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Lawrence arts and culture

Conversations: Celka Straughn and Joey Orr, "knowledges" exhibit at Spencer Museum of Art

On this edition of Conversations, I talk with Celka Straughn, the Andrew W. Mellon Director of Public Practice, Education and Research, and Joey Orr, the Andrew W. Mellon Curator for Research, at the Spencer Museum of Art, on the KU campus in Lawrence. We discuss the Integrated Arts Research Initiative, the upcoming "knowledges" exhibit, and related events taking place at the museum.


Conversations: Derek Kwan, Lied Center, New Season Announcement

Lied Center Announces 2019-2020 Season

On this edition of Conversations, Derek Kwan, Executive Director of the Lied Center, previews the recently announced 2019-2020 Season. Performers will include Bruce Hornsby, Boz Scaggs, Buddy Guy, Chris Thile, David Sedaris, Melissa Etheridge, Samuel Ramey and many others, More information is available at the Lied Center website.


Conversations: Jane Barnette and Alysha Griffin, KU Theatre's Production of "Sycorax"

KU Theatre Production of Sycorax

On this edition of Conversations, Jane Barnette and Alysha Griffin join us to talk about KU Theatre's regional premiere of “Sycorax” on March 29. Barnette, who is an associate professor in the Department of Theatre & Dance is directing the production. Griffin, who plays the title role, is an actress and PhD student in Theatre.


Conversations: Carol Kobza, Executive Director of Van Go

Van Go

On this edition of Conversations, Carol Kobza talks about the history, mission and programs of Van Go, an arts-based, social service agency that employs at-risk youth ages 14-24, to make public works of art that are sold in the community. Kobza is in her first year as the new Executive Director of the organization.


Conversations: Jenny Sledge, "One Man, Two Guvnors" at University Theatre

One Man, Two Guvnors

On this edition of Conversations, Jenny Sledge joins us to talk about the University Theatre production of One Man, Two Guvnors. She also explains the role played by a dramaturge in putting a production on the stage. The play opens on February 22, and runs through March 3 at the Crafton-Preyer Theatre on the KU Campus.


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