If you’re a product of the 1990s you remember Lenny Kravitz as the sunglass-wearing, dreadlock-slinging, easy-to-follow rock star, and cranking up his simple funky guitar-laced songs on your car’s CD player. Now, more than a quarter century removed from his 1993 hit, “Are You Gonna Go My Way,” Kravitz has recently delivered his 11th album, which is full of love, positivity and, of course, plenty of funky beats. And he still rocks the aviators.
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Lenny Kravitz and his band performing live on stage in Rio, Madrid. While his songs have a distinctively American sound, he has always played well to international audiences, touring this spring in Paraguay, Chile and Argentina, but not the U.S.
The Missouri Baptist University Jazz Band has grown exponentially under the direction of Shane Williams, who leads the bands at MBU and teaches in the Fine Arts Division. For this band of talented student musicians, the sky is the limit.
Photos by Peter Lee
The MBU Jazz Band rehearses for an upcoming concert. The Jazz Band performs Tuesday, Nov. 27, in the Perk following the Hanging of the Green festivities, and again Friday, Dec. 7, in the Mabee Great Hall, during a private show for donors that precedes the annual Christmas Concert.
“I feel like that’s specifically what God’s put on my heart, to write for the broken.”
Photo by Abigail Scanio
Maddi Sullivan sits on her dorm room bed in the MBU Apartments recently, honestly and openly sharing her difficult story of tragedy, challenges and, ultimately, triumph through Jesus Christ.
Just days after coming home from the Grammy Awards in New York, Dr. Ladd Faszold, professor of music in the Fine Arts Division, sat down in his office with the sound of piano playing in the hallway to discuss where life has taken him.
Photo by Haley Sandvoss
Dr. Ladd Faszold has been at MBU for more than three decades, but did you know he’s performed on stage at Carnegie Hall six times? Or that he’s been to the Grammys as a voting member of the academy? Or that he’s flown into the Grand Canyon? Or that he collects stamps?