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KU Symphonic Band, Wind Symphony to perform shared concert
May 4, 2014
The University of Kansas Symphonic Band and Wind Symphony will perform a shared concert at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 6 at the Lied Center.
Uh Huh Her: Empowered independent artists
May 1, 2014
Without the control of any major label, Leisha Hailey and Camila Grey of electro-pop duo Uh Huh Her, don’t feel the need to adhere to the sexualized standard many female musicians face these days. Without “the handlers” it’s easier to stay focused on making music meaningful to them. The two are turning the Granada into a nightclub Saturday night in support of latest album “Future Souls.” Tickets are $15.
Concert to celebrate retiring Baker band director’s 48-year career
May 1, 2014
Baker University is honoring Ray James after 48 years as a band director during the Baker University Symphonic Winds Guest Artist Concert this Sunday.
Love Garden to celebrate 24 years with show at the Granada
May 1, 2014
Love Garden Sounds, 822 Massachusetts St., is an iconic Lawrence record store that is home to 100,000 records and two cats, and its staff is ready to celebrating the store’s 24th anniversary with a big concert at the Granada.
Blood on the Wall back together to celebrate Love Garden anniversary
May 1, 2014
A little more than 10 years ago, Courtney Shanks convinced her brother, Brad, to move to New York City. The Kansas City natives hadn’t played music together as kids or planned to start a band in NYC — but they soon formed Blood on the Wall with drummer Miggy Littleton, leading to three albums and a tour with the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.
How Love Garden’s Kelly Corcoran went from music lover to music store owner
May 1, 2014
Love Garden Sounds has called downtown Lawrence its home for the past 24 years. Owner Kelly Corcoran first began shopping at the store in 1993, when it was located on the 900 block of Massachusetts St. Corcoran has been an owner since 2004 and the store moved to its current location, 822 Massachusetts St., in 2009.
Celtic Woman to bring gems of Ireland to the Lied Center
April 24, 2014
The all-female group is stopping in Lawrence in honor of The Emerald Tour, to perform at the Lied Center in support of their latest studio album “Emerald: Musical Gems.” Originally recruited in 2007 and performing with Celtic Woman until 2007, Lynn Hilary has returned for this 75-city tour, joining Máiréad Nesbitt, Máiréad Carlin, and Susan McFadden.
Eldridge plans to expand hotel
April 23, 2014
One of Lawrence’s more historic businesses has plans for a large, modern expansion.
KU’s Wakarusa Trio wins a top prize in Chamber Music Competition
April 20, 2014
The Wakarusa Trio, comprised of clarinetist Puyin Bai, violist Shokhrukh Sadikov and pianist Kai Yin Crystal Lam, recently won a $4,000 prize at the 68th annual Coleman Chamber Music Competition.
One wild ride for Your Friend, Taryn Miller
April 20, 2014
Since the February 20 announcement that Taryn Blake Miller had signed with London-based Domino Records (offices in Brooklyn), and the rerelease of her debut “Jekyll/Hyde,” her enthusiasm hasn’t wavered.
Get to know the Farmers’ Ball semi-finalists
April 17, 2014
From 60 local band submissions, whittled down to 16 by KJHK/SUA committee members, and sliced in half by the community through online voting, eight bands will go head-to-head this Saturday, April 19 at The Bottleneck, at 8 p.m. This is the 20th year of this battle of the local/regional bands. It’s the second year the two organizations have been able to offer monetary prizes: the top reward being $2,000 and runner up receiving $1,000.
Mates of State: the ultimate power couple born out of Lawrence
April 13, 2014
Mates of State will be performing a stripped-down set at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Granada.
John Cale always reinventing himself
April 13, 2014
John Cale is this month’s featured Nine Forty Live artist at Lawrence Arts Center, performing a variety of material from his six decades of studio albums (his latest, “Shifty Adventures In Nookie Wood”) with a backing band at 8 p.m. April 15. In true Cale fashion, there’s going to be some surprises in the mix to look forward to, but anyone familiar with his live shows already know not to come prepared to hear exact renditions they’ve heard in the past
She is Kawehi: One-woman band becomes Internet sensation
April 6, 2014
If you frequent this ol’ thing called the Internet, you’ve probably stumbled across the virality of Lawrence’s own one-woman band Kawehi, who has just within the last month managed to get the attention of publications like Esquire, Elle, The Huffington Post and Spin — not to mention even more websites — with the video release of a casual practice-run of a song cover.
Bales Artist Series to welcome organ department chair for recital
April 6, 2014
David Higgs will perform an organ recital on Kansas University’s campus on April 11 as part of the Bales Artist Series.