By DeAsia Paige on October 9, 2018 Lawrence-based band Jonathan Fleig and the Flint Hills rehearsed for their upcoming gig in the comfort of the frontman’s eclectic living room. A picture reminiscent of Michael Jackson’s “Dangerous” album hangs in the center of the room — it’s the cover art for the band’s newest album “Driftwood,” which … Continued
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By Chris Conde on October 4, 2018 Tibetan monks were hard at work Thursday at the Lawrence Arts Center, where they were creating a sand mandala. The monks, from the Drepung Gomang Monastery, were creating the work as part of their Sacred Art Tour in the Kansas City area. See more …
By Dylan Lysen on October 4, 2018 What does red do when it wakes up in the morning? How does yellow sound? What does green do when it feels mad? These are the questions the very youngest theatergoers of Lawrence can explore during a new performance at the Lawrence Arts Center. Read more…
Summer 2018 edition If you’re an ambitious young athlete in Lawrence, the opportunities are nearly endless. Travel teams, weekend tournaments, private coaching are all available. But what about young artists?
By Fally Afani on September 23, 2018 Every song tells a story, but Fantastic Negrito’s songs tell stories that are larger than life. When the roots singer stopped by the Lawrence Arts Center for Free State Fest on Saturday, the audience was doused in storytelling so compelling, they sat on the edge of their seats … Continued
Week of September 9, 2018: Film, music, art, and ideas! It’s a sneak peek at this year’s Free State Festival, with founder Marlo Angel and co-director Ben Ahlvers of the Lawrence Arts Center. We’ll also hear from musical guest Fantastic Negrito, from an interview on “Speed of Sound” on PRX, the Public Radio Exchange. The … Continued
The Lawrence Arts Center is pleased to announce upcoming Fall 2018 performances. From Theatre for the Very Young and energetic approaches to classical dance, to topical social issues and unbelievable stories, the Lawrence Arts Center is ready to raise the curtain on an innovative slate of programming. The Fantastical Dangerous Journey of Q – … Continued
By Dylan Lysen on September 4, 2018 A musical production focusing on a child dealing with gender identity issues is preparing in Lawrence before taking its act to the Big Apple. Hazel Youngquist, a senior at Perry-Lecompton High School, portrays the titular Q in the upcoming musical, which tells the story of a nonbinary fifth-grader … Continued
On this edition of Conversations, Marlo Angell from the Lawrence Arts Center joins us to talk about the Free State Festival. The festival runs September 17-23. Click to listen!
By Courtney Bierman on August 14, 2018 The Berlin Wall was six years from falling when “The Day After” premiered on television in 1983. The film, shot in Lawrence, follows three Kansans as they fight to survive the immediate aftermath of a nuclear attack by the Soviet Union. Erin Johnson, a sound and video artist and a visiting … Continued