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Jazz series branches out with Bill Frisell

Bill Frisell, a Grammy-winning guitarist, performed his newest album “Harmony” alongside Petra Haden with vocals, Hank Roberts on cello and vocals and Luke Bergman on baritone guitar and vocals in the Lawrence Memorial Chapel on Friday, Feb. 7. The program asserted that the quartet “annihilates the concept of genre,” and the group delivered. The space

World Music Series showcases Ghanaian Folk

As part of Lawrence’s World Music Series, Okaidja Afroso presented a beautiful performance of traditional Ghanaian folk music with the intention of spreading a message of preservation of African music and culture. Joining him were Titus Nartey and Manavihare Fiaindratovo  on vocals and percussion. Afroso provided lead vocals, guitar, percussion and even dances. The songs

The Oscars: Parasite sweeps and everything is okay

BONG HIVE STAND UUUUUP! The Oscars were this past Sunday night, and for the first time since “Moonlight” blindsided everyone, especially Warren Beatty, in 2016, I felt real justice from the Academy and its voters. “Parasite,” a film directed by acclaimed Korean director Bong Joon Ho, became the first movie not in the English language

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

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,