ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

New Books from IU Press

The six scholars who wrote The Kinsey Institute: The First Seventy Years knew they were running risks. Their subject had already been extensively covered, not only in academic studies but in films like the 2004 biopic Kinsey. And they feared that their affiliations with the Institute would lead their book to be dismissed as a mere “in-house infomercial.”

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Jazz Vocalist Tierney Sutton Joins Jacobs School Faculty

Tierney Sutton, who joined the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music faculty this fall, was a singing cocktail waitress when she found her vocation. On a summer break from college, she landed a job with the Heidel Honeys, a vocal quartet dressed like the icon on a bottle of St. Pauli Girl beer.

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

New Books from IU Press

The six scholars who wrote The Kinsey Institute: The First Seventy Years knew they were running risks. Their subject had already been extensively covered, not only in academic studies but in films like the 2004 biopic Kinsey. And they feared that their affiliations with the Institute would lead their book to be dismissed as a mere “in-house infomercial.”

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Jazz Vocalist Tierney Sutton Joins Jacobs School Faculty

Tierney Sutton, who joined the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music faculty this fall, was a singing cocktail waitress when she found her vocation. On a summer break from college, she landed a job with the Heidel Honeys, a vocal quartet dressed like the icon on a bottle of St. Pauli Girl beer.

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New Books from IU Press

While they may only be letters home from ordinary soldiers, the missives gathered in Letters from the Greatest Generation: Writing Home in WWII are historical documents at their finest. First published as Letters from Fighting Hoosiers in 1949, the collection was compiled after the Indiana War History Commission placed newspaper announcements soliciting letters from soldiers. Of the 3,500 it received, the commission selected 131 for publication.  

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Jason Wilber: A B-town Boy, Now 47, with His 10th Album

When he moved to Bloomington in 1985 at the age of 15, Jason Wilber says he found a vibrant music town. “Bloomington had lots of good musicians, good record stores, and good places to play,” says the guitarist, 47, who is about to release his 10th solo album, Reaction Time. 

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Meet Ellen Starr Lyon’s Family: ‘Emotional and Real and Healthy’

The room where Ellen Starr Lyon paints is just steps from the front door of her family home. Situated at the nexus between the kitchen and other living spaces, Lyon’s husband, two teenage children, and dog crisscross the room as she works, allowing her artistic ambitions to breathe and flourish within the center of her domestic universe.

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Thank You, Randy White

On a momentous day in 1975, in the pulp-and-paper town of Bathurst, New Brunswick, Canada, a stout 8-year-old boy was taken by his mother’s hand to see his first live play. The show was Godspell and the boy was Randy Timothy White. The performance made such an impression on young Randy that for the first time he began to question his future occupation—maybe he wouldn’t be a hockey player after all. Maybe his future was in the theater.

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New Arts Center On Near West Side To Feature Gallery, Theater & Library

The corner of Fourth and Rogers streets is a 10-minute walk from the downtown Square, Bloomington’s traditional nucleus of arts and entertainment. But David and Martha Moore, co-owners of Pictura Gallery, a fixture on the Square for a decade, are developing a new gallery and event space they hope extends cultural entertainment to the city’s Near West Side.

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