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October 2016

The Capitol Steps

October 8, 2016 @ 7:30 pm
Lied Center of Kansas – Performing Arts Center, 1600 Stewart Dr
Lawrence, KS 66045 United States
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The Capitol Steps—a Washington, DC-based comedy troupe that began as a group of Senate staffers— has been providing a unique blend of musical and political comedy for over thirty years. At the Lied Center, the group will present a show based on the current presidential campaigns as well as songs from their most recent album What to Expect When You’re Electing. Thank you to Dole Institute of Politics for sponsoring this event!

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The Shanghai Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China

October 14, 2016 @ 7:00 pm
Lied Center of Kansas – Performing Arts Center, 1600 Stewart Dr
Lawrence, KS 66045 United States
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Founded in 1959, the Shanghai Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China has become one of the most influential and competitive acrobatic companies in China and has performed in more than 30 countries. Many of the company’s acts have been awarded prizes nationally and internationally.

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November 2016

Ira Glass: Seven Things I’ve Learned

November 5, 2016 @ 7:30 pm
Lied Center of Kansas – Performing Arts Center, 1600 Stewart Dr
Lawrence, KS 66045 United States
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Ira Glass is the host and creator of the public radio program This American Life. The show is heard each week by over 2.2 million listeners on more than 500 public radio stations, with another 2.2 million podcast downloads. A special thanks to our sponsor Kansas Public Radio.

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Girl Rising Film screening and discussion in support of International Education Week

November 16, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Kansas Union: Big 12 Room, 1301 Jayhawk Blvd
Lawrence, KS 66045 United States
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Please join the University of Kansas Peace Corps recruiter for a viewing of the film Girl Rising and following discussion. The Let Girls Learn Initiative is a collaboration between the First Lady and Peace Corps focusing on creating community-led solutions that tackle the barriers that keep girls from getting and staying in school. For this Girl Rising has proven to be a powerful catalyst in sparking people all over the United States – and the world – to action. The…

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January 2017
$5

Ween Tribute

January 27 @ 9:30 pm - 1:00 am
Lucia Beer Garden + Grill, 1016 Massachusetts St.
Lawrence, 66044 United States
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What exactly is a brown out? It's not as severe as a black out because you remember bits and pieces. All WEEN. All NIGHT.

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February 2017

The Grammy Award-winning REBIRTH BRASS BAND

February 10 @ 7:30 pm
Lied Center of Kansas – Performing Arts Center, 1600 Stewart Dr
Lawrence, KS 66045 United States
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The Grammy Award-winning Rebirth Brass Band is the undisputed leader of the pack, and they show no signs of slowing down. Formed in 1983 by the Frazier brothers, the band has evolved from playing the streets of the French Quarter to playing festivals and stages all over the world and on HBO’s Treme. Thank you to our sponsor for this performance James Otten DDS.

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March 2017

KU Jazz Ensemble I with special guest Kneebody

March 28 @ 7:30 pm
Lied Center of Kansas – Performing Arts Center, 1600 Stewart Dr
Lawrence, KS 66045 United States
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Kneebody’s sound is… explosive rock energy paralleled with high-level nuanced chamber ensemble playing and highly wrought compositions that are balanced with adventurous no-holds-barred improvising. At the Lied Center of Kansas - Performing Arts Center, the group will perform with the The University of Kansas Jazz Ensemble I led by Dan Gailey, director of Jazz Studies.

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April 2017
Admission is free, food and beverages available for purchase.

KU Natural History Museum: A Science on Tap Event, Fossils, Stocks, and Stars: An Evolutionary Perspective

April 19 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Free State Brewing Company, 636 Massachusetts St.
Lawrence, KS 66044 United States
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The life forms that have evolved the most rapidly have gone extinct. The universe has become a more stable and boring place. And investing in risky stocks is a losing proposition. Each of these phenomena have one thing in common: volatility. Over the long term, volatile entities — whether they are stocks, species, or stars — don’t survive. At our next Science on Tap, Professor Bruce S. Lieberman will talk about volatility and why it matters for our understanding of…

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