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Artist Spotlight: Emma Moss

Artist Spotlight: Emma Moss

If you’ve ever walked down College Ave and looked into the shop “Dance!,” you will have seen a window display composed and created by Lawrence University’s own senior Emma Moss, featuring impressively large ballet slippers accompanied by fall leaves and trees. Moss began her time at Lawrence as a vocalist within the Conservatory, but by

Diversity of the Con shines in Lawrence Performs event

At the Lawrence Performs event, Lawrence definitely performed. Music groups from the Conservatory performed in several academic buildings, encompassing countless musical genres, all of which were an absolute success. Truly, President Burstein outdid himself with the festivities. The night was composed of six different venues around campus: Wriston, the library, Harper Hall, Main Hall, Steitz

Fast-paced Kaleidoscope showcases diversity of the Conservatory

  On Saturday, Oct. 5, the Lawrence University Conservatory presented the fourth incarnation of Kaleidoscope, a 75 minute, 300 student, 14 ensemble musical extravaganza. Kaleidoscope is performed every other year at the Fox Valley Performing Arts Center but was unfortunately cancelled last year due to conflicting dates with the visiting musical “War Horse.” The center

Murphy emulates Holly Golightly in “Love and Other Disasters”

Do you like witty, “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” style romance? Do you miss Brittany Murphy? Do you have a Netflix account? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then “Love and Other Disasters” is a great movie for you. This surprisingly good romantic comedy directed by Alek Keshishian is often overlooked for its appearance

Phoenix’s “Bankrupt!” disappoints

It does me great honor to review my favorite band Phoenix’s new album, “Bankrupt!” Unfortunately, not all I have to say is rapturous praise. Phoenix is a French band based out of Versailles. They reached national acclaim with their 2009 album “Wolfgang Amadeus,” and their fans have been waiting impatiently for another one ever since.

“Grey Gardens” is both heartwrenching and hilarious

SPAMALU successfully presented its Spring Musical, “Grey Gardens,” in Cloak Theatre Friday, April 12 and Saturday, April 13. The production featured a broad and strong range of performers, from non-Conservatory freshmen to vocal performance-major seniors. While the plot is undeniably depressing, all of the cast members were uniquely brilliant in their respective roles. The first

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

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

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