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Album Review: Future Nostalgia

The year 2020 was a notable and arguably formative year for pop music, during which time we witnessed a popular revival of disco, glam rock and synth pop influences exemplified through recent releases by Dua Lipa, Kylie Minogue, Miley Cyrus and Rina Sawayama. Some of these throwback-inspired projects were more effective than others, which, in

Faculty cello recital wows

On Sunday, Mar. 1, Assistant Professor of Music Horacio Contreras and George and Marjorie Olsen Chandler Professor of Music Catherine Kautsky performed several selections from the works of Beethoven, Desenne, Debussy and Astor Piazzolla. Contreras, who is widely recognized as one of the best Venezuelan cellists of his generation, played alongside Kautsky, who is the

Album Review: “Miss Anthropocene”

Grimes, aka Claire Boucher, has been known since her MySpace days for her dark, eclectic, self-produced pop and aesthetics created by using looping and layering techniques in production. Her image, maintained by her unconventional approach to music and art as well as self-proclaimed “anti-imperialism” via Twitter, spurned an array of reactions to her announcement of

Milwaukee filmmaker ponders location

Milwaukee-based artist Maeve Jackson shared with the Lawrence community several of her short films as well as her personal experiences behind them on Monday, Feb. 17. Her talk centered on her life and artistic process through several guiding questions, while most importantly asking the audience to interrogate what spaces can be used to make art

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

Cello guest recital and master class

On Monday, Jan. 13, acclaimed guest cellist Matthew Zalkind brought three works first collected in his debut solo recording to Lawrence University’s Harper Hall, including pieces from composers Bach, Michael Brown and Zoltán Kodály. He explained that he feels that these works have a strong sense of “kinship,” which allows him to fully explore the

Appleton Library hosts Native quilt making and storytelling

In celebration of Native History Month, the Appleton Public Library hosted the travelling exhibit “Native Stitches and Stories” on the evening of Nov. 7. The night of story and song was woven together by Oneida storyteller Debra Morningstar and Wisconsin quilter Pat Ehrenberg as a tour of regional Native cultures across the Americas in the

Vocal professor gives recital

On Nov. 3, Professor of Music Karen Leigh-Post preformed a vocal recital in the Lawrence Memorial Chapel to an attentive audience of students, staff and community members. After ending the final notes of the eerily discordant “Furthermore” by Christine Davis, she joked that the first 40 minutes comprised what she called the “baby-boomer” half of