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Student Spotlight: Hannah Jones

Student Spotlight: Hannah Jones

Photo of Junior Hannah Jones. Photo provided by Hannah Jones. Junior vocal performance major Hannah Jones is a dedicated student and performer who comes from a family tradition of talented musicians. She has earned recognition both through her roles at Lawrence as well as her outside accomplishments, including being chosen to star as Tisbe in

Student Spotlight: Meralis Alvarez-Morales

Photo by Sarah Elise Navy Lawrence junior Meralis Alvarez-Morales is a passionate and talented artist, scholar, performer and advocate who has much to share about the influence of Puerto Rican culture and her ancestors on her philosophy towards art. A global studies major on the arts and exchange track, this summer she partnered with the

Faculty cello recital wows

On Sunday, Mar. 1, Assistant Professor of Music Horacio Contreras and George and Marjorie Olsen Chandler Professor of Music Catherine Kautsky performed several selections from the works of Beethoven, Desenne, Debussy and Astor Piazzolla. Contreras, who is widely recognized as one of the best Venezuelan cellists of his generation, played alongside Kautsky, who is the

Album Review: “Miss Anthropocene”

Grimes, aka Claire Boucher, has been known since her MySpace days for her dark, eclectic, self-produced pop and aesthetics created by using looping and layering techniques in production. Her image, maintained by her unconventional approach to music and art as well as self-proclaimed “anti-imperialism” via Twitter, spurned an array of reactions to her announcement of

Milwaukee filmmaker ponders location

Milwaukee-based artist Maeve Jackson shared with the Lawrence community several of her short films as well as her personal experiences behind them on Monday, Feb. 17. Her talk centered on her life and artistic process through several guiding questions, while most importantly asking the audience to interrogate what spaces can be used to make art

Guitar professor’s performance explores Paris

Accomplished musician and Lecturer of Music Nathan Wysock filled Harper Hall with the sounds of classical guitar on Sunday, Feb. 2. The selections Wysock performed here at Lawrence were threaded together by the experiences of composers travelling through Paris. He opened with Fernando Sor’s “Fantaisie élégiaque à la mort de Madame Beslay” Op. 59, a