Author Archives: Ursa Anderson

Revival of the Period Piece Romance: “Emma.” Review

Although released early into the 2020 film season, Autumn de Wilde’s highly stylized revamp of the classic Jane Austin novel, “Emma,” has recently taken on a new found popularity. While “Emma.” came out slightly before statewide quarantines were put in place, it fits perfectly into the escapist nostalgia that closely followed weeks of homebound living.

Jazz band performs “Kansas City Suite”

For their Winter Term performance, the Lawrence University Jazz Ensemble (LUJE) took on Benny Carter’s “Kansas City Suite” on Wednesday night in the Lawrence Memorial Chapel. Carter, well known in the music world, has arranged and composed primarily jazz music across many different platforms. He gained popularity for his big band compositions, but also became

IGLU incorporates electronic manipulation

On Wednesday, Feb. 19, the Improvisational Group of Lawrence University (IGLU) put on their Winter Term performance in Harper Hall, rather than Esch Hurvis where they have performed the past few terms. Directed by Instructor Music Matt Turner, the group comes together from all areas of the Conservatory, be that strings, brass, woodwind, percussion and

Alianza presents salsa workshop

On Wednesday, Jan. 29, Lawrence’s Latinx organization, Alianza, hosted a salsa dance workshop on campus in Esch Hurvis to reach out to the Lawrence community and cultivate a deeper understanding of Latinx culture. Salsa dance instructor Marisol Encarnación and her husband José Encarnación hosted and taught the participants. Marisol teaches salsa lessons regularly every spring,

Upcoming: LU Live!

As another term starts at Lawrence University, the whole campus is getting ready for another great calendar full of events for the students. Along with the long-awaited President’s Ball, there is a long list of arts and entertainment events this term including student and faculty recitals, art shows and special guest performers. Particularly, the newly