Music

Group asks what will make planned 9th Street Corridor project a success
March 23, 2015
A committee of neighborhood, city and business representatives gathered Monday night at the Lawrence Public Library to ask what will make the planned Ninth Street Corridor Project a success.
Bernadette Peters bringing many talents, love of animals to Lied Center concert
March 21, 2015
It’s just past lunchtime at Bernadette Peters’ New York City home, and the legendary actress and singer has her hands full with a pair of rowdy dogs.
When Louis Armstrong played KU
KPR to air unbroadcast recording of 1957 ‘Satchmo’ gig
March 21, 2015
Wilt Chamberlain and the Kansas University men’s basketball team may have lost the national championship in heartbreaking fashion on March 23, 1957, but the team and KU fans were still treated to a night they’ll never forget thanks to a legendary jazz musician.
Fast-rising Sylvan Esso takes pride in being a crowd-pleaser
March 18, 2015
A little bit jazzy, a little bit soulful and completely likable — Sylvan Esso makes music that has crept into everybody’s life over the last year.
2015 Spring Arts Preview
March 14, 2015
With temperatures already warming up, it’s a good time to take a look at a the crop of activities on the calendar for this spring in Lawrence. We’ve rounded up a few of the many fun arts, entertainment, music, food, theater and performance events going on between now and the start of summer.
Book documenting 1968 Miami Pop Festival to launch at KU
March 14, 2015
Photographer Ken Davidoff and musician-filmmaker Jack Connell, the authors behind the upcoming “The 1968 Miami Pop Festival,” will celebrate their book’s launch at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Kansas Union’s Alderson Auditorium.
KU School of Music to host Jazz Festival this week
February 28, 2015
The Kansas University School of Music will host the 38th Annual Jazz Festival concerts at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Kansas Union’s Woodruff Auditorium.
Brief Friday morning police chase results in arrest
01:32 p.m., February 27, 2015 Updated 10:40 p.m.
Lawrence police and the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department assisted Kansas University Public Safety officers Friday morning with a brief car chase that began on KU’s west campus.
KU jazz colloquium to feature scholars, performance
February 26, 2015
Scholars and artists will discuss the idea of “place” within creative improvisation during a colloquium next week at Kansas University.
Sound check: Liner notes from the library’s Sound + Vision recording studio
February 21, 2015
Things are starting to get loud at the Lawrence Public Library. Since the arrival of sound engineer Ed Rose in early January, the Lawrence Public Library’s recording studio has become a hotbed of creative activity. These days, you’ll probably have to schedule at least a week in advance if you want to book a weekend slot, Rose says.
One for the road: Singer-songwriter Martin Sexton bringing ‘Mixtape’ to Granada
February 19, 2015
On his newest album, “Mixtape of the Open Road,” singer-songwriter Martin Sexton jumps across musical styles, from the psychedelic “Remember That Ride” to the sweet, breezy “You (My Mind is Woo).” Sexton will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Granada.
KU School of Music to host Annual Scholarship Concert
February 18, 2015
The Kansas University School of Music will host its Annual Scholarship Concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Drive.
KU School of Music announces KU at the Capitol concert series
February 14, 2015
The Kansas University School of Music will kick off its spring 2015 KU at the Capitol concert series this Wednesday. It will be the first of six concerts to take place at the Statehouse rotunda this semester as part of the series.
Indian music concert to benefit Buddhist monastery in Nepal
February 12, 2015
Subarna Bhattachan, the restauranteur behind three downtown restaurants, is organizing a benefit concert for the Chhairo Tibetan Buddhist Monastery in Mustang, Nepal.
Love for sale: Musician Katlyn Conroy turns people’s love stories into songs
February 7, 2015
You’d think that people would have had enough of silly love songs, or so sings Paul McCartney on the 1976 Wings track. But Katlyn Conroy, a local musician who is crafting personalized tunes for customers just in time for Valentine’s Day, looks around Lawrence and sees it isn’t so.