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Celtic singer Ashley Davis returns home to perform at Lied Center
December 17, 2014
Ashley Davis may call Kansas home, but these days, you’ll be hard-pressed to find her there.
Holiday Music Wrapup: Baker, KU, Lawrence Civic Choir to perform annual concerts
November 27, 2014
Caroling, sleigh bells and family singalongs are a part of the holiday tradition. The Lawrence area offers a variety of live performances to help you celebrate the season. Concerts from the Lawrence Civic Choir, Kansas University and Baker University are just a few of this year’s highlights.
Annual Organ Vespers Concert to deliver music from the ‘heart’
November 26, 2014
Music, much like the holiday season, can conjure up a lot of emotions for many people. It has the power to make us happy, make us reflect and make us dance. Tandy Reussner hopes to create a similar effect Dec. 14 at the 18th annual Organ Vespers Christmas Concert at First United Methodist Church. This year’s theme is “Stirring the Heart at Christmas,” and features a program of modern and traditional Christmas tunes.
KU Jazz Ensemble to perform at Kauffman Center
November 22, 2014
Kansas University’s Jazz Ensemble I and vocalist Deborah Brown will host an evening of big-band jazz Dec. 1 at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City, Mo.
Prison choral group East Hill Singers to perform this weekend
November 12, 2014
The East Hill Singers, a choral group comprising inmates from the minimum-security unit of the Lansing Correctional Facility as well as volunteer singers from the surrounding community, will perform at Lawrence’s Plymouth Congregational Church this weekend.
Group of female musicians aims to teach girls how to rock
November 8, 2014
Sally Sanko loved to sing as a girl — just not when anyone else was around. Sanko, now 25, would lock herself in the bathroom, light some candles, draw a bath and turn up the Mariah Carey tunes. There in the solitary comfort of the tub, Sanko let her inner diva out with a few Mariah-esque vocal riffs.
Lucinda Williams digs deep into Southern roots, family history in new album
November 5, 2014
Lucinda Williams is a “gypsy at heart.” That’s how the country singer-songwriter describes herself during a chilly, overcast afternoon in Oklahoma City — more than 1,000 miles from her home base of Los Angeles — earlier this week. Williams, who kicked off a month-long tour Sunday in Denver, had just stopped in the Sooner State to let her bus driver get some sleep before continuing on to Austin.
Twenty years after reuniting, father and daughter to share stage in Lawrence
October 23, 2014
Rachel Dirks’ story is a real-life “August Rush.” The 2007 drama, which follows a young musical prodigy who reunites with his birth parents after years of separation to find they share his talents, is not all that different from Dirks’ own life.
National Book Award winner James McBride to bring music, humor to Lawrence reading
October 18, 2014
James McBride, the reigning winner of the National Book Award for fiction, will bring his signature blend of words and music to Lawrence this week with a reading of his most recent work, “The Good Lord Bird.”
Chinese piano sensation to perform at Theatre Lawrence
October 18, 2014
Chinese-born piano phenom Zhao Yang Ming Tian will perform Friday evening at Theatre Lawrence, 4660 Bauer Farm Drive, at 7:30 p.m.
Lied Center honors Wynton Marsalis, Lois Orth-Lopes
October 6, 2014
The Lied Center has named jazz musician Wynton Marsalis and elementary music teacher Lois Orth-Lopes as the 2014-15 Lied Center IMPACT Award winners.
KU Youth Chorus to open new season Oct. 16
October 6, 2014
The KU Youth Chorus will begin its 10th season at Kansas University with an initial meeting and rehearsal at 4:30 p.m. Oct 16 in room 328 of Murphy Hall.
Ex-Flaming Lips drummer comes home, moves forward in his music career
October 4, 2014
Lounging comfortably on the couch in his home, Kliph Scurlock says he has found peace since his firing as drummer of The Flaming Lips became public five months ago.
Acclaimed opera singer to give free concert Monday at Lied Center
October 2, 2014
Acclaimed opera singer Joyce Castle will give a free concert at 8 p.m. Monday at the Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Drive.
Tegan and Sara celebrate 10 years since their first walk with the ghost
September 27, 2014
In September, Tegan and Sara celebrated the 10-year anniversary of their fourth album and commercial breakthrough, “So Jealous.” Before Tegan and Sara share the Liberty Hall stage on Wednesday, Tegan shares her thoughts on the major changes they’ve witnessed in the past decade,

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