Malcolm Dalglish Presents Evening Of Music, Dance, Love — and Pie

  BY PAUL BICKLEY An evening filled with music, dance, humor — and pie — is in store for those attending the reprise of Malcolm Dalglish’s Love Songs for a Lasting World at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater. The show, first performed last year, is scheduled for the evening before Valentine’s Day, February 13, at 7 p.m., and celebrates not just romantic love, but what Dalglish calls the “multiplicity of love.” Dalglish, a veteran composer, director, and hammer dulcimer player, says the show was inspired in part by a solo hike he took on the John Muir Trail in California, and is his valentine to the Earth and a hymn for preserving it. “As men, we need to change our behavior, change […]

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Catching Up With … Malcolm Dalglish

BY MIKE LEONARD “An actor, a painter, and a musician wandered into the wilderness one day,” Malcolm Dalglish recalls with a laugh. It’s a setup with no punch line, however, unless you consider that the three men were hiking the 210-mile John Muir Trail in California last summer when the actor and the painter had to quit due to physical ailments they incurred along the way. That left Dalglish, the musician, utterly alone in the wilderness to finish a week’s worth of hiking and camping. “It was kind of an awakening, a kind of opening a window on the universe,” the longtime Bloomington resident says. “Being in the wide open spaces so distant from civilization, it makes you feel that […]

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David Weber: Music Producer

BY JEREMY SHERE When regional and national musicians inquire about recording in southern Indiana, one of the first names that pops up is producer David Weber, owner of Airtime Recording Studio. For the past 15 years, Weber has worked with many of the area’s best-known musicians—including his wife, singer/songwriter Krista Detor; choral composer Malcolm Dalglish; folksinger Carrie Newcomer; and the a cappella group Straight No Chaser—and he’s developed Airtime into one of the area’s premier studios. “I’m driven by my own experience recording in other studios,” says Weber, 47, who played in bands throughout high school and college. “It can be a vulnerable thing for many musicians to go into the studio to record, so I see my job as […]

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Mark Blaney: Arkansas Artist Finds Love and a New Home (See Photo Gallery)

BY JANET MANDELSTAM Mark Blaney may be new to Bloomington, but neither he nor his work is new to the Bloomington arts community. The painter and ceramicist, who came to town from Arkansas in 2010, is known locally for his visual contributions to the Wilderness Plots musical project and to many of musician/composer Malcolm Dalglish’s albums and publications. His work was shown at The Lodge in spring 2010, and one of his paintings appeared on the poster for a reading by poet Wendell Berry. But it wasn’t art that drew Blaney to Bloomington. While he calls the city “an oasis in the Midwest,” he’s here “because of a woman”—his partner Julie James, with whom he shares a home midway between […]

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