• Lied Center receives two grants from Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission

    The Lied Center of Kansas has been awarded two grants from the Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission. In the Innovative Partnerships category, a $10,000 grant will support a return visit by Chicago Children’s Theatre Company in spring 2018. The Lied Center, in partnership with the KU Edwards Campus and the

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  • Lied Receives $30,000 NEA Grant

    The National Endowment for the Arts has awarded the Lied Center of Kansas $30,000 to support a multidisciplinary performing arts series during the 2017–18 season. “We are thrilled to receive funding from the NEA in support of our project, Exploring Identities through Music, Movement and Word,” said Engagement/Education Director Anthea

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  • Announcing the 2017 Van Cliburn Competition Winner: Yekwon Sunwoo

     The Cliburn winner, Yekwon Sunwoo, center, with the bronze medalist Daniel Hsu, left, of San Francisco, and the silver medalist Kenneth Broberg, right, of Minneapolis. Photo credit: Ralph Lauer South Korean Pianist, Yekwon Sunwoo, Wins the Van Cliburn Competition Yekwon Sunwoo won the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition on Saturday, besting 29

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  • Announcing the Lied Center IMPACT Award Winners

    The 2016-17 winners were presented with their awards just prior to the Imani Winds Quintet performance, March 15, 7:30 pm. The Lied Center of Kansas named Imani Winds and Sarah Bonner as the recipients of the 2016-2017 Impact Awards. This is the third season the Lied Center is recognizing one

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  • Lied Across Kansas dance tour reaches Sabetha, Wetmore

    February 7, 2017, by The Sabetha Herald Youth in Sabetha and Wetmore will again have the opportunity to learn from and experience the arts in an enhanced way. The schools will again play host to the Lied Across Kansas Tour, an opportunity available through the Sam Mazza Foundation. On Tuesday, Feb.

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  • Fund provides performing arts access to Sabetha students

    KU alumni Kent and Donna Saylor of Sabetha, Kansas, have established a performing arts fund to provide Sabetha public school students free access to Lied Center programming. The Kent and Donna Saylor Performing Arts Access Fund was established through KU Endowment with the Saylors’ $250,000 gift. The endowed fund will

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  • Double the Just Friends Jazz Series Performances

    The Just Friends Jazz Series was such a hit last season, that we doubled the number of performances in the 2016-17 season. Check out the 2016-17 lineup. This series is exclusively for our Friends of the Lied. All levels of friends are invited to enjoy these outstanding performances in a jazz club-like atmosphere in

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  • Lied Across Kansas

    The 2016–17 Lied Across Kansas program turned out to be fantastic! Erik Kaiel and Joseph Simon, of Arch 8, took their wonderful form of dance and movement to our partner communities of Sabetha, Salina, Russell and Hays. Among many, many other activities, Erik and Joseph gave master classes for dance

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  • 2015-16 IMPACT Awards Presented

    Branford Marsalis and Dani Lotton-Barker were presented the 2015-16 Lied Center IMPACT Awards on Wednesday, April 6, prior to the Branford Marsalis Quartet performance. This is the second season the Lied Center is recognizing one artist or group for distinguished service to the performing arts and one USD 497 educator for distinguished

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  • Gifts support student access at the Lied Center of Kansas

    Two gifts for the Lied Center of Kansas will support the center’s Performing Arts Access Expansion program, which aims to increase access to arts programs for Lawrence school district middle- and high-school students. Continue reading on the KU Endowment website.

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  • New! Print at Home Tickets

    The Lied Center is proud to announce the option to print your tickets at home. The process is simple: Once you have selected your tickets, select “Online Order – Print At Home Online Order – Print At Home.” Once you have completed your order, you will receive a confirmation email

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  • Art Discovery with Lied Center Staff

    Want to know what the experts in the presenting arts are channeling for inspiration? Each week a staff member presents an art initiative, of their choice, at the Lied Center staff meeting. Their offerings are so diverse and fantastic that we thought we’d share them with you. Please post on

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