Kansas University. The event is part of the Arts Center's Behind the Story Series, in conjunction with the Summer Youth Theater's upcoming performance of "Hairspray."
Wednesday recital: Secret 77 @ Bottleneck
You're never too young to make a splash on the music scene, as a Lawrence trio of middle school kids who call themselves Secret 77 could tell you. Sam, Griffin and Cooper first met fresh out of grade school and played their first show in May of last year, and this summer they're recording their first full-length album. Come see Secret 77 at the Bottleneck this Wednesday for an all-ages show; doors open at 8 p.m., show starts at 9. Their mothers would be so proud.
Wednesday power failure: Acoustic Jam Session @ The Jazzhaus
Local guitar-plucker Tyler Gregory hosts the Jazzhaus' weekly Acoustic Jam Session, an all-night affair of live, singer/songwriter amps-need-not-apply music. (Did we mention it's all acoustic?) The show begin at 10 p.m.; the cost is $2 to get in.