• 2019–20 Lied Across Kansas Artist—Jazzy Ash

    November 11–15, 2019 Each season, the Lied Center takes the show on the road to provide free performing arts experiences to other communities in Kansas, like Sabetha, Salina, Russell and Hays. Students, educators and community members in these areas experience the arts in an enhanced way through workshops, performances and

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  • Lied Center employee wins KU’s Employee of the Year Award

    On Wednesday, May 8, 2019 the University of Kansas held its annual Employee Recognition Ceremony. The Lied Center’s custodial supervisor, Doug Rendall, was recognized as employee of the year. This prestigious award is given to two outstanding KU staffers each year. All candidates for the award had been previously nominated

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  • WindSync to travel to Kansas communities in the Lied Across Kansas tour

    For the fourth year in a row, the Lied Center of Kansas is taking the show on the road and bringing world-class artists to different communities in Kansas. The Lied Across Kansas program gives students and community members the opportunity to engage with artists and experience the arts in an

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  • Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission Announces Indigenous Arts Initiative

    Now Accepting Applications  The Indigenous Arts Initiative at the University of Kansas invites two emerging Indigenous artists to participate in a two-week residency from March 24 to April 6, 2019 (visual arts) or March 18 to April 1, 2019 (film). As a partnership between KU (The Spencer Museum of Art,

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  • Lied Across Kansas Tour with Paige Hernandez

    The Lied Center of Kansas is, again, teaming up with a world-class artist to bring arts education to students of all ages in selected communities in Kansas. The Lied Across Kansas program will give students the opportunity to learn from an artist and experience the arts in an enhanced way,

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  • 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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  • Lied Across Kansas

    This season, Paige Hernandez will be sharing an innovative fusion of poetry, hip-hop and dance that emphasizes respect, understanding and cooperation with students across Kansas. The week prior to her performance at the Lied Center (Oct. 9–13), Paige will travel to work with children and other community members in Sabetha, Hays, Russell and

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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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  • School Ambassadors

    Each school in USD 497 has an arts ambassador who serves as a link between the Lied Center and the school. This network of teachers helps disseminate Lied Center news to their respective schools and assists with coordinating tickets to school-only performances.

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  • Recent Engagement/Education Events

    From providing a space for middle school educational displays to free school-only and classroom demonstrations, there is always something going on for students in our community at the Lied Center. Enjoy these photos from some of our recent engagement and educational events.

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  • Study Guides

    Passing It Forward (video guide—opens in YouTube) Parsons Dance (video guide—opens in YouTube) Parsons Dance chair choreography lesson (opens in YouTube) They Called Her Vivaldi (video guide—opens in YouTube) The Gruffalo (video guide—opens in YouTube) Hypnotic Brass Ensemble (video guide—opens in YouTube) Jazzy Ash & The Leaping Lizards (video guide—opens

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