Some pretty high-powered people turn up at the Laurie Auditorium, on the Trinity University campus north of downtown. Everyone from Paul Krugman and Jane Goodall to Vicente Fox and Jimmy Carter have taken part in its Distinguished Lecture Series. The 2,700-seat hall also hosts major players in the popular and performing arts: Duran Duran and Alison Krauss were among those who took the stage in recent years. Dance recitals, jazz concerts, and plays, many with internationally renowned artists, are held here, too.