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KU's multi-choir 'Joy of Singing' concert this Thursday

Kansas University's School of Music will host a multi-choir concert Thursday at the Lied Center, the school said in a release.

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Of Montreal gets its freak on

Kevin Barnes looks forward to bringing communal commotion to the Granada

When Of Montreal hits the stage, they tend to be theatrical and dramatic. Band members pull out all the stops when it comes to sequins and stimulation during their highly danceable numbers, and their show at the Granada on Wednesday will be no different.

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Swarthout Recital Hall to re-open with concert series

After almost 60 years, a million patrons and thousands of performances, Swarthout Recital Hall was due for a face-lift. Now, after undergoing renovations for the last 10 months, the historic building is re-opening and christening its upgrades with an eight-concert series of performances.

Group asks what will make planned 9th Street Corridor project a success

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

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.

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When Louis Armstrong played KU

KPR to air unbroadcast recording of 1957 'Satchmo' gig

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.

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Fast-rising Sylvan Esso takes pride in being a crowd-pleaser

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

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.

The song "Pi" on Pi Day

The Alferd Packer Memorial String Band performs their song "Pi" at the Lawrence Public Library on Pi Day.

KU School of Music to host Jazz Festival this week

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.

KU jazz colloquium to feature scholars, performance

Scholars and artists will discuss the idea of "place" within creative improvisation during a colloquium next week at Kansas University.

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Sound check: Liner notes from the library's Sound + Vision recording studio

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

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

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

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

Subarna Bhattachan, the restauranteur behind three downtown restaurants, is organizing a benefit concert for the Chhairo Tibetan Buddhist Monastery in Mustang, Nepal.

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Love for sale: Musician Katlyn Conroy turns people's love stories into songs

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.

Kansas Virtuosi to perform concert Sunday at KU

Kansas University School of Music will stage the third performance in the Kansas Virtuosi Series for the 2014-15 season Sunday, featuring a special program titled "Organ Plus."

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