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
This week’s pile of new cds features LU’s own Instructor in Music, Lee Tomboulian (jazz improvisation, jazz small group performance practice, and applied jazz piano.) Hear Lee on piano, organ, vocals and various other instruments in this mix of jazz, neo-Western swing and Brazilian rhythms.
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.
It’s National Poetry Month. It’s Jazz Appreciation month. How about combining the two and reading some jazz poetry on the web and in the Mudd?
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
http://poets.org/ or the library’s National Poetry Month page!
Is writing about jazz like dancing about architecture? Not in the case of Whitney Balliett, who would have been 81 today. Mr. Balliett died in February of this year. He was a jazz critic at The New Yorker for over 40 years and his entry in Grove calls his writings “eloquent and highly stylized.”
The Mudd has seven of his books, mostly collections of his essays. A side note: his first wife, Elizabeth Hurley King, is a direct descendant of Rufus King, one of the two first United States senators from New York.