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World Music Series bring Afro-Brazilian sound to Lawrence

Projeto Arcomusical performs in Harper Hall. Photo by Taylor Blackson. On Wednesday, Feb. 6, the World Music Concert Series presented a performance by Projeto Arcomusical at 8 p.m. in Harper Hall. Led by Greg Beyer ’95, Projeto Arcomusical comprises six musicians who play the Afro-Brazilian berimbau, a musical bow with a single string pulled taut

Artist spotlight: Caroline Granner

Photo by Taylor Blackson. Junior Caroline Granner, or “Caro,” as she’s affectionately known by her friends, is full of enthusiasm and creative energy. An avid actress, playwright and singer-songwriter, you might recognize Granner’s name as she’s been involved in everything from acting in musical productions like “Next to Normal” to singing her original tunes as

Easily Amused “The Orchestra Saves the Day!”

Members of the Lawrence Symphony Orchestra perform in the Lawrence Memorial Chapel. Photo by Julia Balestri. On the evening of Friday, Feb. 1, the Lawrence University Symphony Orchestra (LSO) performed a concert in Memorial Chapel. Their program, titled “Eroica,” featured the Beethoven symphony of the same name as well as George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue”

Cello player wows with workshop & concert

Known for the YouTube video titled “I LOVE TOFU!!!” and other hits songs like “I Peed on a Bird,” Rushad Eggleston remains one of the most eccentric performers of our day. Self-described as a “joy-spreader” and “cello goblin,” Eggleston shared new techniques and performance practices with Lawrence on Sunday, Feb. 3, in a workshop followed

Film Review “Widows”

Chicago gets the gritty city treatment in the new film from Steve McQueen, director of “12 Years a Slave,” and Gillian Flynn, writer of “Gone Girl.” Viola Davis leads an ensemble of formidable performers in a dark and depressing heist movie. Davis plays Veronica, the wife of a doomed career criminal played by Liam Neeson.

Easily Amused “Listen to the Strings”

The Vermillion Quartet performs in Harper Hall. Photo by Taylor Blackson. On Saturday, Jan. 26, Lawrence University welcomed the Vermillion Quintet for a recital in Harper Hall. The quintet, composed of senior violinists Joanie Shalit and Katie Li Weers, senior violists Laura Vandenberg and Gabriel Hartmark and senior cellist Joshua Tan, has been playing together