The Day the World Changed

For Americans, 9/11 neutered politicians, polarized the republic and reshaped lives. Then came the U.S. response: the war on terror, the Patriot Act and the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq. Critique the September 12 paradigm with Laurie Anderson at the Lied Center of Kansas (1600 Stewart Drive, Lawrence, 785-864-2787). The celebrated performance artist and inventor of the “tape-bow violin” and the “talking stick” tonight conducts Homeland, a musical mural of an America gripped by fear, security and isolation. The piece conveys Anderson’s scattered reactions to the post-9/11 United States by way of digital vocal manipulation and a four-piece band. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Ticket prices range from $13 and $18 (for children and University of Kansas students) to $25 and $35 for adults. For additional information, see

Fri., Sept. 12, 7:30 p.m., 2008