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Music

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,
Free brass concert to feature award-winning euphonium soloist
September 24, 2014
Lawrence’s Free State Brass Band will play a free concert of old and new brass band literature this weekend, featuring Nathan Gay on solo euphonium.
Lawrence Arts Center’s science-art program receives $100,000 grant
05:48 p.m., September 23, 2014 Updated 07:47 p.m.
The Lawrence Arts Center received a $100,000 grant Tuesday that will allow the expansion of an out-of-school science education program for elementary students.
Marsalis and his Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra make Lawrence first stop on fall tour
September 20, 2014
The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra led by trumpet player Wynton Marsalis already had planned its fall touring route when it tacked on a Lawrence performance at the beginning. That was thanks to the Lied Center’s new executive director’s connections. By Sara Shepherd
KU School of Music to show off its many faces in Collage Concert
September 17, 2014
The Lied Center will serve as a one-stop shop of musical talent on Friday night as the Kansas University School of Music presents its 15th annual Collage Concert.
Fall Arts Preview: The concerts
September 14, 2014
A look at some of the notable upcoming concerts in Lawrence.
KCPT to broadcast documentary on Kansas University Wind Ensemble’s Carnegie Hall debut
September 8, 2014
Kansas Public Television will air hour-long documentary “From Concept to Concert Hall” featuring the Kansas University Wind Ensemble and its Carnegie Hall debut last year at 7:30 p.m. this Thursday.
Kansas City celebrates Union Station centennial
September 7, 2014
A century after the dedication of Kansas City’s Union Station drew an estimated 100,000 people, the grand edifice is preparing for centennial events this fall that officials hope will again attract massive crowds.
Local musician emulates William S. Burroughs with cut-up style music
September 7, 2014
For a musician described as a “bedroom folk” artist, it’s rather remarkable that Lawrence-based Nate Henricks gained attention outside the confines of his home and on an international radio station this past July with a BBC interview on Stuart Maconie’s “Freak Zone.”
Respiratory illness hits KC-area kids
September 2, 2014
A Kansas City pediatric hospital has treated hundreds of young children for a respiratory illness that has symptoms similar to a common cold that more typically is seen during winter months.
Lawrence Fall Music Preview 2014
August 28, 2014
The Lawrence music scene is relatively quiet in the summer. We lose some of our most-devoted concertgoers when Kansas University students go home. But the silence is finally over. Mark your calendars now for nationally touring bands, jazz ensembles, emerging artists, musicals and other acts making their way through town this fall. Here’s a preview to get you started:
Despite heat, Kansas State Fiddling and Picking Championships draws crowd at South Park
August 24, 2014
Trees were prime real estate in Lawrence’s South Park during the Kansas State Fiddling and Picking Championships. As temperatures soared past 100 degrees Sunday afternoon, musicians and spectators parked themselves under the foliage — hats, fans and cool drinks in tow — seeking relief from the sweltering late-August heat.