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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.

How to have a rocking New Year's Eve in Lawrence

Finish up all your big projects, pack away the leftovers, and set an away message on your email… you’re going to want to take some time off at the end of the year. That’s because Lawrence is planning on ringing in 2023 with style . This is the first time in a hot minute that Lawrence has done New…

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December's Best Bets for Live Music in Lawrence

Hot dog! It’s the holiday season! That gives us a double dose of festivities for the month, with some musical acts centering on seasonal favorites, while others are throwing down hard for New Year’s Eve. You’ll enjoy anything from a raging metal show to a showcase of our brightest hip-hop stars this…

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Oh boy! It's here! It's finally here! Our favorite time of year! ROCKTOBER!! This is like Christmas for music fans. Everyone's fall tours take them through the Midwest this time of year, so our music cup runneth over. Rocktober is a pretty phenomenal time for live music, right from the very first…

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We’re ready for some rock and roll to slide back into the landscape. We’re talking crunchy guitars, throbbing baselines, and a hot mess of a singer onstage. We’ll be getting a lot of that in September, as bands head out on their fall tours (and everyone ends up touring through the Midwest in the…

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Bluegrass takes center stage in live music for August

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