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Fally Afani

Fally Afani is an award-winning journalist with a career spanning more than 15 years in media. She has worked extensively in radio, television, newspapers, magazines, and more. Currently, she resides in Lawrence, Kansas, where she works as a music journalist and is the Editor of I Heart Local Music.

It’s Time for Summer Street Parties in Lawrence

I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for some dancing in the streets. May is arguably one of the funnest months of the year because everything really starts to pop off in Lawrence. Though you’ll really need the stamina for June, there’s a good amount to look forward to in May. With the more…

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Expand Your Musical Palette in Lawrence, Kansas this March

Spring is on the way! That means a hodgepodge of bands rolling through the area. This is festival season for some—and since Lawrence is in the middle of the country, you never know who will show up. From experimental noise rock to blues legends, this is a good month to go out and expand your palette…

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Jump Into January with Lawrence’s Live Music Calendar

Awwww, what’s the matter? You partied too hard on New Year’s Eve? Well, go ahead and take it easy this morning. Sit down, have a cup of coffee, and peruse this lovely list we’ve compiled for you. January’s got a nice groove to it, so you can ease into the new year with easily digestible shows (and a…

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Best Bets for Music Lovers this New Year’s Eve

So you’ve donned your gay apparel, you’ve filled up on pumpkin pie, and that WRETCHED elf (shudder) on the shelf is back in his box. The holidays are wrapping up, but that’s no reason you can’t get a couple more festive flings out of the last month of 2023. We’ve scoured the region for the best New…

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It's Bluegrass Season in Lawrence, Kansas

August has become synonymous with roots music in Lawrence. The fair has packed up and headed out of town, and we’re essentially in flux between major tours. This is when the fid pickers and the string pluckers come out to play. From a couple of major festivals to the business-as-usual local shows…

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