It’s a rollicking good time with today’s new CD pile. We’ve got something old (Mozart,) something new (LU’s Jennifer Fitzgerald as performer and composer,) some good singing (Paul Robeson,) and something recorded at the Blue Note. In addition you can listen to the latest Wind Ensemble concert.
The Visual Resources Library is happy to announce that the Anthropology Collection of digital images is now available to you from the Digital Collections web page. These images are from archeological sites in North America, Mesoamerica, Jericho, and China. There are also images of primates and human evolution.
To view the collection please select “Anthropology Collection” from the CONTENTdm list of image collections at: http://www.lawrence.edu/library/images/index.shtml
The first ever Mayfest Revival (in April) takes place this Sunday, April 29, from 7-10 pm. The event starts at 7 pm in the Wriston amphitheater. Learn how to dance around a May pole and participate in hula hoop, limbo, and water balloon toss contests. Sweets and drinks will be provided.
At 8 the event moves into the Riverview Lounge in the Union where there will be chair massages, art therapy, and music and test anxiety relief. Homemade bread, fruit, and snacks will be provided.
Curious to learn how May Day was celebrated in past years at Lawrence? View the displays in Riverview Lounge, and the University Archivist will be on hand to answer any questions you may have.
This event is brought to you courtesy of the Times and Traditions Committee and the Student Wellness Committee.
The Mudd has picked up a brand-new online jazz journal, Jazz Perspectives, whose founding editors are affiliated with Rutgers University’s Institute for Jazz Studies. This peer-reviewed journal is devoted to jazz scholarship but also includes Ethnomusicology, Music & Drama, Popular Culture, and Race & Ethnicity in Popular Music. Look for two issues a year, in April (volume 1, no. 1 is now available) and October. The library also has other jazz serials.
Check out the Mudd’s latest CD acquisitions. Mouse over an image to get a description and click on “Check here” to see if it’s available.
Charles Mingus would have been 85 years old today. As you might expect, the Mudd has many recordings of him and his compositions. Search… Music recordings in LUCIA. To find recordings of Mingus playing, try “mingus bass” and also “mingus double bass” as Keyword Anywhere searches, both in quotes, of course. For all things Mingus, just type “mingus.”
It could be said that some poets and some jazz musicians are spacey. Now you can be spacey yourself with this marvelous free downloadable program, Stellarium. Enter your earthly coordinates and view the night (or daytime) sky as seen from your location. This “open source planetarium” allows you to be a sky pilot right in your own home, or out on the deck if you have wireless.
April is National Poetry Month, and the Mudd is celebrating by inviting people to share their favorite poems. Bring your poem of choice to the library and put it on the Poetry bulletin board.
To learn more about National Poetry Month, visit