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Impov-style comedy group, PANTS, to perform at Lawrence Arts Center | CJ Online

April 14, 2018 by Savanna Maue Samaria Fleig describes her troupe’s comedy show as intense, exhausting and exhilarating — all at the same time. The show, PANTS, is hosted by the Pantomime And Nontraditional Theatre Society, and originated as a student group at Emporia State University. The concept seems simple: the troupe rehearses 30 two-minute … Continued

‘The Tree’ poses tough questions about aging | KU

April 11, 2018 by Rick Hellman Two years after it was filmed in this area and after a year of kudos on the film-festival circuit, the dramatic film “The Tree” is set to live on as an advocacy tool for the compassionate treatment of older people. Read more …

February Story Slam Review | KJHK

February 23, 2018 by Jackson Sabol It began as usual. With the first storyteller a man named Bill, who is a seasoned story slammer, I knew we’d be off to a good start. Halfway through his story, a drunk man in the corner began mumbling to himself, and when Bill paused his story to ask … Continued

Lawrence organizations select Langston Hughes awards winners | CJ Online

January 28, 2018 By Savanna Maue  Each year, the Raven Book Store and the Lawrence Arts Center collaborate to honor two Douglas County writers they feel encompass the spirit of Langston Hughes, an American poet, social activist, novelist and playwright who spent his childhood in Lawrence. The Creative Writing Awards are given to those who continue in … Continued

Latest production from Lawrence Arts Center serves as ‘cautionary tale’ | UDK

January 25, 2018 Nicole Asbury The latest production from the Lawrence Arts Center will be evaluating the parallelism of the current political climate to the actions that led to the Holocaust. The production, called “Bent,” recounts the story of a gay protagonist in the time period, except with an Americanized twist. Read more …

Citizen of the Years, ATHENA Award winners announced | The Chamber

The Chamber announces the recipients of two prestigious awards recognizing outstanding commitment to the Lawrence community and its citizens. Shirley Martin-Smith is the recipient of the Citizen of the Years award, while Cindy Maude will receive the ATHENA Award, presented by Crown Automotive. Both awards will be presented to the winners at The Chamber’s Annual … Continued