Category: Arts & Entertainment

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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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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