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The Artist Spotlight: Chris Misch-Bloxdorf

The Artist Spotlight: Chris Misch-Bloxdorf

Some say that the musician speaks through their instrument.  If that is the case, then Chris Misch-Bloxdorf, a senior trombone performance major with a jazz emphasis, has a lot to say on his senior recital. Only ten minutes of Bloxdorf’s recital will contain classical repertoire.  Interestingly enough, neither of the pieces were written for trombone.

Banhart releases new album “Mala”

Devendra Banhart’s “Mala” is the newest of his contributions to the musical genre, “New Weird America,” which does indeed exist.  As a Venezualan-American musician and visual artist, Banhart has made a name for himself in this more unique genre as well as in alternative folk.  But despite these ridiculously hipster-like categories, his musical style is

Moura enchants audience with music of Portugal

With her understated grace and elegance, Portuguese Fado singer Ana Moura captivated her audience from the moment she walked onto stage, transforming the Esch Hurvis Studio into the intimate space of a Fado house during her March 27 “Fado of the World” performance.  Her distinctively low and ever-so-slightly husky voice gives her renditions of the

Choir concert features eclectic mix of pieces and sounds

Kicking off a weekend of great musical performances at Lawrence, all of the Lawrence choirs performed together on Friday, Feb. 22 in Memorial Chapel. They sang a wide variety of works, including a finale that combined all the choirs, and collaborated with instrumentalists from the Conservatory on many of them. The songs spanned vast differences

Perscribed Escape debuts “Merry Wives of Windsor”

This weekend in the Wriston Auditorium, Shakespeare will come alive once again in Prescribed Escape Productions’ performance of “The Merry Wives of Windsor.” I sat down with director Alysa Levi D’Ancona and assistant director Bryan McManus to preview their production and gain insight into the new creation that is Prescribed Escape Productions. The plot of

New Nick Cave album a poetic success

When asked to describe his band’s fifteenth studio album, “Push The Sky Away,” Nick Cave, frontman of the Australian alternative rock band Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, said: “Well, if I were to use that threadbare metaphor of albums being like children, then “Push The Sky Away” is the ghost-baby in the incubator and