Library’s Lawrence Music Project aims to archive, share local music
May 23, 2015
The Lawrence Public Library is helping to archive local bands past and present in a new initiative called the Lawrence Music Project.
The Storyteller from Stax: Booker T. Jones kicks off library’s 780s Series
May 20, 2015
It was back in the ’70s that legendary blues musician Booker T. Jones discovered the importance of storytelling. The hall-of-fame musician will be sharing some of his stories Thursday night at Liberty Hall.
Patti LuPone replaces ‘I Love Lucy’ on Lied Center schedule
01:07 p.m., May 19, 2015 Updated 10:33 p.m.
Tony-winning actress Patti LuPone will replace a performance of “I Love Lucy Live on Stage” on the Lied Center’s 2015-16 season schedule, it was announced Tuesday.
Arc Flash bringing aggressive live show to Spring Into Summer music festival
May 13, 2015
Arc Flash isn’t your run-of-the-mill garage rock act from Lawrence. They write complex numbers, refer to themselves as “time wave space punk,” and evoke a wide range of emotions from their audience. The band will be among the handful of performers at this year’s Spring Into Summer music festival Saturday at the Replay Lounge.
Lawrence moms pass on musical gifts to kids
May 9, 2015
In honor of Mother’s Day, we’re celebrating three local mothers with musical talents — and the kids who have followed in their footsteps.
KU Jazz Studies Program, students earn top honors in music awards
May 3, 2015
The Kansas University Jazz Studies Program and students were given top honors in the 38th Annual DownBeat Student Music Awards, the university has announced.
Moonlighting musicians: Lawrence musicians spread themselves across the scene
May 2, 2015
In the Lawrence music scene, sometimes you may think you’re seeing double, triple or even quadruple.
Lawrence Arts Center to celebrate Mozart, Gershwin and others in ‘Too Much, Too Early’
May 2, 2015
The Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St., will celebrate musicians who died before their time with “Too Much, Too Early: Composers who left us in their 30s” at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
KU School of Music faculty to perform in ‘A Spring Fling with Strings’
May 2, 2015
Theatre Lawrence, 4660 Bauer Farm Drive, will host “A Spring Fling with Strings” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. As part of the Dave and Gunda Hiebert Concert Series, the evening will feature the talents of the “Kansas Virtuosi,” a group of musicians from the Kansas University School of Music faculty.
KU Symphonic band to perform Tuesday at the Lied Center
May 2, 2015
The Kansas University Symphonic Band will wrap up the 2014-2015 KU School of Music Lied Center Series with a performance at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Drive.
Folk musician Rhiannon Giddens turns back the clock
April 25, 2015
On April 14, Rhiannon Giddens sang for President Barack Obama. She shook hands with Obama. She managed to respond coherently when Obama told her he’d listened to her record.
Emerald ash borer traps to be set across Kansas
03:09 p.m., April 21, 2015 Updated 10:18 p.m.
The state and national departments of agriculture will set 163 emerald ash borer traps across Kansas to help prevent the spread of the destructive beetle.
Registration open for Girls Rock! Lawrence summer camp
April 18, 2015
Girls Rock! Lawrence has opened registration for its inaugural summer camp, which will take place June 1-5 at St. John’s School, 1208 Kentucky St.
A whirlwind year: Hard-working folk rocker Spencer Mackenzie Brown quickly winning over fans
April 15, 2015
Playing Middle of the Map Fest is something Spencer Mackenzie Brown never thought he’d do. But the Lawrence indie folk rocker will be hitting the Riot Room stage on April 25 as part of the massive music festival, and it’s all because he just had one heck of a year.
Free State, LHS students come together for ‘good, clean’ ping-pong madness
05:19 p.m., April 15, 2015 Updated 10:26 p.m.
Halfway through April, March Madness is still in full swing for Lawrence High School and Free State High School students watching and competing in a homegrown ping-pong tournament. By Caitlin Doornbos