Author Archives: Carl Johnson

Guitar recital impresses audience

There are a plethora of recitals that happen at Lawrence. Conservatory students, chamber groups and faculty all give recitals showcasing their abilities; recitals are a huge component of the music degree here at Lawrence. Every so often, instrumental studios give a recital. These usually include various members of that studio performing repertoire that they have

LU brass ensembles team up for performance

Students of the Lawrence University Brass Department perform in Harper Hall. Photo by Marieke de Koker. This Monday evening, I attended the Lawrence Brass Department Concert. This was a project developed by Lawrence’s brass faculty, consisting of music workshopped and rehearsed either throughout the term or at the “Brass Bjorklunden” that occurred over reading period.

Kevin Yee visits Lawrence

Comedians have been coming to our campus the entire time I have been a student here, and regrettably, the first time I have ever gone to see one was last Saturday at 10 p.m. when I saw Kevin Yee perform in the Warch Campus Center. He came out on stage smiling and beaming at all

Album Review: Weezer’s “Pacific Daydream”

When I write an album review, my general approach is to write the review about an artist that I know or like already. For this issue, I will be reviewing “Pacific Daydream,” the latest effort by ‘90s alt-pop goofballs, Weezer. I’ve always been a fan of Weezer, particularly enjoying “The Blue Album,” “Pinkerton,” and “The

Jazz Celebration Weekend brings talented performers to Lawrence

Storms and Nocturnes perform in Memorial Chapel. Photo by Marieke de Koker This Friday night at 7:30 p.m, the Lawrence Memorial Chapel was packed with community members, high school students traveling to Lawrence to perform for the weekend and all manner of Lawrence students and faculty. The performer on Friday night was a vocalist named

“Burial at Thebes” impresses with strong performances

“Burial at Thebes” cast during dress rehearsal. Photo by Billy Liu This Saturday, I had the pleasure of seeing Lawrence’s production of “Burial at Thebes,” directed by Professor of Theatre Arts and the J. Thomas and Julie Esch Hurvis Professor of Theatre and Drama Timothy Troy. “Burial at Thebes” is based off of Sophocles’s “Antigone.”