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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”

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

Easily Amused “The Warch Cinema Incident”

Comedian Lafayette Wright performs in Warch Cinema. Photo by Taylor Blackson. On the evening of Friday, Nov. 2, comedian Lafayette Wright performed in the Warch Cinema. Wright is a veteran of the Washington, D.C. comedy scene and has recently been featured on Kevin Hart’s Comedy Central show “Hart of the City.” He now performs regularly

Easily Amused “Beyond Baby Mozard”

On Wednesday, Oct. 24, the Lawrence University (LU) Brass performed their first concert of the school year in Lawrence Memorial Chapel. LU Brass is comprised of Associate Professor of Music John Daniel on trumpet, Associate Dean of the Conservatory and Professor of Music Jeffrey Stannard on trumpet, Assistant Professor of Music Ann Ellsworth on French

Easily Amused “The Delicate Flavor of Bird Poop”

In association with the Appleton Book Festival, Lawrence welcomed poet Ross Gay on Thursday, Oct. 11 for a reading of some of his recent work. The event was sponsored by the Cargill Foundation Sustainability Grant and the Mia Paul Poetry fund. According to the Appleton Book Festival’s website, the event imagines “ways that delight, joy,