Category: Arts & Entertainment

Joe and Bess Lee: Artists for a Cause (PHOTO GALLERY)

In conjunction with April’s celebration of the environment, and Earth Day on April 22, Bloomington residents Bess and Joe Lee will present Professor Animalia’s Menagerie of Struggling Species—Save the Animals; Save Yourself! at the Blueline Gallery, 212 W. 4th St., April 6–30.

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Hear Great Music the Way it Was at Bloomington Early Music Festival

Bach and his contemporaries would be surprised if they were to attend modern concerts of their works. The baroque style of performance was different, as were the instruments themselves—string instruments, for example, were constructed with animal intestines, not steel, and bows were of a different design. But Bloomington audiences will be able to hear something closer to what the composers intended during the Bloomington Early Music Festival May 18–27.  

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Buskirk-Chumley to Host Poetry & Spoken Word Event

Sometimes one thing leads to another—and in the case of Words! A Bloomington Celebration of Poetry and Spoken Word, that’s a beautiful thing, says Danielle McClelland, executive director of the Buskirk-Chumley Theater (BCT). From March 2–7, organizations from the community are coming together to celebrate the spoken word at venues across the city and on the Indiana University campus.

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Kevin Pope: Cartoonist, Designer & Fine Artist

Before graduating with a B.F.A. from Indiana University in 1981, Kevin Pope, a native of Carmel, Indiana, took a practical approach to getting his start as an illustrator and cartoonist, mailing his portfolio hither and yon. It paid off when the Ottawa Business Magazine in Canada’s capital hired him to illustrate a cover.

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New Books from IU Press: “Chuck Taylor: All Star”

Many people own, and many more know of, Converse Chuck Taylor All Star athletic shoes. Though the basketball players they were originally designed for stopped wearing them in games in 1969, these kicks are still kicking. Today, they can be seen on everyone from Michelle Obama and Miley Cyrus to Will Smith and Kristen Stewart.

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Bloom’s Greatest Hits: Bernstein in Bloomington

The driver pulled up to the house on Lake Monroe where Henry Upper waited eagerly to welcome the legend. Upper, then associate dean of the music school, will never forget the moment when the trunk popped open and he caught a glimpse of its contents. “I almost jumped back and gasped,” he recalls. The rear of the car was packed with a startling number of framed family photographs. “You see, this is what Bernstein did when he traveled. He wanted to surround himself with family. He set the pictures all over the condo so that every place he turned he would see a family member. That tells you quite a bit about the warmth and complexity of this man.”

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(MUSIC VIDEO) ‘Sheriff Santa from Montana’ by Krista Detor

CLICK ON THE HEADLINE to watch this music video for ‘Sheriff Santa from Montana’ by Krista Detor. The video is a preview for her 12th Annual Holiday Show, which will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington on Friday, December 15, at 7:30 p.m. The concert will serve as a benefit for Bloomington Meals on Wheels.

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Dawn Adams: Water Artist (PHOTO GALLERY)

Swirls of sepia and violet underpainting flow over a large square canvas in painter Dawn Adams’ studio. With a palette of transparent oils, she gradually forms the image of a shallow pool, washing translucent and opaque layers over one another.

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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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