Organizers are aiming to uplift inclusivity in the Lawrence holiday market scene with a new event this December, and there’s still room for more vendors to sign up.
The Lied Center has named Terence Blanchard, Grammy Award-winning composer and trumpeter, and Melissa Smith, assistant director of bands at Free State High School and West Middle School, as this season’s IMPACT Award winners.
Lawrence vocalist Vanessa Thomas says music is what has saved her life. Now, a “lifetime dream” is about to come true as she’s set to debut her first recorded album with her hometown supporters during a concert on Friday.
The Lied Center’s 2023-24 season is packed with a variety of music, dance, theatre and more, including a big name who will bring Lawrence community members into his show.
Attendees at an upcoming virtual talk will have the chance to meet and hear from disability rights activist Alice Wong, who edited this year’s KU Common Book, “Disability Visibility.” Several related events are planned, too, starting Friday.
Student musicians, comedians, dancers and more will hit the Lied Center stage Sunday for the seventh annual Ovation! talent show, featuring performers from Lawrence’s middle and high schools.
Rita Rials’ goal as a playwright is to inspire audience members without telling them what to think. She’ll have that opportunity Saturday on the Lied Center stage with “April 4, 1968: Dare to Dream,” a tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Mary Rials, 85, has designed, cut, pieced and quilted about 200 quilts since she retired from KU in 2000. Her latest, Dare to Dream, is her first quilt to tell the story of the civil rights movement.
Musical Jayhawks of the KU School of Music will bring back two annual traditions next week with the Vespers and Jazz Vespers programs.
A multimedia concert event at the Lied Center of Kansas on Wednesday will take audience members on a live musical journey through the music of the civil rights era.
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