Author Archives: Erin O'Brien

Projection screen with he words "DANIEL GREEN" on them and a young Black man behind the words

Cultural Expressions takes new platform

Cultural Expressions takes new platform

A group viewing session for the event was held in Somerset, projected here is fifth-year Daniel Green’s performance. Photo by Sebastian Evans This year, the Black Student Union’s (BSU) annual production of Cultural Expressions for Black and Brown empowerment was themed “Black Love” and took place in a hybrid setting, streaming live on YouTube with

Album Review: Future Nostalgia

The year 2020 was a notable and arguably formative year for pop music, during which time we witnessed a popular revival of disco, glam rock and synth pop influences exemplified through recent releases by Dua Lipa, Kylie Minogue, Miley Cyrus and Rina Sawayama. Some of these throwback-inspired projects were more effective than others, which, in

Concerto competition winners perform arrangements

On Sunday, Feb. 14, the Lawrence Symphony Orchestra (LSO) Concerto Competition winners’ performances began streaming. The concert — still available for viewing on the Lawrence Vimeo account, accessible through the events calendar — featured the winners’ final performances as well as discussions of each of their pieces with Associate Professor of Violin Samantha George.  First

Faculty recital reflects on pandemic

On Friday, Feb. 5, Assistant Professor of Music Tim Albright and Associate Professor of Music Mark Urness shared a collection of original compositions and arrangements called “2020 Reflections,” a dual effort project focused on the challenges of returning to improvisation during the pandemic. With Albright on the trombone and Urness on the double bass, the

Artist Talk: Cathy Cook

Artist, filmmaker, educator and eco-activist, Cathy Cook, paid a virtual visit to Lawrence on Wednesday, Jan. 27 for the university’s first art talk of 2021, during which she shared her experience with her latest “Cranes in Motion” project, among other films.  Cook is currently an associate professor of visual arts at the University of Maryland

Student Spotlight: Luka Santin

Photo provided by Luka Santin Sophomore Luka Santin is a Lawrence student in the Bachelor of Arts in Music program, focusing on piano performance and psychology. While they have an extensive history of musical passion and participation throughout their secondary education, including choir, violin, cello and piano lessons, it was in their Fall Term at

Lawrence Swing Dance Club welcomes new comers in open dances

This term, the Lawrence Swing Dance club (LSD) has made a challenging but creative transition from their usual traditional partnered swing dancing to a new practice of socially-distant line dancing to accommodate Lawrence safety guidelines during the pandemic. Through these efforts, as well as others including hosting social events such as virtual movie nights, the

Student Spotlight: Madeline Guest

Sophomore singer-songwriter Madeline Guest. Photo by Pei Robins Lawrence sophomore Madeline Guest, a double major in choral education and computer science, is incredibly passionate about writing, singing and recording her own songs independent of her diverse academic pursuits. She recently released her second self-written album on Sep. 9 of this year, entitled “Just Another Ghost.”